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. 

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.

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