Acknowledgement: Master education in Arts, Graduation show 2018.
Image Credit: Michaela Lakova.
Experimental and engaged practices in art and design education
The MEiA programme is called ‘Education in Arts’, but in essence it is multidisciplinary. We pay attention to contemporary developments in art and design education, considering it to be an expanded and interdisciplinary field that also includes socially engaged practices in art. The programme pays attention to education inside schools as well as outside of them; the curriculum is designed for educators in the fields of secondary, vocational and higher arts and design education, educators in museums and community arts, as well as artists and designers with an interest in pedagogical practices. The course prepares graduates to engage with formal educational structures as well as with informal learning environments.
A learning community
Peer learning and being part of a learning community is a key feature of our programme. Our uniquely tailored curriculum combines collective learning with individual tutorials and practice-based research with theoretical inquiry. The seminars are led by a team of tutors who combine their passion for education with professional grounding in the cultural scene. In our current and future society, transgressing boundaries and collaborating is key; therefore, we have founded a learning community in which participants learn from each other, no matter whether they are teaching at a secondary school, working in museum education, engaged in activist workshops or affiliated with a design academy.
How can educators help to define the vital role of art and design in society? Our programme explicitly connects theory and practice, focusing on contemporary issues that span different practices and discourses: the artist as educator; critical and feminist pedagogy; interdisciplinarity; decolonialization; embodiment; the ecological crisis; art, science and technology; et cetera. Unlike any other discipline, art education is bound to societal challenges, cultural urgencies and ethical questions. How do these play out on a micro and macro level within pedagogical practices? Participants are encouraged to reflect upon their practice and teaching methodologies from an engaged and critical perspective.
Taking time: deepening and expanding existing practice
We are a part-time programme, designed for students who combine their study with their working practice. The programme has a modular structure of seminars that take place every two weeks on Fridays and Saturdays. During the two-year study, participants develop a research project that deepens their existing educational, artistic practice or opens new directions within it. Our course is a fully English-taught programme and admits students from the Netherlands as well as the EU at large. The programme is structured as a 60-credit part-time course spread over two years. Classes are held every two weeks on Friday and Saturday (in case of core modules the Thursday evening is sometimes added to that to facilitate lectures, et cetera). Upon fulfilling credit requirements, students graduate with a Master of Education (in Art) – M Ed.
we educate – we support – we challenge – we critically reflect – we reinvent
Master Research Award 2022
From January 25 through 27 January 2023, Willem de Kooning Academy (Research Station) will host the Research Festival Making (in) the Unforeseen in Rotterdam. In addition to the conference, the presentation of the Master Research Award will take place on Thursday January 26, 2023. About Research AwardsThe Willem de Kooning Academy Research Award was established […]
Applications now open for the Master of Education in Arts for the academic year 2023/2024
Applications now open for the Master of Education in Arts for the academic year 2023/2024 Deadlines:March 7, 2023: Priority deadline Dutch and EU applicants.May 10, 2023: Final deadline Dutch and EU applicants. We review applications, interview and accept candidates on a rolling basis from February 2023 until May 2023, until all positions in the cohort are filled. We strongly […]
Open Day – February 11, 2023
Join us for the Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) online 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 and students are […]
Master Education in Arts presents: Rehearsal: Emerging Learning Sites
Rehearsal: Emerging Learning Sites The MA Education in Arts cordially invites you for the two-day public symposium, entitled Rehearsal: Emerging Learning Sites hosted by TENT Rotterdam. This symposium is part of the Piet Zwart Institute’s 2022 Graduation Shows that are taking place at various venues across Rotterdam. Through participatory workshops, open space discussions and performative […]
Graduation Shows 2022
venues in Rotterdam dates PZI Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Lens-Based Media (LB) V2_ & TENT 16 – 26 June curator Florian Weigl. Opening Thursday 16 June until Sunday 26, Monday and Tuesday closed or by appointment only PZI Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing (XPUB) UBIK + […]
Master Education in Arts presents: Learning with the Garden; Learning from the Land
We cordially invite you to a day of workshops, conversations/presentations, walks and field listening at the urban garden complex Volkstuinvereniging Streven naar Verbetering (SNV) in Rotterdam! A typical urban garden such as SNV does not look like an experimental learning site at first, or as a place of (un)commoning practices that continuously negotiate between varying […]
Reading Group – Co-respond: Bodies, Voices, Spaces in Art Education
