The Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts programme is only available to candidate students who have passed the artistic entrance examination.
The artistic entrance examination assesses your artistic insight, cultural knowledge, creativity, skills and motivation. This two-day test consists of different assignments and an interview during which we will also discuss your curriculum vitae, possible home assignments and your portfolio.
In 2020 a second session of the artistic entrance examination will be organized on the following dates:
- Thursday 3 and Friday 4 September 2020
>> Registration is possible until 19 August 2020 !
>> Uploading files (cv, portfolio and motivation letter) + possible home Assignments by 22 August 2020 !
The artistic entrance examinations in September is open for candidate students from within the EEA and outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
*EEA = EU + Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein
FROM OUTSIDE THE EEA
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One can only participate once per academic year in the artistic entrance exam for a specific specialization and option within the Visual Arts programme. It is however possible to participate in the entrance exam for different specializations and options in the same year.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CANDIDATES OUTSIDE THE EEA
Candidates from outside the EEA have to apply for a student visa. Keep in mind that you have to obtain a student visa and that the application procedure for this can take up to three months or longer.
Candidates who cannot be present at the start of the academic year due to Corona measures or problems obtaining a D-visa, may exceptionally still start until Monday, November 9 2020. In between the start of the academic year and your arrival in Belgium, you can take your theoretical classes digitally. Subject to modifications, some artistic assignments can also be communicated digitally.
We advise candidates to obtain their documents and travel to Belgium as soon as possible. If necessary with a tourist visa. The D-visa can still be arranged later on. You can apply for a residence permit through the student administration office.
You can find additional information about this under:
Programmes > Menu > Registration & Admission > Residence card
To be submitted in advance
- C.V. with an indication of the studies carried out.
- Motivation letter indicating very clearly why you choose this course.
- Details of the structure are further explained in the description per department (see below)
- Combine your C.V. motivation letter and portfolio in one file (PDF, JPG or MP4)
- Filename: please use your personal name, so we know to whom it belongs. (name_familyname_portfolio.pdf)
>>> The link where you can upload your file + description on how Day 1 will take place will be send to you by email.
>>> Submit file by 22 August (for the entrance exam 3 and 4 September 2020)
Course of this 2-day test
The admission test and interviews will take place digitally. Below you can find a description per department of what will be expected.
Day 1 assingments:
- Admission test
- Thursday 3 September 2020
Day 2 interviews:
- Friday 4 September 2020
- Via Microsoft Teams, Skype,...
- The committee will provide a timeslot during day 1
Description per department: portfolio, assignment and interview
- Fine Arts - In Situ³
- Fine Arts - Painting
- Fine Arts - Printmaking
- Fine Arts - Sculpture
- Graphic Design
- Jewellery Design
- Theatre Costume Design
Registration and payment
You can register for an artistic entrance exam online through THIS LINK.
In order to participate in an artistic entrance exam, you must pay a non-refundable administrative fee of 25 euros, to be paid in advance, during the online registration.
Payment is due on the 19 of August.
Passed the artistic entrance exam?
If you pass the artistic entrance exam this year, you can enrol in your chosen specialization in the Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Programme for the academic year 2020-2021 or the academic year 2021-2022.
After passing the entrance exam, you will receive an e-mail from us with all the information needed in order to enrol.
Read more about the admission requirements on https://ap-arts.be/en/academy