LUCA School of Arts offers 5 professional bachelor degree programmes and 8 academic bachelor degrees with 29 different specialisations. Dutch is the official language of instruction. Consequently, all of our bachelor's programmes are completely organized in Dutch. The required level of Dutch is level B2. 

The application and enrollment procedure at LUCA School of Arts consists in general of three steps. First you will have to submit an online Admissions application in which you will be asked to upload certain documents required for the Admissions’ diploma and language check. The second step continues with a registration for the Artistic Aptitude Test or by completing the Motivational questions form (depending on the chosen bachelor programme). For the academic bachelor programmes (Visual Arts, Audiovisual Arts, Music and Drama) and the professional bachelor programmes ‘Visual Communication’ and ‘Audiovisual Techniques: Film-TV-Video’ it is mandatory to pass an Artistic Aptitude Test. Step three is the final and binding online registration.

    Interested in a bachelor's degree at LUCA? Fill out the form below to apply for a study at LUCA School of Arts for the academic year 2020-2021. The application form will guide you through every step of the way.

     When in doubt about your registration, please contact inschrijvingen@luca-arts.be

    (Please mention the campus in which you're interested in the title).


    Admissions Application & Deadlines

    The LUCA Admissions department will screen your Admissions application in order to decide whether or not you meet the diploma and language requirements to start the chosen master programme. All applicants must submit an online Admissions application using the online registration tool (see above). The following documents are mandatory to be submitted as attachments to your application:

    • Certified diploma / degree certificates of your secondary school issued in the national language and mandatory translation of the diploma in case the original diploma is not yet issued in English, French, German or Dutch.
    • Certified transcripts of records with grades issued in the national language and mandatory translation of the diploma in case the original transcripts were not yet issued in English, French, German or Dutch
    • Certificate of equivalence (not required for diplomas issued in France or the Netherlands)  of a foreign secondary education degree. Download the default document here.
    • Proof of Dutch language proficiency
    • Copy of your ID card or passport.
    • APS certificate (Only for mainland Chinese citizens. Not required at application stage.). More information below:

    APS- requirement: All mainland Chinese citizens who are not in the possession of a foreign degree, or have not completed any courses at a university in another country than China, need to go through the APS procedure to obtain the APS certificate in order to apply for a student visa for Belgium. These students cannot get a Belgian student visa without this certificate. Certain categories of students don’t need to go through the APS procedure. We do not require the APS certificate at the time of application. Students should wait for a positive outcome on their application at LUCA School of Arts and only then start the APS procedure. Contact admissions@luca-arts.be for further information.

    APPLICATION DEADLINES

    • Non-EEA-students, especially those who are not holding a valid residence permit for Belgium/Schengen countries: 1 March 2020
    • Non-EEA-students with or without a valid residence permit for Belgium/Schengen countries and EEA-students: 15 May 2020 (extended deadline!)
    • EEA-students, Belgian students with international diplomas, students with a diploma from the French Community and only non-EEA-students with a valid residence permit for Belgium/Schengen countries: 1 September 2020

    Diploma Requirements

    If an international or Belgian student's secondary-school diploma is obtained outside Flanders, LUCA School of Arts may still grant admission to a bachelor's programme if the diploma grants access to similar university studies in one’s home country.

    • Students with a diploma obtained in a country that signed the Lisbon Recognition Convention are admitted if the obtained diploma provides access to higher education in the country in question.
    • Students with a diploma obtained in a country that did not sign the Lisbon Recognition Convention can be admitted if the obtained diploma provides access to equivalent higher education in the country in question. The permission in this case depends on an additional test of the programme’s competences.

    To prove this, a candidate may provide either type of valid proof:

    Certified or legalized copies: what does it mean?

    Before a public document (like a diploma) can be used in a country other than the one where it was issued, the origin of the document must be authenticated.
    The legalisation is done in the country where the document was issued. There are different procedures to authenticate a document. The procedure to follow depends on the country where the document was issued. Please always check the website of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/services/legalisation_of_documents/

    There are several ways to authenticate your documents, but core element is always that the certification or legalisation is being done in the country where the diploma or documents were issued.

    1. You can have documents certified by the educational institution that issued the original documents. You can ask your university to issue a new set of original transcripts and either send these to us yourself (preferably in a closed university envelope) or have the university send them to our Admissions Office
    2. You can ask the university who originally issued the documents to make a certified copy of your diploma/transcript/diploma supplement. A ‘certified’ copy is a copy made by an individual or institution authorised to do so, in this case, the academic institution or university that granted your transcripts/diploma/supplements. They stamp the copy, thereby attesting that it is a true copy of the original document;
    3. If the country where the diploma was issued has signed "The Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents" (1961), in that case the copy of your diploma or transcripts has to bear the "Apostille". For more information on this convention, to see whether the country where your diploma was issued has signed the convention and to find out who can put an apostille on the copy of your diploma, go to the official website:https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/status-table/?cid=41
    4. Legalisation by the Belgian Embassy: http://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/services/legalisation_of_documents

    Admission office  LUCA School of Arts
    LUCA School of Arts
    Paleizenstraat 70
    B-1030 Brussel
    Belgium
    E: admissions@luca-arts.be


    Language Requirements

    Language requirements Dutch is the official language of instruction. Consequently, all of our bachelor's programmes are completely organized in Dutch.

    Language level

    The required level of Dutch to study at LUCA School of Arts is level B2. The following ways to prove your Dutch language proficiency are accepted by LUCA:

    • A proof that the applicant has successfully finished one year of full-time secondary education or higher education (or the equivalent of 60 credits) in Dutch.
    • A certificate which demonstrates that the applicant has at least a B2 proficiency level in Dutch corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Examples of recognized certificates are:
      • ITNA language test: The 'Interuniversitaire Taaltest Nederlands voor Anderstaligen' is developed and administered by all members of the Interuniversity Testing Consortium (IUTC): Ghent University, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. An overview of test dates are published here: www.itna.be/testdata 
      • A certificate of the Staatsexamen NT2 programme II
      • A certificate issued by an Adult Learning Centre (in Dutch: CVO or 'Centrum voor Volwassenenonderwijs'), minimum level 3 (richtgraad 3)
      • A certificate CNaVT (Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal), either type 'Educatief Startbekwaam' (level B2, formerly PTHO) or type 'Educatief Professioneel' (level C1, formerly PAT) 

    Artistic Aptitude Test

    After having uploaded and submitted your Admissions documents you will receive a confirmation that you have completed step 1 of the application procedure. Step 2 continues with the registration for the artistic aptitude test or by submitting the motivational questions form. Prospective students who aim to enroll for an academic bachelor’s degree programme or a professional bachelor's degree programme in ‘Visual Communication’ and ‘Audiovisual Techniques: Film-TV-Video’ have to mandatory pass the Artistic Aptitude Test, for which you register additionally by using the registration link mentioned in the confirmation mail that you will receive once you have submitted your Admissions application.

    REGISTRATION

    • Registration for the Artistic Aptitude Test is obligatory and is only possible after submitting an Admissions application using this registration form. Only after submitting your Admissions application, a unique link will be received to register for the Artistic Aptitude Test.
    • The content and programme of the Artistic Aptitude Test will be sent by confirmation e-mail after registration (and can be found in the table below as well).
    • The Artistic Aptitude Test is free of charge.
    • The Artistic Aptitude Test results are valid for registration in academic year 2020-2021, but also for registration in academic year 2021-2022.

    OVERVIEW ARTISTIC APTITUDE TESTS

    IMPORTANT: Due to the COVID-19 measures, the procedure and structure of the Artistic Aptitude Test has been changed. Most Artistic Aptitude Test will be organized online (unless communicated differently in the infodocuments). 

    C-MINE GENK

    Specialization Dates & Registration deadlines Structure & Content

    Audiovisual Arts: Animation Film

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 15 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 20 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 26 June 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 2 July 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Deadline submission:
    Tu 1 September 2020 (23:59)
    Interview: 7 September 2020

    1. Motivation
    2. Assignment
    3. Drawing test
    4. Assignment animation film character
    5. Animation film portfolio
    6. On invitation: online interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (sep.) - AVK: Animatiefilm (Genk)
    INHOUD ATP (bijlage) - AVK: Animatiefilm (Genk)

    Audiovisual Arts: Communication- & Media Design, Game Design

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 15 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 18, 21 or 22 May 2020 (as of 17h)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 26 June 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 2 July 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Deadline submission:
    Tu 1 September 2020 (23:59)
    Interview: 7 September 2020

    1. Motivation
    2. Assignment
    3. Drawing test
    4. Creative assignment
    5. Own work
    6. On invitation: online interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (sep.) - AVK: Game Design (Genk)

    Audiovisual Arts: Television-Film

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 15 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 21 or 27 May 2020 (afternoon)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 26 June 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 2 July 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Deadline submission:
    Tu 1 September 2020 (23:59)
    Interview: 7 September 2020

    1. Motivation
    2. Assignment
    3. Film-assignment
    4. Own work
    5. On invitation: online interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (sep.) - AVK: Televisie-Film (Genk)

    Visual Arts: Photography

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 15 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 20 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 26 June 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 2 July 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Deadline submission:
    Tu 1 September 2020 (23:59)
    Interview: 7 September 2020

    1. Motivation
    2. Assignment
    3. Own work
    4. On invitation: online interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (sep.) - BK: Fotografie (Genk)

    Product Design

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 15 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 20 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 26 June 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 2 July 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Tu 1 September 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 7 September 2020

