The Gerrit Rietveld Academie offers several options for preparatory trajectories. These are various ways in which you can orient yourself and/or prepare for a Bachelor's degree programme in Art and Design at the Rietveld Academie.

> The Orientation Course is an exploratory programme held over 25 Saturdays during which participants can familiarise themselves with the working methods of the Rietveld Academie. During this course, participants can find out whether they want to pursue studying art and design.

> The Preparatory Course is an extensive preparatory programme preceding the Bachelor's degree programme in Art and Design. It involves three to four compulsory half-day sessions every week.

> Rietveld op Proef offers four workshops on four Saturdays,  especially for young people aged 16 - 21 who are interested in the art academy as a possibility for further study.