Open Days and activities 2021 - 2022

Dec 1 2021 May 1 2022


Want to know more about life at the Academy?
Check out our Future Activities & Open Day.

Watch the general presentation about our Bachelor programmes and admission procedure.


Presentation: Bachelor Programmes & Admission Procedure
Practice All Practices
Major Willem de Kooning Academy
Year 2021-2022
Type event

Please keep an eye on this page for our future events

Below, you'll find an extended programme, full of (online) activities, webinars and interaction with our students and tutors that will continue until May 1st 2022. Please scroll down for more information about separate online events.

Please note: All events are subject to change due to possible new corona measures.

1. Open Day February 12 2022

You are very welcome to join us for our Online Open Day on Saturday February 12, 2022, from 11.00 - 15.00 hrs

All bachelor courseswill host an active programme where you can see work, join presentations and ask our students and tutors all your questions about WdKA Life.  IMPORTANT: Leisure and Events Management will host a physical Open Day at our Academy. All other Art & Design programmes will be online.

Our master courses (Piet Zwart Institute) will also offer a day of online programming. For more information, please visit their website. 

A detailled programme and event link for our Online Open Day will be shared with you in the week from January 24, 2022.

Upcoming other events

Academy Tours | In the week from February 14 we will host physical tours at our Academy. More information on how to subscribe will follow soon.

DBKV Night | On April 12 we will host a DBKV night. Please scroll down for more information.



2. RASL Dual Degree - Online Experience Day | January 28, 2022

Do you have a creative and artistic talent, as well an interest for critical and academic thinking? Get your agenda and mark Friday the 28th of January. Between 10:00 and 16:00 the RASL experience day will take place. The experience day make you feel as a RASL student for a whole day.

The Rotterdam Arts and Sciences Lab (RASL) offers you the possibility to combine theory and practice in a five-year dual degree programme. RASL is a collaboration between Erasmus University Rotterdam, Willem de Kooning Academy and Codarts. The programmes included in the Dual Degree are: Bachelor of Music (Codarts), Bachelor of Fine Arts or Design (WdKA), International Bachelor of Arts and Culture Studies (Erasmus University), and Liberal Arts and Sciences (Erasmus University College). Check the RASL website and our social media channels for more information about RASL.

During the experience day you will chat with RASL students, experience workshops and get all the information on the different bachelor programmes.

10:00 - 10:30 Open (virtual) Doors
10:30 - 11:00 RASL Presentation
11:00 - 12:00 Workshop: RASL minor
12:00 - 12:30 EUC: Problem Based Learning tutorial
12:30 - 12:35 Wrap up morning session
12:35 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:00 IBACS: tutorial
14:00 - 15:00 Workshops: WdKA and Codarts
15:00 - 16:00 Q&A RASL students

You can register here.

This event is for students interested in any of the four combinations mentioned below:
– Erasmus University College & WdKA
– International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies & WdKA

During the session you’ll meet the Dual Degree coordinators, participate in lectures and workshops and meet current Dual Degree students.

For more information on the Dual Degree, please consult the Rotterdam Arts & Sciences Lab’s website, or e-mail us at

3. Online Student Talk

Join us for our Online Student Talks from 19.30 - 20.30 hrs. During this live Q&A webinar you can ask our Student Ambassadors everything you want to know about their studies and WdKA Life.

01-02-2022 till 03-02-2022 | Student Talk Week
07-04-2022 | Student Talk


4. Academy Tour

You are most welcome to visit the Academy and take a one-hour tour to explore our building and Workplaces (Stations) . Please, send an email to to sign up for the tour.

When: Thursday at 16.00 hrs
10-03-2022, 24-03-2022, 07-04-2022 & 21-04-2022

Please note: Due to corona measures all location tours have been postponed until further notice. If you have any questions, please send an email to

5. Online Remote Admission | Live Q&A

Do you have questions about our Remote Admission Procedure? We will host several Live Q&A Sessions on our Instagram Stories. No worries, we will explain how it all works. You can send us your questions in advance to or ask them during the session.

In the meantime visit our Admission Pages for more information.

Where: WdKA Instagram
When: Thursday at 16.00 hrs (CET)


6. DBKV | Open Night April 12

This Online Open Evening is held exclusively for the students who are interested in studying Fine Art Design Teacher Training (DBKV). Would you like to know more about the programme and talk with students and tutors .

When: Tuesday evening April 12, 2022.

Please note: We offer this programme in Dutch language only. All events are subject to change due to possible new corona measures.