The four-year arts programme begins with the one-year foundation course starting every year in August and finishing in late May or early June.

Deadline for applications is April 15 2020. The foundation course precedes the three-year studio-based programmes.

The studio-based programmes have starting dates twice a year and applications are received throughout the year.
In exceptional cases, students may be admitted straight on to the studio-based programmes assuming that equivalent qualifications have been gained elsewhere.


Please contact the academy office during the hours 10-15 Monday-Thursday.
Phone no.: +45 8613 8144 or email:


At the Aarhus Academy of Fine Arts, the autumn semester starts in August and finishes mid-December; the spring semester starts in January and finishes in late May.
A total of 19 lessons are taught per week between Monday and Wednesday.
Students have access to academy studios – also after classes.
Each semester will have 17 weeks of classes.


The Aarhus Academy of Fine Arts is funded by grants from the City of Aarhus, pursuant to Folkeoplysningsloven (the Act on Non-Formal Education and Democratic Voluntary Activity). Funds are allocated on the basis of the provisions in this Act. The remaining costs are borne by the students.

Neither the foundation course nor the studio-based programmes are eligible for Statens Uddannelsesstøtte (SU) (the State Education Grants), but the City of Aarhus provides a further subsidy, in effect further reducing fees payable by students, recipients of state benefits, people on early retirement, and pensioners.

The prices cover one semester, including teaching and lectures as well as all model hours required plus some materials. Study trips and external instructors are paid separately.

Class Price Tutor(s)
Foundation DKK 14,500 Else Ploug Isaksen, Sophie Hjerl & Peter Lunding
Department D DKK 15,500 Svend-Allan Sørensen
Department G DKK 15,500 Annette Olsen
Printmaking DKK 15,500 Pernille Andersen & Bo Mølgaard
Sculpture DKK 15,500 Lene Desmentik
Ceramics DKK 16,500 Lise Seier Petersen & Vinni Frederiksen

Payment by instalments

Students are offered to pay course fees by instalments at a charge of DKK 150 per instalment, excepting the first one. The deposit must be paid in full.