Foundation Years part-time
DOGtime is the part-time study programme of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. The DOGtime study programme lasts 5 years: two foundation years (propaedeutic years) and 3 specialisation years. Throughout the programme you will be supervised by specialists, artist and theorists from different art disciplines. You will be trained as an autonomous visual artist or designer. DOGtime’s propaedeutic period lasts for two years, at three or four evenings a week in the first year and three evenings a week in the second year. Classes are always from 18:45 to 21:45.
The DOGtime foundation period lasts two years. Students work on assignments individually or in class. You will then discuss these assignments with your classmates and lecturers, so that you can learn from one another. The two DOGtime foundation years have a progressive degree of difficulty. During this propaedeutic period you will encounter the various aspects of a discipline and discover the initial contours of your future as a professional artist or designer. The lesson programme is therefore aimed at giving you an intensive introduction to numerous views, concepts and methods of thinking, working and presenting, by means of theoretical or subject-specific assignments and subsequent class or individual discussions. This will create the foundation you need to be able to operate independently as an artist or designer. Each semester is concluded with a DOGtime evaluation report and a public group exhibition.
The first DOGtime foundation year
The first DOGtime foundation year consists of two lesson blocks, each focusing on the specialisation fine arts or design. The theory is integrated into this. The emphasis of the first year is on participation, collaboration, effort, research, experimentation, making choices and development. The subjects of the first year are: The Lab (Painting and Time-Based Arts) Sculpture, Unstable Media, Communication and Drawing/Graphics.
Second DOGtime foundation year
The emphasis of the second DOGtime foundation year is on reflection, deepening, development, independence and making choices. Besides fine arts and design, art theory and theoretical reflection on art are taught in the second year.
After completing the DOGtime propaedeutic period, the student may choose the DOGtime programme Autonomous Fine Arts (FA) or Interaction Design – Unstable Media (ID-UM) or choose to enrol in a full-time study programme in one of the departments of the Rietveld Academie.
In addition to visits to museums and galleries, an excursion to Berlin is organised during the second DOGtime foundation year. After each semester, a selection of your work will be made in consultation with your lecturers. This work will then be presented in one of the exhibition rooms of the Rietveld Academie. A public opening is part of such a presentation.
During the DOGtime foundation years, you will receive theoretical input from a number of lecturers, based on their own experience and insights. You will also attend formal lectures. The Studium Generale provides a general theoretical context concerning current themes in the contemporary international art world. The Studium Generale brings in prominent speakers from the Netherlands and abroad to give lectures. For more information, see Studium Generale
Students Year 1
Students Year 2
Teachers Year 1 (DGT1ab)
Teachers Year 2 (DGT2ab)