In the video below, students, teachers and the head of the department tell you more about the ArtScience programme:

The Master ArtScience is a unique programme offered by the ArtScience Interfaculty, which is embedded in both the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) and also closely collaborates with Leiden University’s Academy of Creative and Performing Arts and the Media Technology MSc programme.

The two-year master is offered in an interdisciplinary learning environment that fosters curiosity driven research as an approach for the making of art. Its interdisciplinary focus intersects the existing fields of music, visual arts, media art and other artistic disciplines, humanities and the natural sciences.

ArtScience is constantly evolving and focuses as an experimental department on new interdisciplinary art forms created from new technological, scientific and contemporary conceptual approaches. The programme considers art and science to be a continuum and promotes the development of new art forms and artistic languages. The ArtScience environment/community continuously investigates new forms of art, new presentation methods and presentation places. With this, ArtScience challenges students to wonder what future forms of art can be like.



Master of Music


2 years full-time

Study load

Start date


Department Head

Taconis Stolk

Application deadline


English-taught programme
(English level required)

Programme / CROHO

M Music / 44739

Insights in this study programme

Listen to a conversation with Max and Pelle, students from the bachelor and master ArtScience programmes, as they talk about their approaches to sound, the collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire The Hague and more...

screenshot Graduation Catalogue Master ArtScience
screenshot Graduation Catalogue

Professional & Research Perspectives

Our alumni remain attached to the institute or continue their research as a PhD student elsewhere. Many graduates of the ArtScience master’s programme pursue a career as an artist in a wide variety of disciplines.