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: 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.

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The Gerrit Rietveld Academie presents SELECTED: a special exhibition and Afternoon Sessions in collaboration with Rietveld graduates of 2019 and Looiersgracht 60.

During the Graduation Show 2019, an independent jury nominated 9 individual artists from various departments for the annual GRA Awards. Following up on their nominations, SELECTED offers a continuation of their recently developed graduation projects beyond the context of the academy.

SELECTED offers the artists an opportunity to present and share their graduation works with a wider audience. Additionally, by inviting members of the jury, various artists, lecturers, teachers and audiences to join them in the exhibition space, the artists will develop a range of open Afternoon Sessions to share and expand their individual, and sometimes collaborative artistic practices and research interests. This programme will be communicated and documented throughout the exhibition and participation will be open for everyone.

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