• Sophie van Os

Best English Art & Design Bachelor and Undergraduate programs in Europe

A lot of American and Canadian students that I coach have asked me about Art & Design undergraduate degrees in Europe which are taught in English. Oftentimes, this is because they are looking for adventure, have heard of the high quality curricula of these colleges or simply because European colleges are a lot less expensive compared to the ones in the US.


When I started researching the English-taught programs at European colleges on their websites , I realized that it was unnecessarily difficult to find all the relevant information. So I decided I would take on this challenge. And after weeks of googling, emailing and calling, I finally created a non-exhaustive list of fully English-taught bachelors with their corresponding tuition fees and duration of their programs.


My students were so happy with this list, that I thought more aspirational Art & Design students would benefit from it. That's why I decided to share the outcome of my research in this blogpost to help you find the Art & Design school of your dreams!


Make sure to do your own research and not limit yourself to this list and my opinion on some of these programs.


If you are a representative of a European college and somehow feel misrepresented or feel that you should be on this list, don't hesitate to contact us and we will gladly review any of your submitted information through: courses@ateliernouveau.com



Art & Design Bachelor and Undergraduate degrees in Europe taught in English - Find your program here:

  1. Graphic Design

  2. Fashion Design

  3. Interior Design

  4. Product Design

  5. Fine Art



1. Graphic Design


Berlin School of Business & Innovation

This school is, contrary to what its name would indicate, located in Hamburg. It is a really good school (often ranks 1st in Germany’s annual school rankings for Arts), located in a vibrant city, with a big tech scene and many major corporations, due to Hamburg having the biggest port of Europe. This will make applying for jobs and internships easy.


Country: Germany

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 11,000

Tuition EU: € 8,000

Duration: 3 years


Berlin International University of Applied Sciences

This school is actually located in Berlin and they offer a very internationally oriented course. While living in Berlin, the capital of Germany and the most vibrant start-up scene in the country. This will help in finding internships and jobs. A hot-spot for creatives and hipsters, you will find that this city has many different flavors to it.


Country: Germany

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 7,920

Tuition EU: € 7,920

Duration: 3 years


Instituto Europeo di Design (IED - Milan)

A European organization with Italian roots and faculties/schools all over Italy and Spain. Depending on the location, you will find different undergraduate courses taught there. It is very well known for their Design Studies in general as you will find many different courses like Transportation Design, Product Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design and many more, all design related. Rare are the schools that focus solely on design. Definitely worth a look.


Country: Italy

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 17,200

Tuition EU: € 17,200

Duration: 3 years


Instituto Europeo di Design (IED - Spain)

A European organization with Italian roots and faculties/schools all over Italy and Spain. Depending on the location, you will find different undergraduate courses taught there. It is very well known for their Design Studies in general as you will find many different courses like Transportation Design, Product Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design and many more, all design related. Rare are the schools that focus solely on design. Definitely worth a look.


Country: Spain

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 16,400

Tuition EU: € 15,400

Duration: 3 years


The Florence Institute of Design International

This school is located in Florence. Who wouldn't want to live a few years there? The course has everything a Graphic Designer would need. The local field trips offer tremendous creativity boosts and Italy is very well known for its design in general.


Country: Italy

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 7,490

Tuition EU: € 7,490

Duration: 3 years


Marbella Design Academy

This school is relatively small, which creates an almost family-like environment located on the sunny coast of Spain. The job and internship opportunities are a bit limited as it is not located in a big thriving city like many other schools are. However, I would not disqualify this school immediately as small classes with close support can add tremendous value to a student's development.


Country: Spain

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 11,500

Tuition EU: € 11,500

Duration: 3 years


Willem de Kooning Academy (WDKA)

Located in Rotterdam, this is one of the leading Art & Design schools in the Netherlands. Rotterdam is the second biggest city in the Netherlands, with one of the biggest European ports. The classes are taught in English when an international student is present. The website does not offer much information though on the curriculum. Giving them a call or emailing them for more information is advised.


Country: The Netherlands

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 8,595

Tuition EU: € 2,209

Duration: 4 years


ESDI

This is an interesting school located in Sabadell which is about a 40-minute train or car drive from Barcelona, the city of Gaudí. The school offers undergraduate design programs and allows for people to specialize in Product, Graphic, Fashion, Interior or Audiovisual Design. It is one of the top design schools of Spain. Here it seems the first 2 years are in English and the last 2 in Spanish. That gives you 2 years to get your Español on, up for it?


