Portfolio Course XL

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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.

Takes place only once per year

12 Saturdays, 10:00 - 16:00 hours

Begins after the Christmas Holidays

  • A choice of two introductory assignments
  • Develop a strong portfolio
  • Five lectures design, linked to the practical lessons
  • Orientation on the WdKA’s professional specializations (majors)
  • Practical assignments within a professional specialization
  • Four short assignments to expand your portfolio
  • A guided tour through the stations, the WdKA
  • Three study advice / information sessions
  • Portfolio advice consultation
  • Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion

Investment:  € 900,-  including dummy, materials

Explore your talents and examine the choice of for your major on fifteen Saturdays. 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 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 two (introductory) assignments. Learn about work processes and how to develop better ideas. Broaden your frame of reference through five design lectures with short assignments. 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, which you will assemble into a convincing portfolio. 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 Portfolio 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 expand your portfolio.

What will you be learning during the PORTFOLIO COURSE XL?

The first day of the course begins with an introduction about the structure of the course and the choice of two introductory assignments. You will then further 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. The practical lessons are supplemented with design lectures and related assignments. You will be introduced to contemporary artists and designers, 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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Experience 12 days of creativity!