First graduates of the Dual Degree programme!

This month the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) and Leiden University delivered their first Dual Degree students. Elena Kostenko and Rosa Zangenberg received not one but two Bachelor degrees!

On the 28th of August Elena and Rosa received their BA degree from the Arts, Media & Society program. On Thursday, September 10 they received their BA in Fine Arts.

The BA Fine Arts & BA Arts, Media and Society

Students of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) can combine their bachelor Fine Arts program with the bachelor program Arts, Media and Society at Leiden University from the academic year 2017-2018. After four years, students will receive a bachelor's degree from both Leiden University and the KABK. The goal is to train artists who will actively participate in the discourse in the arts and society.

By aligning the study programs, an intensive program has been put together in which the creative fine arts education is combined with academic reflection and a theoretical basis in art and cultural-history. Students follow two regular studies at the same time, and after successful completion, they receive two Bachelor's diplomas. Entry to the BA Fine Arts & BA Arts, Media and Society is possible from the propaedeutic Fine Arts at the KABK; in the first-year students are selected to participate in this program.

Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA)

The BA Fine Arts & BA Arts, Media and Society is one of the many initiatives of Leiden University and The University of the Arts The Hague to connect art and science through the Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA). ACPA, founded in 2001 and part of the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University, promotes research and education in the arts. The institute has doctoral programs for artists, research projects and an extensive range of education with electives and talent programmes.