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As the world changes, societal standards and ideals transform along the way. Distinctions between disciplines no longer apply in a world where everything overlaps, where everything is connected. Creativity and innovative thinking become important factors that range from entrepreneurial initiatives to scientific research. 

This is where iArts comes in; in an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary world, you learn to be critically-engaged thinkers, artistic analysts and creative entrepreneurs through the different disciplines and forms you are exposed to. Developing concepts that are triggered directly from real-life issues, you create artistic interventions within project-based structures.

The core of the  Interdisciplinary Arts programme from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences  is a project-based educational model. All skills and projects relate to one of the following domains: Arts & Society, Arts & Sciences, Arts & Entrepreneurship and Arts & Culture

The iArts programme is a 4 year bachelor’s programme within 3 years, this means it is a very intense, high-density programme. In the course of the programme you’ll work on a series of projects. You’ll invent creative and original solutions for current social and cultural issues, in the form of artistic products or artful interventions. Think installations, films, performances, and games. Think meetings, publications, plans, and enterprises. Each and every intervention will be the result of interdisciplinary teamwork. Your teachers are experts in their fields and have experience with interdisciplinary encounters.

What can I do after graduation

The iArts programme trains you to be a critically engaged artist. A critically engaged artist is a creative thinker and creator who addresses social and scientific issues in his artistic and transdisciplinary or interdisciplinary practice. The critically engaged artist combines the skills of an artist, entrepreneur and researcher and develops and produces relevant interventions for current (world) issues.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Deadline: At least 5-6 weeks prior to the assessment in Maastricht. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • The iArts program focusses on current societal issues and current global challenges, and is thus subject to change, Therefore no rights can be derived from the information published on this website.
  • The study programme is built up around the following skills: Home Based Learning (involving skills such as Writing, Singing, Reflection, Journalistic Research, Visual Language, Presenting), Personal Research & Development Lab (involving skills such as Photography, Materials and Techniques), Expert & Artist Exchange (Projects with different partners in the world from Arts, Sciences and Society), Shared Knowledge and Collective Lab.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

To be able to start at iArts you need to meet the standard requirements such as a pre-university secondary education. Additionally, iArts applicants are also required to take our admission assessment. This procedure is developed to assess your artistic talent and other additional skills relevant to the iArts study. The assessments aren’t pass/fail tests – your participation in this assessment will result into an advice and taken into account alongside the other elements of your application.

 Our assessment procedure consists of 3 rounds:

  • Round 1: send in the application form, together with your photo and motivational letter and a short film.
  • Round 2: write an essay and send it in.
  • Round 3: join the 2-day assessment programme in Maastricht.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9800 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Maastricht

  • 700 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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