• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Groningen, Netherlands
The bachelor of Fine Art from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen will guide you on the road to become a professional visual artist. An artist is driven by curiosity and the desire to create things that haven't been seen before. An artist is inquisitive, eager and curious and has the ambition to take an autonomous position in the world.
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Do you recognise that ambition and are you passionate about art? Do you want to work in multiple disciplines, with a wide range of artist-teachers in a highly international studio environment? The Fine Art bachelor programme at Minerva Art Academy could be right up your alley.

Your future as an independent artist

To become an independent visual artist, you need an open mind. You ask questions and you don't take the world at face value. You want to learn to express your ideas in new and exciting ways. As an artist you want to show your ideas to the world. You will work individually or with others in shared studios and in our technical workshops. You create your journey, making your way in the world of art.

Getting to know your craft

During this Fine Art from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen you will learn to materialize your ideas, feelings and fascination in images, settings or installations, using different materials, techniques and media. You will be confronted with as many possible aspects of contemporary art: ideas and concepts, media and domains, materials and techniques, artist positions and roles, studio practices and professional practices. You will be guided in finding the answer to the question what it means for you to be a professional artist.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studio
  • Studio Support
  • Studio Classroom
  • Theory
  • Professional Practises

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

After application you will get access to the Osiris Apply Minerva where you will be asked to upload the following:

  • your portfolio (below you will find guidelines for the portfolio)
  • your made home assignment (the assignment can be found in Osiris Apply Minerva)
  • your motivation

You will also receive an invitation for the Entrance Exam.

The portfolio should consist of an overview of your recent, relevant work, no older than 4 years. It should give insight to the process of your work, for example by including sketches. There is no set format for the portfolio, and no maximum amount of works to be included, although a minimum of 20 works is a firm guideline. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7700 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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