Fine Art
English stream

The study Fine Art at the AKI prepares students for a dynamic profession. Through individualized tutoring and creative practice, they become artists who are capable of undertaking various roles, positions, and responsibilities in art and society.

Small size Art Academy The AKI is a small sized non-competitive Art Academy. The academy focuses on educating independent artists and designers working in and between multiple disciplines. Its scale and character contribute to friendships, mutual exchanges, and collaborations within a context that seems temporary, but lasts a lifetime.

The Study The AKI Fine Art Enschede program prepares you for a life and career as an independent and collaborative artist, capable of autonomous and commissioned work within a professional practice. It also allows you to build a portfolio and prepares you for continued study in a national or international graduate degree program. Our faculty consists of renowned teaching artists who maintain a personal, professional practice. They supervise and encourage students to make informed choices and provide close access to their chosen fields of experience. The program provides clear structure and fuel for the creative process, offering in-class guidance aimed at the individual, artistic development of each student. The support and teaching are mostly individual and your development is key is the process. During group critiques, students learn how to examine the artwork of fellow students, as well as their own, to grow and develop constructively through criticism.

Your profession as an artist goes beyond the limits of your discipline. As an artist, you have the most versatile profession imaginable.

The departure within the Fine Art program is the ‘specializations’ Painting and All Space& Sculpture which support the Fine Art through their history and are the departure of doing, thinking and creating via a critical reflection. You remain close to or extend your own media palette expanding and maybe go beyond the limits.

During your academic training,  you’ll learn to think critically and independently and explore alternative possibilities as you develop the ability to see and perceive in a different way. These skills have broad applications beyond the art world, like making connections between arts and business or arts and politics. Our society benefits from the fresh perspective of artists.

The roles and positions of former AKI students vary widely.  See our alumni links below for a range of examples. The art practice knows many different facets and asks for high standards. Knowing where you are and what drives you, with a stretching pallet of media: photography, painting, video, drawing, performance, sculpture, and interactive media, which are expressed in a variety of settings: Museums galleries, art fares, the public space, the theatre, education, companies and so on. As an Artist, you have the most versatile job in the world.

We welcome students coming from most levels of secondary education to take an entrance exam. We look beside your work at your motivation, individuality, and baggage. In certain cases, students may be enrolled in the second year of college. See also our Fine Art Admission Procedure