    1. Motivation
    2. Academic assignment
    3. Practical assignment
    4. Portfolio
    5. On invitation: online interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (sep.) - Productdesign (Genk)

    SINT-LUKAS BRUSSELS

    Specialization Dates & Registration deadlines Structure & Content

    Audiovisual Arts: Animation Film

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 15 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 20, 23 or 27 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 26 June 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 2 July 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Deadline submission:
    Tu 1 September 2020 (23:59)
    Interview: 7 September 2020

    1. Motivation
    2. Assignment
    3. Animation film portfolio
    4. On invitation: online interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (sep.) - AVK: Animatiefilm (Brussel)

    Audiovisuele Kunsten: Film

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 15 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 20, 23 or 27 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 26 June 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 2 July 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Deadline submission:
    Tu 1 September 2020 (23:59)
    Interview: 7 September 2020

    1. Motivation
    2. Assignment
    3. Film portfolio
    4. On invitation: online interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (sep.) - AVK: Film (Brussel)

    Visual Arts: Photography

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 15 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 20 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 26 June 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 2 July 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Deadline submission:
    Tu 1 September 2020 (23:59)
    Interview: 7 September 2020

    1. Motivation
    2. Assignment (research)
    3. Portfolio (optional)
    4. Online interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (sep.) - BK: Fotografie (Brussel)

    Visual Arts: Graphic Design

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 15 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 20 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 26 June 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 2 July 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Deadline submission:
    Tu 1 September 2020 (23:59)
    Interview: 7 September 2020

    1. Motivation
    2. Assignment (research)
    3. Portfolio (optional)
    4. Online interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (sep.) - BK: Grafisch Ontwerp (Brussel)

    Visual Arts: Fine Arts

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 15 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 20 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 26 June 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 2 July 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Deadline submission:
    Tu 1 September 2020 (23:59)
    Interview: 7 September 2020

    1. Motivation
    2. Assignment (research)
    3. Portfolio (optional)
    4. Online interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (sep.) - BK: Vrije Kunsten (Brussel)

    NARAFI VORST

    Specialization Dates & Registration deadlines Structure & Content

    Audiovisual Techniques: Film-TV-Video

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Th 25 June 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 1-3 July 2020*

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2
    Deadline submission:
    Tu 1 September 2020 (23:59)
    Interview: 7-8 September 2020*

    1. Home prepared assignment (motivation letter and portfolio)
    2. General knowledge test
    3. Interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (sep.) - AVT: Film-TV-Video (Vorst)

    * The Artistic Aptitude tests for the education programme Audiovisual Techniques: Film-TV-Video (campus Narafi) are always spread over several days. During registration you have to select a period (July or September). A few days before the Artistic Aptitude Test you will be informed by e-mail on which day you are invited for the interview.

    SINT-LUCAS GENT

    Specialization Dates & Registration deadlines Structure & Content

    Visual Arts: Graphic Design

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 15 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 20 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Tu 30 June 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 2 July 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 4 September 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 7 September 2020

    1. Motivation
    2. Assignment
    3. Autobiography
    4. Own work (optional)
    5. Online interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (sep.) - BK: Grafisch Ontwerp (Gent)

    Visual Arts: Textile Design

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 15 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 20 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Tu 30 June 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 2 July 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 4 September 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 7 September 2020

    1. Motivation
    2. Assignment
    3. Artistic assignment
    4. Own work (optional)
    5. Online interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (sep.) - BK: Textielontwerp (Gent)

    Visual Arts: Fine Arts

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 15 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 20 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Tu 30 June 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 2 July 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Fr 4 September 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 7 September 2020

    1. Motivation
    2. Assignment
    3. Artistic assignment
    4. Own work (optional)
    5. Online interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (sep.) - BK: Vrije Kunsten (Gent)

    Visual Communication (prof. bachelor)

    Online Artistic Aptitude Test 1
    Deadline submission:
    We 22 April 2020 (23:59)
    (publication results: We 29/04/2020)

    Online Artistic Aptitude Test 2
    Deadline submission:
    Mo 29 June 2020 (23:59)
    (publication results: Fr 03/07/2020)

    Online Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Deadline submission:
    Th 3 September 2020 (23:59)
    (publication results: We 09/09/2020)

    1. Instagram assignment
    2. Motivation form
    3. Design Shortlist
    4. Design or Kitsch

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP (29/06 & 03/09) - Beeldende Vormgeving (Gent)

    LEMMENS LEUVEN

    Specialization Dates & Registration deadlines Structure & Content

    Drama*

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1
    Monday & Tuesday 6-7 April 2020
    (deadline: 31/03/2020, 23:59)

