24 months
8198 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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During this two-year Situated Design Master programme offered by St. Joost Master Institute for Visual Cultures, students from various disciplines learn how to provide meaning to the world outside of the studio. In an interdisciplinary learning environment, students will explore how to take environmental, social, cultural and political factors as the basis for design processes.

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Through exposure to a variety of design methodologies and practices, students learn to iterate design concepts and are able to analyze, inform and shape their projects from concept to final project. Students learn to design with emerging technologies and creative software to create new perspectives and innovative forms of design and user experiences.

On the basis of partnerships with commercial, governmental, scientific and cultural organisations, the Master programme offers a range of real-world challenges to engage with. Working on these challenges, students develop the skills, experiences and critical mindset required for design after the situated turn.

The Master Institute of Visual Cultures is a locally grounded international community of learning and research. We have dedicated Master studio space’s, which are open 24/7. The Master Institute is committed to adopting new technical advancements in interactive and creative technologies. 


The programme Situated Design Master programme from St. Joost Master Institute for Visual Cultures prepares you for a future in a dynamic profession that demands strong reflective and adaptive abilities. In a critical and supportive environment, you will learn how to operate independently and as part of a team on complex, research-based projects. Graduates leave the Master Institute with a cohesive body of work and, more importantly, working methods upon which to build a sustainable, lifelong career in the field of design.

Programme Structure

  • The outstanding workshop and technical facilities provide courses in Data visualisation, VR/AR., web design related coding, non-linear immersive and iterative storytelling, spatial & location design, and interactive media – as well as access to workshops across film & photography, print, wood, ceramics, metal - allow students to immerse themselves in innovative artistic development projects, and are supported by a team of experienced staff on hand.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV (max. 2A4)
  • Artistic Statement: A short essay on your motivations to join one of our master programmes, urgencies in your artistic practice and needs for contextualising your practice in contemporary society. 
  • Portfolio Dossier by an online link to your website or by an uploaded document.
  • Research proposal Full personal study plan with a  formulated research question, a theoretic framework & practice-led perspective.
  • As a degree-seeking student for an English-taught degree programme you must provide evidence of your language competence in the form of an official certificate: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge ESOL. The minimum prerequisite for IELTS is an overall band score of at least 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8198 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8198 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Situated Design
St. Joost Master Institute for Visual Cultures