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About us

About the Royal Academy of Art


At the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) we educate students to become independent and self-aware artists and designers with an inquiring mindset, who are able to produce authentic and profound creative works that advance their chosen disciplines and reflect society at large.


Our intensive and small-scale curriculum focuses on experimentation and personal guidance. It offers students a degree of freedom to develop their interests and personal ambitions. It also enables critical reflection on the ever-changing role of artists and designers in our society. Students are encouraged to question how art and design shape contemporary society and contribute to cultural, economic and social well-being in a global context.

We offer seven bachelor's and seven master's programmes in art and design, various preparatory courses, and the PhDArts and a double bachelor's degree programme in collaboration with Leiden University. Together with the Royal Conservatoire we form the University of the Arts The Hague.

performance Natalia Irena Nikoniuk and Bo Wielders, Graduation Show 2021
Performance Natalia Irena Nikoniuk and Bo Wielders, Fine Arts - Graduation Show 2021.
photo: Eric de Vries

We offer the following programmes at a bachelor’s (B) and master’s (M) level:

B Autonomous Fine Art

B Design

M Master of Art in Fine Art & Design

M Interior Architecture

M Type and Media

M Music*

* in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire