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The Academy has four campuses, all within the centre of Antwerp.. The Sculpture studios are located on the Mutsaard campus. (how to get there).

The Sculpture programme offers two spatious studios, each about 400m², availabel to the first, second and third year bachelor students. One space is reserved for clay sculpting, both figurative and portrait. The other space is purely meant for free sculpting. The master students have six smaller studios available to them. This way they can do research without any distractions and develop their master project. There is another 400m² cross-programme studio available to the mix-masters, students from different master programmes.

Sculpture students can also make use of an exclusive metal working studio and a stone sculpting studio, outside the Academy. Within the Academy they can use a well equipped woodworking studio. The sculpting studios have a very open structure, to promote interaction between the students.

Apart from the studios and lecture rooms, the Academy (campus Mutsaard) offers a variety of unique spaces.

Lange Zaal
As the name suggests, the Lange Zaal is a monumental, long exhibition space (900m²) that is part of the Academy.
To De Lange Zaal

At the center of the Academy you'll find the Wintertuin. This is where students presents their projects, researchers share the progress of their artistic research, and the results of bachelor and master projects are presented.
To De Wintertuin

Academy Library
The Academy Library is a nice and quiet place to study. They have a small bookshop with recent publications by teachers, a "second shelf" for books by underrepresented groups (women, poc, queer) and computers to have a look at the 
digital databases to help you find what you're looking for.
Librarian Ine Boogmans (
ine.boogmans@ap.be )or +3232137108] will gladly help you if you need more information. Follow the library on instagram.

The Mixlab, located next to the Winter Garden in Campus Mutsaard, is a 'maker space' available to all Academy students. They have an expanding collection of equipment that includes digital 3d printers, laser cutters, textile transfer printers, a press, a 3d scanner, a glass oven and knitting machines. It is a space for workshops, a hub for students from all departments. Besides this, the Academy also has an advanced wood atelier and a print lab.

Student restaurant
Academy canteen Komida at Campus Mutsaardstraat has a heart for sustainability and affordability. They offer daily vegetarian meals and mostly have vegan options too. The vegetables in their salads and sandwiches are seasonal, the fish they prepare is caught and cultivated in a sustainable manner and they only use bio meat. Komida uses an exchange system for their packaging: you can choose from reusable glass pots for salads, a lunch box for sandwiches or a reusable coffee cup. They are open every weekday between 9am and 3pm, but students are welcome all day to meet, study, play the piano or the football table and get a freshly brewed coffee from the machine. Komida has free wi-fi and only accepts electronic payments.

The Komida@Stadscampus restaurant of the University of Antwerp is also accessible to Academy students. It is located around the corner at Koningstraat 8 and opens every weekday between 11:45am and 1:45pm.

Besides these, some of Antwerp's best sandwich and coffee bars, restaurants or supermarkets are to be found in the area around Campus Mutsaardstraat.

Student Support Services

Students that need help can contact the student support officer David De Roey (david.deroey@ap.be). He will help any student with the following:

Support for students with disabilities
Students with disabilities (eg. learning difficulties, dyslexia, ADD, autism, mobility limitation, chronic illness) can request special academic facility. The application should be completed between August 15 and October 15.

Student counselling
If you have doubts about your study method, if your study planning doesn't work out or if you experience other difficulties that prevent you from studying well you can contact the student support coordinator. She can help you with your study planning and advise you about good studying methods.

If you have doubts about your study choice, our student support coordinator can advise you about other possibilities.

Personal Troubles
Students that are not feeling well or that are having personal troubles can consult the student support officer David De Roey (david.deroey@ap.be). If necessary, he can refer you to the school's own professional help staff, or to help outside the Academy.

The AP student support services regularly host trainings related to fear of failure, being assertive, mindfulness, applying for a job etc.

Guidance for planning your study path
Would you like to change your study programme, apply for exemptions or change direction or school? If so, we can provide you with study path counselling. During a personal meeting, we will look for the perfect study programme with you. We offer customised support: we examine the study credit, look for exemptions and determine a suitable personal trajectory.

Study Path Advisors:

  • Jana Maes (jana.maes01@ap.be) for the Fashion, Theatre Costume, Jewellery Design and Jewellery Design specialisations.
  • Dieter De Wilde (dieter.dewilde@ap.be) for the specialisations Graphic Design, Photography and Fine Arts (Sculpture, In Situ³, Painting and Graphic Design).

Do you question the correctness of evaluations (exams, assignments, bachelor's or master's thesis ...), the correct application of procedures or do you feel that you have not been treated correctly within the context of your study career? Then contact the ombudsperson. This person ensures that the general education and examination regulations are correctly applied and, if necessary, mediates in disputes. If internal mediation is not an option or fails, the ombudsperson can also refer the matter to third parties.

Your ombuds is Charlotte Plaskie (charlotte.plaskie@ap.be).

Language Support
Students that are experiencing some issues with their language skills can consult a language coach. You can also consult the central language coordinator of AP.

  • Is writing a text hard?
  • Did you have a bad score on a language screening test?
  • Do you have doubts about the content of an evaluation?
  • Do you have trouble building a logical flow in your own texts?
  • Do you get remarks about your grammar or spelling? Or do you have trouble with verbs?
  • Do you use too much speaking language in written assignments?
  • Does the language you use not sound professional or academic enough?
  • Do you need help summarising a syllabus or reading scientific texts?

Please contact taalpunt@ap.be (T. 03 220 57 76). You will be advised on any of these issues, individually or in small groups.

Student Facilities

Would you like more information on one of the following themes?

  • going to live and study in Antwerp (Accommodation)
  • student jobs
  • study grants and financial support
  • psychological support
  • mobility, culture, sport, nutrition

Read more about AP's student facilities

ICT and E-mail

Students and teachers can use the computers in the multimedia room and the library. All computers have internet access. Students and teachers have the possibility to purchase laptops and software at a cheaper rate, through the AP Hogeschool. The WiFi netwerk of the AP Hogeschool is available throughout the campuses.

Students and teachers have access to a number of digital platforms via www.start.ap.be

  • E-campus: once you're enrolled you'll get a user ID & password to log in to the school's network from home where you'll have access to all the available software. In the Academy itself, you can use the wireless internet throughout the campus with the same ID and password and check your AP webmail, the official means of communication between administration, teachers and students. Consult the ICTpedia if you have questions on how to use the ICT.
  • Digitap: your online learning environment for all course content.
  • iBamaflex: the place to get your admission agreement, compose your study programme, consult your study credits, see your exam results, re-enroll, sign your re-enrollment, use the printers on the Academy campus, ...
  • Asimut: check your class schedules and make reservations of study rooms.