Theatre in Education



For the Theatre in Education course in Zwolle, we are looking for spirited and driven people who want to inspire others and help them develop. We consider it important that you have a demonstrably broad interest in art and that you are aware of what is going on within society. In addition, there are some diploma and language requirements which you have to meet.

Theatre in Education 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.

Selection procedure

You will go through an intensive three-day selection procedure which counts as an initial assessment. We will be looking for the following qualities and skills.

  • An independent attitude to work
  • Engagement with current events
  • An investigative attitude
  • Awareness of your context and Interest in others
  • The ability to visualise ideas
  • The ability to reflect 

The selection committee will advise the Board of Examiners whether or not you will be admitted.

Language requirements

All our courses have language requirements. You will need to prove your language proficiency by handing in a certificate stating your level. The level for Theatre in Education is:

  • B2, before 31 August. If you need a residence permit to study at ArtEZ, the delivery deadline is 31 May! 

Check exemptions and language courses.

Entrance examination

You will go through an intensive selection procedure lasting three days, during which your aptitude, interest and attitude will be assessed. We will also determine whether you have sufficient potential to further develop yourself artistically and whether you have the basic skills in all these areas to complete the course within four years. The selection committee will provide its recommendation to the examination committee regarding whether you will be admitted or not.

Selection dates

You can no longer register for the 2020/2021 academic year. Application dates for the academic year 2021/2022 will be published in October.

Result and validity

You will be notified of whether you have been admitted within five days after the selection procedure. During the selection process, we will give you feedback on our assessment of your suitability for the course.

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.


Enrolment is done through Studielink. You will then be notified regarding the date that you will be expected at the academy and how you can prepare.