Piet Zwart Institute open house
Piet Zwart Institute
Above: Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn, Masters 2015.
Above: Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn, Masters 2015.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10–15h

Piet Zwart Institute
Karel Doormanhof 45 & Blaak 10
The Netherlands

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The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international master’s programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specialisations and interdisciplinary exchange in an intimate learning environment.

The programmes of the Piet Zwart Institute are located in the heart of Rotterdam’s city centre. While students and faculty come from across the globe, bringing with them a variety of cultural influences, there are also strong connections to the city, its complex history and dynamic urban environment.

We have four master’s programmes: Fine ArtInterior Architecture & Retail Design, Media Design and Education in Arts.

All are founded on a shared interest in the complex social, cultural and political underpinnings of each discipline. Through a uniquely tailored curriculum combining collective learning, intensive individual tutorial support, practice-based research and theoretical inquiry, our programmes educate young professionals who have a critically reflective and imaginative approach to their work.

During our annual open house, staff and students are present for questions and presentations. The studio spaces will be open and it is also possible to visit the workshop facilities located at the Willem de Kooning Academy.

On Monday, February 1,there is the annual Piet Zwart Institute / International Film Festival Rotterdam Symposium 2016 “FIVE BLIND SPOTS”: presenting and discussing the work of five contemporary artists who put the concept of “the blind spot” to diverse strategic uses. The symposium is part of a wider thematic program within the IFFR exploring blind spots within contemporary culture.

Watch the PZI website for more detailed information.

For the Master Fine Art, Master Media Design and Master Education in Arts please visit our location at the Karel Doormanhof.

For the Master Interior Architecture & Retail Design and the workshops facilities of the Piet Zwart Institute please visit the Willem de Kooning Academy at Blaak 10.

Apply to the Piet Zwart Institute
Priority deadline: February 1, 2016 (for international and EU applicants)
Second deadline: March 1, 2016 (for international and EU applicants)
Final deadline: May 15, 2016 (for EU applicants only)

Application guidelines

Piet Zwart Institute
P.O. Box 1272
3000 BG Rotterdam
The Netherlands



2016 open house at Piet Zwart Institute

January 18, 2016