We have the opinion that art is, national and international, one of the most important and innovative sources of energy for our society. Self-willed and researching artists and designers will keep these sources alive. We are searching for these kind of people and we would like to give them the opportunity to develop themselves in a stimulating environment.
The Royal Academy of Art collaborates with 40 international partner institutions mainly in the field of student and teacher exchange and projects. Active member of three international associations in the field of art education and international education.
Our institute is part of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Design, Music and Dance in The Hague. It is one of the 55 Dutch Universities of Professional Education. On a regional level we are actively involved with the Faculty of Creative and Performing Arts of the University of Leiden.
BA in Design and Fine Arts
faculties and departments
Visual Communication Department Design Department Fine Arts Department Interfaculty ArtScience Faculty of Creative and Performing Arts
bachelor level programs
Visual Communication Department: Graphic Design – 4 years Photography – 4 years Interactive Media Design - 4 years Design Department: Interior Design – 4 years Furniture Design - 4 years ArtScience – 4 years Textile & Fashion Design – 4 years Fine Arts Department: 3D – 4 years Painting – 4 years Autonoom – 4 years Interfaculty ArtScience: ArtScience – 4 years
master level programs
Visual Communication Department: Type and Media – 1 year Interfaculty Image & Sound: ArtScience – 2 years Design Department: Postgraduate course Industrial Design – 3 years (part-time study programme) Faculty of Creative and Performing Arts: Master Photographic Studies – 1 year Master Media Technology – 2 years
research activity and main areas
Research on augmented reality; Artistic research, new media and new social contexts.
subject areas for exchange students
All bachelor programmes are open to exchange students.
1 May – Winter term1 October – Spring term
Dutch and English
September – JanuaryFebruary - June
cost of living per month (studying and living)