The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is a small-scale, independent and internationally oriented university of applied sciences for Fine Arts and Design in Amsterdam (NL) where artistic expertise converges from a wide range of angles. 

The Rietveld Academie offers a four-year Bachelor’s degree programme that starts with a general formative year, the Basicyear, after which students can make a founded choice from twelve specialisations, the departments. The Rietveld Academie also offers a five-year part-time Bachelor’s degree programme: DOGtime. All departments at the academy share an experimental approach to education in which the processes of creating and reflecting are inextricably linked.

The programme is concluded with a final presentation during our public annual Graduation Show. Graduates may use the title of Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design (BA).