Since 1961, Dekate Mousa, is a student association for all students in Eindhoven with a passion for photography, film or video. Our full name is: “Eindhovense Studenten Film en Fotovereniging Dekate Mousa”. Or, in other words, we use DM. We offer activities for everyone, from beginner to professional.

Our History

Our name (Dekate Mousa) has its origins in the Greek language and can be translated as “the Tenth Muse”. This refers to the nine muses of Greek mythology; the inspirational deities of literature, science and the arts.

Back in 1960, E.S.F.F. Dekate Mousa was founded by film amateurs. They were members of the student association Eindhoven Studenten Corps (ESC). The movies that were produced by them, were watched by many other students, but only in private circles. Back then, those movies were not in line with the moral (catholic) standards, which were dominant in that time. In 1966 we decided to start the production of “Boter, kaas en eieren” (i.e.“Tic-Tac-Toe”). This is a movie starring a garage owner whose name is James Klont. The intention was to mock the popular James Bond movies.

The Present

Now, we organize workshops, talks and activities focused on different aspects of photography and film. For example: abstract, architecture, analog, landscapes, portraits, theater photography and more. We also entertain, train and inspire our members with trips, social drinks and feedback sessions. We meet weekly on Tuesday to take photos together and improve other photography related skills. After this relatively serious part of the evening, we also have drinks and socialize.

As we are a culturally oriented association, we are part of umbrella association Scala. Which represents the student culture in Eindhoven. Furthermore, we offer affordable and professional photo shoots for other student associations and for clients outside the TU/e. For this, it is possible to contact us via the contact page.