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.

  • 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 (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, 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 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)

Application deadlines

Applications for the academic year 2021-2022 open on 1 October 2020. Due to the limited number of places, we advise candidates to submit their application as soon as possible.

The deadlines for sending your portfolio are:
13 January 2021
3 March 2021
14 April 2021 (final deadline non-EU applicants)
7 June 2021 (final deadline only EU applicants)

Note: Each deadline above entails registration via Studielink and submission of required documents incl. portfolio.

How to apply - Check the steps