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Throughout their study students are expected to master the competencies stated in the competencies table at the end of this chapter.

Propaedeutic year

The assessment in the second semester, the propaedeutic year assessment, may result in a ‘negative binding recommendation’ on continuation of studies. Referrals indicate that student may be advised to enrol in another study programme within or outside of the Academy. The propaedeutic year competencies are achieved according to the previously described study programme elements.

Students needs to master the following competences during this phase of the programme:

  • Creative ability: You are able to develop designs, images or spatial works in which you explore new directions, based on the insights and experiences you have gained in the course of the programme.
  • Capacity for critical reflection: You are able to reflect on your own work and evaluate its effectiveness and quality.
  • Capacity for growth and innovation: You are able to acquire new knowledge, skills and insights on a theoretical and practical level. 
  • Organisational ability: You are able to develop your own work processes, and they are capable of documenting and archiving your work.
  • Communicative ability: You are able to support your choices with regard to sources, materials and/or design solutions.
  • Environmental orientation: You have broad interest in social and cultural developments, and they are able to recognise different visions on design. 
  • Capacity for collaboration: You are able to realise your goals in consultation with others.

Main Phase, Year 2

Students needs to master the following competences during this phase of the programme:

  • Creative ability: You are able to work on design problems, drawing upon your own ideas and artistic ambitions and according to a personal method.
  • Capacity for critical reflection: You are able to reflect on your own work and that of others, evaluating its effectiveness and quality
  • Capacity for growth and innovation: You are able to apply newly acquired knowledge, skills and insights to the development of your own work.
  • Organisational ability: You are able to adopt an inspiring manner of working and manage your work processes effectively in terms of time management and prioritisation.
  • Communicative ability: You are able to interpret assignments and provide debriefing
  • Environmental orientation: You find inspiration in social and cultural developments, and they are able to identify them in your own work. They are also able to identify the target group for your work
  • Capacity for collaboration: You are able to engage in collaborative partnerships with others, and they are able to employ your talents in collaborative projects.

Main Phase, Year 3

Students needs to master the following competences during this phase of the programme:

  • Creative ability: You are able to formulate design problems and apply research in order to develop design solutions.
  • Capacity for critical reflection: You are able to relate your work to developments within the field and within a cultural and social context, and to take a position in this regard.
  • Capacity for growth and innovation: You develop personal visions on design based on an open attitude.
  • Organisational ability: You are able to find balance between subjects, facilitation and production-aimed activities.
  • Communicative ability: You are able to present and explain your work and methods in a convincing manner.
  • Environmental orientation: You are able to make connections between your own work and that of others, and between your work and the public. You are able to adapt your work appropriately to your target group.
  • Capacity for collaboration: You are able to effectively operate in different roles and with different responsibilities within the design process.

Main Phase, Year 4

Students needs to master the following competences during this phase of the programme:

  • Creative ability: You are able to develop innovative concepts arising from your artistic ambitions, using research to elaborate them into distinctive images, products, means of communication or spatial designs, and contextualising them in a meaningful way.
  • Capacity for critical reflection: You are able to consider, analyse, explain and assess your own work and that of others, and are capable of abstracting the outcomes for the benefit of your own work.
  • Capacity for growth and innovation: Through a continuous process of research You are able to further develop your vision, work and working process, broadening and deepening these, thereby contributing to your chosen discipline and to society.
  • Organisational ability: You are able to create an inspiring and functional working environment and organise your research, work and practice effectively.
  • Communicative ability: You are able to present your vision, research and work, engaging in dialogue about it with clients and other interested parties.
  • Environmental orientation: You are able to relate your own design practice to the artistic and social context.
  • Capacity for collaboration: You are able to make an independent artistic contribution to collaborative products or processes.

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