Course: Theory 1+ Professional development credits: 5

Course code
Theory 1+ Professional development
Study year
ECTS credits
Dutch, with parts in English, English
R.M.C. Verheijden
Modes of delivery
  • Lecture
  • Self-study
  • TEST-01 - Assignment

Learning outcomes

C2. Capacity for critical reflection
The student is able to research his own work and working methods, as well as those of others, through contemplating it, analysing, problematizing, positioning, and assessing it.
C3. Capacity for growth and innovation
The student is able to continue to develop and deepen his own work and method of working, and in doing so provides a contribution to the development of the profession, the field, culture, and society.
C4. Organisational capacity
The student can set up and maintain an inspiring and professional work situation.
C6. Environmental focus
The student is able to relate actively and critically to the context he finds himself in with his work.


The theme of this subject from the Theory stream is creating a visual essay on the basis of research and studying a subject-specific theory. The student acquires a breadth of professional expertise.
The following aspects are covered:
  • Research
  • (Visual) Research methods 
  • (Visual) Essay 
  • Interview 
  • Language skills
  • Semiotics
  • Theories of perception