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 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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The OPEN AFTERNOON takes place on Saturday 25 November 2017. During this afternoon, you can find out more about the Basicyear, the Preparatory Year and the Orientation Year. Time: 2PM - 4.30PM. We start the Open Afternoon with talks by Ben Zegers (dean Bachelor) and the heads of the Basicyear, the Preparatory Year and the Orientation Year. Afterwards you are invited to visit the three departments and four workshops (wood, letter press, graphic and metal). And last but not least, you can speeddate with teachers and alumni. 

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