The orientation year is a preparatory study program. It will introduce you to the way the Rietveld Academie works and enable you to gain insight into your own possibilities, so that you can make a well-founded choice to study at an art academy. The orientation year will give you the opportunity to make a portfolio, which you can use to apply for admission to the Rietveld Academie. If you pass the orientation year, you can take part in the entrance examination of the Rietveld Academie.
30 Saturday afternoons from 13:00 - 17:00 Course fee 2013: € 795. Last round of admission interviews on: September 7, 2013. DEADLINE: Send your application form as soon as possible, but definitely before August 5, 2013!
You will attend three blocks of classes, each covering a specific area of Fine Arts and Design, such as Drawing/Painting, Design, and Sculpture. Each block of classes is aimed at developing your own fascinations within an assignment. Except having to attend classes at the academy on Saturday afternoon, you are expected to work on assignments at home for appr. 4 hours each week.
You will be taught by artists and designers who will stimulate, coach and advise you during your work process. You will also have the opportunity to follow a number of workshops and take part in an excursion. Additionally, you can attend the theoretical classes at the Rietveld Academie provided by the Studium Generale. For more information see also Studium Generale
Based on the assignments, research and progress discussions, you will learn to reflect on your work and also on visual art and design in general. The intended audience is people who are serious and committed to working with visual media but do not yet have sufficient material for a portfolio. The orientation year commences on a Saturday at the end of September and runs until the end of May. There are no classes during school holidays.
The orientation year is preceded by a selection on the basis of the work you bring along and an interview with a lecturer. Your motivation plays an important role here. 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 minimum age for participation in the orientation year is 16. You can apply for the admission interviews by filling out the digital application form - through the link in the top yellow balk.