Call for application 2020–21
Piet Zwart Institute
Above: Courtesy Piet Zwart Institute.
Above: Courtesy Piet Zwart Institute.

Application deadlines (priority): March 6
Application deadline (final): April 24

Piet Zwart Institute
Wijnhaven 61
3011 WJ Rotterdam
the Netherlands

We’ll review applications from February 2020 onwards and therefore early submissions are encouraged.

Master of Education in Arts, two years, part-time, 60 ECTS
Research and experimentation in art and design education
The Master of Education in Arts is two-year part-time international research master. The relation between practice and theory is a central feature of the program: students test, design and experiment with pedagogical models and tactics, as much as critically research them. The program has an interdisciplinary focus, allows for experimentation, is taught in English and accepts students from the Netherlands and abroad (within the EU).

The program focuses on pivotal contemporary developments and issues in art/design education, including critical/feminist/queer pedagogy, education philosophy, critical making, interdisciplinarity, museum education and participatory/collective practices. This also involves engaging with pivotal topics that mark our current condition and influences the discourse about education like intersectionality, cultural diversity and sustainability/climate crisis.

The Master of Education in Arts welcomes enthusiastic and engaged educators/practitioners in the field of higher art/design education, as well as vocational, secondary education, museum educators and artists and designers with an interest in experimental participatory, pedagogical practices. We admit cultural practitioners working in institutional environments (schools, academies, museums), as well as outside, in more public, informal settings (workshops, labs, et cetera). In our opinion, in these kinds of collaborations and exchanges, the education of the future will take shape.

For an overview of our programme, staff and guest teachers please visit our website.

Open information meetings
Besides our annual Open Day, we organize frequent open information meetings. Please be welcome to visit us our program, we’ll provide information about the course and answer any questions you might have. Check our website for dates and times.

Piet Zwart Institute / Willem de Kooning Academy
The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. The institute is named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts. Being part of the Willem de Kooning Academy, students have access to an extensive range of facilities and workshops offered by the academy.

General information and contact
Please contact us with any questions you might have: [email protected]

February 4, 2020


Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam