Practicum Artium electives are semester courses organised by the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, a collaboration between Leiden University, the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire.

The Practicum Artium electives are exclusively developed for students of Leiden University.


  • Drawing
    Teacher: Eric Hirdes
  • Graphic Design
    Teacher: Yin Yin Wong
  • Painting
    Teacher: Tanja Smit
  • Photography
    Teacher: Nadine Stijns

For further information about these electives please visit the prospectus of Leiden University.

If you like to attend one of these electives you need to create an account in our online application system Osiris. Please find the steps of the application procedure below.

Application process ACPA Practicum Artium

The applications for semester 2 of academic year 2020-2021 open via our online application portal Osiris on 1 December 2020.

The deadline for application is 20 January 2021.

Please upload the required documents (digital portfolio and motivation letter) in Osiris. On the website of Leiden University, you may find a description of the specific requirements for each course.

Once your file is complete it will be handed over to the admission committee. The admission committee will make a decision within a week after the application deadline of the 20th of January.

A selection of candidates will receive an invitation for an interview, scheduled on the 4th of February 2021. The date of the interview is non-negotiable. If you cannot free yourself for the interview, your application will be cancelled.

Once you’re admitted to the course, we need digital copies of the following documents to complete your admission:

  • A copy of your passport
  • Proof of enrolment for the study year 2020-2021 from Leiden University
  • A profile picture*

* Please make sure to upload your profile picture no later than the 9th of February to our online application portal Osiris.