State-of-the-art facilities

The Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam supports students with excellent facilities and current software during their study. More than 3,000 PCs and Macs operated by 60 servers make us very 'connected'. An efficient network provides all students with their own server space, archive and e-mail. The school intranet allow students to access lesson material, view their grades status, schedules and other information anywhere, anytime - 24/7.

Printing office

The GLR has a fully equipped printing department to teach students the most recent prepress, plate making, printing and finishing processes. The print media department is proud of the high quality offset printing presses, a semi-automatic press, a silkscreen printing carousel and infrared dryer used for instruction. There are also folding and binding machines and guillotine cutters for teaching finishing processes. A laser die-cutting table is used for teaching students about packaging. At the GLR we also have an in-house Print Shop. Here students learn to work in a professional print shop with multi-color digital printers, super-size A-0, high-quality plotters and automated digital finishing equipment. 

In addition we also have a large sign studio with cutting plotters, foil rollers, engraving machines and special colour printers that are used to produce stickers and lettering for shop windows, cars, commercial vehicles such as vans and trucks or over-sized banners.

Chromakey and sound studio

All classrooms for studies in graphics, web design, animation, video editing and games are equipped with recent versions of software and hardware that you'll find in the professional industry. In the chromakey studio students are taught to mix live action with backgrounds, animations and special effects. Students can reserve and borrow digital still cameras, tripods, lights and video cameras and equipment for projects from the camera lending department at school. 
The GLR also has a professional recording studio, where students learn to create soundeffects for various media products, such as animations and games.

Theatre Technique & Video

For the students of the Video & Theatre Technique programs, the GLR has specially designed and built a 500 m2 studio space that is equipped with professional light, audio and video apparatus and technologies. This versatile studio space can be divided into separate studios where students can work with sound amplification, sound recording and multiple-camera registration. There are also professional edit suites, allowing students to work individually or in groups on audio or video productions. The GLR is also proud of its high-tech 'live' studio.

GLRVIEWPOINT

The GLR has a modern training and presentationroom: GLRVIEWPOINT. GLRVIEWPOINT is designed to support our relationship with the regional and national/international business community and creative industries. Network contacts can come here for lectures, meetings, trainings and information exchange. Our facilities are designed for interaction andintended to transfer up-to-date knowledge and new developments from the business community to GLR students and faculty and vice versa. GLRVIEWPOINT consists of a presentation studio and training room. The presentation studio offers space for an audience of up to eighty people. Remote cameras are linked directly to the neighbouring GLRTV edit & production studio. This enables us to edit and broadcast live presentations via television and the Internet. The training room is designed for workshops and offers its users 20 double-screen work stations equipped with all relevant software. The training room is equipped with a surround system and a (High Definition) projector to make learning a more effective and exciting experience.

Media Centre

The Media Centre is our library and valuable source of reference where information can be found on most subjects relevant to student needs. Periodicals, videos, DVDs, books and magazines specialized in design, interactive media, IT, advertising, fashion, photography, management, print media, AV and theatre technique are available to our students. A growing number of English language books and publications are available. Computers in the Media Centre make internet and software available to students to work on between or after classes.

Apple Training Centre for Education

The GLR is the first and only educational institute in the Netherlands that has earned the title of Apple Authorized Training Center for Education (AATCE). This official title acknowledges the GLR as a high-quality training center for professional Apple software. This authorizes the GLR to issue valuable Apple Pro-certification to our students. In addition, students and employees at the GLR can enjoy discounts on Apple hardware and software via the Apple On Campus (AOC).