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Academy of Creative and Performing Arts

The Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) is a collaboration between Leiden University and the University of the Arts The Hague. At ACPA, artistry and academia meet at the highest level.

This Academy offers interesting perspectives for students, teachers and other researchers from Leiden and The Hague seeking the limits of what they can and know.

There are over 23,000 students and 2200 professors and other members of academic staff at Leiden University. The university's courses are grouped in seven faculties: Archeology, Campus The Hague, Humanities, Law, Leiden University Medical Center, Social and Behavioural Studies and Science.

Education concerning art is primarily given at the KABK and the RC in The Hague and the academic education is given at Leiden University. There are admission requirements for the practical courses in the arts. These requirements are for all creative and performing courses (vocal, instrumental, creative).

For students of the KABK The Academy of Creative and Performing Arts offers the following:

  • electives at Leiden University;
  • electives at The Royal Conservatoire (KC);
  • promotion within the arts (see PhD programmes).

More information on the programme, applications, admissions and registration at Leiden University, the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art can be found on the website of the Academy of Creative and Perfoming Arts.


Electives at Leiden University

Students of the KABK can take electives at Leiden University.
Up to date information can be found in the online course catalogue of Leiden University:

Academy students must be in the main phase of their study.

A student who wishes to take an elective in another intstitute should have approvoval of its  examcommittee and of the receiving institute.

For more information on electives at Leiden University please contact Rogier Schneemann, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University:, 071-527 2999.

Registration and Admission for electives in Leiden

a. Electives at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts

The Academy has created several electives especially for students from The Academy of Art, The Hague and Leiden University. Examples are Capita Selecta old music, Music Theory, History of the Western music, World music, What is music? For more information see their website

b. Electives at other faculties of Leiden University

For more info about the Leiden University electives and how to register, see

For all available elective courses at Leiden University, see the e-studyguide:

For questions about following electives at Leiden University, please contact Rogier Schneemann,

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Last updated: 2017-02-27

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