Bachelor program in Transformative Social Innovation
The world needs us to evolve and add to the quality of life of all /WHYNOT

We educate Experience
Community & Process Designers

What is Transformative Social Innovation?

Transformative Social Innovation is about improving the social interaction between people in such a way that they embrace or come up with new ideas, perspectives or solutions. Innovations that tackle social, environmental, economic and/or cultural challenges.
A social innovator connects people and organizations around a certain topic. He facilitates the process of co- designing and co-creating and knows how to stimulate this process, based on knowledge and experiences.

How is the program organized?

Our program is strongly connected to the real world, you only work with real challenges and clients.
We challenge you to dive into your area of interest by doing research and by developing a professional view of and role in this area.
We designed a program in which you have a high level of freedom. Based on your areas of interest we help you to build up your own network of clients. Instead of following lectures, you work together with experts, coaches, other students and members of the Performatory community.

Content of the program

The bachelor track in Social Innovation is one of the 3-year tracks of the bachelor study Leisure & Events at Breda University of Applied Sciences. In short, the programme consists of 6 elements of 30 EC:
…is about creative leadership, design research, trends & developments, presentation skills.
…is about designing meaningful experiences that create value for businesses, individuals and society.
…is about creating value by designing a community of people and organizations around a certain topic.
…is about designing and facilitating creative processes that lead to new ideas, co-creations and project start-ups
…is about realizing your own start-up, gaining in-company experience during an internship or taking part in an exchange program.
…is about action research connected to one of the 3 designs. The challenge you work on is based on your own interest, but the ultimate goal is to add to the quality of life.

‘One of the things I value most about the Performatory is that I have both the freedom and the guidance to find out what my way is, how I want to contribute to the world. And on top of that I have the trust and support to pursue it, to really become an expert in it.’


‘We really learn to see each other, like knowing all the names from the Performatory Members. But also from the people that you are working with.’


‘Right or wrong, left or right, win or lose – is it really this simple? Performatory gives me the chance to search for the answer on this big question with all the freedom in it.’


‘So I said; F**k it. We can do this!’


‘Face it, because we want to hold a mirror up to the people. Face it, because we want to share stories and photos of inspiring people. And face it, because we want to show people that first impressions are indecisive. ‘


Do you want to know more?

Do you want to know more about the track in Social Innovation or want to be informed about the next application round?

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