Students Multimedia and Communication Science (Multec)
Bachelor

Multimedia and Communication Technology (Multec)

Your training in details

Fall semester: September 21, 2020 – February 8, 2021

  • EhB Welcome Day: September 18
  • Winter holidays: December 21 - January 4
  • Examinations: January 18 - February 8

Erasmus mobility is organised during the fall semester only.

The language of instruction for all courses below is Dutch with additional support in English. Most course material is provided in English. For student mobility under the Erasmus+ program, we offer coaching in English during lab classes, assignments for projects and lab exercises in English and English exams.

Field
Credits
Design
Design III (intermediate)

In this course you practice creating original and concrete concepts, taking into account a target audience. We go through the different phases of design thinking, give substance to a brand, search for the right marketing channels and suitable campaigns. Topics such as market research & target group determination, brainstorming, prototyping, brand identity and visual design, marketing channels, pitch and presentation are discussed.

The language of instruction is English. All course material is provided in English.

Semester
Fall
5
Design V (advanced)

In this course the focus is on the design and creation of content in the multi-device era. In the first instance, this concerns content in which the subjects of the courses Design Principles, Audiovisual Design, 3D Design and Motion Design are integrated into multimedia applications that offer the same experience across different devices. We look at how a changing context influences the user experience. We will also look further into innovative cross-media design that bridges the boundaries between digital and physical media forms.

The language of instruction is Dutch with English facilities. Most course material is provided in English.

Semester
Fall
5
Development
Development I (essentials)

You learn procedural programming with the help of Javascript. By using the graphic possibilities of HTML 5 Canvas you learn to program in a visual and intuitive way. All basic concepts of programming are discussed: variables and objects, functions and methods, variation through iteration structures and selection structures, events and list structures. With the help of the learned skills you generate abstract images and interactive animations.

The language of instruction is Dutch with English facilities. All course material is provided in English.

Semester
Full
5
Development V (advanced)

You get acquainted with the role and principles of data visualization and you get an introduction to data analysis and statistics. You also get to know the graphic language of data visualizations. These insights are then applied in a series of exercises focused on the design and implementation of static, dynamic and finally also interactive data visualisations. You learn to work with specialized software tools and libraries.

The language of instruction is Dutch with English facilities. Most course material is provided in English.

Semester
Fall
5
Communication 
Communication II (intermediate)

You learn to communicate professionally in English, both in writing and orally. Based on a company visit, you are immersed in an English-speaking environment and you learn how a multimedia professional communicates and works. At the same time you get a real shot of marketing, so that you not only get to see a concrete and realistic example from the professional field, but you can also make an analysis of an important player within the professional field. To prepare you for this opportunity, you will receive some important tools. In addition to essential language tips and insight into professional English language use, you also learn to recognize, apply and evaluate current marketing concepts.

The language of instruction is English. All course material is provided in English.

Semester
Fall
5
Communication III (advanced)

In this course you learn how to write an opinion, write a technical publication, write an article, present. You also practice your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Your attention is mainly focused on improving your oral receptive and productive skills. You manage to effortlessly understand a presentation in Dutch, French and English about your field. In addition, you also actively participate in all kinds of exercises of spoken expression skills in several languages on topics related to your technical-professional education. You will also receive guest lectures in various languages about copyright, media light, seminars, trends and new technologies.

The language of instruction is Dutch. Some guest lectures will be in English or French.

Semester
Fall
5
Web
Web I (essentials)

You learn HTML5 and CSS3 for building a static website. You will be able to convert a design to a working website. You will learn what the page structure of a website should look like and you will get started with positioning, designing and loading files, taking account of responsive design. You write code that is performant, structured & search engine optimized (SEO) and for which understanding semantics is essential. During this learning process you will be able to detect errors and find the appropriate solutions.

The language of instruction is Dutch with English facilities. Most course material is provided in English.

Semester
Fall
5
Web II (advanced)

You learn how to create dynamic websites in back and front end using full stack Javascript and other modern web technologies. You learn how to create a fully styled website that exudes personality with advanced CSS animations. Your web apps get a lot more functionalities thanks to the use of Node and NPM. Dynamic data manipulation with nosql or real-time databases, the backbone and security of your web apps is viewed here.

The language of instruction is English. All course material is provided in English.

Semester
Fall
5
Motion
Motion I (essentials)

In this course you will get an introduction to the design and production of digital video material. You will become acquainted with the important basic principles in pre-production, production, post-production and distribution of digital video. In addition to the audiovisual principles, there is: Workflow, camera techniques & recording; special attention to video & sound editing, and hardware. VFX and Motion Graphics basics are also covered: Green screen, compositing & color grading; Keyframes & easing, shape layers & masks.

The language of instruction is Dutch with English facilities. Most course material is provided in English.

Semester
Fall
5
Full Projects
Full Projects I (essentials)

During three project weeks you learn to make a well-thought out website in HTML and CSS. In a team context, the phases are followed according to the basic principles of project management and project-based working within the context of multimedia and communication technology in order to arrive at a usable and end-product accepted by the customer. During this period you will be intensively supervised by training teachers and you will be instructed by a real customer.

You will learn the basic principles of classical project management and the characteristics of projects in advance. Special attention goes to a project-based approach and the basic principles of Agile Scrum project management. Here you learn how to make a project small and well-arranged with Scrum.

The language of instruction is Dutch with English facilities. Most course material is provided in English. Coaching in English is provided during the project weeks.

Semester
Fall
5
Full Projects III (advanced)

During three project weeks you make a well thought out application for IoT or AI. All phases are gone through as a team to arrive at a professional end product. The team is responsible for project management and comes to a presentable and customer-accepted end product through project-based work. You will be intensively supervised during this period by teachers from the study program. You will learn the basic principles of IoT, AI and machine learning beforehand.

The language of instruction is Dutch with English facilities. Most course material is provided in English. Coaching in English is provided during the project weeks.

Semester
Fall
5
Grow
Grow II (intermediate)

You work out a project that fits into one of the five imposed domains, formulates personal objectives, reflects on your own attitude (scoring at the start and end of the project) and brings all components together in a portfolio. Special attention goes to self-management, personal planning (time registration and work-life management) and talent development. In addition, as the start of the Final Work, you learn how to tackle a research issue in the research lectures.

The language of instruction is English. Most course material is provided in English.

Semester
Fall
5
Survival Dutch
Survival Dutch

The aim of the "Survival Dutch" course is to master the basics of the Dutch language, both written and spoken. Starting from everyday situations, you will learn the necessary grammar and vocabulary in order to function in a Dutch speaking environment.

We strongly recommend incoming students to participate in the Survival Dutch course, organized prior to the start of the semester:
from September 7th - 17th.

Semester
Summer/Fall
3

Any question?

Academic Erasmus coordinator: Jurgen Dedeckere
Administrative Erasmus coordinator: Johan De Sterke

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