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Call for applications & open house
Piet Zwart Institute
Above: Image courtesy of Piet Zwart Institute.
Above: Image courtesy of Piet Zwart Institute.

Open house
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Location:
Blaak 10 & Karel Doormanhof 45
Rotterdam

Application deadlines

Priority deadline
Non-European and European students: January 31, 2014

Second deadline
Non-European and European students: March 3, 2014

Third and final deadline
For European students only: April 1, 2014

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

[email protected]

pzwart.nl

Our annual Open House offers prospective applicants the opportunity to meet students and staff and learn more about the diversity of research at the Piet Zwart Institute. There will be guided tours through workshops, facilities and studios, and our postgraduate students will be presenting works in progress throughout the day.

About the Piet Zwart Institute
The Piet Zwart Institute is an international postgraduate programme dedicated to study and research in the fields of art and design. 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 specialisation 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 ever-changing urban environment.

We have four Master programmes: Fine Art, Interior Architecture & Retail Design, Media Design and Communication 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, innovative and imaginative approach to their work. Equipped with the necessary skills, our graduates not only establish themselves in their field, but also challenge and shape the perimeters of their discipline.

Public symposia, exhibitions and publishing
As an educational institute and cultural centre, the notion of ‘making public’ is core to our activities. These public moments are an important resource for students, faculty members and guests, serving as a bridge to the city, a framework for exploring timely and relevant issues, and building a community around areas of interests. Exhibitions, symposia, conferences and publications expand our research beyond the confines of academia, while simultaneously valuing the very necessary speculative space for reflection and knowledge building that is only made possible through an academic framework like the Piet Zwart Institute.

Applications for 2014
If you wish to apply for one of the Master programmes, see our application guidelines.

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

[email protected]
pzwart.nl

January 11, 2014