Crossmedia Design



For the Crossmedia Design course 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 course successfully.

In order to be admitted to the course, 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 courses have language requirements. You will need to prove your language proficiency by handing in a certificate stating your level.

English course:

Level before September 1st: 

  •  IELTS 5.5 
  • TOEFL Paper 525
  • TOEFL internet 70
  • TOEIC 620
  • 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

Saturday 9 February 2019
Saturday 9 March 2019
Saturday 30 March 2019
Saturday 13 April 2019

Portfolio and home assignment

To be admitted to the course, 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. We expect of your portfolio that it will give us an insight of your persona, talents and interests. Bring as much as you want: drawings, paintings, photography, videos, mockups and objects but also sketchbooks and rough outlines of ideas. You may take photos/videos of objects which you cannot transport and bring those instead of the objects itself. Adopt an active attitude and make sure you can elucidate your work. The committee will ask you about your motivation and will also be interested in your knowledge of visual arts and design. Your ability to visualise your ideas is crucial to the decision on your admission.

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 programme 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 course for which you have enrolled. If you wish to apply for admission to a course 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.