[artinfo] Piet Zwart Institute: call for applications

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Sun Jan 12 12:05:48 CET 2014

Call for applications

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

<mailto:pzwart-info at hr.nl>pzwart-info at hr.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 
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: 
Architecture & Retail Design, 
Design and Communication and 
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 

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

<mailto:pzwart-info at hr.nl>pzwart-info at hr.nl

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