“It is our mission to help our students become the creating pioneers the economy is looking for, and to prepare them for their international professional careers.”
Right at the heart of the design city of Rotterdam is the Willem de Kooning Academy. Its striking complex of buildings houses many workshops and studios (‘stations’) where students can work on a very wide range of challenging projects. Students work individually or in teams and are supervised by tutors and visiting tutors. The Willem de Kooning Academy runs technical workshops from beginners to advanced level.
One of 55 Dutch Universities of Professional Education. Actively involved in 4 major international networks for art education. Bilateral agreements with well over 70 international partners institutions.
One of 16 regional Universities of Professional Education.
“Creating pioneers” is Willem de Kooning Academy’s mission. Pioneers – because the academy is not there to reproduce what already exists, but to put the applications and techniques available in the near future into practice right now. Our students themselves are the creative pioneers the creative sector so badly needs. Willem de Kooning Academy’s role is to help our students to become pioneers.