Call for Participation We are pleased to invite you to take part in the reading group Co-respond: Bodies, Voices, Spaces in Art Education (March – June 2022), which is set up as part of an ongoing collaboration between the MA Education in Arts / PZI and the MA Art Education at Zurich University of the […]
Online Open Day – February 12, 2022
Online Open Day Piet Zwart InstituteSaturday February 12, 2022 Join us for the Piet Zwart Institute Online Open Day. Below you will find more specific information per Master Program, the times and their online programming during the day. The Piet Zwart Institute houses four full-time Master programmes, Interior Architecture: Research + Design (MIARD); Master of […]
Applications now open for the Master of Education in Arts for the academic year 2022/2023
Deadlines:March 16, 2022: Priority deadline for completed applications of Dutch and EU applicants. Final deadline NON EU applicants. April 28, 2022: Final deadline for completed applications of Dutch and EU applicants. Research in Art & Design Education and Community Practices What is the significance of material practices and embodiment for artistic research and education in the current era of social distancing […]
preparations for being together in an unknown period of time
The class of 2021 of the Master of Education in Arts spent a significant part of their study during the COVID-crisis. This made them increasingly aware of physical presence as a meaningful aspect of education, as well as of an urgency to devote themselves to a collective decision-making process in preparing their research and presentation. […]
PIET ZWART INSTITUTE – MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ARTS: Seeking a coordinator/producer knowledge production (0,2 FTE)
PIET ZWART INSTITUTE – MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ARTSSeeking a coordinator/producer knowledge production (0,2 FTE) Deadline for applications: Monday July 12 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 different programs offer a […]
UMAD decolonizing rituals
Workshop UMAD decolonizing rituals: Friday June 11, 16.00 – 18.00 hrsWith: Fazl Shairmahomed and Rolando VázquezLocation: Zoom: on line workshop and film screeningAdmission: Free, because of the max. amount of 30 participants please register via email@example.com (deadline: June 8). Zoom link for the workshop: https://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/98242836999?pwd=SmxFb1pIczRNTWI0VkdNM1B1WEhMQT09 Hereby the Master of Education in Arts cordially invites you to […]
Open Day 2021
The annual Piet Zwart Institute Open Day will take place online on Saturday February 6th 2021. The full program per Master Program is now online on our website. Photo: Anna Maria Łuczak, 2020.
Open Day Piet Zwart Institute: Master of Education in Arts Saturday 6 February, 2 – 3.30 pm
We warmly welcome you to take part in the Master of Education in Arts – on line Open Day to find out more about our program! Course director and tutors will give a presentation about the course and afterwards there is time for an elaborate, informal Q & A with staff and students. Please subscribe […]
BLACK LIVES MATTER – PZI solidarity statement
We are seeing the world being potentially transformed by the massive popular resistance to racism and anti-black violence that has been prompted by recent displays of racist brutality. The master’s courses of the Piet Zwart Institute stand in support of movements for racial justice around the world and we hold ourselves accountable to address the […]
ADAM PATTERSON | THE WHOLE WORLD IS TURNING – TENT ROTTERDAM 10.07.2020 – 27.09.2020
Very proud to announce that our current second year student Adam Patterson will have a solo exhibition at TENT. Rotterdam! Adam Patterson uses masquerade, textiles, performance, video and poetry to tell new stories or to repeat old stories and provide them with new meaning. The new video installation “A Ship of Fools” is a vehicle […]
In compliance with the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and to respond to the ongoing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), educational activities and offices of the Piet Zwart Institute are operating differently. The deadline for applications for NONEU applicants has been extended until 31 March, 2020. The final EU deadline has been also extended […]
OPEN DAY 2020
The annual Piet Zwart Institute Open Day will take place on February 1st 2020, from 10.00 until 15.00. 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 and students are present to […]
Event Series Learning With Others – Book Talk: Field Essays Éloj Kréyol
Book Talk # 4: Thurs Nov 28, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs Field Essays: Éloj Kréyol With: design-duo dach&zephir (Dimitri Zephir and Florian Dach), Rolando Vásquez, associate professor in sociology at University Utrecht/University College Roosevelt. Moderator: artist/researcher Sophie Krier. Location: Research Station, Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61 Admission: free, the presentation is open to the […]
Events Series Learning With Others – Film Screening # 3: Fri Nov 22, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs
Events Series Learning With Others Film Screening # 3: Fri Nov 22, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs Film screening Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (Fabrizio Terranova, 2016) With: Irene van Oorschot and Shailoh Phillips. In collaboration with Erasmus University College and V2_Lab for Unstable Media, Rotterdam. Location: V2_Lab for Unstable Media, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam Admission: […]