Wohoo! I’ve been accepted to the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam! I’m going to study Advertising!
The Willem de Kooning Academy is the art school of Rotterdam and part of the Hogeschool Rotterdam, a university of applied sciences. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious art schools in the country and the number 1 in Advertising and Copy writing.
The Academy is regarded the number 1 in Advertising and Copy writing, as many alumna have been responsible for creating some of the most successful advertisements and campaigns in the country and outside. Students participate with national and international contests related to the arts and many participate beyond their own program. Stichting Jaarprijzen Personeelcommunicatie (SJP), a foundation founded to improve recruiting advertisements, yearly awards individuals and companies, for creating the best advertisement. Since 1999 also students are encourage to join and this has led to the establishment of the Jong Talent (young talent) Awards, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize, and Honorary Notice.
Since 1999, Academy students received Honorary Notices in all years. And with the exception of 2005, Willem de Kooning Academy students have won Jong Talent Awards every year, often more than 1 prize. In 2003 it claimed all 3 prizes.
I’m really delighted and I can’t wait to start this September. And whilst I tend to write my blog entries in a formal tone of voice, I just don’t care now. YEAAH!!!!