Final call for applications

Final call for applications

Piet Zwart Institute

Image credit: Steven Maybury 

April 24, 2023
Final call for applications
Piet Zwart Institute

Final deadline (EU applicants): May 10, 2023
Piet Zwart Institute
Karel Doormanhof 45 & Wijnhaven 61
the Netherlands

The Piet Zwart Institute is still open for new applications. May 10, 2023 is the final deadline for applications for the academic year 2023-24 (EU/EEA applicants only).

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international masters programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Named after 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 Piet Zwart Institute is located in Rotterdam’s city centre, while students and faculty come from across the globe, bringing with them a variety of cultural influences.

The Piet Zwart Institute offers four full-time masters programs: Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Experimental Publishing, Lens-Based Media; as well as two part-time masters programs: Education in Arts and 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 programs 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.

For more information about our teaching staff please check here.

Graduation show ’23
From June 29–July 14, 2023 all the Master programs will be exhibiting a wide variety of work from students of Master Design, Education in Arts, Experimental Publishing, Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, and Lens-based Media.

Master Design: Thursday July 6–Saturday July 8 at Wijnhaven 61.
Education in Arts: Friday July 7–Saturday July 8 at Tent.
Experimental Publishing: Thursday June 29–Wednesday July 5 at WORM & Thursday July 6–Saturday July 8, at Wijnhaven 61.
Fine Art: Friday July 7–Friday July 14 at Karel Doormanhof 45.
Interior Architecture: Research + Design: Thursday July 6–Wednesday July 12 at Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Lens-based Media: Thursday June 29–Sunday July 2 at V2 & WORM Ubik Gallery.

More info will follow soon. Apply to the Piet Zwart Institute. Contact: Piet Zwart Institute, P.O. Box 1272, 3000 BG Rotterdam, The Netherlands. pzwart-info [​at​]

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