CREA courses

CREA offers a wide range of over 600 courses per year and a large part of those courses are open to non-Dutchies. Meet new friends and learn new skills at the same time!

Courses season 2023/2024

The course programme for season 2023/2024 has been published on 28 June 2023 and students and young alumni now have priority when enrolling for the courses!

Most CREA courses run in 10 week blocks. You can start a CREA course at 3 different points in time: in the week of 18 September 2023 (block 1/fall), in the week of 11 December 2023 (block 2/winter) and in the week of 18 March 2024 (block 3/spring).
There are exceptions such as week courses (5 days, mostly in block4/summer), day courses (1 day) and there are a number of longer courses and special projects. Check the course for more info.
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Class schedule

CREA courses take place weekly on the same day and time (with the exception of day, week and weekend courses). Lessons cancelled due to holidays, course-free periods or teacher illness will be caught up at the end. Please note that a course may be extended by one or more weeks.
Find an overview of public holidays and course-free periods here >>

Priority rule

Full-time students (from all educational institutions) and young alumni (UvA and HvA) have priority when enrolling from the moment the courses are open for enrolment on the website.
In season 2023-2024 for others and old alumni/employees of the UvA and HvA, it’s possible to enrol from 1 September 2023 – 12:00 hrs (block 1/fall), 13 November 2023 – 12:00 hrs (block 2/winter) and 19 February 2024 – 12:00 hrs (block 3/spring). There is no priority rule on summer courses (block 4/summer).
Read more about this priority rule here >>

Summer courses 2024

In summer 2024, you can attend lots of courses at CREA again! During a week course, you will work on a creative course for a week, from Monday morning to Friday afternoon. And we also have day courses on Saturdays!

The full programme for summer 2024 courses is now online!
Check out the programme for summer 2024 >>

Courses season 2024/2025

The course programme for season 2024/2025 will be published around the end of June 2024.
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