AKI Art & Design | ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten

The AKI is the smallest art academy in the Netherlands, and it offers three bachelor courses: Crossmedia Design, Fine Art and Moving Image. AKI is part of ArtEZ University of the Arts, but it also greatly values its autonomy as a small academy. Education is created on the work floor.

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AKI Academie voor Art & Design
Hulsmaatstraat 35,
7523 WB Enschede
+31 053 4824400 AKIbalie@artez.nl https://aki.artez.nl/en/

At AKI, we believe that the gap between thinking, saying and doing should be as small as possible. We are just there to further your ambition, to develop your talents and professionalise your competences*. May this be with paint, ideas, photography, film, concepts, design, sculpture, clay, wood, typography, drive, words, passion, philosophy and so on. The autonomy of spirit enables you to be certain enough of your own capacities to share with others and come to innovative solutions. Our curriculum revolves around fully supporting each student’s individual development.


It is possible to do an AKI tour as a future student. You will receive a guided tour, meet our students and teachers and receive a presentation about our studies during the AKI tour. You will have the opportunity to show your portfolio for advice at the end of the day. Take a look at the website for more information about the programmes.


Creative location

AKI Design & Art is located in the cultural quarter of Enschede: Roombeek. In 2000, Roombeek was completely renovated after the fireworks explosion, and it is now the figurehead of architecture. AKI is surrounded by museums and art institutions, a perfect location for creativity! The conservatory is located in the city centre.