If you understand the art of astonishment, you’re in a position to see the world with other eyes and make new discoveries. That is the basis of the creativity of art. During the Fine Arts programme, you’re stimulated to astonish yourself and challenged to discover all your talents. Naturally, you also learn to work with a large number of materials and techniques, among them the new media. So you get broad insight into the illustrative possibilities of 2D-, 3D- and 4Ddesign.
Key qualities of a fine artist are his natural creativity, autonomy and ability to make good choices. But above all perseverance and discipline. Even if there’s nobody actually waiting for your art, you have to work as usual every day in your studio. A cast iron teaching team accompanies you, supported by guest lecturers who give interesting workshops. The focus is on your own talents and developing them further. You are at the centre of our learning community. In this way, you can become an artist who is able to create opportunities and possibilities.
The Maastricht Institute of Arts has a rich history. Its location in the historic center and the different architectural styles reflect that. Here you will feel the craft and its atmosphere every day. This is the place where you think about art and what you would like to do with it.
If you are talented, if you have ambition, if you are disciplined and if you like to experiment, join our artistic community.
The main language of instruction of this bachelor study programme is Dutch. A command of Dutch (NT2 level two) is order to enrol in this course. More info about Dutch NT2 courses.
After the programme you are officially a fine artist. You can add substance to your art in various ways. Besides your work as a fine artist, you can also act as a creative thinker in organisations, put exhibitions and art manifestations together or be active as an art critic.
In the region there are ever more opportunities for recent graduates to work. Early in the programme, we also put you in contact with your future field of work. The Academy works closely together with, among others, the Bonnefantenmuseum and Marres House for Contemporary Culture in Maastricht, Z33 in Hasselt, Espace Nord in Liège, the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Ludwig Forum in Aachen and the universities of Louvain and Maastricht.