Study profile Bachelor Photography

The medium of photography is undergoing rapid change. And wherever there is change, there is also opportunity. We, at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), find it hugely exciting to see new ways to engage the medium. Think of possibilities like immersive, interactive or social media.

The contemporary work field of professional photography is the starting point for the overall study trajectory. Our international team of teachers reflects the diversity of the professionals of today. They are all practicing photographers working in a variety of fields - from visual arts, to documentary and editorial fashion to more commercial settings.  

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Specifications

Language

English

Duration

Full-time 4 years
Part-time 4 years

Department Heads

Rob Hornstra & 
Lotte Sprengers

Degree

Bachelor of Arts

Costs

CROHO

39111

Specialisations

Documentary 
Fiction 

Professional Perspective

Apart from being creative in the field of making work, you also need to be creative in finding your audience and creating new business models. Being a professional photographer today means more than just creating work alone. 

In addition to having excellent technical skills, you need to be an author. At the KABK, we think about photography in the same way as a writer thinks about language. Writers need to know how to spell and have knowledge of the grammatical rules. But that is only the beginning. What is the story you would like to tell? What is the feeling you want to leave the audience with? For students at the KABK, this often results in a lot of soul searching: figuring out who you are, what you find important, and to what discussions you would like to contribute.

Studying at the KABK means you have your own views on the world and the medium, but also show a willingness to be challenged. The KABK helps you further develop your own voice through research and experimentation. You will be challenged to work with an entrepreneurial spirit. We teach you not to follow someone else’s path, but invent your own. Alumni have described studying at the KABK as an intense yet fruitful experience.

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