Country: Spain

Language: English/Spanish

Tuition Non-EU: € 9,080

Tuition EU: € 9,080

Duration: 4 years


Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Probably the most prestigious Fine Art program in the Netherlands. They are focused on stimulating creativity and a lot less focused on technique. Which is something to take into consideration. Their website is difficult to decipher as they seem to portray the same aloofness as they try to stimulate their students. Their bachelor lasts 4 years and everyone follows the same "basic" first year before moving on to specializing in Graphic Design, Fine Art, Jewelry Design, Ceramics, Architectural Design, Textile or others. This makes for a very diverse set of students in the first year.


Country: The Netherlands

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 6,396

Tuition EU: € 1,579

Duration: 4 years


L'Institut Superieur des Arts Appliques (LISAA)

This school has campuses all over France like Bordeaux, Paris, Nantes, Strasbourg and others. This gives you a wide array of choices considering the rents in Paris are outrageous. Having said that, who wouldn't want to spend a couple of years studying Graphic Design in the city of love?


Country: France

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 10,190*

Tuition EU: € 7,890**

Duration: 3 years


*Based on rates on Paris campus. The second and third year the tuition goes up to € 11.590

**Based on rates on Paris campus. The second and third year tuition fee go up to € 9.190


Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE)

The Design Academy Eindhoven is the leading Design school in the Netherlands and as such world-renowned. They only offer 1 bachelor which is a general all-round Design bachelor. The admission is very competitive. The school itself is located in Eindhoven which is the technological hub of the Netherlands offering many job and internship opportunities. If interested in Design, one must have considered this school.


Country: The Netherlands

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 9,900

Tuition EU: € 2,143

Duration: 4 years


Artez Hogeschool

A school located in Arnhem, a relatively small city, but with many other colleges making it a very lively city for students. The school is very well known for its Fashion and Fine Arts department but also has an excellent Graphic Design bachelor.


Country: The Netherlands

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 8,616

Tuition EU: € 1,084

Duration: 4 years


The Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture

This is one of the leading Design schools in Scandinavia. They are most known for closely collaborating with industrial companies but also for highly interesting research projects. This is a definite plus for smoothly transitioning from the academic life to the working environment. They offer an all-round Design bachelor which gives you the foundation to specialize in any Design field later on.


Country: Finland

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 12,000

Tuition EU: € 0

Duration: 3 years


IE University

This Graphic Design bachelor is taught at one of the best business schools of Spain, and the remarkable thing is it’s the only creative bachelor they offer at this school. You are therefore closely involved not only with the designing, but also the implications of it in the corporate world. On top of that, if you are still very much interested in business administration, this school offers a one-of-a-kind dual degree in Business Administration and Design.


Country: Spain

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 21,000

Tuition EU: € 21,000

Duration: 4 years



Royal Academy of Arts the Hague (KABK)

The Royal Academy of Arts the Hague is known as a more technical Art school where the focus lies more heavily on technique and further developing that in contrast with the other, more creative Art colleges in the Netherlands. The Graphic Design bachelor is no exception where you will see both in-depth coding courses as well as more theoretical courses. These are all there to give you a solid graphic design background.


Country: The Netherlands

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: €6,416

Tuition EU: €2,168

Duration: 4 years


Instituto Marangoni

The Instituto Marangoni is a bit less known for its Graphic Design program than its Fashion program. However it has a Design department worth mentioning with courses ranging from Product, Interior and Visual Design. The program itself seems to be taught in English and Italian. Studying a few years in Milan while developing your Graphic Design skills, doesn't sound too bad though...


Country: Italy

Language: Italian/English

Tuition Non-EU: € 16,400

Tuition EU: € 14,000

Duration: 3 years



2. Fashion Design


Instituto Europeo di Design (IED - Spain)

A European organization with Italian roots and faculties/schools all over Italy and Spain. Depending on the location, you will find different undergraduate courses taught there. It is very well known for their Design Studies in general as you will find many different courses like Transportation Design, Product Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design and many more, all design related. Rare are the schools that focus solely on design. Definitely worth a look.


