Program Image Photography (Design)

Photography (Design)


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In the 1st years you develop your technical, conceptual and theoretical skills. In your 2nd year you choose your specialisation: Documentary or Fiction.
You will work as an author, using your photography to tell compelling visual stories. We pay a great deal of attention to the process that starts with your initial rudimentary idea and ultimately results in a series, which entails every professional preparatory activity, including research and production skills. Our alumni’s work is exhibited at home and abroad, their publications are among the best in the world, and they regularly win international awards.

You will develop a unique, recognisable visual language and connect it with a professional way of working at home and abroad. You will initiate projects, develop concepts and work on an assignment. During your studies, you will become increasingly aware of your motives, themes and ethical standards, and will want to express them, too. As more and more people engage in photography without worrying about the technical quality of images, we see the opposite in professional photography, with increasingly higher and more specific demands being placed on each genre or speciality. You will adopt these accordingly.




Bachelor of Arts


4 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 9,872

€ 9,872


Application requirements

As part of the admission and selection procedure for our Bachelor Photography programme, you’ll be asked to provide examples of your work (portfolio), explain your motivation to study at the Photography department of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and complete various assignments.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based
Cambridge First Certificate in English
Cambridge First Certificate in English

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
€ 9,872
€ 9,872
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
28 Aug '23 1 May '23 1 May '23


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.


University of the Arts The Hague

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Prinsessegracht 4
2514 AN Den Haag
+31 (0) 70 315 47 77

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