HKU University of the Arts Utrecht offers preparatory courses, bachelor and master programmes and research degrees in fine art, design, media, games and interaction, music, theatre and arts management.

With over 3,900 students, HKU is one of the largest schools of art in Europe.

The art of HKU -  new practices, new solutions

Courses in English

Bachelor of Music (BMus)

The Bachelor of Music programmes guide you towards your future career as a performing musician, teacher, conductor, producer or composer.

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Bachelor of Fine Art

You learn the various techniques for expressing yourself visually. You also learn how you can discover and use your visual abilities and how to convert your ideas and emotions into shapes.

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Master of Arts in Arts Management

Are you the arts manager of the future? A Master of Arts in Arts Management degree will prepare you for this career. During our 1-year full-time Master's programme, practical experience is linked directly to theoretical knowledge.

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MA Creative Design for Digital Cultures

The MA Creative Design for Digital Cultures (MA CDDC) is a master's programme that trains students as specialists in the creative industry.

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Master of Arts in Fine Art

The program consists of seminars, workshops, studios, and tutorials where artists, architects, curators, designers, and various theorists share their knowledge, creativity, and professional insights with MaHKU students.

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Master of Music

The Master of Music (MMus) gives you the opportunity to develop further as an instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, choir conductor, producer, sound designer or music technologist.

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New: Master of Fine Arts in Scenography

Master Scenography students at HKU Theatre are trained to transform any environment into a theatrical surrounding, through supervising and stimulating the development of their creative and intellectual capabilities.

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From June 5 - July 12: Modernity 3.0 at 80 WSE Gallery, New York University

Modernity 3.0 highlights the reconstruction of various cultures and their potentialities for relevant and exploratory concepts, vocabularies, and scenarios. The curatorial point of departure is based on a study of the status quo and movement of topical Asian and Western visual art scenes.

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Fashion by students and alumni HKU Fashion Design on display at Bijenkorf Utrecht

The fashion collections by six students HKU Fashion Design are on display in the Utrecht branch of Bijenkorf department store until May 25.

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HKU shows talent at the international design fair in Milan

From 8 to 13 April, five alumni of HKU Design are presenting their work among that of the big names at the international design fair in Milan: the ‘Salone Internazionale del Mobile’.

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Five films by HKU students in European competition student films at Holland Animation Film Festival

Five 2013 HKU graduates present their (final exam) animations at the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF). The films Jack (2013) Quentin Haberham, Facing the News (2013) of Wiep Teeuwisse, Little Freak (2013) by Edwin Schaap, No Place Like Home (2013) Nicolien Opdam, and Substance (2013) Quentin Haberham and Bram Vermaas have been selected.

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