Mapping Netherlands: Visual arts and Photography - Art Academies

Mapping Netherlands: Visual arts and Photography - Art Academies

Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (AHK), Academie voor beeldende vorming
Amsterdam School of the Arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Education
Academy of Fine Art in Education offers the only independent Fine Art teacher training course in The Netherlands. Students will be trained in order to become a professional, motivated and committed teacher by following the four-year bachelor’s teaching course in Fine Art and Design.

Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is a university of applied sciences for Fine Arts and Design. 'De Rietveld' offers bachelor’s studies in design, visual arts and fashion. Graduates can study further at the Sandberg Institute, which offers the Master’s programmes of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.

Sandberg Institute
Sandberg Institute
The Sandberg Institute offers Master’s programmes for the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in the direction Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Design and Interior Architecture. The institute is located in the building of the Rietveld Academy.

Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU)
HKU University of the Arts Utrecht
With over 3,900 students, the HKU is one of the largest schools of art in Europe. The school offers preparatory courses, bachelor and master programmes and research degrees in fine art, design, media, games and interaction, music, theatre and arts management.

Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten
Royal Academy of Art
The Hague
The Royal Academy of Art offers degrees in various arts disciplines, such as photography, media, design, photography, film and the visual arts. The academy cooperates with the University of Leiden in order to create interdisciplinary programmes.

Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, opleidingen beeldende kunst
Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts, Section Fine Arts
The Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts offers BA and MA degrees in the direction of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, design and architecture. The Section Fine Arts offers a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Design in Education, a bachelor Design and Masters in Architecture, Urbanism and Education in Arts. Fontys creates an interdisciplinary study environment by housing all studies in one building.

ArtEZ, Hogeschool voor de kunsten
ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Academy of Art & Design
Arnhem and Enschede
ArtEZ offers a related selection of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in visual art, architecture, fashion, design, music, theatre, creative writing, dance and art education. At the same time, ArtEZ is a specialised knowledge institute where lecturers combine theory and practice.

Zuyd Hogeschool, Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht
Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design
The Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design is part of the Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. The academy offers bachelor’s studies in the fields of visual arts, design, fashion and Master’s in architecture and interior architecture. The bachelors of Fine Arts provides its students with several working techniques and learn to develop a conceptual approach to their art making, while the bachelor Lecturer Fine Arts and Design prepares students for modern teaching and lecturing.
Contact: Erik de Jong (Fine arts), Marloes Brouns (Fine arts and design in education)

Academie Minerva Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving
Minerva Art Academy
The Minerva Art Academy offers a wide range of arts studies. The Academy for Fine Arts and Design offers education in the visual arts, graphic design, spatial design and teaching. The FMI Masters (Frank Mohr International Masters) provides three Masters in the direction of interactive media, painting and scenography.

Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving | St.Joost
School of Fine Art and Design St.Joost
Breda and 's-Hertogenbosch
The AKV|St.Joost offers Bachelor courses in the fields of animation, audiovisual design, photography, graphic design and illustration. The school offers Master courses in animation, fine arts, graphic design and photography and has an special international educational programme for talented visual design students.

Willem de Kooning Academie
Willem de Kooning Academy
The Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University offers art education on a bachelor- and master level. The institute offers courses in media, art, design, leisure and education. The Piet Zwart Institute, which is a part of the Willem de Kooning Academy, offers four Master courses: Fine Art, Interior Architecture and Retail Design, Media Design and Communication, and Art Education.

Post-academic Art Institutes

Jan van Eyck Academie
Jan van Eyck Academy
The Jan van Eyck Academie is an international post-academic art institute that offers space to ambitions, plans and work of artists, designers, writers, curators, thinkers.

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam selects exceptionally talented artists and offers them high quality artistic, technical and theoretical facilities. Research, experiment and developing innovative art practices are of central importance.

De Ateliers
De Ateliers
De Ateliers is an independent artists' institute which is run by visual artists. It focuses on the artistic development of young, talented artists from within the Netherlands and abroad. Though similar to a post-academic teaching facility, de Ateliers is not an educational institution.
Contact: Dominic van den Boogerd (Director)