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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 at the Interior Architecture & Furniture Design of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and you want to sign up for the admission day, please apply via Studielink.

Once your registration via Studielink is completed you will receive an email with detailed information about the nexts steps of the procedure.

Attend one of the department's OPEN STUDIOS

The Interior Architecture and Furniture Design department organises OPEN STUDIOS; introduction afternoons, where you can visit the studios and experience first-hand a day at the academy.
Please sign up by sending an email to:

The open studios days are held on the following dates:

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

Important deadlines regarding your application:

Once you've registered via Studielink you will be asked to upload your portfolio and other required documents. Our selection committee will decide within two weeks after the portfolio deadline (see below) if you will be invited to participate in the second round of the admission procedure (assignments and interview)

Deadlines for uploading portfolio & documents Dates admission days
Friday 30 December 2016 Friday 10 February 2017
Friday 3 February 2017 Friday 17 March 2017
Friday 10 March 2017 Friday 21 April 2017
Friday 7 April 2017 Friday 19 May 2017
Friday 5 May 2017 Friday 16 June 2017
Friday 14 July 2017 Friday 25 August 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 organisational 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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