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Willem de Kooning Academy

Willem de Kooning Academy

Contemporary and cutting edge education

The Willem de Kooning Academy offers contemporary and cutting edge art courses that complement changing, international practice. The outside world is no longer looking for the autonomous artist or the graphic designer, but rather for people who possess a multitude of talents and skills and who look beyond the borders of their original discipline. These are ‘creating pioneers’. The speed and complexity of technological developments strongly influence contemporary and future professional practice. Our students will work both at local and at international levels with professionals from different disciplines in open and virtual settings.

Personal development

We create the setting in which you can develop and broaden your interests. You can choose different ways of working, the type of assignment that suits your style of learning and how to develop your talent. The whole learning process may be different for each individual student, but the degrees that you earn are equal. You will attend theory classes that are appropriate to your level at the time and you will be part of an elective programme. It is important that you do not only choose a particular study programme – let’s say Design – and a major – let’s say Advertising – but also a professional role and a professional context with a corresponding internship and a minor programme.

You can also enter an honours programme and/or complete your graduation specialisation by choosing an exchange programme at an academy or university abroad. This gives you the opportunity to adapt the academy’s education programme to your own preferences and to the development of your own talent.

Study career coaching

While a student at WdKA, a study career coach will monitor your progress and help you make your personal study choices. Your study career coach will help you prepare for your life as a professional. Together you will decide your choices and the course that your studies will take.

Rotterdams Onderwijs Model (ROM)

The Willem de Kooning Academy is one of the 14 institutes of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and works with the Rotterdams Onderwijs Model (ROM – Rotterdam education model). This model differentiates between knowledge-driven, practice-driven and student-driven educational activities cq. aims & goals.

For further information visit the website of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

 

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