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Do you wish to pursue a career in Art, Design or Architecture abroad?


Athens Open Studio offers a pioneering way of working in a dynamic artists' studio environment. Our integrated approach includes the space, time, advice and resources for you to produce strong work that will effectively support your application. 

Through our numerous activities, we introduce you to the structure and methodology of an art-school, through hands-on experience and contacts with professional practicing artists and designers.


Sessions offered in person and online

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Uni applications


Foundation diploma, Undergraduate, Graduate

We assist you with selecting the best course for you. Guide you throughout the process. Ensure your successful entry in the university of your choice!

  • Consultation on university choices

  • Artist statement/motivation letter

  • UCAS (for the UK)

  • Studielink (for NL)

  • Direct applications to institutions

  • Preparation for interview

  • Personalised support

portfolio prep


Foundation diploma, Undergraduate, Graduate

We offer tutoring sessions that aim to stimulate ideas, develop skills and critically think about creative practices. Our vision is to enhance and embrace the unique personality and approach of each student in view of creating a strong portfolio that effectively supports our students' applications!

We guide you throughout the initial process of actually making an expanded body of work to selecting specific parts, editing and visually presenting them in the form of a professional portfolio, based on the guidelines of each university.

Development of work

  • Idea generation

  • Project development

  • Development of existing work

  • Introduction to techniques

  • Research methodologies

  • Critical thinking

Selection & Presentation

  • Selection of final works

  • Curation of images

  • Documentation of work

  • Digital portfolio in PDF

  • Website creation

  • Physical portfolio design

support with writing

Support with

International Baccalaureate, Foundation diploma, Undergraduate, Graduate

We support you with academic writing and the writing component of university applications.

  • IB Extended Essays on Art, Design and Architecture (in English)

  • Personal and artists statements for university applications (in English)

  • IB Comparative studies (in English)

  • Independent theoretical research

mentoring sessions


Getting insight from alumni is crucial in making informed career decisions ! We are constantly developing a network of alumni from leading universities globally, in view of offering our students mentoring possibilities.


We create the perfect match between mentors and students based on their field of interest and future aspirations, in the form of a casual discussion.

  • Personal experience

  • Academic progression

  • Course details

  • Alumni university projects

  • Alumni portfolios

  • Alumni stories



University of Edinburgh: Ilia Strigari

Architectural Association: John Kanakas

The Bartlett - UCL: Julia Baltsavia

University of Cardiff: Angeliki Kokkosi

TU Delft: Angelos Liakakos

Fashion & Textiles

Royal College of Art : Eleni Bantra

University of Kingston: Maria Giannakoulia

Service Design 

Royal College of Art : Avra Alevropoulou

Movement & Dance

Antonia Economou Choreographer/Performer, Founder/Artistic director at Ergo Collective


  • High School students

  • IB DP students

  • A-Levels students

  • GCSE students

  • Foundation Diploma

  • BA graduates


  • University students or mature students that want to prepare for entry in art and design courses in European universities

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