Graphic Design, Illustration and Interactive Courses in Amsterdam

Ref: 10003139


Graphic Design and Graphic Design & Illustration students studying the following modules Integrated Graphic Pathway Studies (GRDN2201) and Major Negotiated Pathway Projects (GRDN3301) are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 30 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 20. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


The trip aims to expose students to other graphic design and illustration practices and approaches and help them to situate their own practice in more international contexts.

Students will be given the opportunity to explore the city and its many museums and cultural offerings related to graphic design and illustration practices. The group will travel by train to Utrecht where they will visit the Central Museum which houses The Dick Bruna Studio — a collection of works by the designer Dick Bruna. This collection consists of children’s books, book covers and poster designs created by Dick Bruna for organisations such as Amnesty International and the Netherlands Red Cross, along with his most famous creation Miffy.

Students will have a guided tour of the world renowned Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, an international museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design.

Cultural activities

Following each days organised programme students will have the chance to visit the sights of and explore both Amsterdam and Utrecht, cities rich in history and renowned for their galleries and museums. After our visit to the Central Museum in Utrecht and the Dick Bruna Collection, students will be free to explore the medieval streets and sights of Utrecht or visit the Rietveld Schroder house.

The afternoon of the 6th of November would be an ideal opportunity to explore the Museumplein area of the city – The Van Gogh Museum hangs the world’s largest collection of his work; the Rijksmuseum is home to some of Rembrandts finest work, whilst the Stedelijk Museum counts Matisses and Mondrians among its many pieces.

Travel and accommodation

Accommodation for this opportunity will be booked by the Faculty, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place. Travel will be booked independently by students.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Dutch immigration requirements.

EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to the Netherlands and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Once accepted, should you require visa advice, trip participants are invited to one of DSU Advice Centre’s Visa Advice Sessions.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Monday 4 November 2019
  • Return date: Thursday 7 November 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £300
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink, entry fees (£40) visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Friday 14 June 2019 9am