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Fine Art and Design in Education part-time



Do you want to use your artistic and creative skills for yourself and others in order to make a difference to society? Are you curious and open-minded and do you have the guts to experiment? Then apply for the entrance examination for Fine Art and Design in Education part-time in Arnhem.

Study during Corona

Read the FAQ's about study information events, admission and studying at ArtEZ during Corona.  

Admission requirements

In order to be eligible for the part-time Fine Art and Design in Education course at ArtEZ in Arnhem, you must meet a number of diploma and language requirements. You must meet the following conditions:

  • Pre-university education (VWO), upper general secondary education (HAVO), secondary vocational education (MBO: level 4) or equivalent. Having chosen the culture and society profile at HAVO or VWO level is not a requirement, but may be an advantage. The same goes for a creative course at MBO level: it is not a condition, but it is useful and valuable;
  • This course is taught in Dutch and is subject to language requirements
  • You must pass an entrance examination.

Admission requirements for full-time programme and tailor-made programme

A full-time version of this course is also available. The full-time course is subject to the same admission requirements as the part-time bachelor.

For graduates of a higher professional Fine Art or Design course (Kuo) and for graduates of a second-level teacher training course in Drawing, Crafts or Textile Arts, there is the Tailor-Made BA Fine Art and Design in Education . They qualify for an exemption from the entrance examination and only have to complete an intake procedure.




To apply for the entrance exam, go to Studielink and create an account. After you have applied via Studielink, you will receive an e-mail from the ArtEZ Student Affairs department.

You will also receive an e-mail from the course containing information about the date on which you are expected at the academy and the admission procedure. It will also contain a link to the homework and a questionnaire. Complete the questionnaire online. Download and complete the homework and bring it with you to the entrance exam. Bring your portfolio too.



In order to be admitted to the course, we think it is important that you show work you have made in the past three years at home, at school or on any kind of course. This can be both two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, for example drawings, paintings, photo series, animations, websites, furniture, clothes, posters, etc. If it is difficult to bring the work with you, photograph it and put it together in a PDF (72 dpi photos will do).

Bring work that provides a representative picture of your creative activities. Also bring designs and sketches that provide an insight into the creative process. Make sure you can explain your work.

Application Dates

  • Saturday 5 February 2022
  • Saturday 26 March 2022
  • Saturday 14 May 2022

Entrance exam

In the entrance exam, we want to get an idea of your motivation for the course and your visual, artistic and communication talents. This will enable us to assess your chances of succeeding on the course.

We will test:

  • Your creative ability: your ability to express yourself visually, to work based on observation and concept. We will also be looking for things like understanding of and feel for colour, form and material and the individuality expressed by your work.
  • Your ability to communicate. How strong are your communication skills, to what extent are you able to share and discuss your fascination and inspiration? How do you critically view your own activities and how do you analyse them?
  • Your ability to reflect critically on images. Here we will be looking for an inquiring and experimental attitude, interest in art and culture and a focused interest in the discipline.

The entrance exam takes place on a Saturday, at the academy in Arnhem. If this is not possible due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, the entrance exam will be held digitally.

Entrance exam at the academy

The entrance exam at the academy takes the following form:


  • you complete the questionnaire;
  • you put together a portfolio;
  • you complete the homework (a reflection assignment and a making assignment).

The entrance exam itself on the Saturday:

  • The entrance exam takes the whole day (from about 9.30 - 16.00) and takes place at the academy in Arnhem.
  • You will have an interview with the admissions committee, during which you will talk about your motivation for studying here. Your portfolio and the homework will also be reviewed and discussed during this interview.
  • You will work on a visual assignment to be presented at the end of the day.
  • At the end of the day, you will be told the provisional result of the entrance exam.

Digital entrance exam

The digital entrance exam takes the following form:


  • you complete the questionnaire;
  • you put together a portfolio;
  • you complete the homework (a reflection assignment and a making assignment); and
  • you digitise your portfolio and homework and send them to us.

The entrance exam itself on the Saturday:

  • This digital exam will take place via ZOOM. Make sure you have installed (and tested) this program at least one day beforehand. You can do so at https://zoom.us/signup (free of charge).
  • You will have a twenty-minute interview at a predetermined time. Approximately one week beforehand, you will be sent information and an invitation to this interview.
  • During the interview (with the admissions committee), you will talk about your motivation to study here and we will discuss the portfolio and homework that have already been reviewed by the committee.
  • At the end of the day, you will be told the provisional result of the entrance exam by phone.

Result and validity

The result of the entrance examination is determined on the basis of established criteria and is based on the homework, the interview, your portfolio and (if possible) the visual assignments during the exam day at the academy. After the admission procedure, the admissions committee will advise the Board of Examiners whether or not you should be admitted.

You will be notified of the result within three weeks of the entrance examination. If you are rejected, we will try to explain the reasons why.

You can study Fine Art and Design in Education at ArtEZ at two locations: in Arnhem and in Zwolle. You are only allowed to take the entrance examination at one of the two locations. If you are accepted, you can still switch, because your admission is valid for Fine Art and Design in Education part-time in both Zwolle and Arnhem. If you want to apply for the admission procedure of a different course or specialisation, you must register for that separately. The admission is only valid for the academic year immediately following the entrance examination.


Arrive for the entrance exam properly prepared

Curious to know whether Fine Art and Design in Education or another visual course would suit you? Come to the Art & Design open day in Arnhem or take one of the following preparatory courses:

  • Art & Design Preparatory Course, Arnhem

Over the course of eighteen Saturdays, you will gain a good impression of the various degree programmes at the Academy of Art & Design and work on your portfolio. After the preparatory course, you will know which degree programme is right for you and you will be well prepared for the admission procedure. At the start of the programme, there is a strong focus on your general visual education, before homing in more and more on the disciplines which you can study in Arnhem: Fine Art, Fashion Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Design Art Technology and Fine Art and Design in Education.

  • Art & Design Introductory Course

Do you want to discover your own artistic potential and find out whether a visual arts course would suit you? If so, take the Art & Design introductory course. After this course, which is taught over 18 mornings, you can move on to the Art & Design Preparatory Course.