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Shape the future with Artificial Intelligence

The Bachelor of Creative Technologies & Artificial Intelligence is all about building and deploying full blown AI solutions. You will learn:

  • Which problems are suited for solving with AI
  • How to choose the right AI technology
  • To build your data pipeline / data lake from both real time sensor data and batch data, structured and non-structured
  • Train, develop, and optimise AI models and improve their accuracy
  • Integrate your AI models in back-end software
  • Deploy AI models in a CI/CD manner with MLops

And there's more! Howest being the -Best game design and development school in the world- combined with its long track record in applied AI and XR research, means that you will also venture into the world of experimental AI and get creative with Multimedia:

  • Developing and building simulation (3D) environments in Unity
  • Training ML Agents with reinforcement learning in these simulations and collecting data to solve complex problems
  • Learning, together with students from our “XR Developer” branch, to integrate advanced computer vision technology in an extended Reality environment.
  • Learning how to enhance the behaviour of both simulated as physical humanoid robots
Howest - Bachelor Creative Technologies & AI

Your class schedule

Every week you will have between 20 and 24 hours of lessons. Your lesson hours are scheduled to be as complimentary as possible. Below you can view a sample schedule. Schedules may vary from year to year. The final class schedule for the school year is finalised in September.

The Level - modern gebouw waar de lessen gegeven worden

This focus on “learn by doing” and “learn from the professionals” approach guarantees you that after successfully finishing this degree you will be able to develop fully functional, professionally deployed AI solutions.

Kwaliteitsvolle opleiding

Kwaliteitszorg zit ingebed in de dagelijkse werking van onze opleidingen. We verbeteren continu en systematisch de kwaliteit van onze opleidingen. De betrokkenheid van studenten, werkveld en alumni is hierbij cruciaal. Lees meer over de kwaliteitszorg van onze opleidingen.

De Engelstalige opleiding Creative Technology & AI is opgestart in academiejaar 2023-2024. We beschikken nog niet over een auditrapport of tevredenheidcijfers van recent afgestudeerden. Voor informatie over de kwaliteit verwijzen we naar de Nederlandstalige opleiding Multimedia en Creatieve Technologie.

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All information on nominations, applications and tuitions can be found here.

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Marie Dewitte

Marie Dewitte

Study Programme Coordinator Creative Technologies & Artificial Intelligence

Silke Vanloofsvelt

Silke Vanloofsvelt

International Admissions Officer

In the case you buy a laptop through Howest, you can look here which laptop is recommended by your course. In the case you already own a laptop or wish to buy a new one yourself, it needs to qualify to the same specifications.

Would you like to study abroad for a semester? Or are you interested in an international internship? You can! You will discover all the opportunities to go abroad within Howest on this page. During your studies, we will work together to make your international adventure a reality!

No. Our team applies unique teaching methods, adapted to your prior knowledge. The only thing that is important is that you are present in class and practice the things that you are struggling with. Since Multimedia and Creative Technologies (MCT) trains you to become a professional who can realize real-life IT projects, doing nothing for weeks and only starting to study intensely in the last weeks before the exams is not a good option. Therefore, attending classes and updating your practical skills every week are very important.

The keywords are "Creative with Technology" and "Multimedia" Technology.
'Agile' and creative use of technology is deeply rooted in the DNA of the programme. In other words: MCT people are trained to creatively implement new technology in companies that quickly switch to methods such as SCRUM. You will therefore find that MCTers perform more than average in start-ups, scale-outs, innovative SMEs and innovation departments of large companies.

"Multimedia" technology refers to the fact that the MCTer uses technology to develop the multimedia interfaces of the future, such as a smart watch interface that also responds to your voice and actions or an Augmented Reality interface that integrates AI.

We believe that our students are 'inventors', 'technical creatives' ('the IoT Generation'). The ultimate goal of the Multimedia and Creative Technologies program is the realization of projects. Not one day a week or in 'a profession like there are more', but during an intense period of 5 to 6 weeks, in which you first try out the latest technology alone before taking it on in a group to bring it to life. During the project weeks you only focus on executing your project and you gradually discover your strengths and weaknesses. From the second year, you will receive team assignments from small and large companies that want to bring the 'MCT Silicon Valley spirit' into their company. They will ask your group to convert new technologies into a working proof of concept project (

In the first year you have about 30 percent theory. Then, exceptionally, you will be sitting together with 90 to 150 other students. Most classes, however, are in groups of 20 to 28 students. The further in the training, the more this is the case. During the project weeks you also work closely together in groups of three to four students.