The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is an international university of applied sciences for Fine Arts and Design in Amsterdam (NL). It is home to a close-knit, international community of students from across the world. Students and teachers jointly create a learning environment that brings together thinking and doing and where unexpected, innovative ideas are born.
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All full-time students follow a general first year called Basicyear and choose a specialisation for in-depth study during the following three years: Inter-Architecture, designLAB, Fashion, Graphic Design, Jewellery - linking bodies, TXT (Textile), Ceramics, Fine Arts, The Large Glass, Beeld en Taal, Photography or VAV - moving image.
The Rietveld Academie also offers a part-time Bachelor's programme called DOGtime with two specialisations: IDUM (Interaction Design Unstable Media) and Fine Arts. Besides this, we offer two preparatory courses: the Preparatory Course and the Orientation Course. Master’s degree programmes are offered at the Sandberg Instituut.
The academy has twenty workshops at its disposal. Some of these are for general use and others are specific to particular departments. The workshops enable students to experiment with different techniques and materials and provide the opportunity to learn to use professional equipment. They form the very heart of the academy.
- Designer, former student and teacher, Aaf van Essen passed away
- Graphic designer, former student and teacher, Gerard Unger passed away
- The Rietveld Academie has been awarded the Ladislav Sutnar Prize
During 14 January - 21 January Public Rietveld edits the front page.
The OPEN DAY will take place on Friday 25 January 2019 from 10.00 - 18.00. This is the perfect moment to wander around our buildings and have a look at all departments, including the Preparatory Year, Orientation Year and DOGtime (part-time bachelor education). DOGtime runs special opening hours: 14.00 – 19.00.
To view the full programme during the Open Day click here.
This year's campaign for the Open day is designed by Graphic Design students Jinhye Lee and Xanthippe Partsakoulaki in collaboration with Photography student Veronika Vidø.