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Creative Technology

Degree type
Language of education
English (100%)
36 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

How can you use high technology or new media to create user interaction? The Creative Technology programme challenges you to develop innovative applications while using the latest technology.

In the Creative Technology bachelor's programme, taught entirely in English, you’ll learn to adapt state-of-the-art technology or new media in an original/appealing way to create interaction with or between users. You will work on applications that make life healthier, easier and more fun. Think of a staircase that is so appealing that people would prefer it instead of using an escalator.

Theme-based projects challenge you to think about smart applications of technology and new media. You will learn to apply knowledge from various fields such as sensor and media technology, human behaviour and communication. Business acumen is also important, because a design will only go into production if the business case is sound. You will be trained as a designer with technical expertise and a sensitivity to social developments.

You will work on the cutting edge of high technology, while maintaining a clear human touch. You’ll be a real asset to employers in the creative industry, new media, product design or communications.

Creative Technology Program Outline

The Creative Technology program is a three year English taught Bsc course. Once you take your Bachelor’s degree, you are familiar with all facets. You will follow courses in technology, perception and use. You explore, practice and improve your creative and academic skills in the Creative Applications projects. Throughout the years you are on your way to become a designer of digital applications.

Creative Technology builds upon two principles for your learning: learning by doing, and tutoring. The program is organized around the idea of “learning by doing”. Many courses are project based, or centred on practical assignments. They challenge you to explore and experiment. Learning by doing contributes to your motivation and ambition.

To learn effectively, you need more than motivation and ambition. Reflection and feedback are important. Supervisors for courses and projects will give you this feedback. In addition, each Creative Technology has a tutor. The tutor looks with you at your progress in learning. Tutors help you to reflect on your achievements, and to set goals for yourself.

You will collect your progress and your personal development in a personal portfolio. The tutor will challenge you to pass your exams with the best possible portfolio. Your portfolio is not just a showcase. It is a proof of your qualities as a “Creative Technologist.”

Creative Technology Study Subjects

Creative Exploration of Structures; We create identity; Living and working tomorrow; Have Fun and Play!; Introduction to Computer Science; Web Technology; Interactive Visualization; Programming for CreaTe; Smart Environments; Signals and Systems; Dynamical Systems, Motion and Modelling; Statistics and Probability; Sketching for CreaTe; Graphic design; Designing in context and Human Factors.

Creative Technology Career Prospects

As a creative technologist you will have lots of career opportunities! You might be interested in pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Twente. But you could also start your working career anywhere in the world. You may choose your career in the creative industry, product design or communication. Bachelors in Creative Technology can start their career at multinationals such as Philips, Google or Apple. Or smaller companies with a specific product or target group. But you can also choose to start your own business. In any of these fields, you will distinguish yourself by your level of technical expertise and your awareness of developments in culture and society.

Creative Technology Related Programs

Besides the Creative Technology, the University of Twente offers a range of Technology programs (in Dutch). On educationfair.nl you will find all bachelor programs on offer.   

See which programs are related to the Creative Technology course

Creative Technology Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Creative Technology program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top BSc degree at the University of Twente.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Creative Technology program

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

More information about the University of Twente

Admission requirements

Previous education

Students need to submit their diplomas and other relevant certificates to establish the equivalence with the Dutch VWO diploma.

Knowledge minimum

English: IELTS score 6.0

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.0

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