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Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA)


ACPA offers electives in visual arts, music or music philosophy. As a student of Leiden University or the University of the Arts The Hague* you can choose these electives offered by ACPA.


In each BA or MA degree programme you have the opportunity to follow elective courses. You can choose an elective course that completes or deepens your study or you choose an elective that fits your other interests. For example visual arts, music or music philosophy.


The electives cover the different disciplines in art and music. Courses such as Music Cognition, Music - Philosophy - Politics, Music x Technology, and Popular and Global Music link music to philosophy, psychology, rhetoric and even Artificial Intelligence.

If you are more into visual arts and design, Hacking Tools as Artistic Research is all about exploring the different types of interaction that are possible with everyday digital or physical tools. In The Art of Logistics, you’ll study logistics processes and how logistics codes are made and how they are manifested in everyday life. The Exhibition Research Lab course examines the possibilities of an exhibition as a framework for research, experiment and (re)presentation.

Our electives are taught by musicians, artists, lecturers and professors from the Netherlands and abroad: lecturers who have earned their spurs in scientifi c and artistic practice. The courses are taught in English and are open to all bachelor’s, master’s and pre-master’s students from Leiden University. There are no additional costs.


Take a look in the Studyguide for our selection of electives!

*Royal Conservatoire/Royal Academy of Art


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