The lectorate Art
Theory & Practice organises the Art Research Programme for motivated and
talented Bachelor students. The Art Research Programme offers courses in art and research, to which students can apply by submitting a letter of
motivation. Generally, the courses are taught by PhDArts doctoral candidates
and sometimes by guest teachers. Also, some courses organised by the Academy of Creative
and Performing Arts (ACPA) of Leiden University are open to Bachelor students of the Royal Academy of Art through the Art Research Programme.
While the courses vary widely in thematic focus, they all share an emphasis on research in relation to art
practice. All courses in the Art Research Programme are
interdisciplinary and not connected to one specific department of the
academy. In each course, students from different departments work together, and
in some cases they collaborate with students from the Royal Conservatoire and
deadlines and new courses are announced on the website of the lectorate and
through additional communication channels of the Royal Academy of Art, the
academy’s website, and mailings. The courses can
be taken within the framework of the Individual Study Track
consultation with the IST coach.