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Leiden University and Royal Academy of Art The Hague launch double degree

Students from the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) can combine their visual arts program from the academic year 2017-2018 with the bachelor program Arts, Media and Society at Leiden University.

Two bachelor's degrees

After four years, students receive both a bachelor's degree from Leiden University and the KABK. The goal is to train artists who will actively participate in the discourse in arts and society.

By matching the study programs, an intensive program has been compiled in which creative visual arts education is combined with academic reflection and an art and cultural historical theoretical basis. Students follow two regular studies at the same time, and after a successful completion, they obtain the corresponding two diplomas: Bachelor of Arts at university and at higher education level. Entry to the double degree program is possible from the propaedeutic year at Fine Arts at the KABK. In the first year students will be selected for participation in this trajectory.

Art and science

The double degree is one of the many initiatives of Leiden University and the University of the Arts The Hague to connect art and science through the Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA). ACPA, founded in 2001 and part of the Faculty of Humanities, promotes research and education in the arts. The institute has doctoral programs for artists, research projects and an extensive educational offer with electives and talent courses.

More information about the double degree: Kabk.nl 

*Image: Graduation project | Debbie Young, Beeldende Kunst 2016 (Winner Piket Kunstprijs, Category painting 2016)