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Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Painting / Photography / Digital Media

Experiment with Art

The aim of the degree programme is the formation and development of an original and authentic visual language in the field of contemporary fine arts. Independent work, willingness to experiment, and personal responsibility of the students are just as much hallmarks of the programme as the training of technical, manual and theoretical skills. The students’ own artistic plans and projects structure learning and working from the very start. We attach great importance to a pleasant learning atmosphere and close and intensive support of our students.
 

Reflecting on Art

This personal artistic approach is developed through combining hands-on work with joint talks, discussions and colloquia, and supplemented by theoretical courses and colloquia. Emphasis is also placed on developing the ability to reflect on a personal artistic position and embed it in a broader social and cultural context.

The course can be completed full-time (6 semesters) or part-time (10 semesters).


Note: The course is currently being re-accredited.
 

Broad Artistic Spectrum

The programme covers all major areas of contemporary art: from painting, graphics, sculpture, installation, artistic photography and digital media to participatory projects and interventions in public space.
 

Intensive and Individual Support

We attach great importance to a constructive and personal working atmosphere. Almost 200 students from around 20 different nations are currently studying in the Department of Fine Arts. They are guided and supported by a team of professors, lecturers and artistic staff members.
 

Spacious Working Environment

More than 2000 m2 of studio space, a printing workshop, a media workshop equipped with the latest technology, and a photography studio are available. All students are provided with their own studio workstation, which is accessible around the clock.
 

Internationality

Trips abroad and international projects take place regularly.
 

Interdisciplinary Exchange

Students from all disciplines learn together in the Studium Generale, a supplementary cultural studies programme that is an essential part of all degree courses. Cross-disciplinary projects, with students studying drama or business administration, for instance, provide new perspectives.or instance, provide new perspectives.

The course can be completed full-time or part-time.

In case of part-time studies the study content will be spread over the duration of 10 semesters.

Exchange programmes with partner universities in South America, