The lectorate Art Theory & Practice (KTP), headed by Prof. Dr. Janneke Wesseling, started in 2007. The lectorate KTP engages with the integration of theory and practice in art education. It has, among other things, initiated the Art Research Programme, which consists of interdisciplinary courses and stimulates research and critical reflection.

Under the chairmanship of Janneke Wesseling, theory teachers have developed a specific outlook on theory education at the art academy. This outlook also informs the education curricula in general. In 2015, the lectorate initiated a Research Group consisting of tutors of the KABK who engage themselves with research in their practice.

The lectorate organises symposia, workshops and lectures with various partners.