Crossmedia Design



For the Crossmedia Design programme in Enschede, ArtEZ is looking for critical, communicative design students with analytical skills and artistic intuition.

Crossmedia Design AKI ArtEZ admission criteria

  • Applicants must have completed VWO, HAVO, MBO (level 4) or the equivalent.
  • International students must meet certain language requirements.
  • Applicants must have successfully completed the entrance examination. During the entrance examination, we assess your chances of completing the study programme successfully.

In order to be admitted to the programme, we feel it is important that you offer us insight into your personality, talent, and interests.

We assess:

  • Your creative capacity: the capacity with which you express yourself visually, working conceptually and perceptively. You have an understanding and sense of colours, shapes and materials. Your work shows innovation and originality.
  • Your communicative capacity: you have good communication skills, can share your interests and inspiration and you demonstrate decisiveness and discipline.
  • Your capacity for critical reflection: you have an inquisitive and experimental attitude, a passion for art and culture and a keen interest in the field.

Language requirements

All our study programmes have language requirements. You will need to prove your language proficiency by handing in a certificate stating your level.

English course:

By the end of the 1 st year, you'll need IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL Paper 525, TOEFL Computer 196, TOEFL Internet 70, TOEIC 620 or Cambridge FCE-C.

Dutch course: 

The level for Crossmedia Design is A2, by the end of the 1 st year.

Check exemptions and language courses.

Admission dates

10 February 2018
10 March 2018
7 April 2018
2 June 2018

Portfolio and home assignment

To be admitted to the programme, we feel it is important that you are able to show the work you have done in the last three years, be it at home, at school or as part of a course. This can either be 2D or 3D work. Examples include drawings, paintings, photo series, animations, websites, furniture, clothing, posters, etc. Bring along designs and sketches that provide insight into your creative process. Make sure that you can explain your work effectively.

Portfolio advice meeting
If you want to optimise your preparations for your admissions exam, you can schedule an appointment for a portfolio advice meeting. On two Friday afternoons, a number of our instructors will be on hand to Skype with you and/or review your portfolio. E-mail to schedule an appointment with:

Entrance examination

The entrance examination will take one day. During the course of the admission day, you will work on an assignment and will have three to five interviews with lecturers from the admissions committee. Each lecturer on the committee will meet individually with a number of candidates.

These interviews will begin with filling out a questionnaire, after which there will be a personal interview to address who you are and what you wish to achieve. The lecturer will then go over your homework assignments and portfolio with you.

At the end of the day the admission committee will meet to prepare a unanimous recommendation as to whether or not you will be admitted. The assignments you have completed on the day will be taken into consideration. The examination committee will make the final decision about your admission. For more information:

Result and validity

You will be notified of whether you have been admitted within three working weeks. If you are not admitted, we will attempt to provide you with insight into the reasons for this.

Admission is only valid for the study programme for which you have enrolled. If you wish to apply for admission to a study programme or specialisation at another location you must register for this separately. The admission is only valid for the academic year directly following the entrance examination.