• 29.04.24, deadline submission portfolio session May
  • 10.05 — 11.05.24, test session May
  • 26.06.24, deadline submission portfolio session July
  • 02.07 — 04.07.24, tests session July
  • 21.08.24, deadline portfolio submission session August
  • 28.08 — 30.08.24, tests session August

Make sure you are well prepared, punctually present at the starting hour and available during the entire duration of the test.

start tests

9:00 on the first day of the session.

Campus Bijloke
Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Ghent

You will receive detailed planning on the first day of the session.

preparatory dossier

Each candidate puts together a preparatory dossier consisting of several parts (personal data, written motivation and portfolio). All texts of the dossier must be digitally executed. This preparatory dossier is put on a digital platform in advance.

If there are film fragments or audio fragments in the portfolio, these should first be put on an online streaming platform such as youtube or vimeo and only the link should be passed on.

Candidates who have little or no artistic work can also participate in the test.

personal data

  • Recent passport photograph
  • A curriculum vitae listing past studies, artistic and other activities,...

written motivation

A written motivation regarding the choice of study and school (maximum 1 A4 sheet).


The candidate compiles a folder with a representative selection of personal work: autonomous artistic work (drawings, photographs, sketches, painted studies, photographs of sculptures or spatial work, graphic work, texts, poems, music, computer prints, stage acts, performances or other creations, website, plaster, etc.).

Be sure to bring physical and plastic work to the test such as sketchbooks, ...

Submit the link to your portfolio via our online form.

the test

On the day of the test, you will need:

  • preparatory file
  • writing utensils
  • drawing paper, sketching paper, (coloured paper is also allowed)
  • drawing materials such as pencils, brushes, ruler,...
  • colouring materials: water colour or gouache or material of your own choice: e.g. crayons
  • a mirror or smartphone for the drawing test.

written test

The candidate must provide a written answer to a general question on a current social, cultural and/or artistic issue. The aim is to allow the examination committee to get an idea of the candidate's theoretical prior education, gauge language skills and the ability to formulate an opinion, develop a line of reasoning and edit a short written text.

motivation interview

During an individual interview, the candidate's motivation towards art education in general and the specific field of study in particular will be examined.

The preparatory dossier forms the basis for an interview. It is important that the candidate is able to explain the elements in the dossier and clarify his study choice and expectations.

Interests, general and cultural knowledge, thinking skills, creative attitudes and insight into image-making are probed. Important qualities here are: critical sense, commitment, drive, love of art and design, perseverance, self-discipline and sense of humour.

practical test

  1. Drawing by observation
    Candidates are given a choice of three ways to complete the test. This may be via quick sketches (max duration of 5 minutes per pose) or one elaborated drawing. The total duration of the test is 60 minutes.
    The sketches will be done on paper.
  2. Film review
    A short artistic (5-10 minutes) animated film is shown twice. After the first screening, about four questions are asked and explanations provided where necessary (on content, appreciation, formal qualities). Candidates are then given 10 minutes to think about it and take notes. This is followed by a second screening followed by 30 minutes to correct and net these answers. Candidates are reminded to express themselves concisely, clearly and in full sentences (maximum 10 lines per question).
  3. Interpretation task design animation film
    Candidates are asked to choose from four combinations of objects and characters and to represent this choice in a series of drawings. Format and technique of your choice, this may be sketchy, as it were cinematic preliminary studies. One of these drawings should then be worked out graphically. These drawings may be created digitally or on paper.
proclamation and feedback

Please note that locations and times are subject to change. Changes will be communicated on the spot.

On the last day of the session, there will be a deliberation and announcement of the results including a personal conversation, at which third parties may also be present. In this conversation, candidates will learn whether or not they will be accepted and for what reasons. Candidates must be present at this interview. There will be no subsequent or telephone interviews regarding the results.