Country: Spain

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 16,400

Tuition EU: € 15,400

Duration: 3 years


ESDI

This is an interesting school located in Sabadell which is about a 40-minute train or car drive from Barcelona, the city of Gaudí. The school offers undergraduate design programs and allows for people to specialize in Product, Graphic, Fashion, Interior or Audiovisual Design. It is one of the top design schools of Spain. Here it seems the first 2 years are in English and the last 2 in Spanish. That gives you 2 years to get your Español on, up for it?


Country: Spain

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 9,080

Tuition EU: € 9,080

Duration: 4 years


Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Probably the most prestigious Fine Art program in the Netherlands. They are focused on stimulating creativity and a lot less focused on technique. Which is something to take into consideration. Their website is difficult to decipher as they seem to portray the same aloofness as they try to stimulate their students. Their bachelor lasts 4 years and everyone follows the same "basic" first year before moving on to specializing in Graphic Design, Fine Art, Jewelry Design, Ceramics, Architectural Design, Textile or others. This makes for a very diverse set of students in the first year.


Country: The Netherlands

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 6,396

Tuition EU: € 1,579

Duration: 4 years


L'Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués (LISAA)

This school has campuses all over France like Bordeaux, Paris, Nantes, Strasbourg and others. This gives you a wide array of choices considering the rents in Paris are outrageous. Having said that, who wouldn't want to study Fashion Design and spend some time in the city of love? They offer different Fashion bachelors with some specializing in Textiles, Pattern Making or even the business side of it.


Country: France

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 10,190*

Tuition EU: € 8,490**

Duration: 3 years


*Based on rates on Paris campus. The second and third year the tuition goes up to € 11,590

**Based on rates on Paris campus. The second and third year tuition fee go up to € 9,390


Artez Hogeschool

A school located in Arnhem, a relatively small city, but with many other colleges making it a very lively city for students. Artez is one of the leading Fashion schools of the Netherlands bringing about Fashion legends like Viktor & Rolf. They have a very international class environment with students from all over the world. If a Fashion study is considered, then one must have thought of Artez.


Country: The Netherlands

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: €8,616

Tuition EU: €1,084

Duration: 4 years


Royal Academy of Arts the Hague (KABK)

The Royal Academy of Arts the Hague is known as a more technical Art school where the focus lies more heavily on technique and further developing that in contrast with the other, more creative Art colleges in the Netherlands. The Fashion bachelor is no exception where you will dive into every technical aspect of Fashion and get the opportunity to further specialize in either Textiles or Design.


Country: The Netherlands

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 6,416

Tuition EU: € 2,168

Duration: 4 years


Polimoda

Polimoda is one of Europe's leading Fashion schools. The undergraduate Art and Design programs are wide oriented and there to help students express their creativity with a personal signature in style. Next to Fashion Design, Polimoda offers a variety of other Fashion related disciplines. Check their website for more info.


Country: Italy

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 18,000

Tuition EU: € 18,000

Duration: 4 years


Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

The Fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp has a very prestigious Fashion department, known for bringing about designers like Martin Margiela, Dries van Noten and many others. The current head of the Fashion department is Walter van Beirendonck. They are known for having relatively small classes, but also being very intense. The course is famous for pushing students to experiment and push the boundaries of what is possible. A technical background and a healthy dose of self-confidence is definitely advised before embarking on this journey.


Country: Belgium

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 7,358

Tuition EU: € 1,156.90

Duration: 3 years


LCI Barcelona

This school is part of a bigger network of LCI schools, located all around the world from Canada, South-America and Asia-Pacific. This is a private school that is formerly known (at least the Fashion department in Barcelona) as the Felicidad Duce school, renowned since 1928. Great masters like Pedro Rodriguez have taught there and their concepts continue to be passed on to new generations. Also we were told, Miguel Elola, one of Balenciaga's disciples still teaches there. Definitely worth a look. They were not very transparent regarding their tuition fees, making it close to impossible to find on their website. On the bright side, they do seem to have good connections with banks which facilitate student loans.


Country: Spain

Language: English/Spanish

Tuition Non-EU: approximately € 10,000

Tuition EU: approximately € 10,000

Duration: 4 years


IFA Paris

This bachelor is supposedly ranked very high in France. The technology aspect of the bachelor is a definite plus as Fashion Designers of today need to cope with many more modern challenges surrounding technology and innovation. Courses like 3D printing and digital Fashion are taught. However, I cannot imagine other schools not having these in their curriculum as well. Nevertheless, worth a look. This school has campuses in Paris, Istanbul and Shanghai.


