Admission requirements Bachelor Interactive/Media/Design

Application and portfolio deadline

Applications for the Bachelor Interactive Media Design open on October 1.
In order to apply, you must first register via Studielink and then gain access to our application system where you will be asked to submit your documents including a portfolio.

Due to the limited number of places, we advise candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be processed from January till May.

The final deadline for all applicants is May 1st.

Read about the general eligibility requirements, the specific requirements regarding your portfolio and other important dates further below.

General requirements

  • High school diploma
    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.

  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English
    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.

Portfolio 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.

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
6 January 20238 February 2023
17 February 202315 March 2023
24 March 202326 April 2023
1 May 202324 May 2023

In order to apply, you must first register via Studielink and then submit your portfolio and other required documents.

How to apply - Check the steps