The purpose of the study programmes at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) is to prepare students for the profession of artist or designer. The educational programmes have been designed to make this feasible.
The educational structure consists of the propaedeutic year and the main phase, which is divided into the main study phase and the final phase. Programmes at the KABK are designed according to the principles of competence-based education.
The programmes offered can be seen as a foreshadowing of professional practice. We pay close attention to career orientation and preparation. Important to these aspects is the expectation that students will take on increasing levels of responsibility for their studies throughout the years of the programme. This is particularly explicit in the case of the Individual Study Track.
Students are also introduced to a wide range of different teaching formats. The internship is a very important part of career preparation.