MA and BA programmes in Art and Design

MA and BA programmes in Art and Design

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

March 28, 2023
MA and BA programmes in Art and Design
Final call for applications
Online portfolio advice sessions: April 3–6
Master Interior Architecture Q&A: April 3
Master Industrial Design Q&A: April 11
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
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The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) invites you to apply for one of its international master’s or (part-time) bachelor’s programmes in art and design before May 1*. 

Online Q&A sessions
Are you thinking about applying for the Master Interior Architecture (INSIDE) or the Master Industrial Design at KABK? These programmes organise online Q&A sessions: Register here for the Q&A of Master Interior Architecture. Register here for the Q&A of Master Industrial Design.

Online portfolio advice sessions
Are you considering applying to one of our programmes and would like to discuss your portfolio before submitting your application? Check which programmes offer online portfolio advice and reserve a timeslot here before March 31.

Research in art and design 
KABK’s master’s programmes are designed for artists and designers with the ambition to develop and enrich their individual practice with interdisciplinary investigations. Classrooms function as laboratories where students have the possibility to experiment and where teachers stimulate rather than direct their students. As a student, your discipline and ideas are at the centre. 

Students research and develop projects in which they question traditional systems. This way, graduating students become artists with an investigative mindset. Students are able to produce authentic and in-depth creative work that advances their chosen disciplines and reflect to current global issues. KABK also encourages to take courses and workshops outside of their specialisation, such as following electives at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA), which is a research institute within the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University. 

Collaboration with professional field 
An important part of the curricula are collaborative projects with governmental and non-governmental institutions, of which “Plastic Justice” is an example. This is a pan-European educational collaboration between the Master Non Linear Narrative and four other art and design academies in Reykjavík, Barcelona, London and Vilnius. Together with regional environmentally engaged NGOs and scientists, the master students set up a conference, exhibition and website, and focusses on the long-term impact of invisible micro-plastics on the human body. The collaboration aims to create new knowledge through cross-academic exchange and field-research promoting conscious design education for an upcoming generation. 

Another example where students and the professional field come together is the collaboration between students of the Master Industrial Design and Waag’s Textilelab Amsterdam. The students participated in a pilot activity of the European research project REFLOW, which involves rethinking the lifecycle of textiles with citizens and stakeholders.  
See more of KABK’s projects collaborations here.

Learning community 
Our English taught master’s and bachelor’s programmes address contemporary issues and are led by a diverse and socially engaged team with international practices and different backgrounds. Our tutors combine their passion for teaching with their practice in the cultural sector. Teaching at the KABK takes the form of small-scale lectures, with a combination of practical and theoretical artistic research. The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague offers seven master’s programmes, all of which last two years, with the exception of Type and Media which is one-year programme.  Next to these, KABK offers seven bachelor’s programmes, two of which are offered also in part-time study mode. The part-time programmes have fewer classes and require more self-study than the full-time variant. All BA programmes last four years.

Next to the above programmes, KABK offers the international doctorate programme PhDArts. This is an international doctorate programme offered in close collaboration with the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) of Leiden University. PhDArts functions as a platform for artists who regard theoretical reflection and artistic practice as intrinsically related and complementary. 

Master’s degree English taught programmes:  
Master Artistic ResearchMaster ArtScienceMaster Industrial DesignMaster Interior Architecture (INSIDE)Master Non Linear NarrativeMaster Photography and SocietyMaster Type and Media.

Bachelor’s degree English taught programmes: 
Bachelor Photography (also in part-time study mode), Bachelor Fine Arts (also in part-time study mode), Bachelor ArtScienceBachelor Graphic DesignBachelor Interactive Media DesignBachelor Interior Architecture & Furniture DesignBachelor Textile & Fashion.

Final application deadline: May 1, 2023*

*With the exception of PhDArts (April 1, 2023), Master Type and Media (March 1, 2023) and Non Linear Narrative (April 28, 2023). Check our website for all the deadlines and entry requirements per programme.  More information is available here.

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