- 26.06.24, deadline portfolio session July
- 02.07 - 04.07.24, tests session July
- 21.08.24, deadline portfolio session August
- 28.08 - 30.08.24, tests session August
Two sessions of the admission test are planned, but we want to invite candidates to participate in the first session as much as possible.
This way, you will have certainty about your choice of study well in advance. It will also give you enough time to go through the enrolment process and make the necessary practical preparations (e.g. housing) in the run-up to the academic year.
Make sure you are well-prepared, punctually present at the starting hour and available during the entire duration of the trial.
9:00 on the first day of the session.
Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2, 9000 Ghent
You will receive a detailed schedule on the first day of the session.
Each candidate puts together a preparatory dossier consisting of two parts (written motivation and portfolio). All texts of the dossier must be typed. This preparatory dossier is submitted online before the scheduled deadline.
Candidates who have little or no artistic work can also participate in the test.
The maximum size for the portfolio is 50MB. You can easily compress a pdf file with Adobe Acrobat (not Acrobat Reader!), see acrobat.adobe.com or you can use a website where you can upload, reduce and then re-download a pdf file, e.g. smallpdf.com
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 and/or school assignments (drawings, photographs, sketches, sketch or notebooks, painted studies, photographs of sculptures or spatial work, graphic work, texts, poems, music, computer prints, stage acts, performances or other creations,...). It is recommended that you also bring physical work to the 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 board to get an idea of the candidate's prior theoretical education, gauge language skills and their ability to formulate an opinion, develop a line of reasoning and edit a short written text.
Candidates opting for performance, will receive an additional practical test on site during the admission test. No preparation or specific prior knowledge is required for this.
For the practical test, you will be given a choice of formulated assignments after registration. You choose which assignment you want to work on and which medium or skills you will use to do so. Your chosen assignment gives us the opportunity to get to know you better and to help you in the orientation for your choice of study. We look forward to hearing about your personal approach to the chosen assignment and why you chose a specific assignment. Here, we pay attention to the process, the chosen medium, the experiment and how you deepen and reference the chosen assignment. The end result is of less importance to us, also show us your preliminary studies, alternative designs and the path to the final result. You bring this set of results together with your portfolio to the motivation interview.
Besides the portfolio, the candidate also brings the results of the practical test.
During an individual interview, mainly the candidate's motivation towards an art education in general and the specific field of study in particular will be examined. The portfolio and the results of the practical test form the basis for an interview and questioning. It is important that the candidate can explain the portfolio and the results of the practical test and clarify the study choice and expectations.
Interests, general and cultural knowledge, thinking skills, creative attitudes, plans and expectations for the future and insight into image formation are probed. Important qualities here are: critical sense, commitment, drive, love of art and design, perseverance, self-discipline and a sense of humour.
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 deliberation and proclamation including a feedback moment. The proclamation is done by mail. Those candidates who are not accepted will be given the opportunity for feedback by phone.