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ArtEZ University of the Arts

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)



The ArtEZ University of Arts came into being as a result of the merger between various independent art schools in the east of the Netherlands. Staff member Frits Ferres came up with the name ArtEZ. The capital letters stand for the cities in which ArtEZ is located: Arnhem, Enschede and Zwolle.


ArtEZ provides a coherent range of preparatory courses, Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in visual art, architecture, fashion, design, music, theatre, creative writing, dance and art education for more than 3000 students in Arnhem, Enschede and Zwolle.


Research is a recurring subject within the programmes. Master’s students conduct applied research in the last year of their programme.

Bachelor’s students can choose to apply for the Honours Programme in addition to their regular studies in order to gain further theoretical knowledge or to perform research. Lecturers and students are involved as much as possible in the research projects of the professorships. Students reap the rewards of this research and innovation focus.

This is exemplified by the School of Dance working with an innovative training programme that significantly reduces the risk of injuries.


From fashion designers to musicians, from choreographers to architects, more and more artists are establishing themselves as independent entrepreneurs or opting for mixed professional practice. Employed graduates are also expected to demonstrate entrepreneurial behaviour.

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Student services

The Student Affairs Department will help you with anything you may need to organise your studies and advises you on registration and enrolment, visas and insurance.

Housing services

In Holland, students usually do not live on campus but have their own room. Therefore ArtEZ doesn't have its own student dormitories and cannot provide accommodation for students.

Library services

The books published by ArtEZ Press help stimulate research and theory development in the various art education disciplines. The publications offer the opportunity to demonstrate existing knowledge and skills in art, culture, and education. Some books may serve as teaching material, both nationally and internationally.

Student Reviews

AKI Artez & Pandemic Consequences
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

It's great for the community, everyone is very open-minded and I had teachers said to be great artists. But Artez doesn't invest in Aki academy so much, there's not much money and they fired many teachers, the director quit and the new one is never there and it is very disorganized. Perhaps due to the pandemic also.

Be happy and shine like a pearl!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

You get a lot of freedom to develop your (creative) self.

My experience at ArtEZ, Arnhem
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good environment, private and student driven community. Can speak your mind and there is no taboo about that.

Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands

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