The guidance of the students’ artistic development takes place continuously, through ongoing discussions between students and teachers about their work and work processes. In addition to mentors and coaches, an independent student counsellor can assist with concerns about study progress and/or issues of a more personal nature.

The counsellor provides information on and assists (where possible) with the following matters:

  • Problems with study progress due to illness

  • Personal problems

  • Adjustment difficulties, study motivation, study planning, performance anxiety, switching programmes

  • Conflicts with teachers

  • Professional procedures

  • Study grants and financial issues

  • Applications for funding and grants

  • Information on deregistration

  • Information on postgraduate programmes

The student counsellor represents the individual interests of the students and is bound by a duty of confidentiality. The counsellor can also mediate or make referrals to agencies or individuals outside the Academy. Third parties are contacted if necessary, but only with the approval of the student.

Paul Deneer is the student counsellor at the KABK. Together with Pauline Schep, they are the confidential contact persons for students. Information about how to reach Paul Deneer and Pauline Schep is listed below.

Paul Deneer
(070) 315 4723
room BB.219

You can turn to Paul Deneer for all matters: study related, personal and confidential.

Office hours at the KABK:
Monday 13.00-18.00
Wednesday 13.00-18.00

Appointments for consultation can be made by e-mail.

Pauline Schep
+31 655 712 814
room PC.212

You can turn to Pauline Schep for confidential matters.

Office hours:
Wednesday 10.00-16.00

Appointments for consultation can be made by e-mail.

Open consultation hours:
Wednesday 12.00-14.00
(drop-in sessions, no appointment necessary)