who are we?

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) and the Royal Conservatory constitute the school of arts of HOGENT and Howest. 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.

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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.

Two of the KASK & Conservatory campuses are located at the epicenter of Ghent. Ghent can boast a reputation within the international art world and is traditionally very popular with students. Not only does this artistic climate form a fertile environment for KASK & Conservatory, our educational institution also actively participates in it with the organisation of exhibitions, concerts, festivals, lectures and film screenings, among other things.Campus Buda in Kortrijk was added in 2018.