Art 'n Sound

Would you like to learn how to produce a jaw-dropping art and sound event? Are you interested in what makes interactive video work? Would you like to explore the elements which determine the success of a podcast? Would you like to know how Mozart overcame his composer’s block? And are you prepared to learn all this in an all-English environment?
Then this minor might be just what you’re looking for.


Study start

  • February
  • September


  • Leeuwarden


  • English

European credits

  • 30 EC's

Minor type

  • For all bachelor programmes

Subject area

  • IT & Media

Minor content

Together with talented fellow-students, you’ll be working on a perfect integration of design and audio elements to produce a work of art fit to be shown at exhibitions, events, in real life, or on the internet. You’ll need to have some (basic) skills already in visual- and/or sound design. And lots of creative talent. And, perhaps most important of all, the will and enthusiasm to overcome all the problems and pitfalls that are a creative artist’s lot.

Structure of the minor

If this description fits you then here’s what you’ll learn:
* How to kick-start your creativity
* How to collaborate in a group consisting of visual design- and sound specialists
* How to merge sound and visuals into an end-product that is more than the sum of its constituent parts.

More specifically you may work on:
Composing, Recording, Producing, Mixing, editing, mastering
and/or Storyboarding, Scriptwriting, Filming, Editing

Imagine the fun you will have learning the tricks of a trade that already engages the most creative talents, and pouring all your own artistic skills into a dazzling production that’ll boost your portfolio no end. 

Target group

The student who wishes to join should be:
- an impassioned graphic designer with a strong affinity for audio in combination with multimedia, who has built up an above-average portfolio or
- a sound designer with extensive musical knowledge who, apart from being able to work with various music software applications, is also at home in the designing side of things.

From the second year onwards students of Communication & Multimedia Design (or students from abroad) may join the minor. In real-life projects, students work on the development of campaigns with a focus on Art, Sound, and Design.

This minor is offered twice a year: in September and in February for the duration of 1 semester (20 weeks).
During this period students may gain +/- 30 EC.
No doubt you’ll wish to know more so detailed information can be obtained by the minor coordinator by filling in the 'ask a question' form).


Do you have questions about this minor? Ask them via the online form.