Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts (in Dutch: Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, FHK) in Tilburg, The Netherlands, provides higher professional education on Bachelors and Masters degree level in the field of art education and performing arts and science. All courses have been brought together under one roof at abeautiful buildingin the city centre ofTilburg.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • QUALITY: Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts offers a variety of accredited Bachelor and Master programs in a state-of-the art venue where artistic excell
  • INTERNATIONAL: Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts is an international learning environment supporting ambitious students.
  • MULTIDISCIPLINARY: All the Bachelor and Master Programs: Music, Performing Arts, Architecture, Dance, Urbanism, Circus, Performing Public Space, are under one r



Fontys University of Applied Sciences, or Fontys is one of the largest Dutch universities, with campuses located primarily in the south of Holland. Despite the large student numbers, education at Fontys is organised on an individual scale.


  • Fontys offers a variety of bachelor and master programmes in English and German.
  • It has a broad range of Exchange programmes, languages courses and summerschools.
  • The development of creative talent takes up a pivotal place. There is ample room for you to excel at the artistic discipline you are passionate about. However, you must dare to exceed your own boundaries.
  • You are challenged to explore other disciplines (Fine Arts,Dance,Music,Theatre) and to visit other academies, to inspire others, and to try and seek collaboration.


Fontys provides education and research. As a broad-based university, we are the largest public knowledge institute in the southern Netherlands. Fontys wants to be an innovation engine by linking its education and research to innovation processes within and outside the regions. Fontys has a large impact due to its education and research in almost all sectors of society.

The research conducted at Fontys is practice-based and innovative. It targets the renewal and improvement of the professional practice for which education is provided and is elaborated upon in close consultation with professional practice, preferably within regional knowledge networks. Research contributes directly to curriculum innovation.


In view of the alterations and changes in the professional field, you are educated both horizontally and vertically. You will turn into an independent professional who sets out to create an artistic future for himself, as well as for others.

Bachelor's programmes


Student services

The Bureau for Student Administration has a wide range of tasks to support student registration and study-progress administration:

  • Admission and enrolment
  • Student administration
  • Study-progress registration (including graduation)
  • Minor administration
  • Fontys Services

The bureau maintains contacts with Fontys International Office, Fontys Student Career Centre, Fontys Tuition Fees Administration, Department of Student Services and Fontys Deans office.

Housing services

  • The building of Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in the centre of Tilburg is part of a cultural and educational complex of buildings that is unique in the Netherlands
  • It is a design by Jo Coenen, former government architect. A 19th centurymonumental villa, the remainder of aformer conventand aneo-Gothic Visitation chapelare part of the complex. The architecture exudes respect for history and, at the same time, offers room for the future
  • The oldconvent garden, the centre of the complex, is open to the public, and cultural activities are regularly organised here. The buildings accommodate all departments for performing arts and art teachers

  • Every department has its own space, but has access to others

Library services

As a student you have access to studios with multimedia equipment, a multidisciplinary library and documentation centre, numerous performance spaces and stages, computer facilities, electronic learning environment, as well as fully equipped workshops for wood, metal and printing.

Medical services

In the Netherlands, the huisarts (doctor, general practitioner, GP) provides full medical assistance in accordance with the standards designated for the practice of medicine by medical professionals in the Netherlands. We strongly recommend that you register yourself with a GP in your area as soon as possible after your arrival in the Netherlands.

Student Life

Campus life

The Tilburg Campus is located in the city centre of Tilburg and is serviced by good bus, train connections and safe cycling routes. Tilburg has much to offer to students, including a vibrant student life. More than 30,000 students study at one of the 3 universities in Tilburg.

  • Embedded in the city centre
  • Outside garden areas to enjoy the fresh air and mingle with you peers
  • libraries and student restaurants
  • Wireless Internet is available throughout the campuses, enabling you to bring your laptop to Fontys and to work, study, search for information and check your e-mail wherever you happen to be at Fontys.

Sports facilities

Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts offers fantastic facilities such as dance studios with floating floors, a fully equipped theatre, lecture halls and classrooms for theory classes.

Fontys Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA) also offers exceptional training facilities. Our state-of-the-art training facility at Fontys Campus Stappegoor (adress: Prof. Goossenslaan 1 Tilburg) is well equipped and tailored to the needs of circus training such as aerial and floor acrobatics, tumbling and trampoline, juggling, tight wire and more.


Fontys partner universities are selected on the basis of a set of criteria, such as accreditation, course programmes offered, student satisfaction levels and locations. Fontys actively encourages students to participate in international activities, either abroad or by engaging them in internationalisation activities at home. Every year, Fontys attends the APAIE, NAFSA and EAIE conferences in order to maintain these partnerships.

Other Degrees

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