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 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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Beam me up Gerrit!

With this call Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut launched an eclectic festival in Paradiso as a wrap up of the Anniversary Show Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28. Where the Anniversary Show looked back, the party was very much a party of NOW, reflecting the sway of today. All departments participated with music, sound, performances, actions, projections and interventions. 

With Comfor+Ball, Body Architecture, Dopo Scuola, Plastic Fantastic, Rewind Fast Forward, Hans Muller / Crackle Box Community Act, The Past Starts Now, Doe Normaal, Urs & Moore, Extra Time, Kemah Bob, Pull Handle To Open The Door, Old Fashioned Future, Angel Shades, Gerrit Suits You! Eighties Punk Song: ‘Moleculen, Fem, 一一 X Nick Nicole pt. II, Oorbeek, Rusty Apollo, Solina Beats & Kili Kili Frou Frou, Ruutu Poiss, Symbyosys Selects…, Offspring, GFX, +1, Délage, Christian Kingo, DJ Snufkin, San Hani, Countess Malaise ft. Zgjim, Nancy Acid, Nekyia, Johannes & Roberto, Rendez-vous, Radio Rietveld, Aserejé, XeroxBooth, Fantasies of Cleaning and Mark Buckeridge.

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