Application for the Orientation Course 2024-2025 is available to Dutch and other EU/EEA-applicants (from 16 to 50 years of age).

Fill out the application form here.

Admission interviews are scheduled at our academy in Amsterdam, on:

- Saturday afternoon, 14 September 2024;

- Saturday afternoon, 8 June 2024.

Application DEADLINE September round = 1 August, 2024

NOTE: after submitting your application form, you receive a home assignment by email, to be executed for the interview.

PAY ATTENTION: students for this Saturday course 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 Saturday 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 2024-2025

25 Saturday afternoons from 12pm - 5pm    

First class: end September/beginning October 2024. NOTE: the exact date is still to be determined.

Course Fee

The 2024-2025 course fee is € 1,295.-.

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

The Orientation Course is not part of our bachelor's program, so participants are not eligible to a student grant.

In the event of premature interruption of the Orientation Course, there is no right to a (partial) refund of the paid course fee.


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

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