The outside world now needs young creatives who possess a multitude of talents and skills, those who look beyond the borders of their original discipline.

Willem de Kooning Academy is a cradle for creating pioneers. We have built the ground where interdisciplinary bonds develop and flourish naturally.

4 years of WDKA

Willem de Kooning Academy is the only art academy in the Netherlands that offers a major in Advertising.

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Our department focuses intensively on applicability and concept development, in addition to the development of the student’s craftsmanship and skills.

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Our tutors all have a solid theoretical and professional background: they are researchers, motion graphic designers, interactive designers, visual artists, editors, and camera or audio technicians.

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At our Fashion Design department you will learn how to apply your knowledge and artisanship in order to forecast fashion trends and to push boundaries.

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Art theory, research and experimentation all play a prominent role within your study programme.

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You will be qualified to teach art subjects in secondary education, as well as mid-level and higher professional education including HBO. You can also find employment as an educator for a cultural institution. This programme is in Dutch.

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As a graphic designer, you connect your fascination and observations to those of your clients, other designers and the public.

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We believe that by embracing diversity, we are in a position to create a flexible environment in which students can discover their own direction.

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There is a clear need for leisure managers with a ‘hands-on’ mentality, who are able to take on an entire process from initial development to roll-out, based on a well-considered strategic vision.

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We are now heading into a period of further transformations that will deeply impact our lives on a personal, social and economic level.

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You will become an image specialist who uses photography and other media in order to express own vision of reality in thought-provoking and unique ways.

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The widespread application of new methods of distribution and production are now providing major new opportunities for today’s product designers.

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Spatial design is a discipline that creatively combines cultural and artistic awareness, social engagement, economic responsibility and technical insight.

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