The academic year has two semesters, winter and summer. Each semester has a total of 13 weeks of teaching followed by 6 weeks of exam period, of which 1 week is always a studio week. The academic calendar for the current academic year can be found here.
Studio week is dedicated to intensive work on completing studio projects. There are no more lectures or exercises during this time, nor should teachers post exam dates. The faculty building is open 24 hours a day.
The studio week is followed by an exhibition of the studio work, which lasts about a month and the faculty is open to the public.