Call for applications and open day

Call for applications and open day

Piet Zwart Institute

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January 26, 2023
Call for applications and open day
Open day: February 11
Piet Zwart Institute
Karel Doormanhof 45 & Wijnhaven 61
the Netherlands

The Piet Zwart Institute is open for new applications. Due to the quantity of applications the Piet Zwart Institute master's programmes receive, regulations regarding immigration, and international opportunities to apply for study funding, we strongly encourage you to apply early. Join us for our open day on February 11.

March 7, 2023: Priority deadline for completed applications of Dutch, EU applicants. Final deadline non-EU applicants. (This deadline does not apply for the Master Design).
May 10, 2023: Final deadline for completed applications of Dutch and EU applicants.

Please note this deadline doesn’t apply to the Master Design. The Master Design has their final deadline on April 25, 2023.

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international master's programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of research, 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 dynamic urban environment.

We have six master's programmes. Full-time programmes: Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Experimental Publishing, Lens-Based Media and our two part-time master programmes, Education in Arts and the Master Design. 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, individual tutorial support, practice-based research and theoretical inquiry, our programmes educate young and/ or mid-career professionals who have a critically reflective and imaginative approach to their work.

As an educational institute 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 the rigorous master framework of the Piet Zwart Institute.

Open day 2023
Join us for the Piet Zwart Institute Open Day which will take place on Saturday February 11, from 10am–3pm. Throughout the day both the Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) and the Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) Master studio spaces will be open to the public. It is a day when many PZI staff, students and alumni are present to answer your questions. Some of our Master programmes will hold presentations, and it is also a time when the WdKA stations (workshops) located throughout the WdKA Blaak 10 and Wijnhaven 61 buildings are open for you to visit, giving you a better idea of our current facilities.

In addition to this year’s open day at the main WdKa-building, the Master Fine Art welcomes you for Open Studio’s in their building at the Karel Doormanhof 45, also from 10am till 3pm.

Here you will find more specific information per master program and their programming during the day. Apply to the Piet Zwart Institute. Contact: Piet Zwart Institute, P.O. Box 1272, 3000 BG Rotterdam, The Netherlands. pzi.admission [​at​]

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