April 17, 2020

Call for applications & open days: English Master programmes

LUCA School of Arts

View of Common Grounds, LUCA School of Arts & STUK, 2019. Photo: Joeri Thiry.

Application deadlines: May 1, 2020 (call 1) / September 1, 2020 (call 2)

LUCA School of Arts is the only university college in Flanders exclusively dedicated to art and design, making it unique in the region. The art school combines the strengths and expertise of five renowned Flemish higher education institutions for art and design, spread across Brussels, Genk, Ghent and Leuven. Most of the programmes are in taught in Dutch, but LUCA offers several full-English MA programmes on its campuses in Brussels, Genk and Leuven.

Online open day for our international programmes:

> Programmes in Brussels: April 29
> Programmes in Leuven: May 1

Online open days for our degree programmes taught in Dutch
May 1: Leuven, Lemmens campus—Music & Drama
May 2: Brussels, campus Sint-Lukas—Construction Design, Interior Design, Animation Film, Film, Photography, Graphic Storytelling, Information Design, Fine Arts
May 6: Genk, C-mine campus—Productdesign, Photography, Game design, Television Film, Animation Film
May 9: Ghent, campus Sint-Lucas—Visual Design, Interior Design, Textile Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design
May 9: Brussels, campus Narafi—Photography, Film-Television-Video

Our international programmes:

Master in Audiovisual Arts
Campus Sint-Lukas Brussels (1 year, 60 ECTS)
Specializations: Film, Animation Film
During the master year you will work on your own film project. You will receive essential input via workshops, seminars and visits by Belgian and foreign filmmakers and audiovisual artists, plus continuous feedback from your individual mentor and other experts. With your final project, you can participate in international short film festivals and have the opportunity to be nominated, win prizes and grants.

Master in Music
Campus Lemmens Leuven (2 year, 120 ECTS )
Specializations: Classical and Jazz performance
The Master in Music degree is organised at our Performing arts campus Lemmens in Leuven, one of the biggest university cities in the heart of Europe. We offer a broad, academic training programme with plenty of practical opportunities to help students discover where they want to excel. We currently offer English study Programmes in Classical and Jazz performance.

Master in Visual Arts
Campus Sint-Lukas Brussels (1 year, 60 ECTS)
Specializations: Fine Art, Graphic Design (Media & Information Design or Graphic Storytelling), Photography
All the specializations of the Visual Arts master focus on giving students the possibility to create artistically authored images and texts across media. Artistic and curatorial research as well as storytelling and critical practice play an important role in the curriculum. The overall vision is oriented towards the formation of responsible protagonists of the next society and cutting edge investigators of new forms of visual and narrative expression. The teaching staff includes leading artists, designers and photographers from Belgium and abroad.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Documentary Film Directing
Campus Sint-Lukas Brussels (2 years, 120 ECTS)
Documentary Film Directing, aka DocNomads is an international two-year master degree in documentary filmmaking. Students come from all over the world to study successively at Lusófona University in Lisbon, the SZFE in Budapest and the LUCA Sint-Lukas campus in Brussels. DocNomads is the only film course in the world supported by Erasmus Mundus. Students can apply for travel and accommodation grants. To guarantee optimal individual tuition, a maximum of 25 students are selected each year.

Call for application to the 2020–22 edition is closed. The application submission for 2021–23 will open in October 2020.

Erasmus Mundus Master in RE:Animation
Campus C-Mine Genk (2 years, 120 ECTS)
RE:ANIMA is an International two-year master program in Animation Film, as a colloboration between LUCA campus C-mine Genk (Belgium), Aalto University (Finland) and Lusófona University (Portugal). RE:ANIMA explores all fields of animation, from fiction narrative to documentary and experimental uses of animation in expanded fields.

Call for application to the 2020–22 edition is closed. The application submission for 2021–23 will open in October 2020.

Advanced Master in Music
Campus Lemmens Leuven (2 year, 120 ECTS)
Specializations: Soloist, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music

Do you have a master’s degree in music? Do you wish to improve your artistic level as a performer? Are you looking for advanced music training enhanced by artistic research? LUCA-Campus Lemmens organises a two-year long course of study. During this programme, you can prepare your entrance to the professional music world: learn repertoire useful for competitions or auditions, give two recitals during regular concert seasons, and deepen your understanding of musical interpretation through artistic research.

Why choose LUCA and Study in Flanders?
LUCA School of Arts offers both professional and academic Bachelor, Master and Postgraduate degrees. More than 3,000 students can choose from more than 30 programmes in Audiovisual Arts & Techniques, Interior Design & Construction, Music & Drama and Visual Arts & Design. Most of the programmes are in taught in Dutch and proficiency in Dutch is recommended, but international students can be accommodated for master programmes due to the considerable amount of elective courses taught in English and to the small groups in which studio practice is taught. All information on LUCA School of Arts, programmes, application deadlines, and specific requirements here.

LUCA’s five campuses are spread across Flanders and Brussels and LUCA acts as an artistic hub in the region. LUCA works with many partners in Belgium and abroad and employs a team of renowned practising artists, designers and researchers. LUCA strives to be a centre of excellence in terms of artistic research.

Flanders offers excellent research and education facilities in the heart of Europe. Democratic access to higher education is highly valued, making tuition fees in Flanders affordable for everyone. All information on studying in Flanders can be found on

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