Do you want to follow a more in-depth thesis trajectory?
Are you looking for inspiration from your fellow students in dealing with your thesis?
Then the Thesis Lab is perfect for you!

Thesis Lab 2013/2014, photos by Lynne Brouwer


Winnie Koekelbergh and guest tutors

For whom

For third and fourth year BA students
The course is also open to LU students


10 sessions, September 2017 – January 2018

About this course

The Thesis Lab is a bi-monthly workshop of 10 sessions, for third and fourth year KABK students who feel they need a more in-depth thesis trajectory. The workshop offers stimulating dialogues with teachers and fellow students from different departments and feedback by guest teachers. The individual theses of the participating students will be the starting point for discussions with the guest teachers.

The topics of the bi-monthly meetings include: the artist as researcher, the psychology of writing, the artist as writer, the art of winning a thesis prize, from thesis to artist’s book, highlighting content by graphic design, …

  • All third and fourth year KABK students are invited to sign up by sending an email before Friday 15 September 2017 to the Lectorate Art Theory & Practice:
  • Participating students of Leiden University will work on a ‘creative writing’ assignment, based on a self-conducted interview with an artist.
  • Please note: the number of places is limited, so be sure to apply in due time!
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 SEPTEMBER 2017 (NB: applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis). When applying, please indicate your preference for Group A or Group B.
  • The workshop consists of two-weekly three-hour meetings (10-13 h or 14-17 h) on Wednesdays between September 2017 and January 2018.
  • The Thesis Lab is tutored by Winnie Koekelbergh (art historian and lecturer in the department of Fine Arts). Among the guest lecturers are previous winners of the thesis award, artists involved in research and writing, artist books publishers and psychologists.
  • Presence at all meetings is obligatory in order to receive study points towards your Individual Study Track (3 EC).

Wednesdays from 10-13 h (Group A) and 14-17 h (Group B)

  • 20 September 2017
  • 4 October 2017
  • 25 October 2017
  • 8 November 2017
  • 22 November 2017
  • 6 December 2017
  • 20 December 2017
  • 10 January 2018
  • 24 January 2018

+ final presentation (to be determined)

The Thesis Lab will be open on Wednesday September 13, 2017, to all students who are interested in the course. After a brief introduction to the Thesis Lab by Winnie Koekelbergh, several students of the Thesis Lab 2016/2017 will present their thesis and talk about some of the difficulties they faced in the course of their thesis trajectory. The presentations start at 10.00 h in BB.215.

This course is part of the Art Research Programme of the Lectorate Art Theory & Practice.

Thesis Lab 2013/2014, photos by Lynne Brouwer