Bachelor's Degree in Arts in Netherlands

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A bachelor’s degree is a post-secondary degree awarded after completed 120 credits. It usually takes eight semesters to complete a Bachelor’s degree. While completing an undergraduate course, candidates have to study general courses and chose a major specific subject. A Bachelor’s degree can also be called a baccalaureate in certain countries.

Programs in the Arts range from philosophy to English, vocal performance to instrumental performance, and even culinary arts or fashion. The thread that connects arts programs is that they all have to do with creative learning.

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.

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Bachelor of University College Roosevelt

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

UCR is a Liberal Arts and Sciences programme. At UCR, motivated and curious students create their own individual program on an international campus. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. Bachelor of University College Roosevelt Constructing your own program Philosophy or physics? Medicine or mathematics? Law or a language? One of the distinguishing features of the program at UCR is that you do not have to choose. The Liberal Arts and Sciences concept is based upon the idea that today’s most complex problems can no longer be solved with a mono-disciplinary approach. Students at University College Roosevelt construct their own academic program, tailor-made to their individual interests. In doing so, the program prepares you for a world whose demands and challenges will grow more complex each year, while optimally preparing you for the master’s program or the job of your choice. Not for every student The University College Roosevelt concept may not fit every student: the continuous assessment system, its study pace, and its high standards demand a lot from students, who are encouraged to perform to the best of their ability and, in turn, motivate each other to the fullest. Our success rates clearly show that this strategy works. Nearly 90% of our graduates complete their bachelor´s program within the allotted three years, and many of them have been accepted to the best graduate programs available. This does not mean, however, that UCR students are simply brilliant scholars. Students ultimately decide to study at UCR because of their boundless curiosity, their motivation, and their international outlook. A unique City Campus University College Roosevelt´s personal approach is reflected in the city it has... [-]

Bachelor in International Game Architecture and Design

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Breda

This programme is taught in English and prepares you for a career in the games industry. In 4 years’ time, you will become a visual artist, programmer, designer... [+]

Bachelor in International Game Architecture and Design

This programme is taught in English and prepares you for a career in the games industry. In 4 years’ time, you will become a visual artist, programmer, designer, producer of AAA Games or indie game developer.Ambitious, practical and highly skilled

Can you create a unique selling point for a game concept? What is required to design and build the 3D art for 'Skyrim'? How do you control enemy AI behaviour?

After your graduation in Breda, you create the magic of new games as an ambitious, practical and highly skilled game developer!

Your career?

As a graduate you will be equipped to enter positions such as:... [-]


Bachelor of University College Utrecht

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

UCU is an international honours college where you study Liberal Arts and Sciences at a campus where you also live. You don’t specialize in one subject, but you create your own unique curriculum choosing from more than 200 different courses. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. Bachelor of University College Utrecht Studying a complex world At UCU you study Liberal Arts and Sciences, an educational philosophy that is common in the United States. Instead of choosing just one subject, you create your own study programme from a large number of courses in Science, Social Science and Humanities. Think about it. The problems we face nowadays are complex. To understand global warming, for example, you need the sciences. But you can’t fully grasp it without knowledge of politics, economics or even ethics. By studying more than one discipline, you learn to approach problems from different perspectives and to think ‘outside the box’. This is what we call multi- and interdisciplinary thinking. Creating your own study programme can be difficult. That is why at UCU you have a personal tutor, who will help you think about your future, and choose the right courses. Learning community At UCU students and staff form a lively community. There are no large lecture halls; instead, classes are small and interactive. The instructors will stimulate you to participate in debates, to give presentations, and to reflect critically and creatively on the course material. 40% of the students are international, so inside and outside the classroom we speak English. And with so many different cultures and backgrounds, you will often encounter surprising perspectives in class discussions. All students live and study on the campus in Utrecht. You will live together with other students in a unit in... [-]

Bachelor - Fine Arts

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The bachelor of Fine Arts takes four years. Each year consists of two semesters, divided into study periods. Every year, semester and study period has its own theme. During the core programme you will develop you own visual work. [+]

Fine Arts: www.hanzegroningen.eu/finearts Are you inquisitive, eager and curious? Are you passionate about art? Then studying Fine Arts at Minerva Academy of Art could the right choice for you. This programme offers you the opportunity to experiment and play, to learn and to create. You don’t wait for someone to give you an assignment. You get to work yourself. This is how you create your own future as an independent fine artist. What do you need to successfully graduate as an independent, fine artist? We like you to show us that you have an open, curious and especially inquisitive attitude. You don’t take the world on face value; you want to get to the bottom of things. You want to be the one who is in control of the imaginative process of converting ideas, thoughts and desires into images. We encourage an international focus: many of our students are from abroad. That is why this bachelor’s programme is taught fully in English. This means that English is the language we use during classes. Instruction and coaching in Dutch is possible in individual cases. It is important to get used to an international setting right from the start. This way you will also feel at home abroad and you will learn to get by as an artist all over the word. You do so by experimenting, investigating, reflecting and especially by creating a lot. You convert your ideas, desires and fascinations into images by using the most suitable materials, techniques and... [-]

Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Arts

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

The world is increasingly changing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is searching for a substainable economic, social and cultural plan to take us into the future. Classical boundaries between disciplines are [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. The world is increasingly changing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is searching for a substainable economic, social and cultural plan to take us into the future. Classical boundaries between disciplines are no longer of any significance. Innovation is taken place in between borders of science, economics and arts. Do you want to be part of this future and be a ‘critical engaged artist’ of innovative and artistic concepts which combine entrepreneurial and social issues? Does your imagination go beyond the limits of science and arts? Do you think in terms of projects rather than classes? If so, iArts is the answer. iArts stands for interdisciplinary Arts, an intensive international three-year Bachelor’s programme for the creative and intelligent multitalented. It builds bridges between the arts, sciences, society and entrepreneurship. This hybrid is a joint initiative of the Maastricht Academy of Performing Arts, the Maastricht Academy of Music, the Academy of Fine Arts and Design at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University and Van Eyck. The programme is an exciting cross-over of artistic skills, academic reflection, research and entrepreneurship. They are connected in projects and seminars with a strong focus on today’s societal issues. This makes iArts the first bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands to link interdisciplinarity in the arts to academic scholarship and partners outside of the academy. Projects The iArts programme is a 4 year bachelor’s... [-]

Bachelor - Jazz

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society. [+]

Jazz: www.hanzegroningen.eu/pcc The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society. We live up to our motto “Share your talent. Move the world” by challenging you to share your talent and passion for music with the world around you. As a future musician or music teacher you will move the world; by inspiring, motivating and touching people’s hearts. Studying at the Prince Claus Conservatoire means that you will be immersed in an inspiring international environment. We are known internationally for our innovative ideas on studying music. We are convinced that having close contact with our students is of great importance, you are not anonymous when you choose to study with us. We have gained the title Best Conservatoire of the Netherlands a number of times. Welcome to Groningen! Joris Teepe and his colleagues are a faculty of seasoned professional musicians who have played with many of the greatest musicians in jazz. They are part of the rich musical community of New York City, the city that is the centre of the jazz world. This life experience and commitment directly effects how they teach; the 'New York comes to Groningen' program is a more pragmatic, performanceoriented way of studying jazz than what is often taught at other conservatoires.... [-]

Bachelor - Game Design & Development

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The international Game Design & Development Major (GDD) revolves around game design, game development and how games are implemented to reach a specific purpose. You will work on game concepts, 2D and 3D artwork, game development and game evaluation, adjusted in line with current developments in the curriculum. While working in a team, you learn how you can turn a game concept into a final product and how to involve the end user in the development of the product. There is extra emphasis on research, innovation, intercultural communication and entrepreneurship. Furthermore, you will work on developing specific professional skills needed as a game designer, game artist, game developer or game evaluator. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. Game Design & Development: www.hanzegroningen.eu/gdd Games can be seen all around us, from popular mainstream games on consoles and PCs, to mobile and tablet-based games that are played for entertainment. Moreover, they are increasingly used as learning tools, in the form of so-called serious games. You may like playing games, but you’re particularly curious about what it takes to make a game work: its looks, its mechanics, and its internal technical system. This four year international major in Game Design & Development prepares you for an international career in the field of game design and development. Throughout the programme, you will work on defining and promoting game concepts, creating 2D and 3D artwork, as well as developing the code for gameplay. After completing this programme, you will be able to work in the international game industry as a game designer, game artist, or game developer. Programme overview Throughout the programme, you will work on defining and promoting game concepts, creating 2D and 3D artwork, as well as developing the code for gameplay. Every student receives basic training in these elements throughout the first year, while specialising in one of them during the rest of the programme. While working in a team, you learn how to turn a game concept into a final product and how to involve the end user in the development cycle. With an emphasis on research, innovation, intercultural communication, and entrepreneurship, it is both a generalist and a specialist training... [-]

Bachelor - Design

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

During this Bachelor you will learn to reflect on your own work and that of others. You will develop your authenticity as a designer and discover your view of the world. It is fine to make mistakes. Better still: you have to make mistakes. [+]

