Royal Academy of Art the Hague

The Hague , Netherlands
The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague prepares students to become self-aware artists and designers who make a significant contribution to their discipline and to society with their passion, profundity and experimental attitude.

About

History

In the 16th century there’s already mention of a Lucas guild in the Hague. In 1656 a separation of the guild arose as the Pictura brotherhood. This separation was meant to organise the true artists separate from the bad painters. In 1682 the Pictura Brotherhood founded an Academy, which was the foundation for our current Academy.

Education

Bachelor courses

Autonomous Fine Art

  • Fine Art, full-time and part-time
  • Interfaculty ArtScience, full-time

Design

  • Photography, full-time and part-time
  • Graphic Design, full-time and part-time*
  • Interactive/Media/Design, full-time
  • Interior Architecture and Furniture Design, full-time and part-time*
  • Textile and Fashion, full-time

Postgraduate Course

  • Industrial Design
Master courses
  • Master of Design in Type and Media
  • Master of Interior Architecture (INSIDE)
  • Master trajectory in ArtScience
  • Master trajectory in Artistic Research (MAR)
PhD

In cooperation with the University of Leiden

  • PhDArts
Preparatory courses

The KABK offers various ways for aspiring students to prepare for their study at the Academy.

Research

The University of the Arts (Royal Academy of Art and Royal Conservatoire) holds artistic research in high esteem. There is a, for the Netherlands, unique collaboration between the University of the Arts and Leiden University in the form of the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (see PhDArts).

On a MA-level the University of the Arts offers the research trajectory for artistic research, in which the art academy and the conservatoire collaborate. Two of the University’s lectorates are dedicated to artistic research: the lectorate of Henk Borgdorff (Royal Conservatoire) and the lectorate of Janneke Wesseling(Royal Academy of Art).

Career

Most importantly the Royal Academy of Art lets its students discover their talents and work from there to become artists expressing their own personal interests, insights and perceptions.

Students work independently and are given complex assignments which prepare them for working individually or collectively as a fine artist or designer when they finish their studies.

The Royal Academy of Art offers ample opportunity do to internships in order to get a hands on experience

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Royal Academy of Art the Hague!

Services

Student services

The KABK strives to achieve an international learning environment for her students. This is done on the one hand by creating an international environment within the building and on the other hand by stimulating temporary foreign trajectories in the form of:

  • Study
  • Internships
  • Post-graduate and Master programmes

Coming into contact with a different cultural environment and different teaching methods is a clear upside of a temporary foreign trajectory. Moreover, you may learn to function in an international context which is a great plus for your future career.

Housing services

Students are required to ensure their own housing. Unfortunately it is difficult to find reasonably priced student accommodation in The Hague. KABK does not know a campus system and all foreign students are responsible for accommodation themselves.

Library services

The KABK has a very well-equipped (media)library. The book collection consists of titles in, amongst others, the disciplines of Fine Art, Architecture, Photography, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Philosophy, Art Observation, History and Art/Cultural History.

To remain up to date in all disciplines, the library has subscriptions to approximately 80 magazines.

Student Life

Campus life

All facilities are open to students and employees of the KABK. Students work in a modern complex with extensive resources like workshops, stores for materials and supplies, photocopying facilities and a library in which you can access a great number of specialized books and very old documents.

  • Workshops
  • Art Supply Stores
  • Photocopying facilities
  • Library
  • Canteen
  • Wi-Fi

Accreditation

An external committee reviews and evaluates the programmes and reports to the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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