Institutional organs

Dean

Koen Goethals, president of HOGENT University of Applied Sciences and Arts, is the acting Dean.

He presides over the School of Arts and is appointed by the Board of Directors of HOGENT University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He is Chairman of the Board of the School of Arts and of the Exam Commissions. The main duties of the Dean include developing and formulating the policy vision. He bears responsibility for all the subjects that are taught, the faculty’s finances, and the teaching and administrative staff. He also ensures the proper functioning of the faculty.

Board of the School of Arts

The Faculty Board manages the faculty in accordance with stipulations in the decree. It determines which powers are granted to the dean. 

  • Chairman: Dean
  • Secretary: Joke Vangheluwe
  • Two representatives from the artistic and cultural field: Sven Grooten, Carine Meulders
  • Six board members put forward by Ghent University: Daniël Biltereyst, Franky Devos, Sylvia Vanpeteghem en Johan Huys
  • Three representatives of the students: Emiel Lenaert, Musia Mwankumi en Mira Halsberge
  • Six representatives of the staff: Martine Clierieck, Ilse Den Hond, Gert Keunen, Tomas Navratil, Filip Rathé, Roel Vandommele and Shila Hadji Heydari Anaraki

Training programme commissions

For each training programme there is a training programme commission that is composed of teaching staff and students. The training programme commission has the following tasks:

  • describing the training programme profile
  • establishing the final goals and final  competences
  • determining the structure of the study programme with the different training programme elements
  • establishing the course contents, the study load, het evaluation system and the types of examinations
  • participating in the execution of internal quality control and supporting external quality control
  • formulating proposals related to training assignments that are filled in by the departments

Training programme commission visual arts

  • Head of training programme commission: Edwin Carels
  • Members: Paul Demets, Qiuyun Hu, Els Huygelen, Kristien Buyse, Ronny Duquenne, May Abnet, Bram Jespers, Hala Elias Poles, Stijn Van Dousselaere, Emmanuel Depoorter & Silke Gerinckx

Training programme commission audiovisual arts

  • Head of training programme commission: Edwin Carels
  • Members: Bie Boeykens, Michel Druart, Hilde D’haeyere, Elias Grootaers, Geert Vergauwe, Pascal Poissonnier, Pascal Vermeersch, Godart Bakkers, Simon Van der Zande, Anne Verbeure

Training programme commission music

  • Head of training programme commission: Joris Blanckaert
  • Members: Leon Lhoest, Gert Jacobs, Geert Dhondt, Wouter Van Tornhout, Geerten Verberckmoes, Gert Keunen, Filip Rathé

Training programme commission drama

  • Head of training programme commission: Jan Steen
  • Members: Frank Cools, Martine Clierieck, Geert Belpaeme, Bauke Lievens, Paola Bartoletti, Wannes Gyselinck, Frederik Le Roy, Tom Goossens, Anna Franziska Jäger, Martha Balthazar, Jonas Baeke & Mieja Hollevoet

Training programme commission landscape and garden architecture / landscape development

  • Head of training programme commission: Sylvie Van Damme
  • Members: Stefanie Delarue, Glenn Deliège, Nele De Cock, Luc Deschepper, Hans Druart, Pieter Foré, Ruben Joye, Caroline Poullier, Kobe Vanhaeren, Agnes Adriaens, Mony De Ghelder, Trui Van Hemelen & Ruben Bruninx

Training programme commission interior design

  • Head of training programme commission: Gustavo Mulhall
  • Members: Laurence Berden, Brigit Cleppe, Céline De Clerq, Leen De Wilde, Steven Neetens, Christian Overdeput, Klaas Vanslembrouck, Tom Wellekens, Wouter Decorte, Linde Braecke, Lotte Desmedt, Marthe Cornelissen

Training programme commission educational master

  • Head of training programme commission: An De Bisschop
  • Members: Jan Steen, Edwin Carels, Martine Huvenne, Inès Beert, Mirella Ruigrok, Ann Saelens, Willem Breynaert en Karen Van Petegem

