Online Open Days

Feb 6 2021

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

Welcome to our round the clock Online Open Day. Below, you'll find an extended programme, full of online presentations and interaction with our students and tutors that will continue until May 1st 2020

On Saturday February 6, 2021 from 10.00 - 15.00 hrs we will host several online events from our Bachelor and Master programmes during our 'ONLINE OPEN DAY'. Please scroll down for more information about our extensive programme and our Portfolio Talks (for Bachelor only).

You can register for this event now!


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Practice All Practices
Major Bachelor & Master Programmes
Year 2020-2021
Type event

We are WdKA.

Due to the COVID-19 measures, we have decided to temporarily shift to an Online Open Day. Although online activities can not entirely replace real-life interactions, still, a lot is possible. And the big advantage is that neither the academy nor the visitors are dependent on a single day event.

Willem de Kooning Academy invites aspirant students who want to study in Rotterdam to our Online Open Day. You can get general information about the programmes and ask every question you have to Student Ambassadors and recruitment experts and get an impression of student life.

Why join WdKA? What Makes WdKA Unique?

In all our majors, we help students to gain the competencies essential for the future profession: attitude, knowledge, know-how and skills.

On top of their own major, WdKA students choose from a wide range of elective projects. These projects will introduce them to our three graduation profiles: Autonomous Practices, Commercial Practices and Social Practices. Next to 13 majors and three Practices, WdKA offers its students high-tech meeting interdisciplinary contemporary workshops - Stations. Read more about WdKA's education philosophy here.

Want to know more about our Leisure and Events Management programme, please click here.


Watch 'Studying at WdKA, General Presentation'


Online Open Day Programme

During our Online Open Day, next to always available online presentations and stories, we will hold various Live events on our social media channels and offer personal advice through webinars. What can you expect?


1. Online Open Day February 6 2021

You are very welcome to join us for our Online Open Day. On Saturday February 6, 2021 from 10.00 - 15.00 hrs. Register here.

We will host several online Bachelor and Master programmes presentations and we offer you the possibility to show your portfolio to our professionals and receive inspirational advice durning our Portfolio Talks (for Bachelor only).

Click here for more information on the programme  from November 2020.

Online Portfolio Talks
During our Online Open Days we host our Portfolio Talks. We offer you the possibility to show your portfolio to our professionals and receive inspirational advice.

In short what is a Portfolio? This could be different works, for example: designs, objects, photos, films, games, animations, fashion (accessories), furniture, models, drawings, posters, campaigns, paintings, usable artifacts and sculptures. Read more.

Please keep an eye on your e-mail - after registration - for further updates.
If have any questions please contact us by sending an email to


Image from WeAreWdKA video.


2.  Live Online Station Tour + Q&A

We will host Online Station Tours on our Instagram Stories. Every Tuesday or Thursday at 16:00, we invite you to visit one of our ten Stations online.

Every week we will focus on a different Station. Our Student Ambassadors will show you around and tell you about all kinds of impressive machines and gadgets available at the Stations. And during a live Q&A session, you can ask us anything you want to know about working in the Stations!
You can send us your questions in advance to or during the LIVE Q&A on our WdKA Instagram.

Missed out on one of our Online Station Tour? You can watch them on our WdKA Instagram.

Check out our YouTube account for a 30 minute tour of our Academy with our Student Ambassadors Ilse and Peter.

3. Student Take Overs on Instagram Stories

Student Ambassadors will Take Over our Instagram Stories. They will show you more about their WdKA life in- and outside the Academy. New this year: they will also visit other WdKA students, tutors and alumni at school, at their homes or their studios.

Do you maybe have a request on a place you want to see in Rotterdam or a specific tutor or alumnus? Send us an email with your request to 

4. Portfolio Tips & Tricks

On your remote admission day, the assessment tutor will expect you to present your portfolio, a selection of 10-15 works that were preceded by research or creative process. This could be different works, for example, designs, objects, photos, films, games, animations, fashion (accessories), furniture, models, drawings, posters, campaigns, paintings, usable artefacts and sculptures. If you want to know more about assembling and presenting your portfolio, please visit our Portfolio Checklist page.

No idea where to start? Get your answers about building up and expanding your portfolio during our online Portfolio Tips & Tricks on Instagram with one of our Student Ambassadors. You are welcome to ask them all your questions.

Check our Instagram IGTV where you can (re)watch several video's on Portfolio Tips and our Stations (workplaces).

5.  Preparatory Courses

Explore your talent and prepare yourself for admission. Looking to expand your portfolio? Not sure you’re quite there yet? Explore your talent and get to know our Academy by doing.

Our new online Portfolio Courses XL, L, S and XS will start in January 2021. Please note: individual educational coaching is provided in Dutch or English. All communal lectures design and study advice sessions, are in English.

Click here for more information on each course and register now.

6. 24/7: WdKA Life: Students, Tutors, Alumni

We want to let the world know what makes us tick through the Work and various Stories shared by our students, tutors and alumni. Browse through this site's online ever-growing magazine, a dazzling display of WdKA's talent diversity.


Curious about what to expect during our regular Open Days?

Visit this page for the programme of our last Open Day February 1, 2020, or check the photo reports on our Facebook page. Photography Joyce de Vries.

COVID-19 Updates

All admissions days for the Bachelors in Fine Art, Design and Teacher Training will only take place through 'remote admission'. You can apply for this option through our online application tool from November 1st. This applies to all nationalities. Please visit this page for further details.

WdKA Recruitment Campaign, the Makers

WdKA recruitment campaign has come to life thanks to Hunted Design Studio  (Job Taks, Graphic Design, 2014).

Concept / edit / direction: Job Taks

Concept / styling: Britt Roubos, alumna Lifestyle Transformation Design

Camera: Steven van de Vorm

Light: Arthur vis

MUA: Minou Meijers, alumna Lifestyle Transformation Design

Music: Willem t’ Hart

Sound designer: Bram van de Giessen (student Audiovisual Design)

Assistent: Melani Kaitalidi

Keep an eye on this website and social media (Instagram, Facebook) for more images and stories.

For questions please contact WdKA Information Desk:
t. + 31 (0)10 794 4631
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