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Art / Education / Therapy

Bachelor of Arts

Fields of work: art education, art therapy, art

The Bachelor's programme in Art - Education - Therapy is aimed at people who wish to study fine arts and are interested in career prospects in art education or art therapy.

The programme is characterised by intensive practical experience in art. Students also learn the basics of art education, art therapy, art science and educational science and complete internships in schools and art therapy institutions. The programme qualifies students for admission to Master's programmes in the fields of art education for secondary and comprehensive schools, art therapy and fine art.Watch the video about our programme in teaching art at secondary and comprehensive schools!

Emphasis on Artistic Practice
The intensive training in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and photography forms the basis for specialisation in the later semesters.

Variety and Specialisation

By selecting the appropriate specialisation, students in the programme are prepared for one of three specific fields of work:

Teaching Art at Mainstream and Waldorf Schools
In conjunction with a corresponding Master of Education degree in teaching art, the programme is the first step in qualifying students for teaching positions at secondary schools and comprehensive schools as well as Waldorf schools.

Art Therapy

The programme enables students to meet the requirements for admission to the Master’s Programme Art Therapy, which qualifies them for work as a professional art therapist.

Fine Arts

When combined with a bridging study of 60 credit points, the programme qualifies students for admission to the Master of Fine Arts programme.

All three advanced courses of study can be completed at Alanus University.

Studium Generale

Students from all disciplines at Alanus University learn together in the Studium Generale, an essential part of all degree courses. The cultural and philosophical lectures and seminars form the basis for students to find and develop their own position in the context of social discourse.

The programme has closely cooperated with the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, Cuba, for many years. A stay abroad within the scope of this cooperation is easy to organise.


In addition, exchange agreements with partner universities worldwide enable Alanus University students to spend one or more semesters abroad. Semesters abroad are expressly encouraged. The recognition of academic achievements is guaranteed by cooperation agreements.

  • General or subject-specific university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Proof of artistic aptitude based on submission of an art portfolio
  • For applicants without a higher education entrance qualification, admission is possible if outstanding artistic talent is determined or if the applicant has completed vocational training with 3 years of relevant career experience

Entry from another degree programme is possible at the start of each semester if individual arrangements are made.

The degree programme always starts in the Autumn Semester. Deadline for submitting a portfolio and other application documents is the beginning of June each year. After the portfolio has been reviewed, select candidates are invited to an admission interview.
Information on preparing a portfolio and the application form with a list of other required documents are available under Downloads.

The portfolio and the written application documents can be submitted personally at the Student Administration Office or sent by post (the date of the postmark is the submission date). Portfolios must be clearly labelled with the applicant’s name and must not exceed the size of DIN A0 (84.1 x 118.9 cm). Boxes and rolls will not be accepted. Larger works may be included as photographs but should not be submitted in their original form.

If you are unable to collect the portfolio in person after the application process, it can be sent by post for a fee. Please note that portfolios measuring 120 x 60 x 60 cm are subject to a surcharge of 22.50 euros in addition to the standard postage of 9.90 euros. Our bank details for postage payments are:

Bank für Sozialwirtschaft Köln

IBAN: DE91 3702 0500 0007 0793 00

BIC: BFSWDE33XXX

Reference: Mappenrücksendung BAKPT

 

 

 

We offer free guidance counselling and portfolio coaching. The next portfolio coaching appointments take place in autumn. The appointments and information on registering are available under n registering are available under Portfolio Coaching Appointements.

Appointments for personal guidance counselling and class observation are possible at any time. Please use our contact  form to schedule an appointement.

Emphasis on Artistic Practice
The intensive training in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and photography forms the basis for specialisation in the later semesters.

Variety and Specialisation

By selecting the appropriate specialisation, students in the programme are prepared for one of three specific fields of work:

Teaching Art at Mainstream and Waldorf Schools
In conjunction with a corresponding Master of Education degree in teaching art, the programme is the first step in qualifying students for teaching positions at secondary schools and comprehensive schools as well as Waldorf schools.

Art Therapy

The programme enables students to meet the requirements for admission to the Master’s Programme Art Therapy, which qualifies them for work as a professional art therapist.

Fine Arts

When combined with a bridging study of 60 credit points, the programme qualifies students for admission to the Master of Fine Arts programme.

All three advanced courses of study can be completed at Alanus University.

Studium Generale

Students from all disciplines at Alanus University learn together in the Studium Generale, an essential part of all degree courses. The cultural and philosophical lectures and seminars form the basis for students to find and develop their own position in the context of social discourse.

The programme has closely cooperated with the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, Cuba, for many years. A stay abroad within the scope of this cooperation is easy to organise.


In addition, exchange agreements with partner universities worldwide enable Alanus University students to spend one or more semesters abroad. Semesters abroad are expressly encouraged. The recognition of academic achievements is guaranteed by cooperation agreements.

  • General or subject-specific university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Proof of artistic aptitude based on submission of an art portfolio
  • For applicants without a higher education entrance qualification, admission is possible if outstanding artistic talent is determined or if the applicant has completed vocational training with 3 years of relevant career experience

Entry from another degree programme is possible at the start of each semester if individual arrangements are made.

The degree programme always starts in the Autumn Semester. Deadline for submitting a portfolio and other application documents is the beginning of June each year. After the portfolio has been reviewed, select candidates are invited to an admission interview.
Information on preparing a portfolio and the application form with a list of other required documents are available under Downloads.

The portfolio and the written application documents can be submitted personally at the Student Administration Office or sent by post (the date of the postmark is the submission date). Portfolios must be clearly labelled with the applicant’s name and must not exceed the size of DIN A0 (84.1 x 118.9 cm). Boxes and rolls will not be accepted. Larger works may be included as photographs but should not be submitted in their original form.

If you are unable to collect the portfolio in person after the application process, it can be sent by post for a fee. Please note that portfolios measuring 120 x 60 x 60 cm are subject to a surcharge of 22.50 euros in addition to the standard postage of 9.90 euros. Our bank details for postage payments are:

Bank für Sozialwirtschaft Köln

IBAN: DE91 3702 0500 0007 0793 00

BIC: BFSWDE33XXX

Reference: Mappenrücksendung BAKPT

 

 

 

We offer free guidance counselling and portfolio coaching. The next portfolio coaching appointments take place in autumn. The appointments and information on registering are available under n registering are available under Portfolio Coaching Appointements.

Appointments for personal guidance counselling and class observation are possible at any time. Please use our contact  form to schedule an appointement.

The most important thing at a glance

Course Duration
6 semesters (full-time)

Application Deadline/Portfolio Submission
05/06/2018

Course Starts
Early September

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Related Master's Programmes
Master of Education Teaching Degree for Secondary and Comprehensive Schools with Double Subject Art
Master of Arts Art Therapy
Master of Fine Arts

Tuiton Fees
341,- euros/month

Financial Support
BAföG loans possible. More details under Funding.

Contact and Guidance
Department of Education
Institute for School Pedagogics and Teacher Training / Art - Education - Therapy
Telephone + 49 2222 93211546

Art / Education / Therapy