Country: France

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 8,900

Tuition EU: € 8,900

Duration: 3 years


The University of Borås

This program is taught at the Textile faculty of the University of Borås in the city of Borås itself. They only accept 15 students at a time, meaning you get very intensive support, nevertheless this automatically means a much more competitive admission committee. Sweden is well known for their sustainability efforts and this theme is very much reflected in their Fashion curriculum as well. Students are also stimulated to participate in various international Fashion competitions. This faculty also seems to have close ties with Fashion companies like H&M.


Country: Sweden

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 24,648*

Tuition EU: € 0

Duration: 3 years


*This number is based on 753,000 SEK to be paid for the entire 3-year program which converts to approximately € 73,946 dated 19/09/2021 and subsequently divided by 3 years.


ESMOD

This is one of the best Fashion undergraduate programs in France. However, the students do say it is very intense and the French teachers can be quite brutal. This is typical of the French teaching system where they put you down until finally you are worth something. Not a bachelor for people with low self confidence. But then again, are there many Fashion programs known to have staff great at instilling confidence?


Country: France

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 11,250

Tuition EU: € 11,250

Duration: 3 years


Institut Français de la Mode

This is another top Fashion school in Paris, considered by some to be the best. They have very close ties with many of the main Fashion companies located in Paris. They are located in a beautiful facility near the Seine with known alumni like Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent, just to name a few.


Country: France

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 20,300

Tuition EU: € 13,539

Duration: 3 years


Instituto Marangoni

The Instituto Marangoni is definitely one of the more pricier Fashion Design schools out there. It has a very good reputation and has brought about many successful designers like Franco Moschino, Allesandro Sartori and many others. They have campuses in Milan, Paris and London giving you many options on where to spend the next 3 years. Students seem to report classes are relatively big, hence less attention spent 1-on-1. The bright side is that they seem very well connected with the actual Fashion industry, potentially making transition from studying to working life a lot easier.


Country: Italy/France/England

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 21,400

Tuition EU: € 18,300

Duration: 3 years


Marbella Design Academy

This school is relatively small, which creates an almost family-like environment located on the sunny coast of Spain. The job and internship opportunities are a bit limited as it is not located in a big thriving city like many other schools. Students are, however, very positive about the support they receive from the faculty. Unlike the more harsh environment of top Fashion schools in Europe, it seems this one chose a different approach.


Country: Spain

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 11,500

Tuition EU: € 11,500

Duration: 3 years



3. Interior Design


Instituto Europeo di Design (IED - Milan)

This school is a leading private Design School in Europe. There is not a Design course that cannot be found at IED with campuses mostly in Spain and Italy. One can only imagine their Interior Design course to be worthy of their school's reputation.


Country: Italy

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 17,200

Tuition EU: € 17,200

Duration: 3 years


ESDI

This is an interesting school located in Sabadell which is about a 40-minute train or car drive from Barcelona, the city of Gaudí. The school offers undergraduate design programs and allows for people to specialize in Product, Graphic, Fashion, Interior or Audiovisual Design. It is one of the top design schools of Spain. Here it seems the first 2 years are in English and the last 2 in Spanish. That gives you 2 years to get your Español on, up for it?


Country: Spain

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 9,080

Tuition EU: € 9,080

Duration: 4 years


L'Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués (LISAA)

This school has campuses all over France like Bordeaux, Paris, Nantes, Strasbourg and others.This gives you a wide array of choices considering the rents in Paris are outrageous. Having said that, who wouldn't want to spend some time in the city of love? Lastly and more importantly, their Interior Architecture and Design bachelors are actually considered one of the very best in the country.


Country: France

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 10,190*

Tuition EU: € 8,100**

Duration: 5 years


*Based on rates on Paris campus. Rates for second and third year go up to € 11,590

** Based on rates on Paris campus. The rate goes up in the second and third year to € 9,290 and €9,390 in fourth and fifth year.



The Florence Institute of Design International

Even though their website can look sketchy at times, remember they are not web-developers. These are Design experts, who are passionate about their field. Their Interior Design bachelor in Florence is also issued in collaboration with the university of Chester. Their curriculum is very comprehensive, including mandatory Italian courses for English speakers so they learn how to get around Italy and extra courses on the history of Italian Design & symbols. They also teach a specific Furniture Design bachelor for the ones looking to specialize. Worth a look!


