At the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, fashion is approached in an open and experimental manner. Students adopt a critical curiosity as they explore fashion and its traditions, systems and semiotics. You will push the discipline’s boundaries and not be afraid to cross them. In developing a strong personal vision and working method, you seek to share new narratives and enrich the notion of fashion. 

Making, thinking, research and play go hand in hand as you refine your conceptual, technical and visual skills. As you progress, you become increasingly independent in determining your own emphasis and goals. By working together across disciplines and engaging socially, you will lay the foundation for a critical fashion practice that matches your talents and interests. Primed to see possibilities beyond the traditional fashion industry roles, fashion alumni have the confidence to carve out their own place in the field of fashion.