Online Portfolio Course M

5 days of expanding your portfolio

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

Takes place once per year

5 Saturdays, 10:00 - 16:00 hours

Begins after the first Open Day in November

  • A choice of two introductory assignments
  • Develop a strong portfolio
  • Three lectures design, linked to the practical lessons
  • Brief orientation on the WdKA’s professional specializations (majors)
  • Practical assignments within a professional specialization
  • Three short assignments to expand your portfolio
  • Invitation for a brief visit to the stations, the WdKA
  • Two study advice / information sessions
  • Portfolio advice consultation
  • Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion

Investment:  € 450,-  not including dummy and materials

Explore your talents during the Online Portfolio Course M, which takes place during five Saturdays. Quickly get to know the Willem de Kooning Academy. Experience the teaching methods. Gain a clearer understanding of the various professional specializations and the structure of the curriculum. Work on developing a strong 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 three 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 Online Portfolio Course M by no means constitutes a guarantee of admission, but provides you with an excellent opportunity to develop and expand your portfolio.


What will you be learning during the ONLINE PORTFOLIO COURSE M?

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 online course M. The remote admission procedure takes place separately from these lessons. It is your own responsibility to register for the admission procedure.

Materials list; (suggestions)

  • Computer / laptop.
  • Paper (120 gr), dummy, glue, tracing paper, cardboard, rib cardboard, model cardboard, iron wire, fabric, scrap.
  • Drawing / painting material: pencil, crayons, felt-tip pens, wasco, indian ink, charcoal, ecoline, acrylic- gouache- or watercolor, pencil, brushes.
  • Magazines, newpapers, ice lollysticks, straws, fimo clay.

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Useful link: Portfolio-checklist


5 days of expanding your portfolio