Please note: at the moment, the Rietveld Academie is only open to graduate students and employees. The workshops are only open to graduate students who have made an appointment, more information here

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. Book the front page.

All full-time students follow a general first year called Basicyear and choose a specialisation for in-depth study during the following three years: Architectural Design, 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: Unstable Media and Expanded Painting. 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.

During 06 July - 12 July David Bennewith edits the front page.

'Takeaway' is a 768-page book, authored, edited, and published by the graduating class of 2020 in Graphic Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Set into motion and produced during a national lockdown, 'Takeaway' is the result of these last months of teaching and learning together. The publication features 23 diverse visual contributions that—in their content, design, and production—glimpse into where their intentions and interests lie within their work. Contributors: Vica Allakhverdyan, Lisa Arkhangelskaya, Giulia Bierens de Haan, Filip Birkner, Alix Chauvet, Etienne Clerc, Chloé Delchini, Klara Eneroth, Mark Emil Poulsen, Pablo Bardinet Fernandez, Jim Klok, Camilla Kövecses, Brigita Kudarauskaitė, Mona Mercier, Youngjin Park, Michelle Parrott, Samuel Pin, Yuri Sato, Maxime Selin, Eleonora Šljanda, Helmer Stuyt, Swani Vinton, Wieke Willemsen. To be released in mid-July. For more information, and order enquiries, email:

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