Creative Technology

HKU's Creative Technology programme explores new technologies and their applications in arts education.

Technology helps to innovate art. Technological developments create new possibilities for creating and experiencing art. Take virtual reality, for example, or motion capture, robots and 3D printers. These developments are going incredibly fast. HKU wants to lead the way and quickly apply all this new technology in its art education.

Our Creative Technology programme enables us to do so, by conducting research, giving advice and sharing knowledge. We do this together with the schools, locations workshops and IT services. In this way, we can ensure that HKU remains leading in terms of modern facilities, workshops and know-how.

Take a look at our state-of-the-art workshops!

Our core tasks

  • The Creative Technology Programme studies technological developments, sketches possibilities and shares knowledge and experience about technology in relation to the arts and general creativity. In this way, we stimulate multidisciplinary work formations and show how technology can make the arts better and more beautiful.

  • Well-equipped workshops, studios and rooms are very important to HKU’s education and research. We offer advice to workshop assistants and managers on the purchase of material and technical equipment.

  • Creative Technology Programme brings employees of HKU together, fostering cooperation and learning from each other about how to use and maintain new and existing technology and equipment. We ensure that knowledge is shared within the organisation and that we use new technology sustainably.


Workshop assistant Manon took the training course Didactics for Creative Technology.

Projects and explorations

Below you see some projects and learning tracks by Creative Technology.

What we organise

Follow us

You can follow your research via multiple online platforms.

Crea Tech-Mailing
Read all about ones, zeros and art in the biweekly mailing from Creative Technology. Please note that the mailing is in Dutch.

In this blog, staff share results, findings, tips, experiments and other interesting information.

On Instagram, we share what our experiments, work sessions and labs look like and what's going on behind the scenes.

Via GitHub, the centre provides open-source software to staff and students.

Who we are


Creative Technology Programme

Contact the Creative Technology Programme via


Oudenoord 700
3513 EX Utrecht

Post address

Postbus 1520
3500 BM Utrecht