Digital Arts and Entertainment is a curriculum, in which virtual worlds, be it interactive or not, are designed. The inherent mix of artistic and technical skills has its repercussions on the work and teaching methods. This means combining traditional educational infrastructure with artistic labs.
Below are some of the most interesting facilities for students at The Level and at the main campus GKG.
The Level has a brand new greenkey studio with Mocap and state-of-the art equipment. Our students learn how to work with this equipment so they feel like a fish in water around the latest technology. Of course, they can also use it for their own projects. Moreover, all these tools are also available for the companies in our incubator and can be rented by external firms.
In the Level there is a fully equipped audio and recording studio.
CLASSROOMS and LABS
All classrooms are equipped with projectors and have wi-fi.
Besides traditional small and big classrooms for teaching, we have two art labs where our teachers make sure the environment stimulates creativity. We practice storyboarding in style. A brand-new classroom with state-of-the-art infrustructure is waiting for you so that you can start drawing in the best possible conditions.
The conference room near the entrance of The Level is not being used for teaching but for seminars, workshops, external guest speakers,… Every semester, we try to build in a class-free afternoon for the students so they can attend a wide variety of lectures and workshops that we organise.
Do you have some time in between your classes? Do you want to work on your school projects, alone or with some fellow students? Or do you just want to hang out and talk to your friends? Perfect! Grab a chair, something to eat, to drink and enjoy!
WACOMS, SCANNERS, PRINTERS, COPIERS
You will not only draw on paper but also digitally. We recognize that pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions are quite expensive, therefore you can use our hardware for free. Between two lessons or during a free moment you can easily plug in your laptop and get started. Our scanners, printers and copiers are also available to our students.
XBOX ONE, PS3, WINDOWS PHONE, TABLET,...
We have multiple consoles, phones, tablets,... which students can use to test their projects.
We know that your laptop is very important for your education. Therefore, we have installed a helpdesk at the GKG campus that can assist you with all your problems and questions concerning hardware and software.
If you have bought a laptop at Howest, the helpdesk will repair your computer as quickly as possible. But if that is not feasible, we will temporarily replace your computer with another one.
Our multimedia center at the GKG campus is much more than a library with books. It is a modern, dynamic and up-to-date library.
Apart from specialised books, 3D magazines and press, you will find PCs, printers, scanners, software and places for individual study or teamwork.
All the students have access to multiple electronic databases, which, in a few clicks, lead to thousands of newspapers, magazines, specialist journals and scientific publications.
STUDENT RESTAURANT 'OBEE'
Each Howest campus has a restaurant, a cafeteria or a bar, where you can buy a hot lunch, snacks, soup, bread rolls and drinks at very democratic prices. Of course, you can also eat your own packed lunch. The Level is a part of the GKG campus, where our student restaurant is located.
The cafeteria is the place to be for meeting other students and participating in the social life of the campus.
Here are some prices to give you an idea: fresh soup costs €1, a dish of the day can be bought at € 4 and warm snacks cost € 1.80 to € 2.50.