ArtEZ University of the Arts

ArtEZ college of arts is one of the largest art colleges in The Netherlands. ArtEZ offers bachelor and master studies in the field of art, fashion, design, architecture, music, dance and theatre. The wide range of studies makes it possible to work closely together with other colleges. The college has 3,000 students and 850 employees. You will find ArtEZ in Arnhem, Enschede and Zwolle.


Talented art students from The Netherlands and abroad challenge themselves at ArtEZ. Authenticity, passion, individuality and a large dose of perseverance are essential. The students are guided by experienced teachers who have worked as professionals. The quality of the education is apparent from the national and international recognition by the professional field.


In Enschede you will find the ArtEZ Conservatorium (of music), the ArtEZ Pop academy and the AKI ArtEZ Academy for Art & Design. The ArtEZ Conservatorium and the ArtEZ Pop academy are in the city centre and are part of the National  Muziekkwartier.


The Art academy of ArtEZ can be found within walking distance of the cultural district called Roombeek. This district was completely destroyed in 2000 by the fireworks disaster. Roombeek was rebuilt and is now a true example of architectural and urban quality. You will find a lot of cultural institutions and artists in Roombeek. More information on the AKI can be found at