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Create smart technology with social impact

Create smart technology with social impact

Challenging problems, practical and creative solutions: during the Creative Technology programme, you will learn to translate end-user needs back into your product. You will convert technological knowledge into smart, practical solutions that make life more pleasant, easier, better, nicer and sometimes even completely different. You are able to reflect on the impact of technology on society and taught in modern labs by top scientists who share with you the latest scientific developments.

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Year 1

From the first year, you will work on real-life issues. You will work together in multidisciplinary teams, searching and analysing until you have found the core of an issue, and then developing solutions that make a difference. You will create technical solutions that are well thought out, look good and are socially relevant. 

Courses

  • We create identity
  • Smart environments
  • Living & working tomorrow
  • Art, impact & technology

Year 2

The second year you will deepen your knowledge and skills. We will kick off with a elective in Humane by design, Smart technology or Interactive media. Next, we will focus on themes such as Intelligent interaction design, From idea to society, and processing and visualising data.

Humane by design is offered at VU Amsterdam and Smart technology and Interactive media are offered by the UT. The electives are open for all Creative Technology students.

Courses

  • Inteligent interaction design
  • From idea to society
  • Data: from source to senses

Electives

  • Humane by design 
  • Smart technology
  • Interactive media

Year 3

In the third year, you shape your curriculum in line with your interests. You can study abroad or follow a minor, for example Data Science at VU Amsterdam. In the second semester, you work independently on a final research project. The topic of your project relates to the subjects you have studied and the themes of the CreaTe programme as a whole.

Courses

  • Final research project
  • Minor
  • Elective courses
  • 1st year

    Year 1

    From the first year, you will work on real-life issues. You will work together in multidisciplinary teams, searching and analysing until you have found the core of an issue, and then developing solutions that make a difference. You will create technical solutions that are well thought out, look good and are socially relevant. 

    Courses

    • We create identity
    • Smart environments
    • Living & working tomorrow
    • Art, impact & technology
  • 2nd year

    Year 2

    The second year you will deepen your knowledge and skills. We will kick off with a elective in Humane by design, Smart technology or Interactive media. Next, we will focus on themes such as Intelligent interaction design, From idea to society, and processing and visualising data.

    Humane by design is offered at VU Amsterdam and Smart technology and Interactive media are offered by the UT. The electives are open for all Creative Technology students.

    Courses

    • Inteligent interaction design
    • From idea to society
    • Data: from source to senses

    Electives

    • Humane by design 
    • Smart technology
    • Interactive media
  • 3rd year

    Year 3

    In the third year, you shape your curriculum in line with your interests. You can study abroad or follow a minor, for example Data Science at VU Amsterdam. In the second semester, you work independently on a final research project. The topic of your project relates to the subjects you have studied and the themes of the CreaTe programme as a whole.

    Courses

    • Final research project
    • Minor
    • Elective courses

Change your future with the Creative Technology programme

Change your future with the Creative Technology programme

After your bachelor's degree in Creative Technology, you can start working immediately or specialise further with a master's programme. Most graduates move on to a master's programme at VU Amsterdam or UT after their third year. Some students start their own companies.

Explore your future prospects
Creative technology students at work