Training programme commission digital design and development (Devine)

  • Head of training programme commission: Jynse Cremers

Departments

Department of Architectonic Design

  • Chairman: Caroline Poullier
  • Members: Laurence Berden, Sandy De Wolf, Bart Depestel, Luc De Schepper, Pieter Foré, Christian Overdeput en Gustavo Mulhall

Department of Fine Arts

  • Chairman: dean ad interim
  • Members: Ruben Bellinckx, Evert Defrancq, Luc Degryse, Jean-Marie Demeyer, Els Dezwarte, Stefaan Dheedene, Hadassah Emmerich, Jerry Galle, Laura Herman, Shila Hadji Heydari Anaraki, Hendrik Leper, Philip Metten, Gerard Herman

Department of Design

  • Chairman: Hilde Bouchez
  • Members: Clara Vankerschaver, Bram Jespers, Dirk van Gogh, Miel Cardinael, Dirk Deblauwe, Ronny Duquenne, Thomas Desmet, Wouter Decorte, Kristof Van Gestel, Francis Ponseele, Sara De Bondt en Andreas Korczak

Department of Film, Photography and Drama

  • Chairman: Frederik Le Roy
  • Members: Patrick Alliët, Hilde D’Haeyere, Patrick Vermeulen, Anne-Francoise Lesuisse, Jan Kempenaers, An van. Dienderen, Stoffel Debuysere, Bob Mees, Bie Boeykens, Johan Opstaele, Jan Steen, Fabrice Delecluse, Frederik Le Roy, Marie Snauwaert, Ann Saelens

Department of Music production, Jazz and Pop Music

  • Chairman: Senne Guns
  • Members: Wendy Cocquyt, Anu Junnonen, Frederik Goosens, Gert Jacobs, Gert Keunen, Maarten Weyler, Toon Van Dionant, Lander Gyselinck, Peter Lesage, Vincent Pierins, Klaas Tomme en Wouter Van Tornhout

Department of Classical Music

  • Chairman: Filip Rathé
  • Members: Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Rik Vercruysse, Yves Storms, Judith Ermert, Daan Vandewalle, Wim Konink, Marcos Pujol, Ivo Delaere, Lukas Huisman, Florian Heyerick, Geert Dhondt, Joris Blanckaert & Ruben Degheselle

Department of Theory of Art Practices

  • Chairman: Martine Clierick
  • Members: Peter De Smet, An De Bisschop, Frank Vande Veire, Godart Bakkers, Ines Beert, Helena De Preester, Wannes Gyselinck en Régis Dragonetti

Basic meeting

This meeting consists of Chairmen of our departments, Heads of training programme commissions and Coordinators of the deanery. It was set up to discuss overarching themes such as internationalisation, programme changes, theory subjects, the policy document 'optimisation of the organisational structure',...

Chairman: Koen Goethals
Secretary: Joke Vangheluwe
Coördinators Deanery: Dries Op de Beeck (infrastructure), Frauke Velghe (internationalisation), Joke Vangheluwe (general policy), Valérie Smet (quality), Rilke Broekaert (human resources), Ilse Den Hond (communication), Katrien Vuylsteke Vanfleteren (research), Pascal Desimpelaere (education), Thomas Janssens (ICT), Dries De Wit (Finances)
Chairmen of our departments: Frederik Le Roy (Film, Photography and Drama), Caroline Poullier (Architectonic Design), Filip Rathé (Classical music), Senne Guns (Music production, Jazz en pop music), Martine Clierick (Theory of Art Practices), N.N. (Fine Arts) en Hilde Bouchez (Design)
Heads of training programme commissions: Jan Steen (Drama), Gustavo Mulhall (Interior design), Edwin Carels (Fine arts), Edwin Carels (Audiovisual arts), Jynse Cremers (Devine) en Sylvie Van Damme (Landscape and garden architecture)