The Royal Academy of Art The Hague, or also known as Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (KABK) in Dutch, is a leading institution in educating artists and designers. Founded in 1682, it is considered as the oldest academy in the Netherlands with an outstanding level of experience and a rich history and they were part of the art movement of Dutch impressionism.
"The academy believes that art is one of the most important and innovative sources of energy for our society. Therefore, they search for creative people to provide them with opportunities to develop themselves and explore their boundaries with mission to educate them to become independent and self-aware artists and designers, able to make meaningful contribution to their discipline and to society. While their mission is to provide educational excellence leading to graduates that have the capacity to become leaders in their fields, who produce outstanding creative work and who dare to disturb. In regard to the vision and mission, through the education offered and assistance by highly skilled professional staff, students are trained to work independently and are given complex assignments in order for them to be able to work individually or collectively as a fine artist or designer after they completed their studies. The academy offers bachelors, masters, a postgraduate course, a PhD programme (in cooperation with Leiden University), and also preparatory courses for aspiring students to prepare for their study at the academy. All programmes are guaranteed to be clear, up-to-date and taught in English. More than that, the academy offers students the opportunity to do internships to get hands on experience. "