The Preparatory Course implies that besides the classes at the academy you also need an average of four hours a week to finish and organise your work, prepare for assessments and to maintain a dialogue with fellow participants.

In addition to these compulsory half-day classes, there are introductions to the general workshops such as the wood workshop, printmaking workshop, letterpress workshop and the computer workshop.

It is also important to keep in touch with art and design related events in and out of Amsterdam and the Rietveld Academie. That will take up at least four hours per month.

For above mentioned reasons, we advise against studying at another institute simultaneously with the Preparatory Course.



Example of a week of the Preparatory Course:

- Monday: Design (3 hours)

- Wednesday: Fine Art (3 hours)

- Friday: project lesson / theory project (3 hours)