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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2023-2024

The start of the AdA apprenticeship program is in September 2023. There are 3 trimesters in an academic year. You are most welcome and as long as places are still available, to start the instruction at the beginning of every trimester (places are limited).

Autumn Trimester – 18 September to 15 December 2023

Winter Trimester – 8 January to 29 March, 2024

Spring Trimester – 8 April to 28 June 2024

The atelier program is from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm

annual fee for the full apprenticeship/atelier program is €5,000, per trimester €2,000, last trimester €1,000 Introduction Trimester and Short-term program €2,000

Apprenticeship Program

For the full atelier/apprenticeship programme applications are accepted throughout the year. At the beginning of every trimester.


AdA is an atelier and not a school. The Three Year Atelier/Apprenticeship programme is divided into three years or periods, the beginning, the advanced and the further advanced student. The exact time spent in each period will be individually adapted. This depends on the personal development and progress of the student. Students can register for three months at the beginning of each trimester.

The languages in which the instruction is given are English, French, Italian and Dutch.

Introductory Trimester

For those who are not yet sure whether the Programme for a whole year is suitable for them, we offer a trial period of three months, after which the student can decide whether or not to continue.

Short Term Program

This programme is for those who do not have the opportunity to participate in the Three-Year Atelier Programme. The bespoke content of their Programme is put together in consultation with Joke Frima, the course director, depending on personal circumstances and ability.

The short term programme consists of at least three months and the same applies to the Introductory trimester.

Fulltime Programme

After successful completion of the full-time curriculum, a Diploma Certificate will be awarded.

For a description of the content of the Thee Year apprenticeship  Programme, click here..

Do you want to become instructor?

For students of the full-time curriculum, customised training can be offered if the student shows interest in becoming an instructor.

Day Schedule

The Atelier Programme is from Monday to Friday,
three hours session in the morning and three hours in the afternoon, from 9 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 5 pm

Scholarships and Financial Aid