Open Day 10:00 - 15:00 hrs

Nov 7 2020

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Want to know more about life at WdKA?
Visit our Open Day.

During the Open Days and Evenings, Willem de Kooning Academy welcomes bachelor and master aspirant students who want to study in Rotterdam. You can get general information about the programmes and ask every question you have to students and lecturers and have a taste of student life. During the Open Day, we also host Portfolio Advice Sessions. During these sessions, we offer you the opportunity to talk about your portfolio in a small group with one of our professionals. This advice can help you to improve your portfolio and increase your chances of admission.

Next Open Day > November 7, 2020
Open Evening > June 3, 2020 | 17.00 - 20.00 hrs

This Open Evening is held exclusively for the students who are interested in studying  Fine Art Design Teacher Training Parttime (DBKV) and Associate Degree: Arts & Crafts. Location Wijnhaven 61. Due to the coronavirus, more info will be announced in April 2020.

Registration is closed.
Open beginning of October 2020.

Practice All Practices
Major Bachelor & Master Programmes
Year 2019-2020
Type open-house

Our next Open Day will take place on November 7, 2020, from 10:00 - 15:00 hrs

Curious about what to expect during the Open Days?

Click here for the programme of our last Open Day February 1, 2020, or check the photo reports on our Facebook page.

Photography Joyce de Vries.

Made up your mind and ready to enrol?

You can apply for the next academic year (2020-2021) now. After you have applied for admission and uploaded all the required documents, you will receive a confirmation of your registration. After we process your request you will receive an invitation by email to schedule your admission day. Through your personal intake page, you can schedule it by yourself. There are four assessments/interview weeks per year. If you are a non-EU country resident, please allow some time for your letter to arrive, as it takes longer to evaluate and confirm the diplomas from outside of the EU.

The assessment weeks 2019-20* will be held on:

March 23-27, 2020
April 20-23, 2020 * only for Dutch and EU citizens

View our home assignments for this year admissions here.

Visit our Admissions page for information regarding admissions, Preparatory courses and Portfolio checklist.

Join our Station Tours every Tuesday at 16:00 hrs

You are most welcome to visit the academy and take a one-hour tour on Tuesdays at 16:00 hrs to explore our Stations. Contact us by email for registration:
Please note that no tours will be held during school holidays and summer break (last tours will take place in June)

Portfolio Q&A Session

Want to double check your portfolio with one of our students? Do you still have questions about the admission procedure or life at WdKA? Feel free to attend the student Portfolio Q&A Session on March 10, March 24, April 7 and April 21 at 17.30 hrs. Please register via

Please note: There are limited places available. You can combine this Portfolio Q&A Session with a Station Tour at 16.00 hrs

WdKA Stations, photography Ossip van Duivenbode
WdKA Recruitment Campaign, the Makers

WdKA Recruitment Campaign, the Makers

WdKA recruitment campaign has come to life thanks to: Hunted Design Studio  (Job Taks, Graphic Design, 2014).
Keep an eye on this website and social media (Instagram, Facebook) for more images and stories.