The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is an international university of applied sciences for Fine Arts and Design in Amsterdam (NL). More than half of our student population comes from outside the Netherlands, representing dozens of different countries from all over the world.
We offer one Bachelor's degree (Art & Design) programme with twelve specialisations, Master's programmes, a part-time Bachelor's programme and two preparatory courses.
Calendar Add to calendar
- Eight Cubic Meters by TXT
- RietveldTV on AT5 at 22.40
- VAV SCREENING @ EYE
- Studium Generale Rietveld Academie & Uncut
- The Graduation Show
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, 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.