terms & conditions CREA courses

terms and conditions CREA courses

applying for a course at CREA

Application for courses at CREA is open to anyone over the age of 18. CREA employs rates and conditions of different categories. Depending on these you may or may not receive a discount and/or receive priority when applying (please see below for the priority regulations).

Applying/enrolling to courses can only be done via this website or in-person at the secretarial office on Monday-Friday between 09:00-17:00.

price categories of CREA courses

  • student
    You are a student according to CREA when you are enrolled full-time at an intermediate vocational education establishment (MBO), school for higher professional education establishment (HBO) or higher education establisment (WO), or when you are enrolled part-time at the UvA or HvA. Please note that PhD candidates at the UvA/HvA need to enrol as employee UvA/HvA.
    price: you will receive a 50% discount on the regular course rates. Each course details its rates.
    priority: Yes.
  • young-alumnus UvA/HvA
    According to CREA you are a young-alumnus for the season of 2019-2020 if you have graduated from the UvA or HvA after September 1st, 2014. The date recorded on your degree certificate will determine which date applies to you.
    price: you will receive a 25% discount on the regular course rates.
    priority: Yes.
  • old-alumnus UvA/HvA
    According to CREA you are an old-alumnus for the season of 2019-2020 if you have graduated from the UvA or HvA before September 1st, 2014. The date recorded on your degree certificate will determine which date applies to you.
    price: you will receive a 25% discount on the regular course rates.
    priority: No.
  • employee UvA/HvA
    You are able to indicate you are employed by the UvA/HvA at the start of the course. PhD candidates UvA/HvA belong to this category.
    price: You will receive a 25% discount on the regular course rates.
    priority: No.
  • others
    Anyone who doesn’t fit into the categories mentioned above.
    price: You will pay the regular course rates.
    priority: No.

what are the priority regulations?

A priority regulation until September 1 pertaining to the courses of the autumn semester applies to the following two categories: students of any educational establishments and recent graduates of the UvA and HvA. These are permitted to apply to courses before others. This right-of-way applies to the spring semester courses until January 1. Please check your category here. This priority regulation does not apply to the summer courses.

what is an autumn course, a spring course or a summer course?

The autumn courses will commence in September, and the spring courses will commence in Februari. The summer courses will commence in July and August. Each course will detail in which season it will fall.

course check

  • During the course assembly, students are required to demonstrate that they possess a valid university ID card or proof of enrolment to confirm they are a student.
  • All graduates from the UvA/HvA are required to show a copy of their degree certificate (this may also be a clear scan or picture on a cellphone). The date on the certificate will determine whether they fall within the division of young-alumni or the division of old-alumni.
  • Employees at the UvA/HvA are required to show a valid document which links them professionally to one of these establishments.


CREA offers courses in Dutch (NL), in English (EN) and courses open to anyone (NL/EN). Please keep in mind that within courses in the last category the teacher might use both languages to make sure everyone can keep up. Carefully check to which category your course belongs before enrolling (there’s a flag in every course information block).


CREA does not refund course contributions which have been paid unless:
– your course is cancelled;
– you cancel your enrolment at least two weeks before the course starts;
– you were not accepted after an audition (wherever relevant).

Anyone who registers for a CREA course, thereby agrees to our conditions. This includes the possible cancellation of courses, refundment and our entry requirements. So please read them carefully first (see below).

cancellation and reimbursement

  • If there are not enough participants for a certain course, CREA can decide to cancel the course. In that case the participant will be informed as soon as possible and will be reimbursed.
  • CREA is entitled to alter the course schedule. When a course or part of a course is cancelled, the participant will be reimbursed for the whole or part of the fee.
  • The participant can only cancel his participation in writing. When he cancels the course until 2 weeks in advance he will be reimbursed for the full amount. The date of receipt of the cancellation will determine this. When a participant cancels his participation within 2 weeks in advance, CREA will claim the full amount of the fee and no refund will take place.
  • If a participant is not admitted to a course after an audition, he will be reimbursed.
  • In case of illness or if the teacher is unable to give a lesson another teacher will be asked to replace him or the lesson will be rescheduled at the end. This lesson may take place on a different day and time.


  • If there are certain requirements before being admitted to a course and CREA decides that the participant does not comply with these requirements, CREA is entitled to remove him from the list or, if possible, to transfer him to another course. When such a transfer takes place, the course fee may have to be adjusted. When a participant is not admitted he will be charged with paying € 25,- for administrative expenses.
  • It is not possible to enrol for a course that has already started.

absence of participants

When a participant is unable to attend a lesson, he should call CREA to inform them.

photography and video recordings

It is customary that during courses and presentations photos are taken and video recordings made for PR use, such as flyers, posters, the CREA website and the media. Unless you make your objections known prior to the course (CREA, t.a.v. cursusadministratie, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, 1018 WV Amsterdam, mentioning the course in question) CREA assumes that you agree to this. Naturally you can always tell the photographer on the spot if you don’t wish to be photographed.

works made during the courses

Works made by participants during the courses will be kept no longer than 3 weeks after the course has ended.


CREA accepts no liability for damage or the loss of property and goods of participants.