Admission requirements Bachelor Interactive/Media/Design

Application deadline

The Bachelor I/M/D processes applications on a rolling basis from October to May, until all positions in the cohorts are filled. Due to the limited number of places, we advise candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible.

The final deadline for all applicants is 1 May

Read further about the general eligibility requirements as well as the specific requirements regarding your portfolio.

General Requirements

  • High school diploma comparable to a Dutch VWO, HAVO or MBO 4 diploma. If you do not have the required diploma, but are able to prove - on the basis of an assessment authorised by the KABK - that you actually function at the desired level, you can also apply for admission.

  • Non-EU/EEA candidates are required to provide proof of English Language proficiency.
    EU/EEA candidates' English language level will be assessed during their interview/entry examination day.

Specific Requirements

As part of the admission and selection procedure for the Bachelor Interactive Media Design programme, you’ll be asked to provide examples of earlier work, explain your motivation to study at the particular programme of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and complete an assignment.

Advice on your application material

Your portfolio should include earlier works, either commissioned and/or work made on your own initiative. These may be performances, interactive media (online and offline) or other art or design projects, (interactive) objects, paintings, drawings, collage and/or assemblage, 3D visualisations, animations, photographs, video’s, sound recordings.
(PDF, max 100MB)

It is important for us to understand your creative choices, so the inclusion of research and the documentation of your material -and conceptual process in connection to the projects in your portfolio is highly recommended.

Another important thing: do not censor yourself by not bringing your personal sketch books because you think they are not attractive or professional enough! It is exactly this freedom of creative experimentation, which you often allow yourself to express in these books, that gives us a clearer understanding of your thought process, fields of interest and personality!

In your letter of motivation, you’ll describe:

  • Forms of interactivity, technology, media (visual) and design (give some examples) you are interested in
  • What you would like to achieve in your studies
  • What you would like to contribute to the learning environment
  • What drives you to become an active Interactive Media Designer and how do you want yo impact/change the professional field and society
  • Specific interests in genres, styles, other disciplines and technology
  • General interest in culture, society, communication, technology at large

Make sure to mention in your CV:

  • Techniques mastered (e.g. drawing, film, music, carpenting, sculpting)
  • Software mastered (basic knowledge of the Adobe Design package is a big plus. Some experience of After Effects, coding, 3D software is helpful.)
  • Previous education

Design an object that triggers (social) interaction:

  • YOUR interpretation of the assignment is key, so please do not ask what we exactly mean or expect from the assignment.
  • The result should either be the object (final or prototype) or a very clear presented visualisation of your design concept.
  • If you are invited to come over for an interview you will present the final result again to the committee.

The result of the assignment should be presented in either a pdf document, video or online presentation (max. 20 MB)

Important dates

Due to the limited number of places, we advise candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible. Each of the following application deadlines corresponds to an admission date.

We will always try to schedule you for the first upcoming date after we have received all required documents.

Application deadlineAdmission date
14 January 20229 February 2022
18 February 202216 March 2022
18 March 202213 April 2022
1 May 202225 May 2022

In order to apply, you must first register via Studielink and then submit various documents, including a portfolio.

How to apply - Check the steps