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ArtScience, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Den Haag, Netherlands
The ArtScience programme of Royal Academy of Art, The Hague is a unique interdisciplinary art programme between the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) and the Royal Conservatoire (KC), that fosters curiosity-driven research as an approach to the creation of art.
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The ArtScience programme of Royal Academy of Art, The Hague offers a unique and practice-based creative programme that teaches you to research and conceive new art forms. The programme contains theoretical courses, workshops, research projects, individual projects and individual coaching. You will learn how to connect and transcend various art forms and areas of expertise, and are invited to re-invent art, as is needed in this century.

A defining aspect of our curriculum is that you will have a considerable amount of freedom in choosing programme components while receiving intensive supervision by a coach whom you personally choose in the second year.


The Bachelor’s programme aims to guide students towards an ‘auto-disciplinary’ art practice. Students acquire the skills, research methods and conceptual background that they need in order to develop their personal artistic work within the broad field of the arts and sciences.

The courses provide a theoretical and practical foundation, but the core of the education offered at ArtScience consists of practice-based research. Knowledge is acquired through the conception and realisation of projects. In these projects, students work together with their teachers and primarily with other students, thereby learning to collaborate and organise projects on various scales.

The open curriculum and the individual study tracks help students to develop a strong sense of independence, self-organisation and critical thinking during their studies. Because many study projects are presented outside the walls of the school, students are expected to be active and well connected in the field at the time of their final examinations.

Professional Perspective

The Bachelor ArtScience educates you to work between science and the arts to create new forms of art. Our alumni operate where art, culture and science intersect. They work as independent artists or in a team on digital projects and performances for festivals, theatres or online platforms. They publish books, software and musical recordings and organise festivals, concerts and exhibitions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ars Electronica
  • Art & Philosophy
  • Catching the Light
  • Introduction to ArtScience
  • Introduction to Electronics
  • Introduction to Programming

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • High school diploma comparable to a Dutch vwo, havo or mbo 4-diploma. If you do not have the required diploma, but are able to prove - on the basis of an assessment authorised by the Interfaculty - that you actually function at the desired level, you can also apply for admission.
  • Non-EEA candidates are required to provide proof of English Language proficiency by uploading their official test score certificate during the application process. EU candidates' English language level will be assessed during their interview/entry examination day.
  • Letter of motivation
  • Portofolio
  • CV
  • Assigment (a proposal for a work of art you would like to make)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Den Haag

  • 780 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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