Exchange programme | Communication and Media

Exchange programme

Location: Mechelen -Campus De Ham

From idea to impact in an international mindset

  • You’re a digital savvy and can navigate the media landscape with ease. 
  • Your global outlook will help you approach new ideas with an open mind. 
  • Get ready to sharpen your strategy mindset and creative skills
  • Deep dive into all aspects of communication and media via interactive classes. 
  • Learn the tricks of multiple trades from graphic design and audio to video and web
  • Explore the intercultural, psychological, marketing and technological aspects of media. 
  • Take your studies global with a semester at one of our international partner universities
  • Learn to transform communications plans into results during your international internship
  • As a fully qualified communication and media professional, you will stand at the forefront of innovation in the business world. 

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Veerle Van Goethem
International Coordinator
International Coordinator
For all your questions on the exchange programme and your Learning Agreement
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
International Office
For all your questions on the application procedure & practical arrangements.
Inge Vervoort -IO
Inge Vervoort
Head International Office

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Learn the craft, inside and out

Develop the communication skills that can solve real business challenges! Get insights from seasoned experts and apply them to real-life international projects. All as part of a dynamic group of like-minded students from around the world.

 

 

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Navigate as an expert

You will learn to navigate the field of international communication & media with confidence. During Expert Classes you will be introduced to the future of communication technology and become immersed in the world of brands and media.

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Practical component of the field

You can perfect your craft with new technology on campus. Facilities include a green key studio and a radio studio, both stocked with a variety of tools including drones, VR glasses, and other tech gadgets.

Programme

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Conditions
  • Exam regulations
  • Personal coaching
  • Overview

    This programme gives you the advantage of studying in an international environment and is  full of international and intercultural experiences. You will work in teams with people from all over the world and have the opportunity to build an international network.  
    Furthermore you can perfect your craft with new technology on campus.
    You will study topics such as intercultural communication, social psychology, globalization, intercultural marketing, international media and innovations & communications, among others. During Expert Classes you will be introduced to the future of communication technology and become immersed in the world of brands and media.  
    We value the practical component of the field too, so graphic design, video editing, and producing web stories are part of the curriculum. If you want you to improve your skills in foreign languages, just do it and take courses in Survival Dutch, French, Spanish, German or Chinese.

    The academic year in a nutshell

  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.  
    • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide. 
    • Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.
    • Courses with a ** are only meant for students with a communication profile.
    • Minimum of 24 ECTS & maximum of 33 ECTS for this programme.

    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    General courses Autumn
    Expert Classes: Branding and Activation i YC0984 3 x
    Expert Classes: The Future of Communication Technology YC0983 3 x
    Regional and City Marketing ** i YC0721 3 x
    Media & Diversity YC0378 3 x
    Communication & Media Strategy i YC0981 3 x
    Online Tools i YC0982 3 x
    Communication Theory i YC0980 6 x
    Globalisation and International Marketing YC0946 3 x
    Communication Challenge ** i YC1054 5 x
    Digital Lab i YC0987 5 x
    Psychology YC0950 3 x
    Elective language courses
    French 1 YC0964 3 x
    French 3 YC0643 3 x
    Professional French YC0442 3 x
    Spanish 1 YC0962 3 x
    Spanish 3 YC0659 3 x
    Survival Dutch YR0118 3 x
    General courses Spring
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Innovation in Communication i YC0951 3 x
    Digital Lab 2 ** YC1012 3 x
    Intercultural Communication YC0985 3 x
    Inspiration Lab ** i YC0991 7 x
    Film and Media Genres i YC1052 3 x
    Retail Communication YC1011 3 x
    Media Analysis YC0474 3 x
    International Project 2 YC0657 3 x
    Expert Classes: The Future of Communication Technology YC1056 3 x
    Expert Classes: Public & Corporate Affairs i YC1057 3 x
    Elective language courses
    French 2 YC0635 3 x
    French 4 YC0651 3 x
    Spanish 2 YC0379 3 x
    Spanish 4 YC0664 3 x
    Survival Dutch YR0381 3 x
    Elective courses Business School
    Personal Development YB1002 3 x
    Globalisation and International Marketing YB0998 3 x
    Culture & Art YE0324 3 x
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    General courses Autumn
    Expert Classes: Branding and Activation i YC0984 3 x
    Expert Classes: The Future of Communication Technology YC0983 3 x
    Regional and City Marketing ** i YC0721 3 x
    Media & Diversity YC0378 3 x
    Communication & Media Strategy i YC0981 3 x
    Online Tools i YC0982 3 x
    Communication Theory i YC0980 6 x
    Globalisation and International Marketing YC0946 3 x
    Communication Challenge ** i YC1054 5 x
    Digital Lab i YC0987 5 x
    Psychology YC0950 3 x
    Elective language courses
    French 1 YC0964 3 x
    French 3 YC0643 3 x
    Professional French YC0442 3 x
    Spanish 1 YC0962 3 x
    Spanish 3 YC0659 3 x
    Survival Dutch YR0118 3 x
    General courses Spring
    Innovation in Communication i YC0951 3 x
    Digital Lab 2 ** YC1012 3 x
    Intercultural Communication YC0985 3 x
    Inspiration Lab ** i YC0991 7 x
    Film and Media Genres i YC1052 3 x
    Retail Communication YC1011 3 x
    Media Analysis YC0474 3 x
    International Project 2 YC0657 3 x
    Expert Classes: The Future of Communication Technology YC1056 3 x
    Expert Classes: Public & Corporate Affairs i YC1057 3 x
    Elective language courses
    French 2 YC0635 3 x
    French 4 YC0651 3 x
    Spanish 2 YC0379 3 x
    Spanish 4 YC0664 3 x
    Survival Dutch YR0381 3 x
    Elective courses Business School
    Personal Development YB1002 3 x
    Globalisation and International Marketing YB0998 3 x
    Culture & Art YE0324 3 x
  • Conditions

    • English level B2 / 1st cycle  
    • Second or third programme year

     

  • Exam regulations

    • Evaluation autumn semester : January
    • Evaluation spring semester: June
    • Retake exams on campus: August  

     

  • Personal coaching

    Yes, we care  

    During your exchange you can count on a whole support team to truly make you feel at home at Thomas More. The International Support Team, the International Office, your 'buddy', Student Services (STUVO), all of our lecturers and many more will personally guide you to ensure that you blend in from the beginning and prosper so that we help you to deploy and nurture your talents. You will never feel alone.  

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