First specialisation year

During the first specialisation year, you will work on the basis of assignments and thematic projects helping you to gain substantive, formal and technical experience. Alongside this you develop free projects which you initiate yourself. You will be guided in this process.

Second specialisation year

During the second year, you will deepen your work and research and you will work towards an authentic visual language. You will initiate projects and gain skills for thorough theoretical research. You will be guided in setting up a sustainable artistic working methodology.

Third specialisation year

In the third specialisation year, you will work towards the final examination. In addition to the visual work, the final examination will include a written thesis. The examination will be concluded with a large exhibition by all of the Rietveld Academie’s departments, held in July, which will be open to the public