Fine Art



For the Fine Art course in Enschede, ArtEZ is looking for bold thinkers and makers, who are longing for an environment in which they can experiment freely and radically. In addition, you have to meet certain qualification and language requirements.

Fine Art Enschede 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 Fine Art, it is important that you offer us insight into your personality, talent, and interests.

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:

Before September 1st, you'll need IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL Paper 525, TOEFL Internet 70, TOEIC 620 or Cambridge FCE-C.

Dutch course: 

The level for Fine Art is A2, by the end of the 1 st 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.

Admission dates

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

Admission day

The entrance examination takes one day. During the course of the admission day, you will work on an assignment and will have three to five interviews with lecturers from the admissions committee. These interviews will normally begin by going through a questionnaire, but they will also address who you are and what you wish to achieve. Thereafter, the lecturer will discuss the homework assignment and your portfolio with you. After the entrance examination, the members of the admissions committee will advise the examination committee on whether or not to admit you. This advice must be unanimous. The examination committee will make the final decision about your admission.
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Portfolio and home 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.

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:

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 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 enrol for this separately. The admission is only valid for the academic year directly following the entrance examination.


Enrolment for the Bachelor of Fine Art is done through Studielink. Here you can select the date for the entrance exam or the option for a Skype interview. After registration we will inform you about the procedure and will send you the invitation.