Final call for applications

Final call for applications

Piet Zwart Institute

Studio’s MIARD. Photo: Sonia Mangiapane.

April 25, 2024
Final call for applications

Application deadline: May 8, 2024
Piet Zwart Institute
Karel Doormanhof 45 & Wijnhaven 61
the Netherlands

May 8, 2024 is the final deadline for completed applications of Dutch and EU applicants.

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international master programs of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (RUAS). WdKA’s master’s programs are positioned within the Piet Zwart Institute (PZI), which currently hosts a little over 120 students. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, the Institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange within an intimate learning environment. The programs of the Piet Zwart Institute are located in Rotterdam’s city centre. Students and staff come from around the globe and bring with them a variety of cultural influences and international connections. In addition to these international ties, the program maintains strong local connections to the city of Rotterdam, its history and ever-changing urban environment.

The Piet Zwart Institute houses four full-time Master programs, Interior Architecture: Research + Design (MIARD); Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design, which encompasses Fine Art (MFA) Lens-Based Media (LB) and Experimental Publishing (XPUB) and two part-time Master programs, Education in Arts (MEiA) and Master Design. Through uniquely tailored curricula combining collective learning, individual tutorials, practice-based research and theoretical inquiry, the programs educate professionals who have a critically reflective, innovative, questioning and imaginative approach to their work. Our graduates not only establish themselves in their field, but also challenge and creatively define the parameters of their profession.

As an educational institute and cultural centre, the notion of “making public” is core to the activities of Piet Zwart Institute . Exhibitions, programming, conferences and publications on a national and international level are a means of sharing and expanding our research beyond the confines of academia. At the same time, our programs provides the very necessary speculative space for reflection and knowledge-building that is only made possible through an academic framework like the Piet Zwart Institute.

Graduation shows ’24
From June 27–July 11, 2024 all the Master programs will be exhibiting a wide variety of work from students of Master Design, Experimental Publishing, Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, and Lens-based Media.

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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