Design: www.hanzegroningen.eu/design Are you a creative, curious person? Do you like to experiment with images, video and animation? Do you enjoy playing with the spatial effects of light, image and objects? In that case a future as a designer is a viable option. Designers contribute significantly to the creative industry, one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the Netherlands. We educate talented, ambitious students who wish to become experimental designers with a critical attitude, who are not afraid to take on wayward and socially relevant topics. You will get learn about all facets of this profession. Graduating successfully means you are well prepared for a future as a professional designer. We encourage an international focus: many of our students are from abroad. That is why this bachelor's programme is taught fully in English. This means that English is the language we use during classes. Instruction and coaching in Dutch is possible in individual cases. It is important to get used to an international setting right from the start. This way you will also feel at home abroad and you will learn to get by as an designer all over the word. During this Bachelor you will learn to reflect on your own work and that of others. You will develop your authenticity as a designer and discover your view of the world. It is fine to make mistakes. Better still: you have to make mistakes. Only by trial and error you will be able to master the designer's craft.... [-]

Bachelor - Classical Music

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

When you choose for a classical music degree, you choose for a profession on your instrument or with your voice. Perhaps you will become an orchestral musician in a large symphony orchestra, or in one of the Dutch military ensembles, or member of a (semi-)professional chamber choir. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. Classical Music: www.hanzegroningen.eu/pcc The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society. We live up to our motto “Share your talent. Move the world” by challenging you to share your talent and passion for music with the world around you. As a future musician or music teacher you will move the world; by inspiring, motivating and touching people’s hearts. Studying at the Prince Claus Conservatoire means that you will be immersed in an inspiring international environment. We are known internationally for our innovative ideas on studying music. We are convinced that having close contact with our students is of great importance, you are not anonymous when you choose to study with us. We have gained the title Best Conservatoire of the Netherlands a number of times. Welcome to Groningen! ​​​​​​​​​​​​Bachelor Classical Music When you choose for a classical music degree, you choose for a profession on your instrument or with your voice. Perhaps you will become an orchestral musician in a large symphony orchestra, or in one of the Dutch military ensembles, or member of a (semi-)professional chamber choir. Many choose for a combination between playing chamber music, instrumental teaching at a music school or setting up a private teaching... [-]

Bachelor Music

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

Conservatorium Maastricht is an internationally oriented music academy and is part of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. It is located in the centre of Europe, close to Belgium, Luxemburg [+]

Bachelor MusicConservatorium Maastricht is an internationally oriented music academy and is part of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. It is located in the centre of Europe, close to Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, and France. Because of its international position, there are ample opportunities to gain experience on important national and international stages.


Currently, 442 students of around forty-eight different nationalities study at Conservatorium Maastricht. There are three different departments: Classical Music, Jazz/Pop and Music in Education. Conservatorium Maastricht offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.


The four arts faculties of Zuyd University (Conservatorium Maastricht, Drama Academy, Academy of Fine Arts and Academy of Design) attract national and international artists and arts students to Maastricht. These arts faculties have been working together with Maastricht University for a long time. This collaboration will be even more intense in the future, which will further increase the attraction of Maastricht as a European City of Education. 

Annually, the city of Maastricht welcomes seven million visitors from the Netherlands and from abroad.... [-]


Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies

Radboud University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Are you passionate about culture? Do you like sitting front row – be it at music festivals, Shakespearean tragedies, art-house-films, television series, cutting edge exhibitions or poetry slams? And are you interested in developing new skills for analyzing and describing your experiences from a range of theoretical perspectives? Are you ready to join the social and political debate on the arts? Then the Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies at the Radboud University Nijmegen is just the thing for you. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. The programme focuses on art in its various forms: fine arts, literature, music, theatre, film and digital media. The approach is both interdisciplinary and multi-medial: you will not only analyse these art forms in and by themselves, but also learn to compare and contrast them. You are invited to explore art and culture from a number of theoretical, historical, political and social perspectives, incorporating European, North American and global views on (the value of) culture. Arts and Culture Studies teaches you to discern differences between art forms, and between contemporary and historical valuations of art; explain how arts and culture are socially, politically and ideologically constructed; apply theoretical notions to analyze works of art or cultural phenomena; formulate a clear and well-founded vision on art and (popular) culture; write academically sound essays that contribute to current debates on art and culture. Arts and Culture Studies is the leading programme in culture studies in the Netherlands: it has been ranked first in the authoritative Elsevier ranking seven times in a row (2009-2015). Why study at Radboud University You will be trained by an international staff of leading researchers in the humanities; As a first-year student, you will have your own lecturer-mentor who will help you find your way in your studies and settle down in Nijmegen; The programme includes skill learning courses (Academic writing, Academic communication and Professional skills) in which you learn how to present, discuss and write academic papers and how to... [-]

Bachelor in Illustration

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

You will develop into a designer that is specialised in creating applied images and visuals. Illustration is becoming increasingly more visible in our strongly visually-oriented communication culture. [+]

