Electives for KC and KABK students

Elective courses at Leiden University for KC and KABK students

The Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art collaborate with Leiden University. Therefore, students at the KC and the KABK have the opportunity to take academic electives in Leiden as part of their studies! The credits (ECs) you receive when successfully completing an elective can be used in your Bachelor or Master studies. There is no extra cost involved.

You can choose any elective you want, as long as you meet the criteria for the specific courses. Leiden University offers a broad range of subjects, from English literature to business management.


Check out the E-studyguide for all available electives!
Visit the E-Studyguide and select ‘Elective choices’. All electives can be browsed by category.

Master students KC

In addition to the range of electives in the e-Studyguide, the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts offers an academic elective on philosophy and music for Master students at the Royal Conservatoire:
What is music? The role of music in society through history, ‘From Plato to Pussy Riot’
This is course is taught by active researcher/philosopher/musician Hafez Ismaili-m’Hamdi MA BM.

Please see the e-Studyguide for more info about this course:
From Plato to Pussy Riot.
If you’d like to follow From Plato to Pussy Riot as part of your Master studies, please contact the Master Studies Team at KC () and Rogier Schneemann ().

Enrollment procedure

When you’ve selected an elective, in order to enroll, please email Rogier Schneemann, acpa@hum.leidenuniv.nl and indicate your name, student number and the course you want to follow.
Make sure you meet the criteria for the course(s) as stated on the corresponding page(s) of the e-Studyguide.
Also, please email your Study Advisor (KC students) or IST Coach (KABK students), asking if they agree that you will follow the chosen Leiden University elective as part of your studies.

You will be inscribed as guest student, after which you'll receive a letter from Leiden University with login details for your new ULCN-account. Then, login to uSis to inscribe to the course you've chosen. Be aware that you are responsible to inscribe to your chosen class withing the given registration period. This way the lecturer will know of your participation in advance. In case you cannot register in time for whatever reason, please contact acpa@hum.leidenuniv.nl

If you have specific questions regarding a course of your interest, the contact info for the teachers/tutors can be found here.


For more information about Leiden University electives, enrollment, the collaboration between Leiden University and the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art, or otherwise, please contact:

Ir. R.T.W.L. (Rogier) Schneemann
Academy of Creative and Performing Arts
Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Universiteit Leiden
Rapenburg 38
2311 EX Leiden
t: +31715272999
e: acpa[AT]hum.leidenuniv.nl

Last Modified: 07-07-2016