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Are you a creative, driven individual with analytical strengths who wants to become a designer of the future? If so, apply for the four-year Crossmedia Design bachelor course.  

In order to keep our education small-scale and personal, we admit a maximum of thirty students per year. This takes place after a careful selection. 

Admission requirements 

 If you want to apply for the Crossmedia Design bachelor course, you must meet the following conditions: 

  • pre-university education (VWO), upper general secondary education (HAVO), secondary vocational education (MBO: level 4) or equivalent; 
  • This course is subject to language requirements;
  • You must successfully complete an admission procedure. 

Under certain conditions, it is possible to join the course in the second year. For more information, please contact the course head Ina Bode: i.bode@artez.nl.  


You can apply for the Crossmedia Design course via StudielinkOnce you have applied, you will receive an e-mail from the Student Affairs department and the course will send you information about the entrance exam. Entrance exam 

During the entrance exam, we will assess whether Crossmedia Design is the right course for you and whether you have sufficient talent and motivation to succeed on the course. For the Crossmedia Design studies, you basically choose whether you want to take a physical or online entrance exam.

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 motivation and ability to communicate. How good are your communication skills? To what extent are you able to share your fascination and inspiration? How much decisiveness and discipline do you display? 
  • Your ability to reflect critically on images. Here we will be looking for an inquiring and experimental attitude, curiosity and a genuine interest in art and culture. 

The entrance exam consists of:  

  1. Portfolio 
    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 or posters. Present work that provides a representative picture of your creative activities. So, don’t show just finished products but also designs and sketches that provide insight into the creative process. Make sure you can explain your work. In case of physical admission: work that cannot be transported may be photographed or filmed and presented online or using a USB stick. 
  2. Creative assignment and interviews
    During the day of the entrance exam, you will work on an assignment. You don't need to bring any materials with you. The end product will remain at the academy and will be assessed by the admissions committee. 

Throughout the day, you will also have between three and five one-to-one interviews with the members of the admissions committee. The interviews start with a review of a questionnaire and a personal conversation about who you are and what you want to achieve. After that, the lecturer will go through your portfolio with you.  

Online Admission for International Students

For international students we offer the possibility to do online admission. After registration, you will receive an email from the AKI explaining - step by step - what you need to do for your online admission and access to a calendar in which you can determine the date and time of your online admission.
During the online admission interview, a lecturer judges whether the course will be the right fit for you. In a conversation of about 20 minutes you give us an insight in your online portfolio and you can tell what you dream of.

Admission dates

All entrance exams for our AKI courses Crossmedia Design, Fine Art and Moving Image will be held between February and May 2023:

  • Tuesday 14 February
  • Tuesday 7 March
  • Tuesday 21 March
  • Tuesday 4 April

Deadlines for admission
EU students: 1 June 2023
Non-EU students: 1 April 2023

Result and validity 

The admissions committee will advise the Board of Examiners whether or not you should be admitted. Only after the decision has been approved by the Board of Examiners is the admission final. You will be notified of the result within three weeks of the entrance exam. If you are rejected, we will try to explain the reasons why. 

An admission is only valid for the course for which you have applied. If you want to audition for a course or specialisation at a different location, you must register for that separately. The admission is only valid for the academic year immediately following the entrance exam.  

Arrive for the entrance exam properly prepared 

Do you want to go to art school after secondary school? Then take the Art & Design preparatory course at ArtEZ AKI in Enschede.