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The practice of illustration
The programme approaches the practice of illustration from different domains. Students are encouraged to integrate these inputs into an idiosyncratic individual artistic practice within the field of graphic arts. Illustrating takes as its basis a broad conception of graphic visual narrativity and focuses on developing techniques, research and working methods within the broad cluster of word, image and narrative. The practice of illustration should enrich and infuse the text or content to which it relates and the publication medium in which it is included with a visual discourse.
The illustration path focuses on the student who is at home in the game of exploring, fine-tuning and deviating, and who can also respond artistically to the specific conditions of each predetermined form of publication (illustration, graphic novel, picture book, picture novel, comics, woodcut novel, narrative series, comics, visual poetry, infographics, illustration within digital applications, etc...).
You build up artistic and communicative skills and the lecturers expect you to have an inquiring mind as an author who can enrich his illustrations from a highly creative involvement. In this way, you place your own illustration practice in relation to literature and evolve towards an idiosyncratic artistic creation as a form of authorship. You learn to analyse your work and situate it within a broader graphic context.
study programme bachelor
study programme master
If you want to apply for an academic bachelor's degree, you must first pass an artistic admission test. To enter the master's programme, you will take part in an orientation test. These are organised several times per academic year.
- Brouillette Nathan, Graduation 2023, photo: Giada Cicchetti
- Jannes Guillaume, Graduation 2023, photo: Giada Cicchetti
- Derous Maarten, Graduation 2023, photo: Giada Cicchetti