Country: Italy

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 7,490

Tuition EU: € 7,490

Duration: 3 years


Royal Academy of Arts the Hague (KABK)

The Royal Academy of Arts the Hague otherwise known as the KABK is a more technical Art school where the focus lies more heavily on technique and further developing that in contrast with the other, more creative Art colleges in the Netherlands. The Interior Design bachelor is no exception which is actually called Interior Architecture & Furniture Design. Every technical interior designer will someday want to design furniture as an elaboration on their already existing field of expertise. This bachelor allows you to specialize in your second year in either interior or Furniture Design.


Country: The Netherlands

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 6,416

Tuition EU: € 2,168

Duration: 4 years


Marbella Design Academy

This school is relatively small which creates an almost family-like environment located on the sunny coast of Spain. Students are also very positive about the support they receive from the faculty . This school offers mostly design-related undergraduates. We are not very well aware of the quality of their Interior Design program but the curriculum seems on par with others.


Country: Spain

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 11,500

Tuition EU: € 11,500

Duration: 3 years


Instituto Marangoni

The Instituto Marangoni is more famous for its Fashion Design course but has been making a lot of noise around their other Design and Art courses. The program for Interior Design is definitely very comprehensive and contains all the elements one would expect. It is available in both English and Italian, but I would contact them just to be sure you don't end up being the only English speaker in an Italian classroom. Worth a look!


Country: Italy

Language: English/Italian

Tuition Non-EU: € 20,400

Tuition EU: €17,000

Duration: 3 years


Paris College of Art

The Interior Design program here focuses more on retail and commercial spaces located in the city of lights, Paris. They follow the American system and also have a master’s program for those interested in pursuing their education there. Home to an international faculty which promises a rich and unique perspective on things.


Country: France

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 14,200

Tuition EU: € 14,200

Duration: 4 years


Berlin International University of Applied Sciences

Berlin is the capital of Germany, but that does not mean it is a fancy city. On the contrary, Berlin knows many faces. It is one of the major start-up hubs in Europe, but also a hipster hotspot. Culturally, it is one of the most interesting places to be in Germany. When it comes to their Interior program, they boast a very international faculty and students.


Country: Germany

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 7,920

Tuition EU: € 1,320

Duration: 3 years



4. Product Design


Instituto Europeo di Design (IED - Milan)

This school needs little introduction. They are specialists in everything Design, Product Design being one of their focus areas. The facilities are outstanding and the companies they work with and are recruited by are among the biggest names out there. Not a cheap solution but one worth taking a look at. They have campuses all over Italy and Spain.


Country: Italy

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 17,200

Tuition EU: € 17,200

Duration: 3 years


ESDI

This is an interesting school located in Sabadell which is about a 40-minute train or car drive from Barcelona, the city of Gaudí. The school offers undergraduate design programs and allows for people to specialize in Product, Graphic, Fashion, Interior or Audiovisual Design. It is one of the top design schools of Spain. Here it seems the first 2 years are in English and the last 2 in Spanish. That gives you 2 years to get your Español on, up for it?


Country: Spain

Language: English/Spanish

Tuition Non-EU: € 9,080

Tuition EU: € 9,080

Duration: 4 years


Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE)

The Design Academy Eindhoven is the leading design school in the Netherlands and as such world-renowned. They only offer 1 bachelor which is a general all-round Design bachelor. The admission is very competitive. The school itself is located in Eindhoven which is the technological hub of the Netherlands offering many job and internship opportunities. If interested in Design, one must have considered this school.


Country: Netherlands

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 9,900

Tuition EU: € 2,143

Duration: 4 years


The Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture

This is one of the leading Design schools in Scandinavia. They are most known for closely collaborating with industrial companies but also for highly interesting research projects. This is a definite plus for smoothly transitioning from the academic life to the working environment. They offer an all-round Design bachelor which gives you the foundation to specialize in any Design field later on.


Country: Finland

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 12,000

Tuition EU: € 0

Duration: 3 years



IE University

This Product Design bachelor is taught at one of the best business schools of Spain, and the remarkable thing is it’s the only creative bachelor they offer at this school. You are therefore closely involved not only with the designing, but also the implications of it in the corporate world. On top of that, if you are still very much interested in business administration, this school offers a one-of-a-kind dual degree in Business Administration and Design.


Country: Spain

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 21,000

Tuition EU: € 21,000

Duration: 4 years


Instituto Marangoni

This school is mostly known for its Fashion courses. Its reputation is very good and therefore similar things can be expected from other programs. We are not very familiar with this specific program but it seems worth having a serious look at, maybe even giving them a call to get some more insights.


