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UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS (Hogeschool der Kunsten Den Haag), THE HAGUE Royal Conservatoire (Koninklijk Conservatorium voor Muziek en Dans)






Street Address:

Amare: Spuiplein 150, 2511 DG, The Hague, Netherlands

Postal Address:

PO Box 11670, 2502 AR The Hague, Netherlands


Undergraduate program


Bachelor of Music. Studies include performance (classical, jazz, early music, opera), composition, choral, band and orchestral conducting, sound engineering, music education.


Graduate programs


Master of Arts(MA). In solo performance, opera, music theatre, orchestral performance, composition, sound engineering, music education. National Master in Orchestral Conducting. Music Master for New Audiences and Innnovative Practice. In collaboration with conservatories in Iceland, Stockholm, Groningen and the Guildhall School in London. Doctoral program in Creative and Performing Arts (docARTES). Open to international candidates.

Institution Notes:

This institution can trace its history back to 1682. In January 1990 the Royal Conservatoire (KC) and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) merged to become the School of Visual Arts, Music and Dance. Since 2010, the institution has been named The University of the Arts (Hogeschool der Kunsten Den Haag). In 2021 the institution moved to a new home ‘Amare’ with greatly improved facilities.. The opera program is organised through De Nieuwe Opera Academie. The four-year Doctoral program (docARTES, launched in 2004) is designed for musician-researchers (performers, composers and the like) and is offered by a consortium of partner institutions in several European countries co-ordinated by the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Belgium. The participating institutions are: • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Association, Leuven (Belgium); • University of Leuven and the Lemmensinstituut (Belgium); • Antwerp University Association, Antwerp (Belgium); • Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Belgium); • Leiden University, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (Netherlands); • Koninklijk Conservatorium voor Muziek en Dans (The Hague, Netherlands); • Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Netherlands). The School for Young Talent is attached to the Conservatoire and offers children from age 10 a general curriculum while also offering specialised tuition to those contemplating music as a profession. Additionally there are programs for the very young. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.

Last Updated:

March 2022