Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

University Information

  • …is a leading international academy for bachelor and master degrees in media, art, design, leisure and education;
  • …contributes to the development of a small-scale and high-quality creation industry in the fields of art, fashion, product and media in Rotterdam;
  • …contributes to the development of Rotterdam as a breeding place for visual culture and applied artistic research.

Facts and Figures

  • approximately 2,500 students
  • 2 English-taught bachelor and four master degree programmes 
  • more than 60 partner institutions all over the world
  • an institute of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and a close connection with the city of Rotterdam and the rest of the world

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

The Willem de Kooning Academy and its Piet Zwart Institute are part of Rotterdam University of Apllied Sciences, which has around 30,000 students and 3,000 employees spread over 80 courses and twelve sites in the city. This seems massive, but as an academy student you'll primarily study at our Blaak and Wijnhaven buildings.

Rotterdam University of Appplied Sciences does, however, offer numerous interesting extras, such as the option to become acquainted with other fields of study and additional facilities for students who are also professional sportsmen.


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