1. What is a postgraduate exactly?

A postgraduate is an additional study for which a bachelor or master degree is required. The postgraduate students obtain a certificate, not a diploma. This certificate is accompanied by a results list and a credit certificate. Only those who score at least 50% of the points obtain this certificate. If you do not pass all course units, you receive a credit certificate for the course units you did pass. (see FAQ 12. and 13.)

Contrary to a bachelor or master degree, you cannot win or lose credits in a postgraduate. Just as most types of subsequent education, postgraduates are not part of the system of learning accounts. It subsequently has no influence on possible future studies in terms of credits.

2. Do I need specific prior knowledge?

No, that is not necessary.
You only need a bachelor or master degree. A background in journalism, marketing or communication is a plus for the postgraduate Digital Content & Journalism at Artevelde University College, but it is definitely not a must. A background in media and/or art is a plus for the postgraduate at KASK, but it is again not a must.

3. Which subjects are covered in the postgraduate?

Program postgraduate Digital Storytelling at KASK:
  • Inspiration track: weekly inspirational guest lectures by some of the most creative storytellers in the world (storytelling, transmedial storytelling, personal branding, future of digital storytelling, strategy)
  • Experiment track: experience the future of storytelling by experimenting with Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, stop motion, geobased audio storytelling, video animation, parallax photography, cinemagraphs, videomapping, longreads, greenkey video.
  • Skill track: familiarise yourself with online formats by following online tutorials, doing workshops and making assignments. (making a social video for Facebook, starting a vlog on Youtube, writing webproof online articles, developing a podcast, creating an Instagram account for yourself or your work, the legal aspect of being a creator, content marketing in strategy, learning, measuring and execution)
  • Personal story: Tell the online story you have always wanted to tell, under the supervision of professionals.
  • Internship: create storytelling for your favourite brand, organisation, artist.
  • Take a look at the curriculum of the postgraduate Digital Storytelling at KASK- School of Arts from 2017-2018. We are working on the program for 2018-2019
Program postgraduate Digital Content & Journalism at Artevelde University College
www.postgraduaatdigitalcontentandjournalism.be
  • Digital Content & Journalism: In this module, you will learn what exactly is expected from a journalist or content creator in a digital environment. Which skills do you need? How are online stories consumed? What do online media users expect? We also take a closer look at the difference between journalism and branded content. Who makes what and where is the line between the two? Lastly, we arrive at the core of this postgraduate: storytelling. How is a story built up? How do you tell a story online and which tools can you use?
  • Online publication: This course unit handles the way you present a story. You learn how to attract an audience for your content, how to keep your audience and how to interact with it. You also discover how your stories can be found via online search engines.
  • Digital content production: In this module you will work with different story tools. You learn how to tell stories using online video, longreads, live streams, audio, infographics, photos and graphic material, interactive formats and animation. We also elaborate on how you can make content based on data.
  • Digital creative of the future: After you have learned about different story tools, know how to present a story and how to send your story into the world, it is time to bring out your story. In this module, you learn how to brand yourself as a journalist or content creator and discover the possibilities you have in a (media) company or as a freelancer. We also consider the international perspectives for journalists and content creators.
  • Internship: You choose an internship in digital content or journalism. Depending on that choice, you do your internship at the online editorial office or the digital (marketing) department of a communications agency or (media) company. We provide a wide selection of trainee positions, but proposals are also a possibility. A certain number of internships from our selection have a duration of longer than six weeks. As a student, you can choose if you want to do a longer internship. If you choose to do so, you will graduate later than the other students.
  • Take a look at the curriculum of the postgraduate Digital Content & Storytelling at Artevelde University College from 2017-2018. We are working on the program for 2018-2019.

4. Can I combine the postgraduate with work or other occupations?

KASK: The postgraduate counts 39 credits, which means that you will be busy with the postgraduate for approximately 20 hours per week. The lessons take place on Monday and Wednesday evening. On Thursday, during the day, you work in a studio. This means that you can combine the postgraduate with work. Ideally, you combine it with a part-time job or a four-fifths job. You can also choose to not participate on Thursdays.
Artevelde: The postgraduate counts 27 credits. The lessons take place on Monday and Tuesday from 9h to 16h. Apart from those you days, you should make some time for assignments and self-study. The 30-day internship period can be spread over a longer period than six weeks. You can consequently combine the postgraduate with a part-time job.

5. Is there an internship and where can I do an internship?

At Artevelde University College, you do an internship of minimum six weeks. At KASK School of Arts, the minimum is 5 weeks.
Both postgraduates provide a wide selection of internships, but proposals are also welcome.

6. When do the classes take place?

Digital Storytelling at KASK:
  • From September up to and including December: classes on Monday and Wednesday evening (19h-22h). Studio on Thursday during the day (9h-16h).
  • From January to June: studio on Thursday during the day (9h-16h).
Digital Content & Journalism at Artevelde University College: 
  • From October up to and including December: classes on Monday and Tuesday during the day (9h-16h)
  • Or from February to June: classes on Monday and Tuesday during the day (9h-16).

7. Who are the lecturers?

Take a look at the curriculum at KASK for 2017-2018
Take a look at the curriculum at Artevelde University College for 2017-2018

8. What should I know about the final work?

Only the students Digital Storytelling at KASK work on a final project. This project counts 12 credits, that is approximately 300 hours or eight weeks of work. The final project is a ‘personal story’, a digital story that you would like you tell. The story starts from a creative idea, which you will realise online, for social media, with audio, video, photo and text. Experiment and creativity are key.
Students Digital Content & Journalism at Artevelde University College make intermediate assignments, for example a social video and a longread.  

9. How much is the tuition fee?

The tuition fee is €2500 for Artevelde University College and €2750 for KASK.

10. Is there entrance exam? If so, how does it work?

There is no entrance exam for the students at Artevelde University College. There are however  selection interviews at KASK. The next interviews take place on 3 and 4 July, and 17 and 18 September. You can choose a date. During a half hour interview with the course coordinator and some lecturers, you will convince us of your ideas and ambitions with the postgraduate digital storytelling. What would you like to do with the postgraduate? How would you like to develop yourself as a creative storyteller during the postgraduate?

11. Where do I enrol?

If you would like to enrol for the postgraduate Digital Content & Journalism at Artevelde University College, click here.
If you would like to enrol for the postgraduate Digital Storytelling at KASK School of Arts, click here.

12. Do I obtain a diploma?

Postgraduate students do not obtain a diploma, but a certificate. Students receive this certificate if they score at least 50% on all course units.

13. What is the value of this certificate?

The certificate is mainly a attendance certificate. It also shows that you have successfully completed the postgraduate. It is definitely an added value for your resume.

14. Can I ask for paid educational leave?

Both postgraduates are eligible for paid educational leave. More information can be found at the relevant services of the student administration of Artevelde University College and KASK School of Arts.

15. Is spread payment of the tuition fee possible?

Spread payment is possible at KASK School of Arts, but under certain conditions. More information can be found at the relevant services of the student administration of KASK School of Arts.

16. SME portfolio?

The SME portfolio gives entrepreneurs the possibility to let 30% up to 40% of the tuition fee be reimbursed by the government. More information can be found at the relevant services of the student administration of Artevelde University College and KASK School of Arts.

17. Training cheques?

In certain cases, you can apply for training cheques.
Check here if you are eligible for training cheques.

18. Mediarte?

Everyone who is employed in the audiovisual sector can request a premium, as individual, but also as employer, at Mediarte for talent development. Up to 40% of the invoice price.
More information on training allowances can be found at Mediarte or via glenn.vissenaekens@mediarte.be. 

Personal questions?

We are very approachable (except when we are listening to podcasts).
  • KASK: Pieter Blomme, pieter.blomme@rec.be, 0486 26 88 84
  • Artevelde: Petra Beeckx, petra.beeckx@arteveldehs.be, 0486 96 68 42




 

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