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Fine Arts: Photography 2


Entrance requirements

Participate in the entrance exam consisting of a motivation interview with the teacher and an assessment of your artistic work; Assignment Entrance Exam Photography 2.
The entrance exam for Photography 2 is on 29 January 2020.
After your online application the KABK will contact you.

Assignments Entrance Exam Photography 2:

Give insight in your personal interests:
1. Choose a topic that you consider interesting, exciting or important and produce a series of photos that gives insight in your personal imagination and fantasy on this topic.
2. Take with you ± 10 images (photographs, drawings, film-stills, …) created by others on this topic.

It does not matter whether you use an analogue or a digital camera. However, your photographs should be printed out and be at least 13 × 18 cm in size. The quality of the print is not important.


This course is an introductory course which will focus on the examination of expressive and applicatory possibilities of photographic means. Concepts that will be explored are image, reality, foreground and background, space, zoom, sharpness, depth, shutter speed, light, lighting, moment, and aperture.

Course objectives

The objective of this course is to bring students into contact with various fields of photography. The course is structured around a number of individual assignments that allow students to try out different directions in photography, letting them to discover their own interests and to continue developing. Class meetings capitalise on the fact that students participating have a broad range of disciplines and view photography from the perspective of their own background.
The assignments will focus on the study of images and creating personal works in the context of contemporary photography. Students will work from the perspective of their own area of study, finalizing the course with a visual essay.

The assignments are focused on individual artistic development. At the end of the course, students will be able to produce and reflect on photographic works independently. Be able to put their personal work in context of contemporary photography.
The course is open to both students who have and haven’t followed Photography 01.


Entrance exams: 29 January 2020 vanaf 16:00 Lessons: Wednesday from 18.00 – 20.30 hrs. Period: 5th of February until 20th of May 2020 Location: KABK, Prinsessegracht 4, Den Haag. Room: follows

Mode of instruction

Practical lessons with individual guidance.

Mode of assesment

Individual assesment of work at the end of the course. 80 % Attendance to the lessons is mandatory.
Individual assessment of work at the end of the course.
At the end of the course there will be an exhibition. Participation in that is required.


Will be anounced in the first class.


Niki van Strien


NB: This course is NOT available in Usis. Registration: 27th of October 2019 – 14th of January 2020 To register, [visit] here


This course is part of Practicum Artium. These courses are exclusively intented for students of Leiden University.

For other courses in the domains of fine arts and music, please visit: Elective courses music and fine arts