Admission requirements

General Requirements

  • High school diploma comparable to a Dutch vwo, havo or mbo 4-diploma. If you do not have the required diploma, but are able to prove - on the basis of an assessment authorised by the Interfaculty - that you actually function at the desired level, you can also apply for admission.

  • Level of English: IELTS 6, TOEFL 80 (internet-based test) or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test).
    Non-EEA candidates are required to provide proof of English Language proficiency.
    EU candidates' English language level will be assessed during their interview/entry examination day.

Specific Requirements

As part of the admission and selection procedure for the Bachelor ArtScience programme we ask you to demonstrate your artistic talent, intellectual curiosity and affinity with a wide range of artistic disciplines. You’ll be asked to show examples of earlier work and explain your motivation to study at the ArtScience Interfaculty.

You’ll be requested to provide the following material:

In the letter of motivation we want you to give an overview of your current artistic activities and to describe your vision for the future. We ask you to:

describe your artistic past; explain your motivation behind getting involved in the arts; illustrate your artistic development and explain the choices you have made so far

  • describe the main topics you are interested in concerning art, science and culture and explain the reasons for your interest. Illustrate your description by using works and concepts of others. (this can include specific art forms, subcultures, genres, styles, artists that inspire you, philosophical ideas, scientific research topics, developments in society etc.)
  • explain why you want to study ArtScience
  • give an outline of what you hope to achieve during your studies at the ArtScience Interfaculty
  • describe the kind of art that you want to develop during your studies
  • describe what you imagine yourself doing after finishing your study
  • indicate questions you might have regarding your choice to study at the ArtScience Interfaculty

Your portfolio should give of a good overview of your past artworks and/or artistic activities. We’re interested in all art forms (including music, visual art, interdisciplinary art, media art, theater, film, etc). While the documentation should include copies and/or documentation of your works we also expect you to write short texts describing the individual works, illustrated with photos, drawings, reviews, etc.

In the case of time-based documentation (audio / video / etc.) we ask you to indicate one piece (or part) that you absolutely want to be viewed or listened to by the admission committee.

Digital documentation should run on both Mac and PC. You are requested to use common file formats: jpeg, gif, tiff, pdf, mp3, wav, aiff, flv, quicktime (mov), avi, txt, rtf, word (doc/docx/odt), powerpoint (ppt/pptx/odp)

This should cover:

  • your full name, current address, phone number and email address
  • your nationality, date and place of birth
  • your previous education
  • your artistic past (see also portfolio, below)
  • your musical skills (including instruments played)
  • your mastered techniques
  • your work experience
  • your language skills

As part of the entrance examination we ask you to develop a proposal for a work of art you would like to make. There is one important requirement: the work should appeal to at least two senses. Sight and hearing are often chosen but you are welcome to choose another combination of senses. The proposal should consist of a written description and include sketches in image, sound or other media. For the entrance examination, we ask you to bring a 3D scale model of your proposed artwork (non-European candidates are asked to show and demonstrate their scale model by means of Skype)

Deadline

Deadline for submission of your digital application is 4 weeks before the entrance exam interview.

Exacts dates for the entrance exam interviews will be announced after the beginning of the new academic year.

Non-EU/EEA candidates who require a VISA must have their full set of required documents submitted by May 1st.

In case you can’t meet the submission deadline we ask you to contact the Interfaculty coordinator and head of department.

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