    (CANCELLED)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2
    Deadline submission (online):
    Fr 26 June 2020 (23:59)
    Live tests: 2-3 July 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Thursday & Friday 20-21 August 2020 
    (deadline: 14/08/2020, 23:59)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 4
    Monday & Tueday 7-8 September 2020
    (deadline: 01/09/2020, 23:59)

    1. Home prepared assignment(s)
    2. Day 1: monologues, improvisation sessions and movement sessions
    3. Day 2: written task, dialogues, make assignment
    4. Day 2: individual interviews, motivation

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP - Drama (Leuven)
    INHOUD ATP (extra info July) - Drama (Leuven)

    Music: Composition

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Sa 2 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 9 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2
    Thursday 2 July 2020
    (deadline: 26/06/2020, 23:59)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Thursday 20 August 2020 
    (deadline: 14/08/2020, 23:59)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 4
    Monday 7 September 2020
    (deadline: 01/09/2020, 23:59)

    1. Written motivation
    2. Artistic test (portfolio)
    3. Interview
    4. Orientational test 'General Music Education' (fysically on Tuesday 15 September 2020)

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP - Muziek: Compositie (Leuven)

    Music: Direction

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1
    Saturday 4 April 2020
    (deadline: 29/03/2020, 23:59)

    (CANCELLED)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2
    Thursday 2 July 2020
    (deadline: 26/06/2020, 23:59)

    1. Written motivation
    2. Artistic test
    3. Interview
    4. Orientational test 'General Music Education' (fysically on Tuesday 15 September 2020)

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP - Muziek: Directie Koor (Leuven)
    INHOUD ATP - Muziek: Directie Orkest (Leuven)

    Music: Instrument/Voice

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Sa 2 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 9 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2
    Thursday 2 July 2020
    (deadline: 26/06/2020, 23:59)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Thursday 20 August 2020 
    (deadline: 14/08/2020, 23:59)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 4
    Monday 7 September 2020
    (deadline: 01/09/2020, 23:59)

    1. Written motivation
    2. Artistic test
    3. Interview
    4. Orientational test 'General Music Education' (fysically on Tuesday 15 September 2020)

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP - Muziek: Instrument/Zang (Leuven)

    Music: Jazz

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Sa 2 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 9 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2
    Thursday 2 July 2020
    (deadline: 26/06/2020, 23:59)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Thursday 20 August 2020 
    (deadline: 14/08/2020, 23:59)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 4
    Monday 7 September 2020
    (deadline: 01/09/2020, 23:59)

    1. Written motivation
    2. Artistic test
    3. Orientational test 'General Music Education'
    4. Interview

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP - Muziek: Jazz (Leuven)

    Music: Music Pedagogy

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1 (online)
    Deadline submission:
    Sa 2 May 2020 (23:59)
    Online interview: 9 May 2020

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2
    Thursday 2 July 2020
    (deadline: 26/06/2020, 23:59)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Thursday 20 August 2020 
    (deadline: 14/08/2020, 23:59)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 4
    Monday 7 September 2020
    (deadline: 01/09/2020, 23:59)

    1. Written motivation
    2. Artistic test
    3. Interview
    4. Orientational test 'General Music Education' (fysically on Tuesday 15 September 2020)

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP - Muziek: Muziekpedagogie (Leuven)

    Music: Music Theraphy

    Artistic Aptitude Test 1
    Saturday 4 April 2020
    (deadline: 29/03/2020, 23:59)

    (CANCELLED)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 2
    Thursday 2 July 2020
    (deadline: 26/06/2020, 23:59)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 3
    Thursday 20 August 2020 
    (deadline: 14/08/2020, 23:59)

    Artistic Aptitude Test 4
    Monday 7 September 2020
    (deadline: 01/09/2020, 23:59)

    1. Written motivation
    2. General Music Education
    3. Specific part for Music Theraphy

    Info document(s):
    INHOUD ATP - Muziek: Muziektherapie (Leuven)

    * For the education programme 'Drama' the Artistic Aptitude Tests are spread over two days. Candidates need to be present during both days. 


    Final & Binding Registration

    BACHELOR PROGRAMMES WITH ARTISTIC APTITUDE TEST

    After succeeding for the Artistic Aptitude Test, you will receive a Certificate of Admittance (official result) and will be asked to present yourself at the chosen LUCA campus on a certain day and timeslot in order to complete the final and binding registration at LUCA. You will be able to choose the day (fixed days per campus) and timeslot using an appointment tool. We need you to bring the following documents (no documents = no valid registration):

    • Original Diploma
    • Original Transcript of Records
    • Language Certificate
    • Identity Card or Passport
    • Certificate of Admittance (Master Assessment)

    Our colleagues from the Admissions and Administration department will guide you in detail through the final and binding online registration tool (OLI) in order to finalise your registration at LUCA School of Arts.

    BACHELOR PROGRAMMES WITHOUT ARTISTIC APTITUDE TEST

    TBC