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 community of international students from across the world. Students and teachers jointly create an environment for learning that brings together thinking and doing. This is where unexpected, innovative ideas are born.  

29 January the online Open Day 2021 will take place! Find everything you need to know here.

Read more here about our plans for the 2020/21 academic year to limit the spread Covid-19.

This frontpage is weekly curated by a different student, department or alumnus presenting work in progress or in its final phase. Book the front page.

All full-time students follow a general first year called Basicyear and choose a specialisation for in-depth study during the following three years: Architectural Design, 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: Unstable Media and Expanded Painting. Besides this, we offer two preparatory courses: the Preparatory Course and the Orientation CourseMaster’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.

During 11 January - 17 January Ditte Ostergaard edits the front page.

'I used to think City was a nice name' is the English version of my videowork 'Solía pensar que Ciudad era un nombre lindo', that was made for the artist residency Casa Belgrado in Buenos Aires during their lock-down in 2020. The video depicts the street Avenida Belgrano in a time before Covid19 was commonly known, and during the extensive lock down of the city, it was shown in the residency's window facing that exact street. While everything but supermarkets and pharmacies was closed, passers-by had the chance to see the work that is speaking about a past, present, and future of the very spot they'd watch it from.

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