Why Study the Arts in Europe? – ELIA collaboration

Multiple cultural experiences 

Programs through Creative Europe and the European Union (including ERASMUS+and European Universities) allow for exchanges and enhanced experiences for students across cultures and between institutions. These programmes make it very easy to live across Europe and experience different areas of artistic interest and cultures. Imagine the depth and development of artistic understanding and the quality of the degree to gain you have the opportunity to study in many countries with the EU’s vision “in which learning, studying and doing research would not be hampered by borders”. 

This European Education Area project, to be developed by 2025, aims to enable a new generation of Europeans to cooperate across languages, borders and disciplines.

Career opportunities

Europe is a hub for culture and creative industries, meaning if you’re thinking ahead to graduation already there are more sustainable career possibilities to consider. This is a strategic focus area for ELIA and was the main focus of the NXT Project.

Employability for art students is on the rise, especially in Europe. Some of the world’s very best theatres, art galleries, museums, research projects and publishing houses are found in Europe. Studying at a European University would give you greater access to these career fields. ELIA is committed to making creative hubs, institutions more sustainable and facilitate their international exchange and collaboration in order to connect young artists with cultural and creative sectors and businesses.

Interested in applying to an art school in Europe? Check out ELIA’s member list and join an institution and a network of multidisciplinary institutions with history, connections, and a growing number of career possibilities.

Editor’s Note: It was an absolute pleasure working with ELIA, they worked tirelessly with me to ensure that the article was informative, insightful, and stayed true to their mission. Arts degrees are often put down for being “easy” or “unimportant”. But, a world without the arts is a world without culture, without heritage and identity, and without history. A world without arts degrees would be a rather dull one indeed.