Create tech solutions that are smartly thought-through, creatively designed and socially relevant.
What happens when you add music to a book? How do you visualise data streams? How can you reduce discomfort for people with chronic pain? If diverse questions like these intrigue you, our three-year, English-taught Bachelor’s in Creative Technology at the University of Twente (UT) or VU Amsterdam is the right choice for you.
The Bachelor’s in Creative Technology will equip you to use the latest technology for developing solutions that contribute to a better future for people and society. Throughout the many hands-on projects, you will gain technical knowledge and skills, as well as the ability to understand how media and technology influence humans, design and creative processes. Using your extensive knowledge of computer science and electrical engineering, you will learn to cover the entire creation process: from identifying the core question to building a working prototype and testing it on users.
Are you curious to know what is it like to study Creative Technology? Watch this video and meet the people and facilities. Or read the experiences of current and former students.
Thanks to a unique collaboration between the two universities, you can study CreaTe at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) or at the University of Twente (UT) in Enschede from September 2023. Do you opt for Amsterdam? Then you will follow most of the lectures at VU Amsterdam. A few days a month you will travel to Enschede to work on larger projects with UT students and make use of high-tech labs on the UT campus. Do you choose Enschede as your study location? Then you will study at UT and work in the research labs on the Enschede campus.
From the second year, you need to choose electives. It is only in Amsterdam that you can take the elective Humane by Design (also open to UT students). And only in Enschede can you take the electives Interactive Media and Smart Technology (also open to VU students).
There are dozens of reasons why you might sign up for this Bachelor's. Discover the top five here!
We often see similar characteristics among CreaTe students who do well. They have an entrepreneurial spirit, unafraid to approach people and daring. They do what it takes to take an idea further and they are not satisfied until they have found a solution to a problem. They are well-versed in technology, have a feel for design, and always consider the impact of the end product as the most important factor. The question ‘How will this contribute?’ is central to them. Does this sound like you?
Creative Technology has been awarded the prestigious ECA Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation, true recognition for our efforts of making this programme international in all its facets: the purpose, function and organisation of our education. This means you will not only study in an international environment, but you will also be stimulated to incorporate different cultures and perspectives while developing sustainable solutions.