Artez Institute


ArtEZ Institute

Onderlangs 9, Arnhem 6812 CE, NL

ArtEZ is a fusion of three different art academies over three cities in the east of The Netherlands: Arnhem, Zwolle and Enschede. Apart from visual arts and design, the institute also houses architecture, theatre, dance and music and in fact it’s the only university in the The Netherlands solely concentrating on the arts. Arnhem offers both Fashion Design and Product Design alongside the other departments.

The four-year Fashion Design bachelor course, a component of the faculty of Art & Design at ArtEZ, has a long and illustrious history. The department of Fashion Design and Fashion Illustration was established in 1953 by Dutch fashion legend Elly Lamaker and despite its humble beginnings, soon established its rightful place in the eyes of existing visual art institutes, the fashion industry and comparable international design programmes. The fashion programme at ArtEZ Art & Design Arnhem continues to set the standard for education to this day.

Since that time, the Fashion Design department at ArtEZ has continuously thrived. A highly skilled team of more than 20 lecturers stands ready to share their expertise with the 125-plus students, both local and international. There are two freshmen classes, with 21 students each, and class sizes in the subsequent years vary between 20 and 25 students.

In 2011, ArtEZ Fashion Design Arnhem was distinguished with the prestigious Grand Seigneur, the highest accolade within the Dutch fashion industry, granted in honour of more than 50 years of groundbreaking and innovative fashion education presented at the highest level. The department was accredited by the Dutch government in 2014 and was appraised as Excellent.

ArtEZ Fashion Design Arnhem is rightly renowned both within the Netherlands and abroad and there is a long list of former students who have gone on to build outstanding, successful professional careers. Arnhem’s fashion students regularly win coveted Dutch and international prizes and 'Arnhemmers' can be found working in all segments of the industry.  

Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Interaction Design)
Bachelor of the Arts
Master of Fashion Design
Master of Fashion Strategy

Noteworthy Alumni

Viktor & Rolf, Iris van Herpen, Pauline van Dongen, Elsien Gringhuis, Jef Montes, Liselore Frowijn and Maison The Faux.

Life in Arnhem

Arnhem is a city on the edge of the Veluwe and on the northern bank of the Rhine. The abundance of greenery offers space for all types of initiatives. Arnhem lies just ten minutes by train from the university city of Nijmegen, which offers even more opportunities! 

Tuition and Scholarship Information

There are various kinds of grants and scholarships international students can apply for. Often these are targeted for specific purposes or projects. Every year ArtEZ provides scholarships for new non-EU students: The ArtEZ Scholarship and the Holland Scholarship. For more information click here. To learn more about tuition fees click here.

ArtEZ Fashion Graduate Show

You can also find videos of graduation shows and Collectie Arnhem here

Further Reading