Practicum Artium electives are semester courses organised by the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA), 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 (2020/21) of Leiden University.

Apply for semester 1, 2021/22

If you like to attend one of these electives you need to create an account in our online application system Osiris and follow the application procedure described below.

Applications open on 11 June 2021 and you can apply up to 15 of August 2021.
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Application process ACPA Practicum Artium

The applications for semester 1 of the academic year 2021-2022 open via our online application portal Osiris on 11 June 2021.

The deadline for application is 15 August 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 15th of August.

A selection of candidates will receive an invitation for an interview, scheduled on (date to be announced soon). The date of the interview is non-negotiable. If you cannot free yourself for the interview, your application will be canceled.

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 2021-2022 from Leiden University
  • A profile picture*

* Please make sure to upload your profile picture no later than (date to be announced) to our online application portal Osiris.