In the 2018 Higher Vocational Education Guide published today, no fewer than five ArtEZ study courses are rated as the best in the Netherlands. In total, nine ArtEZ bachelor's programmes have been awarded the designation 'top programme'. This means ArtEZ has the most top degree courses within higher vocational (HBO) art education in the Netherlands.
Each year, the Centre for Higher Education Information decrees which study courses may describe themselves as 'top programmes' in the year to come, based on student satisfaction and accreditations. Marjolijn Brussaard, President of the Executive Board of ArtEZ University of the Arts: "We work intensively with our students in order to drive up the level of our study courses. The fact that they rate us so highly in the Student Satisfaction Survey tells us that we should definitely continue on that path."
The Netherlands' five best bachelor programmes are the ArtEZ courses in Music Therapy, Fine Art Arnhem (Base for Experiment, Art and Research/BEAR), Design Enschede (the Moving Image and Cross Media Design programmes), Theatre in Education Arnhem and the ArtEZ School of Acting.
The nine top degree programmes of ArtEZ
Arnhem: Fine Art (BEAR), Theatre, Dance, Theatre in Education
Enschede: Music in Education, Design (the Moving Image and Crossmedia Design programmes) and Music Therapy
Zwolle: Music in Education, Theatre in Education
About the Higher Vocational Education Guide
The 2017 Higher Vocational Education Guide is published by the Centre for Higher Education Information (C.H.O.I.). The guide is published annually and rates programmes based on student satisfaction as revealed by the National Student Survey and on expert assessments from accreditations by the NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation). According to the Higher Vocational Education Guide, top degree programmes set themselves apart within their own disciplines and score 76 points or above, making them eligible for a quality mark.