Since 2017 the participation councils and the study programme committees are the legally settled formal participation bodies.

The rules regarding the participation councils are established in the Participation Regulations. The University of the Arts The Hague (HdK) has two faculty councils of representatives, one for the Royal Academy of Art (Academy Council) and one for the Royal Conservatoire (Conservatoire Council). The councils comprise representatives of staff and students. From both faculty councils the University Council is elected, which includes the chairs of the Academy Council and Conservatoire Council, supplemented by the chairperson of the School for Young Talent's participation council.

The regulations serve as a framework for communications between the Executive Board and the CMR and between the faculty directors and the faculty councils.

Participation Regulations

Bye-laws participation

Academy Council

Steef Eman, TS
Channa Boon, TS
Hilde Barwegen, NTS
Co Knol, NTS
Dominic Hughes, student
Alper Çekinmez, student
Yubin Jia, student
Malcolm Wamunza (chair), student

Conservatoire Council

Renee Jonker (chair), TS
Anka Koziel, TS
Dominy Clements, NTS
Elisha Peerwijk, NTS
Sara de los Campos, student
Arion Andree Djaoen (vice-chair), student
Mar Pino Charlez (secretary), student
vacancy, student

University Council

Steef Eman (vice-chair), KABK (TS)
Hilde Barwegen, KABK (NTS)
Anka Koziel (chair), KC (TS)
Dominy Clements (secretary), KC (NTS)
Kolja Meeuwsen, School for Young Talent (TS)
Dominic Hughes, student KABK
Malcolm Wamunza, student KABK
Sara de los Campos, student KC
vacancy, student KC

TS = teaching staff
NTS = non-teaching staff

The committee’s remit is to advise on the promotion and safeguarding of the quality of the programme. The Act states that the study programme committee has the following tasks:

  • to issue advice on the Education and Examination Regulations and to consent to the parts of the Education and Examination Regulations regarding which the faculty council has no right to consent, before the faculty director finalizes the regulations;
  • to make an annual assessment of the application of the Education and Examination Regulations;
  • to provide solicited and unsolicited advice about all other matters pertaining to the education.

Statutes of the study programme committees

Study Programme Committee KABK
Lisa Walcott, secretary

Cecilia Bengtsson (chair), teacher BA Fine Arts
Ella Oudhof (vice-chair), student BA Interactive/Media/Design
Akash Kumar, student MA Industrial Design
Alina Lupu, student MA Photography & Society
Artemis Xeniou, student BA Fine Arts
Asrafun Nahar Ruba, student MA Artistic Research
Clifford Vonk, student BA Graphic Design
Daniela Rosca, teacher BA Photography
Christian Kennecke, student BA Interior Architecture & Furniture Design
Görkem Yalim, teacher MA Artistic Research
Ingrid Costan, student BA Interactive/Media/Design
Laura Flethe, student Master Non Linear Narrative
Shanna Soh, teacher BA Textile & Fashion
Vlada Kavalchuk, student BA Interior Architecture & Furniture Design
Wouter van Wessel, student BA Photography

Meetings 2023-2024
Location: Gipsenzaal

  • 11 September 2023: 16.00-18:00
  • 23 October 2023: 16.00-18:00
  • 20 November 2023: 16.00-18:00
  • 18 December 2023: 16.00-18:00
  • 5 February 2024: 16.00-18:00
  • 11 March 2024: 16.00-18:00
  • 15 April 2024: 16.00-18:00
  • 24 April 2024: 16.00-18:00
  • 13 May 2024: 16.00-18:00
  • 10 June 2024: 16.00-18:00

Study Programme Committee KC
Mirjam van den Broek, secretary

Aart Strootman (chair), teacher Theory
Felix Schlarmann (dep-chair), teacher Jazz
Matthijs Giesberts, teacher Music Education
Johan van Kreij, teacher Sonology
Dante Jongerius, student Early Music
Milda Orvydaite, student Classical Music
Britt van Santen, student Music Education
Nadine Serhalawan, student Jazz
Wouter Smit, student Dance