The Preparatory Year is meant for people of up to 25 years of age. It is a preparatory study program for the university of applied sciences bachelor program in Fine Arts or Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. After the final presentation in April 2015, Prep Year students who successfully completed the Preparatory Year, can enter into the Foundation Year, the first bachelor course year of the bachelor’s degree programs of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, but only if they have obtained a high school diploma giving entrance into bachelor education. Classes are in English, 50% of the prep year students are from outside of the Netherlands. NOTE: The Prep Year is not subsidized by Dutch government, which means that prep year students are not eligible for Dutch study grants.
The Preparatory Year 2014 starts with an introduction at the end of September.
Course fee 2014: € 1,785 Duration: 25 weeks of 3 to 4 sessions a week Admission interviews on: May 28 and June 11 2014 Required classes Wednesday: 14.00–17.00 Thursday: 18.30–21.30 Friday: 14.00–17.00 Six Monday mornings (extra drawing classes): 09.30 - 12.30. Six Thursday afternoons (instructions wood, graphics & digital workshops): 14.00 - 17.00. One Friday morning (instruction metal workshop): 10.00 - 13.00. NOTE: The workshops of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie: wood, metal, graphics, 3D and digital workshop, are accessible for prep year students by appointment, during opening hours.
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Preparatory Year 2014 here. BEFORE: May 1, 2014!
The Preparatory Year is a serious preparatory study program for the bachelor programs in Fine Arts or Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and is aimed at learning how to react independently to assignments and reflect on your work with lecturers and fellow students, within the course program. Classes are taught by professional artists and designers and study hours amount to a total of 13 hours weekly. The course program consists of classes in fine arts, 3D & 2D design and getting acquainted with various media. A theory program is offered, and in the spring prep year students participate in the Studium Generale theory program. There will be regular visits to exhibitions and museums, and an excursion in November.
There will be evaluations twice a year: one in December and a final presentation mid April. Following the final evaluation, prep year students who attended all classes and completed the Prep Year successfully can directly enter into the Foundation Year, the first year of study of the bachelor’s degree programs of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, but only if they have obtained a high school diploma giving entrance into a bachelor program, and if there are places available.
The Prep Year offers elaborate information about national and international bachelor art programs. Discourses about the eventual choice of studies of prep year students will be held in March and April.
The preparatory year is preceded by a selection on the basis of the work you bring along and an interview with a lecturer. The work you bring along may consist of sketches, doodles, photographs, videos or three-dimensional work – in short, anything that shows your expressive capacity (at least 10 and no more than 30 pieces). The maximum age for participation in the preparatory year is 25. You can apply for the admission procedure by filling out the digital application form - through the link in the top yellow balk.
Admission interviews will be scheduled on May 28 and June 11 2014. Please fill out the application form before May 1st, 2014!
Deadline: apply before May 1st 2014!