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.  

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

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, 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 Year  and the  Orientation Year.  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.

During 18 September - 26 September Public Rietveld edits the front page.

We are organizing a Food Plat(e)form and you are invited. Why do we need this? Food is universal, it brings people together.
When we meet, we meet at the canteen. We don’t only have to please the sight but also the taste, smell and touch.
Food is about exalting the senses, spice up the meaning of design.
Participation without commitment. Become informed and experiment.
Let’s indulge in flavourful lectures and workshops.
Do you sense me? This is just the appetizer.
What’s the aftertaste?

Food Plat(e)form is a student organized project by 1st year TXT student Parel Strik. Read more.

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