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Preparatory Education

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The KABK offers various possibilities for aspiring students to prepare them for an actual course at the Academy:

The Academy also cooperates with:

  • Segbroekcollege The Hague
  • Bonaventura College Leiden
  • Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar
  • Zandvlietcollege The Hague



Efforts are currently underway to expand the range of art programmes offered and the coverage within the surrounding area. Several schools in Zoetermeer and Alphen aan de Rijn are currently in consultation with the KABK regarding the possibility of joining the Preparatory Courses.

Preparatory Courses: general information

The KABK offers a wide range of Preparatory Courses. All are aimed at bringing people into contact with art education and offering them programmes that correspond to their specific needs and levels. Selection and orientation are key terms in this regard. On the one hand, the Academy wishes to offer talented people the opportunity to enhance their qualifications, the ultimate goal being for them to be able to progress to professional art education. Secondly, the Preparatory Courses offer participants the opportunity to investigate whether a study programme at the Academy and the prospect of a career as an artist or designer are a viable option for them. The possibility of transferring between the various Preparatory Courses gives participants as many opportunities as possible to follow the routes that are best suited to them. 

The KABK offers the following Preparatory Courses:

  • Kids Club (Years 7 and 8 of primary education: ages 10–12);
  • Partnership arrangements with secondary schools (Segbroek College in The Hague, Bonaventura College in Leiden, Rijnlands Lyceum in Wassenaar and Zandvliet College in The Hague);
  • School for Young Talent (our own secondary school pupils of HAS, HAVO and VWO);
  • Combined education, in which secondary pupils take classes within the art plans or the School for Young Talent;
  • Preparatory Year (full-time for one year after secondary education);
  • Orientation Course (Saturday Course).

Participation in one of the Preparatory Courses is subject to admission. Applicants should bring as much different work as possible to the admission interview. Appointments can be made through the Student Administration office.


More information

Chief Coordinator for Preparatory Courses
Zanne Zwart

Coordinator of Preparatory Year 
Nieke Koek

Admission consultation hours: by appointment

Admission consultation hours for pupils and parents: by appointment

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