Application deadline: 1st July for Dutch and EEA students; 1st June for non-EEA students
Tuition fee:
  • € 6,800 / Year (EEA)
  • € 9,230 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Master Media Innovation in 1 year
In close cooperation with international partners, NHTV has developed the master in Media Innovation which provides you with in-depth knowledge of digital media processes and bridges the gap between theory and practice in media studies.


The guiding principle of this programme is that successful media innovations are often not brand new, but rather, they build on existing, recognisable elements. These elements, or codes, are the building blocks that can be found in any media product. In this master, we shed light on these building blocks from different theoretical perspectives. And, once you understand the codes behind a media product, you can make new connections. This is how you arrive at new concepts that are innovative and future-oriented.

Unique approach

The programme has a unique, multidisciplinary approach. Not only will it train you to acquire analytical skills, teach you to look beyond the surface of digital media and distinguish crucial digital processes, but it will also teach you to transform analytical insights into the building blocks by means of which you can design tomorrows media products. During this programme, you will design and deliver several concepts.

Why study Media Innovation at NHTV Breda?

* Multidisciplinary approach, a unique combination of theory and practice
* Transforming an integral academic approach (theory) into directly applicable building blocks (practice) for the design of digital media
* An international team of lecturers from across academic and commercial communities in the field of digital media
* Close cooperation with international partners
* Intensive connections with professionals from the industry

After your Master
Job possibilities

This master in Media Innovation offers graduates the required qualifications for international managerial, consultancy or strategic positions, such as:

* innovation manager
* interactive marketer
* creative consultant / manager
* e-commerce innovation manager
* digital strategist
* creative brand strategist
* interaction designer & developer
* software engineer / interaction / user interfacing


Once you have graduated, we would like to stay in touch with you. Because we are interested, but also because former students - more than anyone else - are capable of making a contribution to the quality of education at NHTV. You help build the knowledge and experience for the next generation of students.

6,000-member Alumni databaseOver the years, NHTV has built an alumni database with over 6,000 alumni registrations. It contains information on where our graduates currently live and work. Would you like to stay in touch with former fellow students? Register with the alumni database!


Educational vision
As a didactic concept, NHTV applies action learning. Rather than receiving education in the traditional manner, you design and direct your own plan of study. Our lecturers are professional experts acting as role models, rather than being tutors who tell you what to do. The knowledge and principles covered in the masters programmes is applied to problems taken straight from the professional field.

Study load

The total study load is 60 ECTS (1 ECTS = approximately 32 hours a week).

Study coaching

The master in Media Innovation offers you a small-scale study environment as the number of students involved in the master are limited. For questions on the content of the programme, lecturers can be easily reached. Besides, the Programme Coordinator is available to help with day-to-day issues.

If you wish to discuss personal problems that may be affecting your life as a student, you can turn to the student counsellor.

Students with a functional limitation

The fact that you have a functional limitation does not mean that you can not study. NHTV Breda is committed to enabling students with a functional limitation (such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia and RSI) to complete their studies successfully, without (too much) delay. NHTV will support you with structural facility solutions, arrangements and individual guidance. And with your hard work, an NHTV diploma is in store!


If you want to apply to this master's programme, you should have a bachelors degree in the field of Business Administration, Media Studies, Communication Studies, ICT, or another media-related field. Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview.

This information is subject to change, final details to follow.

Test Of English as a Foreign Language

As a non-native speaker of English, you must also show sufficient results of one of these tests:

* TOEFL test (minimum score 80 internet-based and minimum sub score for Speaking 20)
* IELTS test (minimum overall band score 6.0 and a minimum sub score for Speaking 6.0)
* Cambridge Advanced Certificate

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6


Grants and scholarships
It is a well-known fact that most students live on a very limited budget. This limited budget can be an obstacle when going abroad to study or on an internship. However, some students qualify for extra financial support. Check your options below.

Loan tuition fees / 'collegegeldkrediet'

If you are going to study at an institution of higher education in the Netherlands (or abroad), you are required to pay tuition fees to that university (or university of applied sciences) at which you will be studying. The university can inform you about the amount of tuition fee you have to pay. In some cases you can apply for a loan to pay for the tuition fees.

Please visit the DUO website for more information.

Tax deductions

The Dutch tax authorities (accept the course fees and costs of study books under the regulation of "buitengewone aftrek studiekosten". In such cases, the fees can be deducted from the taxes, which gives a financial advantage of 30-50% (or in some cases even more). This is only applicable to the parents of students who pay their taxes in the Netherlands. We advice students, who would like to know more about this, to contact the tax authorities directly.

Foreign students could check with their local tax authorities if they offer similar possibilities.

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are fellowship programmes designed to promote capacity building within organisations in 50 developing countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members.

The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

Students meeting the NFP criteria can apply for a NFP scholarship. Interested students need to apply for admission at NHTV and for the scholarship in Scholarship Online (SOL) separately.

Please visit the NFP website for all information concerning this scholarship program including requirements, procedure and link to apply.


* Deadline to apply for NFP is the beginning of February (check the NFP website for the precise deadlines)
* Since one of the requirements of NFP is to be admitted unconditionally at a master programme, deadline to apply for admission for NFP candidates at NHTV is set at January 21st, 2014.

StuNed Scholarships

StuNed, Studeren in Nederland, is a scholarship programme focusing on mid-career professionals, as part of the bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands. The scholarship programme aims to contribute to the development of Indonesia through strengthening the human resources of Indonesian organisations.

A student needs to be admitted to one of the programmes offered by NHTV in the academic year. The new application deadline is in March, (check the website for the precise deadline) therefore make sure you apply in time to allow us ample time to assess your application. Some programmes require students to take part in an intake interview (by phone).

More information on the StuNed Scholarships can be found on
Colfutoro Scholarship-Loan Program

Colfutoro Scholarship-Loan Program offers financial support to Colombias most talented and capable people.

The Loan-Scholarship Program is COLFUTUROs main program. It provides financial support for Colombian professionals pursuing postgraduate degrees overseas in any field of study. A percentage of the loan becomes a scholarship when the beneficiary meets a set of requirements.

More information about the requirements and how to apply can be found on

Application is possible from March 1 until April 30.

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(Prospective) students can find more information on grants and scholarships at:

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Feel free to contact the scholarship coordinator at scholarships(at) for more information.



Degree title
This master's programme is accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). Graduates will receive the official degree title of Master in Media Innovation.

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