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Graduation project 'Ketel Academie' | Daniel van Dijck, Interior Architecture & Furniture Design 2013

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If you are interested in studying here and you want to sign up for the entrance exam, please apply via Studielink.

You will receive an email with detailed information about the procedure. Globally it looks like this:

The candidate should contact the student administration to make an appointment for an entrance examination. You may be requested to bring along a sample of their work, a sketchbook, a motivation letter, work done by hand and image material. Preferably, work which has not been made under instruction of school.

On the admissions day, the candidate spends an entire day working at the academy. The candidate receives an assignment for design in which spatial understanding, inventiveness and a feeling for form comes into play. Furthermore, the candidates receive a free drawings assignment, in which they demonstrate the extent to which they are able to translate visual information and transmit them on paper. In an interview, a wide variety of aspects is evaluated in order to gain insight as to whether the student has sufficient characteristics to fulfill the requirement of the programme.

'Open Studio' dates

Monday 12 December 2016
Monday 13 February 2017
Monday 20 March 2017
Monday 24 April 2017
Monday 22 May 2017

Specific Admissions Requirements

During the admissions day the candidate is tested on various aspects through means of different methods.

The practical test provides information about the candidate in relation to:

  • providing creative and/or original solutions;
  • spatial understanding;
  • the demand of the study material;
  • the examining of various possibilities;
  • perseverance.

The free drawings practical provides information on:

  • capacity for observation;
  • drawing skill;
  • expressive ability;
  • understanding and insight;
  • perseverance;
  • personal approach.

The discussion of the portfolio gives:

  • information on the environment of the candidate;
  • insight to personal interest;
  • shows ability and/or material sensitivity;
  • shows organizational skills, initiative, and independence skills.

Here, the emphasis lies on personal work (sketchbook, notes, and collections) that has not been made for a task or school assignment.

The following deductions are made from the reactions and replies of the candidate during the interview sessions:

  • personal interests;
  • capacity for reasoning;
  • general knowledge;
  • knowledge on subject of art, history, culture, architecture, etc.;
  • motivation;
  • ambition;
  • personal objectives.

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