The Academy has four campuses, all within the centre of Antwerp. All theory courses take place on the main campus, at Mutsaardstraat 31 (how to get there).
The painting students can use spacious studios on the top floor of the campus. Almost all the rooms have clear northern light, which is perfect for painting studios. The master students are provided with six individual studios.
Students are encouraged to use sustainable and eco-friendly materials. Instead of White Spirit, we offer a product that is free from aromatics. This makes the air in the studios more pleasant as well. To limit the use of imported cotton as a painting canvas, each student receives 10 m² of pure linen every year. Toxic paints are not allowed.
There is also a room with a small but very nice specific library, and a technical studio for preparation work, like making canvases or panels.
Apart from the studios and lecture rooms, the Academy offers a variety of unique spaces.
As the name suggests, the Lange Zaal is a monumental, long exhibition space (900m²) that is part of the Academy.
To De Lange Zaal
At the center of the Academy you'll find the Wintertuin. This is where students presents their projects, researchers share the progress of their artistic research, and the results of bachelor and master projects are presented.
To De Wintertuin
The Academy Library is a nice and quiet place to study. They have a small bookshop with recent publications by teachers, a "second shelf" for books by underrepresented groups (women, poc, queer) and computers to have a look at the digital databases to help you find what you're looking for.
Librarian Ine Boogmans [email@example.com or +3232137108] will gladly help you if you need more information. Follow the library on instagram.
The Mixlab, located next to the Winter Garden in Campus Mutsaard, is a 'maker space' available to all Academy students. They have an expanding collection of equipment that includes digital 3d printers, laser cutters, textile transfer printers, a press, a 3d scanner, a glass oven and knitting machines. It is a space for workshops, a hub for students from all departments. Besides this, the Academy also has an advanced wood atelier and a print lab.
Academy canteen Komida at Campus Mutsaardstraat has a heart for sustainability and affordability. They offer daily vegetarian meals and mostly have vegan options too. The vegetables in their salads and sandwiches are seasonal, the fish they prepare is caught and cultivated in a sustainable manner and they only use bio meat. Komida uses an exchange system for their packaging: you can choose from reusable glass pots for salads, a lunch box for sandwiches or a reusable coffee cup. They are open every weekday between 9am and 3pm, but students are welcome all day to meet, study, play the piano or the football table and get a freshly brewed coffee from the machine. Komida has free wi-fi and only accepts electronic payments.
The Komida@Stadscampus restaurant of the University of Antwerp is also accessible to Academy students. It is located around the corner at Koningstraat 8 and opens every weekday between 11:45am and 1:45pm.
Besides these, some of Antwerp's best sandwich and coffee bars, restaurants or supermarkets are to be found in the area around Campus Mutsaardstraat.
Students that need help can contact the student support officer Sofie Hiels (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will help any student with the following:
Support for students with disabilities
Students with disabilities (eg. learning difficulties, dyslexia, ADD, autism, mobility limitation, chronic illness) can request special academic facility. The application should be completed between August 15 and October 15.
If you have doubts about your study method, if your study planning doesn't work out or if you experience other difficulties that prevent you from studying well you can contact the student support coordinator. She can help you with your study planning and advise you about good studying methods.
If you have doubts about your study choice, our student support coordinator can advise you about other possibilities.
Students that are not feeling well or that are having personal troubles can consult the student support officer Sofie Hiels (email@example.com). If necessary, she can refer you to the school's own professional help staff, or to help outside the Academy.
The AP student support services regularly host trainings related to fear of failure, being assertive, mindfulness, applying for a job etc.
Guidance for planning your study path
Would you like to change your study programme, apply for exemptions or change direction or school? If so, we can provide you with study path counselling. During a personal meeting, we will look for the perfect study programme with you. We offer customised support: we examine the study credit, look for exemptions and determine a suitable personal trajectory.
Study Path Advisors:
Your ombuds is Dani Magnus (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have complaints about the official education or examination regulation or if you have experienced an unfair act/situation with a fellow student or a staff member, you first try to discuss this with the person(s) involved. If this doesn't work out, you can contact our ombuds. She will handle your complaint and mediate between parties involved.
Students that are experiencing some issues with their language skills can consult a language coach. You can also consult the central language coordinator of AP.
Please contact email@example.com (T. 03 220 57 76). You will be advised on any of these issues, individually or in small groups.
Would you like more information on one of the following themes?
Students and teachers can use the computers in the multimedia room and the library. All computers have internet access. Students and teachers have the possibility to purchase laptops and software at a cheaper rate, through the AP Hogeschool. The WiFi netwerk of the AP Hogeschool is available throughout the campuses.
Students and teachers have access to a number of digital platforms via www.start.ap.be
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You can get 3 culture vouchers for 5€ at STAN that grant you access to a performance, movie or concert in most of Antwerp's culture houses. Get an A-card to collect points to get discounts in swimming pools, theatres and musea. Get to know the city's arthouse or blockbuster cinemas, smaller and bigger theatres, have a look at all current exhibitions and art events via Antwerp Art, or get to know the programmes of these less well-known off-spaces run by students or alumni of the Academy: Forbidden City, Claptrap, Pinkie Bowtie, Antwerp Artist Run School, The Pink House, Samenschool, Troebel Neyntje.
A Sportsticker grants you access to the complete (free or cheap) sports program for Antwerp students. The city has a wide range of swimming pools and running tracks too, and beautiful parks and green spaces to stroll in, read a book, look at art, or enjoy a picnic.
Other useful addresses to get to know the different areas of the city, its landmarks, where to eat and drink, go shopping or enjoy cultural activities: