Selecting a course

There are a number of ways you can inform yourself when selecting a course at ArtEZ. Check out the information on the website, visit an open day, or take part in a study try-out for a course of your choosing.

A teacher speaks during the open day at ArtEZ School of Music.
A teacher speaks during the open day at ArtEZ School of Music.

Open days: a general introduction

An open day is an ideal way to get a broad orientation of ArtEZ and our courses. The main ArtEZ open days take place in November, at which point all locations are open. You can meet lecturers and students, attend information sessions, and see students’ work and performances. Your parents or friends are also welcome to attend an open day. Some locations also hold open days or information evenings in the spring.

The dates can be found in the agenda.

Study try-outs: deeper immersion

A study try-out will give you a good overview of the course. You’ll follow part of the regular curriculum and, in most cases, will be paired with a student from the course. After this taster day, you’ll have a clear sense of the course,  the atmosphere, the workload and whether it’s a good fit for you. You can only take part in a study try-out if you are seriously debating taking this programme and have thoroughly looked into it. Various programmes offer study taster sessions, but the number of spots is limited and you must apply. Study try-outs are planned throughout the year.

Programme quality assurance

Student satisfaction and expert assessment speaks volumes about the quality of education. This may tip the scales when it comes to your course choice.

Expert judgments

Expert judgments are recorded in the programme accreditation. In the Netherlands, the independent Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) handles accreditation. More about the quality and accreditation of the education.

Student opinions

Each year, student satisfaction is gauged by the Nationale Studenten Enquête (NSE—National Student Survey). This is a national survey carried out among students in higher education by the independent Studiekeuze123. ArtEZ scores high every year, especially with regard to student satisfaction in regard to the lecturers, the course content and the on-site atmosphere. View our latest NSE results under News.

Studie in Cijfers (Programme Statistics)

Studie in Cijfers (Programme Statistics) objectively shows the student satisfaction of a Bachelor’s programme on the basis of certain criteria. The figures are compared to national ones. A Programme Statistics infographic has been made for every Bachelor’s programme.

Keuzegids for Higher Education

The Keuzegids for Higher Education is published annually. It compares programmes across the Netherlands and is based on opinions from the NSE and from accreditation experts. Each year, the Keuzegids indicates the ‘top programmes’. ArtEZ has many of these! Every evaluation states whether the course is considered a top course according to the criteria.