Application for the Orientation Course (on Saturday) 2019-2020 is closed. Application for 2020-2020 is possible through the online form .

Admission interviews will be scheduled on:

- Saturday, 6 June 2020;

- Wednesday, 10 June 2020.

Deadline for application = 1 May 20202.

NOTE: O-Course students are not eligible for Dutch study finance (Studiefinanciering), and attending the O-Course does not give you the right to apply for a Dutch residence permit. So, non-EU/EEA applicants can only apply for the O-Course if they already have a Dutch residence permit on other grounds than full-time studies!

Admission interview

The Orientation Course (on Saturday) is preceded by an admission interview with a tutor during which you present a selection of your visual work, and the outcome of the home assigment. Next to the work, your motivation is crucial. The work you bring along may consist of, for example, sketches, doodles, photos, videos or three-dimensional work - in short, enough information on your visual capacities (at least 10 and no more than 30 pieces).

Time & date 2020-2021

25 Saturday afternoons from 12pm - 5pm    

First class 2020: 26 September 2020.

Course Fee

Course fee 2020: € 996.-.

NOTE: the course fee has to be paid in full before the start of the course and cannot be paid in instalments.


For more information on applying or studying at the Rietveld Academie contact: apply[at]

For information on the Orientation Course contact the head of the department Marek van de Watering: marek.vandewatering[at]