Master programmes at the KABK

Do you want to be engaged into socio-political action by using your art or design practice?

Master students of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) are encouraged to be fully engaged in deep artistic and design research that reflects on current global issues. All KABK master programmes are offered in English.

Missed the Open Day?

If you missed the Open Day at the KABK on January 26th, you can always contact the department of your choice for further information. You will find the contact details of each programme coordinator under the respective study programme pages. You can also get an idea of the KABK by browsing through this website; we are continuously updating the master pages with relevant stories and facts:

Teaching staff

Check the bio’s of the teaching staff of the Master Artistic Research, Master Industrial Design and Non Linear Narrative.

Projects & collaborations

Collaboration with partners in the Netherlands and abroad such as Greenpeace, Amnesty International and De Waag is crucial to the curriculum of each master programme. Browse through our project pages to get some insight on these projects or assignments.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for our master programmes may vary. For instance, the master Photography & Society is open to all (still image-) makers with a bachelor's degree. This includes not only a degree in photography or any of its sub-disciplines, but also in the field of visual arts, digital media, visual anthropology and other non-linear communication disciplines. You will find the specific admission requirements of each programme under the respective study programme pages.

Research - Lectorates

Next to the teaching staff that guides you through your studies, our Lectorates Design, led by Alice Twemlow and Art Theory & Practice led by Janneke Wesseling are there for you in case you want to deepen your research or need advice on certain art and design research topics.


The library, workshops and technical studios at KABK are fantastic, and you can use them all!

Last but not least, take a look at our events calendar, the news section and follow us online via Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Good luck, have fun and choose wisely!

​The 7 master programmes offered at the KABK: