IES Abroad Amsterdam - Direct Enrollment Semester/Year

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IES Abroad Amsterdam - Direct Enrollment Semester/Year

The bustling city center of Amsterdam is easily negotiable by foot or bicycle, with 160 canals, 1,281 bridges and 90 islands all reclaimed from the sea. Founded on Calvinistic principles, today the entrepreneurial spirit of the Dutch culture lives on with a lively arts scene and cafes. The strong work ethic in Amsterdam produced a society supportive of Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh that fill the museums today. The original religious zeal has been transformed into the uniquely Amsterdammer gezellig frame of mind. According to DutchAmsterdam.nl, Locals and foreigners alike will tell you that the word cannot be translated. Its meaning includes everything from cozy to friendly, from comfortable to relaxing, and from enjoyable to gregarious. Amsterdam Direct Enrollment Conservatorium van Amsterdam As a Music student, you will flourish in the thriving arts environment of Amsterdam, a city known for its ability to embrace expressions of the human spirit. Enrolling in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, the largest and most diverse music conservatory in the Netherlands, integrates you fully into a specialized institution where you study with other students who are dedicated to the study of music. The Conservatorium van Amsterdam takes full advantage of the established reputation in music to offer outstanding instruction in classical and jazz music performance, theory, and composition. The Conservatorium is dedicated to upholding superior standards of teaching, performing, and creating music through a highlyindividualized course of study. It aims to train you to become a versatile musician at the highest level of professional musicianship. A member of the Amsterdam School of the Arts, the CvA was originally established as the Amsterdam Conservatorium in 1884. The vast majority of courses at the CvA are taught in English. If you wish to study at the CvA, you should be a strong Performance, Composition, or Theory major with the motivation and intention to become a professional musician, a music scholar, or a composer. Finally, we want you to feel at home in Amsterdam, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life abroad. We also take you on field trips to see some of the great cities of the Netherlands, such as Groningen and Maastricht. Amsterdam Direct Enrollment Gerrit Rietveld Academie As an Art student, you will flourish in the thriving arts environment of Amsterdam, a city known for its ability to embrace expressions of the human spirit. The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is a progressive, innovative art and design school that values the productive interplay between theory and practice, between research and experimentation. With a philosophy that stresses independence and creativity through a highlyindividualized curriculum, the GRA wants you to be self reliant and highly motivated qualities you will need to be a successful professional artist. Within the unstructured group studio environment at GRA, you are not given assignments or syllabi, but receive individual coaching from Academie tutors. The population is diverse at GRA, with more than 50 nationalities represented in its student body. Most of the 200 tutors are independent artists or designers who bring realworld, professional experience to the classroom. Amsterdam will also be your classroom. Study the Dutch Golden Age in art at the famous Rijksmuseum or the famous works at the Van Gogh Museum. And be sure to enjoy one of the many concerts that take place at the prestigious Amsterdam Concertgebouw. We want you to feel at home in Amsterdam, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life abroad. Our goal is to give you every resource you need to make the most of living and learning in Amsterdam.

Subjects

  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Fashion Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Jewelry Design
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Theater
  • Visual Arts

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