Meet the Masters at Graduation Show 2019

Daily Meet the Masters sessions during the Graduation Show
From Monday 21 October until Saturday 26 October at 13:00 the DAE masters invites you to join the informal tours and Q&A with students and our graduates, at the Graduation Show. Ask everything you’d like to know about studying at the DAE Masters. After the Q&A you will be introduced to the most recent master graduates who have produced wonderful designs in this year’s Graduation Show. 

The sessions will take place in front of the 'Meeting Room' at Campinaterrein, Kanaaldijk-Zuid, which is accessible via the "Fast Lane" entrance.

On Sunday 20 October, you can find out more about our new Master department GEO—DESIGN, please join department heads Formafantasma at the Arena at 15:00. The newly appointed head of The Critical Inquiry Lab, Saskia van Stein, and her students will explore the potential of a research approach based on empathy. This panel will give you many insights in what is MA The Critical Inquiry Lab.

If you are also interested in our BA programme, you can join a Bachelor information session from Monday 21 October – Saturday 26 October at 12:00h and at 14.00h. During the Bachelor information sessions, you will get a first taste of our eight BA departments in a small presentation provided by a Bachelor student and a member of staff. Here you will be informed about the curriculum, the application procedure, and life at the academy.

Masters Talk & Tour and/or Live Admissions

On Tuesday, 14 January 2020, DAE will open its doors for a Talk&Tour, giving prospective graduate students the opportunity to get a sneak peek of all four of its Master's programmes. There will also be a Live Admissions. Below you may find a concept of the programme.


Kicking things off are our current Master's students, who will take you on a tour of the Academy building, including the workshops, the library and the Master Space. Then, at noon, we continue with an introduction to Design Academy Eindhoven's individual departments and Master's programmes, with talks by our heads of department as well as several of our alumni. (For more details on the speakers, please keep an eye on this page.) To round off the day's events, in the afternoon, two of our departments will host in-depth seminars. Here, you will get a real taste of what it's like to study at DAE.


In the morning, you can hand in your hard-copy portfolio and motivation letter as part of our Live Admissions. Your application will then be reviewed by a number of selected tutors from each of DAE's four departments and the heads of department. If you pass this first round, you will be invited for an interview later that same day, in the afternoon. At the end of this interview, the selection committee will let you know straight away if you have been accepted.
To get a sense of what we expect from a portfolio and motivation letter, read points 6 and 8/9 of our Application Procedure.


Unable to make it to Eindhoven on 14 January?
You can apply online!
Please note that taking part in the Live Admissions will enhance your chances of being accepted.

Registration for the 2020 Talk&Tour (10 a.m.) and/or Live Admissions (9 a.m.) opens mid Novembe


Join Meet the Masters

On Friday 27 September 2019, Friday 1 November 2019, Friday 29 November 2019, Friday 31 January 2020, Friday 28 February 2020, Friday 3 April 2020, Friday May 1 2020 and Friday 29 May 2020, we organise a tour by students for prospective students at the Academy. To sign up, please send an email to