We strive to be an educational institution that inspires growth through support and challenges. This is noticeable throughout the course programmes, the teaching staff, the personal supervision that is provided and in the facilities available. We train people to create beautiful concepts, performances and designs which improve the quality of life.
Internationalisation plays a major role on all levels at Fontys. We highly value our close relationships with enterprises, partner universities and professional associations. We define close relationships by exchanging expertise and knowledge in a proactive way (lively student & teacher exchange, strategic collaboration projects, assignments from enterprises implemented in the curriculum, events etc.)
Our academies are meeting places for governemental and Non-Profit organizations, enterprises and professional associations. We bring these parties together in order to make each other stronger by exchanging expertise and knowledge on all levels (student-centered, industry problem-based etc.). Moreover, we organize regional events for citizens where they can attend workshops offered by us and other organizations (example; Festival on Quality of Life organized with the municipality of Tilburg, enterprises and Non-Profit Organizations).
Creative Industries, Visual Arts, Performing Arts
faculties and departments
Fontys Academy for Creative Industries (abbr.: ACI) together with Fontys School of Performing and Visual Arts (abbr.: SPVA)
bachelor level programs
Duration of all our Bachelor programmes is 4 years: - International Lifestyle Studies (ACI) - International Event, Music & Entertainment Studies (ACI) - Digital Business Concepts (ACI) - Art, Communication & Design (SPVA) - Circus and Performance Art (SPVA) - Dance (SPVA) - Music Rock Academy (SPVA) - Theatre (SPVA) - in Education programmes: Fine Art, Dance Music (SPVA)
master level programs
We do not offer Master programmes at ACI. At SPVA we offer the following programmes on a Master level: - Urbanism - Architecture - Art Pedagogy - Music - Choregraphy
research activity and main areas
At ACI we have two reasearch circles; Creative Industries and Social Innovation, Futures Research and Treendwatching. At SPVA we have also two research circles; Art Practice in the Society, Urban Strategies.
doctorate level programs
We do not offer PhD programmes at ACI and SPVA.
subject areas for exchange students
Communication, Economy, creative Industries, Trend Watching, Marketing, Trasnmedia Storytelling, International Lifestyle, Creative Writing, Concept Development, Design, Visual Arts, Music, Circus, Dance, Theatre, Choreography etc.
Spring: November 15 Fall: May 15
Fall: September 1 - January 31 Spring: February 1 - July 15
cost of living per month (studying and living)
We do not ask tuition fees for exchange students from partner universities. Experience has shown that students living and studyin gin the Netherlands for one year spend between € 800 and € 1.100 a month (source: www.studyinholland.nl).