24 months
8452 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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During this two-year Situated Design programme from 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.


What are we providing?

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 of the Situated Design programme from St. Joost Master Institute for Visual Cultures 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. Our 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.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The interdisciplinary curriculum across the MA FAD offers students flexibility, as well as a fixed programme of mandatory courses and elective modules that are shared across our MA pathways in Situated Design, Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice and Ecology Futures. 
  • Fixed elements are: Independent Studio Practice, General Academic Studies (GAS), Professional Practice and Research Seminars (pathway specific). 
  • Flexible elements allow students to design their own curriculum through: Elective Modules, Tutorials (one-to-one and group), Skills Based Workshops, Lectures, Excursions and Group Critiques. Residencies, Internships, PhD preparatory trajectory and Caradt Research Fellowships offer students the possibility to broaden the spectrum of their personal curriculum choices.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadlines for the open call for admissions will take place at: 

  • 1st round: 1 December
  • 2nd round: 15 March 
  • 3rd round: 1 June




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

A Bachelors degree in a relevant field.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We invite applications from designers who seek a deeper understanding of the fundamental changes taking place within the profession—and those who are eager to shape its future. The programme relies upon, and thereby cultivates, an independent attitude and personal agency.
  • Spoken and written proficiency in English is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8452 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8452 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for 's-Hertogenbosch

780 - 1160 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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


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