Fashion Design

Admission

Admission

For the Fashion Design programme in Arnhem, ArtEZ is looking for driven and self-critical students with a talent and strong passion for fashion.

Fashion Design admission criteria

As of the 2016-2017 academic year, students starting the formative phase of the Fashion Design programme will be taught in English.

  • Applicants must have completed VWO, HAVO, MBO (level 4) or the equivalent.
  • Certain language requirements apply for this English-taught programme.
  • Applicants must have successfully completed the entrance examination. During the entrance examination, we assess your chances of completing the study programme successfully.

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. The level for Fashion Design is:

  • Recommended: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent before September 1st
  • Mandatory: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent by the end of the 1st year

Check exemptions and language courses.

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.

To be admitted to the Fashion Design programme, we feel it is important that you possess the right kind of talent and have a passion for the field.

Portfolio and homework 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.

Aside from this, you will also complete a homework assignment for the entrance examination. This will be discussed during the admission day. You will receive information on the date that you are expected at the academy after enrolling for the programme through Studielink. You will also receive a homework assignment from the study programme and a questionnaire (CV).

Admission exam

The admission day consists of:

  • An interview to discuss your motivation and general interest.
  • An assessment of your own work you have brought along. This need not exclusively be finished products but may include sketches and designs that provide insight into your creative and thought processes.
  • Assessment of the homework assignment. This is a design assignment you will receive after enrolling through Studielink. Complete it at home and bring it along to the entrance examination.

Depending on the outcome of this interview you will receive an invitation to take part in the practical part of the entrance examination the following day from 10.00 to 16.00.                                                            

The admission committee with whom you have the interview will advise the examination committee on whether or not to admit you.

Admission dates

March 9 and 10 2018
April 20 and 21 2018
There is a great deal of interest for the study programme, so please apply for the admission days far in advance.

Result and validity

You will be notified of whether you have been admitted within three working weeks. After the interview on the first day, if you are not invited to participate in the practical part of the examination, you will immediately be notified regarding why you have not gone through and possibly be given a suggestion regarding alternative studies. You will not be informed on the final selection after the second day.

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. 

 

A NEW KIND OF WATER from ArtEZ Fashion Design Arnhem on Vimeo.