Hogeschool Sint-Lukas Brussel
, based in the Schaarbeek municipality
, is said to still be the only independent art school
. It is a predominantly Dutch
-speaking institution located on the Paleizenstraat / Rue de Palais, as well as another site, within reachable distance of Brussels' North Station.
The Hogeschool is a source of exclusively art
-level higher education
, hence the name. It presently houses around 1,000 students across its academic provision, and can trace its roots back to the first foundation of a Sint-Lukas art school
in 1880. The school offers master programmes (four years) across the disciplines of audio-visual arts
and publicity design
and fine art
and bachelor programmes in interior design and construction. It also organizes Transmedia, a postgraduate programme for art students.
The Hogeschool is presently active in encouraging student mobility, and holds several links with art schools across the continent through the Socrates ERASMUS
scheme, with language of instruction to exchange students being English
in the appropriate circumstances.
It is closely associated with the Sint-Lukas gallery in the City, showcasing contemporary art and its documentation.