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At a bachelor's level we offer programmes within the Autonomous Fine Art and Design disciplines:

At the master's level, we offer the programmes:

At a doctorate's level, we offer the PhDArts programme in collaboration with Leiden University.

In collaboration with Leiden University we also offer a double degree programme (upon successful completion of the four-year trajectory students receive both a bachelor’s degree from the KABK and a bachelor’s degree from Leiden University: BA Fine Arts & BA Arts, Media and Society).

Finally, we offer various preparatory study programmes including the School for Young Talent (for Dutch secondary school students), the Preparatory Year, and the Orientation Course.

The study programme for all the bachelor's degrees is spread into four years and for the master's in two years, with the exception of the Master Type & Media which takes one year to complete.
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The Fine Arts and Photography bachelor's programmes are the only programmes offered in a part-time mode.

Please note that it is not possible to study part-time when a residence permit is required for you to study in the Netherlands.

Our next Open Day will take place in November 2023.

In addition, the KABK tours, and the graduation exhibition (Graduation Show) are great occasions to visit the academy and learn about our programmes.

Check our events calendar for the latest information on these events or sign up to receive invitations and updates.

No, it is not possible to start a programme in the middle of the academic year. All the bachelor and master programmes at the KABK start in September.

No, we do not offer housing, but we do provide our students with useful links where they can find information & tips about accommodation in The Hague.

Please be aware there is a shortage of student housing in The Hague. Make sure to start looking for housing immediately after you have been admitted to the programme.

The KABK has excellent workshop facilities; from the 3D workshop to the sculpture lab, from textile workshops to printmaking workshops as well as photography workshops, ceramics workshops and more.

Other facilities include art supply stores, photocopying facilities, a library, and a canteen. Each student is given a personal student card, which can be used for printing.

Approximately 64% of the student population is non-Dutch.

All bachelor and master programmes are taught in English.

The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) welcomes children from primary school classes 7 and 8 (ages 10 to 12 years old), and also has special programmes for secondary school students who are interested in developing their artistic expression but are given limited opportunities within their own school curriculum.

The Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK) offers the following Preparatory courses to prospective students wishing to prepare themselves for one of the regular study programmes at the KABK:

Yes, we do. Read more about the Orientation course at the KABK.

The KABK does not offer any summer courses.

The KABK has a collaboration with Leiden University via the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) offering elective courses for Leiden University students and students of the KABK.

Unfortunately it is not possible for students of other educational institutions to follow elective courses at the KABK at this moment.