Online Portfolio Course XS

Give your portfolio a final boost!

The individual educational coaching is provided in Dutch or English.
All the communal lectures design and study advice sessions, are in English.

Takes place once per year

3 Saturdays 09:00 - 16:00 hours

Begins on the 17th of April 2021

  • Provides you the opportunity to boost your portfolio
  • One lecture design
  • Practical assignments within a professional specialization
  • Two short assignments to expand your portfolio
  • Invitation for a brief visit to the stations, the WdKA
  • Two study advice / information sessions
  • Two portfolio advice consultation
  • Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion

Investment:  € 300,-  not including dummy and materials

You have an open attitude to reflect upon your own work. You already built up a portfolio and you know which specialization (major) you are interested in. You know what you want. You have a self-critical attitude You want a strong portfolio that will convince everyone of your talent. In our Online Portfolio Course XS on 3 Saturdays, you learn how to work process-wise and to give your portfolio a final boost.

Discover how you will assemble your work into a convincing portfolio. Be thoroughly prepared for the remote admission. Learn how to provide others an understanding of your creative process using a ‘dummy’ and visual research. Practice your presentation skills during a portfolio advice consultation. The Online Portfolio Course XS by no means constitutes a guarantee of admission, but it offers you the opportunity to give your portfolio a final boost in a short time.

What will you be learning during the ONLINE PORTFOLIO COURSE XS?

The first day of the course begins with an introduction, lecture regarding the course, the portfolio and the remote admission. You will introduce your portfolio to the teacher. You will then further develop your own (visual) areas of interest through self-elected assignments based on your own previous work. The study advice / information sessions will inform you about the twelve majors the WdKA offers, the structure of the study, so you can make the right choice.

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Technical skills in this context are considered to be a means rather than a goal. The focus is on learning by doing. How can you further develop and implement your ideas using a variety of creative methods? Idea development, the visual process plays a key role in this regard. You will be conducting visual research focusing on your own areas of interest. The practical lessons are supplemented with one design lecture about concept/idea. You will be briefly introduced to contemporary artists and designers, who can serve as inspiration for your own ideas and your own work process. You will be compiling an image bank to facilitate your own work. In the meantime, you will also be assembling your portfolio. A portfolio advice session concludes the online course XS. The remote admission procedure takes place separately from these lessons. It is your own responsibility to register for the admission procedure.

Materials list: (suggestions)

  • Computer / laptop
  • Paper (120 gr), dummy, glue, tracing paper, cardboard, rib cardboard, model cardboard, iron wire, fabric, scrap
  • Drawing / painting material: pencil, crayons, felt-tip pens, wasco, indian ink, charcoal, ecoline, acrylic- gouache- or watercolor, pencil, brushes,
  • Magazines, newspapers, ice lolly sticks, straws, fimo clay


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Useful link: Portfolio-checklist