Graduation Show 2019

Save the Date!

From July the 11th until July the 14th we will showcase over 400 graduation projects of the Willem de Kooning Academy’s (WdKA) and Piet Zwart Institute’s (PZI) graduates! We hope to see you at this festive event!

General opening hours:
Thursday, July 11th, 11:00 - 23:00
Friday, July 12th, 11:00 -20:00
Saturday and Sunday, July 13th and 14th, 11:00 - 18:00

Willem de Kooning Academy & Piet Zwart Institute
Blaak 10 | Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam

The festive opening moment and the full programme will be announced soon, the registration link for the programme ↓ will be live by the end of June 2019.

Practice All Practices
Major Bachelor & Master Programmes
Year 2019
Type event
Graduation Show 2019 Design Team

Graduation Show 2019 Design Team

We'd like to give a very special shout-out to the second year designers/Graduation Show 2019 Design Team, who have created this year's Graduation Show identity: Maarten Baan (Graphic Design), Leonie Edel (Graphic Design), Jessy Richter (Graphic Design), Dianne van der Hoeven (Graphic Design), Lois Simon (Lifestyle Transformation Design).

Willem de Kooning Academy Bachelors

The world is changing fast – and so is the role of art and design. The WdKA has reinvented itself to adapt to these changes. This blurring and cross-fertilisation between majors reflect both the fast-changing world around us and the shifting role of art and design. Artists, designers and educators are trained within one of three future professional practices.

Piet Zwart Institute Masters

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. PZI specialises in a combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange within an intimate learning environment. The programmes all share an interest in the complex social, cultural and political underpinnings of each discipline.

View here the extensive programme of WdKA/PZI Graduation Show 2018 to get an impression of what to expect this year.
The gallery above: Graduation Show WdKA 2018. Photography by Aad Hoogendoorn.
Graduation Show 2018, Review

Graduation Show 2018, Review

The Graduation Show 2018 was a great success! With around 6100 visitors in five days, the event will be remembered as an innovative, original and incredible showcase of graduation projects created by our talented Bachelor and Master students. Needless to say, the Graduation Show 2018 will stick not only in the memories of the graduates but also in the ones of the visitors and the team that had helped to organise this event. Read about the Opening Night here and the review of the full programme here.

Left: Berend Brus, the winner of The Rotterdam New Talent Award. Photography by Kamiel Scholten.

The gallery above: Graduation Show WdKA 2018. Photography by Menno Boer.
Keep an eye on this website and our social media channels for further information!

The registration link for the programme ↓ will be live by the end of June 2019.