IES Abroad’s mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. That is why we partnered with the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
The Gerrit Rietveld Academie (GRA) is a progressive, innovative art and design school that values the productive interplay between theory and practice, between research and experimentation. With a philosophy that stresses independence and creativity through a highly-individualized curriculum, the GRA wants you to be self reliant and highly motivated—qualities you’ll need to be a successful professional artist. Within the GRA’s unstructured group studio environment, you are not given assignments or syllabi, but receive individual coaching from Academie tutors.
The GRA’s population is diverse, with more than 50 nationalities represented in its student body. Most of the Academie’s 200 tutors are independent artists or designers who bring real-world, professional experience to the classroom.
With the support of our staff, you receive individualized, on-site advising to create a full-time 15-credit program in which you work on projects under the supervision of GRA tutors, and attend theory classes that include museum excursions, films, and lectures.
The GRA boasts well-equipped studios including up-to-date computer facilities. You specialize in one department, but are encouraged to explore media in other departments, as space and time permit.
- Architectural Design
- Fashion Design
- Fine Arts
- Glass Design
- Graphic Design
- Industrial Design
- Textile Design
- Theatre Design & Art Direction
Optional IES Abroad Course
You can choose to enroll in a 2-credit CU 101 Dutch language and culture course at the IES Abroad Center
The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is located south of the city center near the Olympic Stadium where the Summer Olympics were held in 1928.