Country: Italy

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 16,400

Tuition EU: € 14,700

Duration: 3 years


Berlin International University of Applied Sciences

Located in the hipster capital of Europe, Berlin has many faces and offers so many creative hotspots. One cannot walk the streets of Berlin without getting inspired one way or the other. The program is definitely robust and one of the few ones out there as Germany does not offer many English-taught undergraduate programs.


Country: Germany

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 7,920

Tuition EU: € 1,320

Duration: 3 years



5. Fine Art


University of the arts Helsinki (UniArts Helsinki)

The Uni Arts Helsinki is a merger of the Sibelius music Academy, the University of Art and Design and the Theatre Academy. This is bound to be very enriching to have a campus with students from such a variety of disciplines. It has brought about the most famous artists from Finland. Regarding their Fine Art program, they seem to have very good facilities, nice residency programmes with Berlin and New York and definitely one of the best Fine Art programs in Finland.


Country: Finland

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 5,000

Tuition EU: € 0

Duration: 3 years


Institute of Technology Carlow

The Institute of Technology Carlow is one of the few institutes from the United Kingdom we have added on our list because finding English-taught programs in the UK is not an issue. However, finding affordable ones is. This is one of the largest technology colleges in Ireland with campuses all over the country. For a Fine Art student that has a keen interest in Technology it may just be a good fit. Their program focuses on Fine Art but is enriched with other mandatory courses which expose you to a bigger variety of subjects like: Web Design Methods, Digital Media Design and Art History. This is often much appreciated if you're interested in other subjects too.


Country: Ireland

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 10,500

Tuition EU: € 10,500

Duration: 4 years


Instituto Europeo di Design (IED - Milan)

A European organization with Italian roots and faculties/schools all over Italy and Spain. Depending on the location, you will find different undergraduate courses taught there. It is very well known for their Design Studies in general, and they have recently introduced a Fine Arts course. Look into this school if you want to form a modern perspective of the Fine Arts world by enjoying the many opportunities you get to learn from other disciplines.


Country: Spain

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 14,400

Tuition EU: € 13,900

Duration: 3 years


Willem de Kooning Academy (WDKA)

Located in Rotterdam, this is one of the leading Art & Design schools in the Netherlands. Rotterdam is the second biggest city in the Netherlands, with one of the biggest European ports.. The classes at WDKA are taught in English when an international student is present. The website does not offer much information though on the curriculum. Giving them a call or emailing them for more information is advised.


Country: The Netherlands

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 8,595

Tuition EU: € 2,209

Duration: 4 years


Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Probably the most prestigious Fine Art program in the Netherlands. They are focused on stimulating creativity and a lot less focused on technique. Which is something to take into consideration. Their website is difficult to decipher as they seem to portray the same aloofness as they try to stimulate with their students. Their bachelor lasts 4 years and everyone follows the same "basic" first year before moving on to specializing in Graphic Design, Fine Art, Jewelry Design, Ceramics, Architectural Design, Textile or others. This makes for a very diverse set of students in the first year.


Country: The Netherlands

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 6,396

Tuition EU: € 1,579

Duration: 4 years


Artez Hogeschool

A school located in Arnhem, a relatively small city, but with many other colleges making it a very lively city for students. The school is well known for its Fashion and Fine Arts department with an excellent faculty. They also have a more experimental and research oriented Fine Art bachelor program, called Bear. Check this link: https://www.artez.nl/en/course/fine-art


Country: The Netherlands

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 8,616

Tuition EU: € 1,084

Duration: 4 years


Royal Academy of Arts the Hague (KABK)

The Royal Academy of Arts the Hague is known as a more technical Art school where the focus lies more heavily on technique and further developing that in contrast with the other, more creative Art colleges in the Netherlands.


Country: The Netherlands

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 6,416

Tuition EU: € 2,168

Duration: 5 years


Paris College of Art

At this French college they follow the American college system, but with an international faculty. It can be a pleasant landing going from the American High school system to this school. Studying Fine Art will always be peculiar wherever you go, seeing as the essence of Fine Art is to provoke and stimulate creativity like no other program will. All this, located in the city of love...


Country: France

Language: English

Tuition Non-EU: € 14,200

Tuition EU: € 14,200

Duration: 4 years