You can apply for participation in the selection procedure of the Orientation Course 2023-2024 by filling out the application form .

Applicants will be invited for a face-to-face interview at our academy in Amsterdam. The interview days are on:

- Saturday, 3 June 2023 (application for this round is closed), and;

- Wednesday, 7 June 2023. EXTENDED DEADLINE for application = 1 June 023.

PAY ATTENTION: O-Course students are not eligible for Dutch study finance (Studiefinanciering), and attending the O-Course does not give you the right to apply for a Dutch residence permit. So, non-EU/EEA applicants can only be admitted to the O-Course if they already have a Dutch residence permit that is valid for the whole course period! You cannot apply for student visa on the basis of being admitted to this course!

Admission interview

The Orientation Course (on Saturday) is preceded by a selection round, for which you present a selection of your visual work, and the outcome of the home assigment during an interview with a course teacher. Next to the work, your motivation is crucial. The work you show may consist of, for example, sketches, doodles, photos, videos or three-dimensional work - in short, enough information on your visual capacities (at least 10 and no more than 30 pieces).

Time & date 2023-2024

25 Saturday afternoons from 12pm - 5pm    

First class 2023: end September/beginning October 2023. NOTE: the exact date is still to be determined.

Course Fee

The 2023-2024 course fee is € 1,188.-.

NOTE: the course fee has to be paid in full before the start of the course and cannot be paid in instalments.


For more information on application, admission and other practical matters, contact: apply[at]

For information on the Orientation Course, contact the head of the department Marek van de Watering: marek.vandewatering[at] .