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Photography, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Den Haag, Netherlands
The Photography programme of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague helps you to further enhance your own voice through research and experimentation. We teach you to invent your own path. As a KABK graduate you will contribute to defining the photographic field of tomorrow.
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The Photography programme of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague can be viewed as an inverted funnel. In the first years, you work on a lot of different assignments where the aim is to get you up to speed with basic theories, concepts and technical skills. In the second year of your studies, you continue into your specialisation: Documentary or Fiction. After the second year, you start working on longer-term projects that you define yourself. Apart from being creative in the field of making work, we also challenge you to create new business models. Being a professional photographer today means more than just producing work alone.

Professional Perspective

Our goal is to teach you how to become an independent thinker who creates visual projects. Studying at the KABK will help you become the professional of tomorrow within an international context. Alumni have described studying at the KABK as an intense yet fruitful experience.

The contemporary work field of professional photography is the starting point for the overall study trajectory. Our international team of teachers reflects the diversity of the professionals of today. They are all practicing photographers working in a variety of fields - from fine arts to documentary and editorial to fashion.

We educate you to become an outstanding photographer and true author of your work. Research is the base of every project. There is a strong emphasis on audience engagement and entrepreneurial skills; you communicate your work on different platforms. As a KABK graduate you will know how to connect with the professional field and build, maintain and develop your own photography practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening, Weekday
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Photography: Photojournalism
  • Photography: Mise-en-scène
  • Autonomous: Image Development
  • Photography: Documentary
  • Photography: Directing People
  • Photography: Process & Play

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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


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    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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 authorized by the KABK - that you actually function at the desired level, you can also apply for admission.
  • Non-EEA students are required to provide proof of English Language proficiency.
  • Portofolio
  • Questionnaire
  • Assignment Masters and Disasters
  • Entrance examination day

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

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 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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