Q: Do different departments collaborate? A: There are some occasional collaborative workshops and seminars across departments, but generally each department follows their own trajectory. There are also a number of student initiatives which collaborate across departments. MORE FAQ
Notes to Future Students — Student Ladipo Famodu & Tutor Anja Groten in conversation with Public Sandberg
The Design Department is a two-year Master’s program that provides a collaborative environment for students to develop their research projects and evolving design practices.
The open structure of the curriculum allows the tutors and students to reflect on, and respond to, urgent topics and current discourses. Considering design as a practice of “making things public,” we pay attention to the politics inherent in design, through actively opening up, sharing, and reviewing design-in-progress. The study trajectory materializes in a range of outcomes, from on and offline publications, moving image and sound-based work, network infrastructures, games, performances, text, educational platforms.
More important than prior education is a curious and self-determined research attitude and an openness to transgress predetermined disciplinary boundaries. The Design Department furthermore welcomes students that are underrepresented in the field of design, art, education, and beyond.
Climate Grief (and other messy feelings) from the Planetary Poetics Master’s Program. Gym at Rietveld Academie & Poetics Classroom (4th floor BC Building)
Q: Is it possible to apply without a bachelor in arts? A: Yes, anyone with a bachelor's level degree or equivalent can be accepted. A convincing portfolio and practice related to art and a clear idea of what you would like to achieve in two years are as important. MORE FAQ
Q: What are the expenses of living in Amsterdam? A: In addition to the tuition fee, costs vary depending on your personal situation and individual choices. Nevertheless, it's advised to count on at least € 1.130 living expenses per month. MORE FAQ
Q: Are study years one and two intertwined? A: Both study years of the main departments share the same space and follow the same seminars. There isn’t a strict divide between the years across each department. MORE FAQ