You are cordially invited to the Graduation Festival 2014 of the Royal Academy of Art! Bachelor and master students in both Fine Arts and Design will present their works in a Graduation Festival that runs from 12 to 17 July 2014. Visiting the Graduation Festival gives you a perfect insight into the artistic vision and development of the next generation artists and designers. The Festival hosts exhibitions, performances, film screenings and more. You will meet students, teachers, staff as well as professionals from the fields of art and design.


ArtScience, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Interactive/Media/Design, Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Photography, Textile and Fashion


Artistic Research, ArtScience, Interior Architecture [INSIDE], Type/Media

Postgraduate Course

Industrial Design

Saturday 12 July – Thursday 17 July
from 11:00 – 20:00
Prinsessegracht 4, The Hague

Press release

The Hague, 4 July 2014

Royal Academy of Art Graduation Festival, The Hague 12-17 July

From 12 to 17 July, more than 200 Bachelor’s and Master’s students will be presenting their graduation projects, marking the end of their studies at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK). The Graduation Festival will feature expositions, performances and film screenings. In line with tradition, the shortlisted candidates and winners of the Academy prizes and the prizes made available by Stroom and the Jan Roëde Foundation will be announced on the eve of the exposition.
Graduation projects from 12 study programmes will be exhibited: the Bachelor’s programmes in ArtScience, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Interactive/Media/Design, Interior Architecture and Furniture Design, Photography, Textile & Fashion, and the Master’s programmes in Artistic Research, ArtScience, Interior Architecture (INSIDE) and Type & Media. One student will also complete the postgraduate programme in Industrial Design.
The Graduation Festival is being held at a single location and it will take approximately two hours to view the full presentation. The KABK is situated three minutes’ walk from The Hague Central Station.


The KABK is home to a total of twelve art degree programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and post-doctoral level and also offers several preliminary programmes. There are also PhD programmes offered in partnership with Leiden University. The KABK and the Royal Conservatoire together form the University of the Arts The Hague.
The KABK has a very international student population, with 35% of its students originating from 57 other countries within and beyond Europe. The international profile of the (English-language) degree programmes is boosted by the employment of lecturers from abroad, international exchanges involving both students and lecturers and participation in art fairs such as the Salone del Mobile in Milan.


The Academy was recently accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). The programmes in Fine Art were rated as excellent and good and all of the Design programmes were rated as excellent in all aspects. In addition to awarding it an excellent rating, the accreditation committee also said of the Master’s programme in Type & Media: “Type and Media is the finest programme of its kind in the world.”

Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano 2015

This year saw the KABK participate in the international design fair Salone del Mobile in Milan for the seventh time. With 35,000 visitors, rave reviews in the international press and a visit from Jet Bussemaker, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, the presentation BACK STAGE ON STAGE in April this year was a resounding success. A selection of these graduation projects will be included in the Salone del Mobile international design fair in Milan in April 2015.

Fashion show

On 21 June 2014, graduating students in the Textile & Fashion department presented their work at two sold-out fashion shows held at the Atrium of The Hague’s City Hall. They will showcase their collections to the general public once again during the Graduation Festival.

Graduation catalogue – Publishing House

Graphic Design department alumni will be working around the clock during the Graduation Festival in the ‘Publishing House’, a printing installation that prints graduation catalogues on demand. This new technology makes it possible to incorporate the very latest material in the catalogues every day. Apart from providing insight into the production process, this also gives visitors the chance to take a unique copy home with them.

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

Royal Academy of Art
Prinsessegracht 4
2514 AN Den Haag