We believe that by embracing diversity, we are in a position to create a flexible environment in which students can discover their own direction. Students of the Illustration department at the Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) learn to work and study together as a community. Within this community, the department actively encourages the broad range of learning opportunities made possible by contributions from individuals of various backgrounds and various approaches to illustration. We aim to avoid constraining students within specific branches of illustration. We believe that by embracing diversity, we are in a position to create a flexible environment in which students can discover their own direction. The focus within the department is on three specific areas of the profession: narrative, informative, and authorial illustration. We want students to be able to share stories, provide information and express opinions through visual works. We focus on products such as publications, animations, installations, events, identities and games. During the four-year study programme, students progress from an initial focus on their major specialisation of Illustration, toward becoming skillful interdisciplinary practitioners active within either commercial, social or autonomous professional practices. We prepare our students for career opportunities in the creative industries. Our alumni work as freelancers, within collectives, or for commercial or institutional employers. Students also have the opportunity of participating in an exchange programme with partner institutes in: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Clients of WdKA alumni include: Artbox, the Ambassadors, De Correspondent, Elle,... [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

Graphic designers want to communicate. They want to give shape to information in words and images, and tell a story to a specific audience through various media. They design identity and interact with users. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. As a graphic designer, you connect your fascination and observations to those of your clients, other designers and the public. Graphic Design educates a new generation of designers who are engaged, critical, curious and able to relate to the public and clients from an artistic and independent position. We educate makers who – by exploring the responsibility and power of graphic design – are able to relate to social, cultural, political, commercial and technological issues in contemporary society. Graphic designers want to communicate. Give shape to information in words and images, and tell a story to a specific audience through various media. Design identity and interact with users. As a graphic designer, you connect your fascination and observations to those of your clients, other designers and the public. You want to have a presence everywhere where communication is needed. The profession of graphic design has a long tradition. The basis of the discipline is the design of print such as books, house styles and posters. In recent decades, graphic design has broadened to include different forms of media such as websites, apps, film and video, interactive installations, exhibitions and interventions in public space. These developments mean that graphic design is rarely clear-cut. It is in the process of transformation and creates much space for innovation. What we expect from you is an individual, always questioning, open and enterprising attitude towards the subject, towards society, the media, the Willem de Kooning Academy and, not... [-]

Bachelor in Animation

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

The term ‘animation’ is derived from the Latin word ‘anima’, which means ‘soul’. Thus, ‘animation’ literally means ‘to incite, to bring to life’. Freely translated, animation is the bringing across of meaning or emotion through the movement of an inanimate object. A rather more technical definition is ‘the suggestion of movement through consecutive images in changing situations’. [+]

Our department Animation focuses intensively on applicability and concept development, in addition to the development of the student’s craftsmanship and skills. Animation is encountered in films, television series, games, augmented reality, virtual reality, interactive applications/apps, commercials, simulations and informational films. There is also a wide variety of formats, from traditional 2D animation and 3D computer techniques to stop-motion and digital cut-out animation. Animation combines technology with narratives. Animation was made possible by technological advances during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when illusionists became filmmakers. The art form continues to be shaped by technological developments. Animation also has a profound influence on the ways in which societies function and communicate. The animator who is aware of these evolutionary developments also knows the future of the profession and, perhaps more importantly, is in tune with relevant developments in society. The term ‘animation’ comes from the Latin ‘anima’, which means soul, spirit or life. Animation thus literally means ‘bringing to life’. Anyone who has ever made a simple flip book has experienced the enchantment of seeing your own drawings come to life. Animation is first and foremost a means of communication. Animators have stories to tell. Animation is thus a means rather than an end in itself. Our department focuses intensively on applicability and concept development, in addition to the development of the student’s craftsmanship and skills. The first two years of the study programme mostly consists of basic skills development. You will learn several different techniques, principles and theory, initially from... [-]

Bachelor in Photography

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

You will develop into an image specialist who – in your individual and questioning way – uses photography as a tool to portray a world in ways that are thought provoking and visually challenging. [+]

Best Bachelors in Arts in Netherlands 2017. You will be developing as an image specialist who uses photography and other media in order to visually express own vision of reality in thought-provoking and personal ways. Studying Photography means developing new ways of thinking and seeing. You relate to the world through (photographic) images, and as a professional photographer you need to know how to deal with this powerful medium. What is your personal vision in relation to photography as a medium and an art form? You will be developing as an image specialist who, in their own individual and questioning way, uses photography as a tool for portraying the world in thought-provoking and visually challenging ways. You relate to the world through images, by applying your knowledge of the properties of the medium of photography. Photographic images have their own distinctive character, provide specific opportunities, and occupy a special position within contemporary visual culture. As a photographer, you also possess knowledge of the language and general meanings of images, which you are able to apply for your own purposes. Photography is increasingly about the way in which photographic images relate to the world, not only in terms of visual culture but also to society in general. This means that you not only learn to create powerful and distinctive images, but also to create images that relate in a powerful way to photography as a medium. You will be working collaboratively and making connections with other image makers, with society, with... [-]