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Who are we?

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) and the Royal Conservatory constitute the School of Arts of University College Ghent. The school brings together talented and motivated students with outstanding educators, active artists, designers and theorists in art and design from all over the world. The mission statement of the school defines its main tasks: development of the arts, education and research in an international perspective.

The varied range of artistic disciplines in KASK & Conservatory, makes for reciprocally inspiring and relatively open training programs. As interdisciplinarity in the arts becomes ever more important, there is room for cross-fertilization in our training program. Also, students will be introduced to some of the numerous theoretical and artistic research projects our lecturers are engaged in.

The KASK & Conservatory campuses are located at the epicenter of Ghent. Ghent is very receptive to the international art scene and especially welcoming to students. In addition to being imbedded in this artistically rich environment, the school itself is a cultural actor, organizing exhibitions, concerts, festivals, lectures  and film screenings and co-producing of an international art magazine.