Audio-visual media play a key role in providing information, in education and in entertainment. The major specialisation Audiovisual Design teaches you to design using image and sound. You will be learning audio and camera techniques, software techniques, production methods and concept development.
Our tutors all have a solid theoretical and professional background: they are researchers, script editors, audio-visual designers, motion graphic designers, interactive designers, visual artists, editors, and camera or audio technicians.
The student is expected to have a basic level of prior knowledge in the field of audio-visual design and working with images, as well as an interest in storytelling. Students are expected to explore and take risks, to accept (and even embrace) failure. You will be learning to reflect upon your own work and that of your fellow students. The assignments you will be working on will partly be defined by a client, and partly by your own areas of interest. You will be developing your own visual language. You will be learning to work collaboratively within a team. You will be learning to pitch and to communicate your ideas to clients, to a crew and to the public. Eventually you will be working on the realisation of a final product suitable for a public showing.
Cover project: MA'MAQUEEN by Esmée van Loon.
Knowledge & skills
- Sound and camera techniques
- Production methods
- Concept development
- Independent working
- Working with the crew
- Exploring your own imagery
- Communicating with clients/crew/audience
- Software techniques
- ...and more
Operational and artistic dimensions go hand in hand.
- All-round audiovisual designer
- Interactive audiovisual producer
- Motion graphics designer
- Sound designer
- Interactive designer
- (Audio)visual artist
- ...and more
Next to 13 majors and three Practices WdKA offers its students high-tech meeting interdisciplinary spaces - Stations.
Stations are the place for creating prototypes, experimenting, remixing and improving your ideas. All of the Willem de Kooning Academy’s students and staff members are welcome to work in our Stations, regardless of their major specialisation, minor, elective module or study year. The Stations are where you can explore the viability of your ideas and find out how to turn them into fully-functioning creations.