OFFLINE Course XL

Experience 12 days of creativity!

The individual educational coaching is provided in Dutch or English.
All the communal lectures design and study advice sessions, are in English.

12 Saturdays, 10:00 - 16:00 hours

Takes place only once per year

  • An introduction day with three introductory assignments
  • Learn how to work process-wise and develop better ideas.
  • Developing a strong portfolio
  • Preparation for the remote admission
  • Three appetizers Art & Design
  • Studio visits and one excursion
  • Orientation on the WdKA’s professional specializations (majors)
  • Practical assignments within a professional specialization
  • Six short assignments to prepare yourself for the admission
  • A guided tour through the stations, the WdKA
  • Six study advice / information sessions
  • Portfolio advice consultation
  • Lunch

Investment:  € 900,-  including dummy and materials and lunch

Explore your talents and examine the choice of for your major on twelve Saturdays in the Offline Course XL. Gain a clearer understanding of the various professional specializations and the structure of the curriculum.  Get to know the Willem de Kooning Academy in all its facets intensively. Learn how to work process-wise and develop better ideas.Experience the building, the stations, the students, the teachers and their teaching methods. Work on developing a persuading portfolio.

Let our experienced tutors help you make the right choice. Sink your teeth into three (introductory) assignments. Broaden your frame of reference through three appetizers Art & Design with short workshops. Discover how your own areas of interest can lead you to creative solutions. Learn to reflect upon your own work, develop a self-critical attitude, and make your best work ever. Be thoroughly prepared for the remote admission. Learn how to provide others an understanding of your creative process using a ‘dummy’ and visual research. Practice your presentation skills during a portfolio advice consultation. The Offline Course XL by no means constitutes a guarantee of admission, but it offers you a valuable experience and provides you an excellent opportunity to develop and prepare yourself for the Academy and the admission.

What will you be learning during the OFFLINE Course XL?

The first two days of the Offline Course XL begin with an introduction about the structure of the course. You will work the first day on three introductory assignments to get to know each other.  Then further you will develop your own (visual) areas of interest through self-elected assignments based on your own previous work. Already here you will be choosing your professional specialization: the major. The study advice / information sessions will help you to make the right choice. The emphasis during the first part of the course is on short exercises, assignments and creative strategies, which will help you arrive at high-quality, original visual solutions. Idea development, the visual process plays a key role in this regard. How can you further develop and implement your ideas using a variety of creative methods? You will be conducting visual research focusing on your own areas of interest.

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Technical skills in this context are considered to be a means rather than a goal. The focus is on learning by doing in the courses. The practical lessons are supplemented with appetizers Art & Design and short workshops. You will be introduced to contemporary artists and designers, doing studio visits during one of the two excursions, who can serve as inspiration for your own ideas and your own work. You will be compiling an image bank to facilitate your own work. During the final series of lessons, you will be finishing your practical assignments within the major of your choice. Here you will be applying everything you have encountered and learned during the first part of the course. In the meantime, you will also be assembling your portfolio. A portfolio advice session concludes the course XL. The remote admission procedure takes place separately from these lessons. It is your own responsibility to register for the admission procedure.

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Useful link: Portfolio-checklist

Experience 12 days of creativity!