Admission requirements Bachelor Interactive/Media/Design

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.

  • Level of English: IELTS 6, TOEFL 80 (internet-based test) or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test).
    Non-EEA candidates are required to provide proof of English Language proficiency.

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, performances, interactive media or design projects or other contributions to the field of communication illustrated with photos, drawings, reviews, etc. (max 100MB)

General note: we recommend to make a selection of maximum three relevant projects. The best project should always be the first project to be shown.

In your letter of motivation, you’ll describe

  • Forms of interactivity, media and design you are interested in

  • What you want to achieve in your studies

  • What you want to contribute to the learning environment

  • The new niche you want to create in the design practice of creative industries

  • 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 which triggers interaction

  • Your design may be in the broadest sense of the assignment. 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 design.

  • 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 20MB)

Application deadlines

We encourage students to submit their application as soon as possible.
The final deadlines for application submissions to the Bachelor Interactive/Media/Design at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) for the academic year 2019-2020 are as follows:

Non-EU/EEA candidates: 1 April 2019
Non-EU/EEA candidates who require a VISA must have their full set of required documents and portfolio submitted before 1 April 2019.

EU/EEA candidates: 25 June 2019
EU/EEA candidates must have their full set of required documents and portfolio submitted before 25 June 2019.

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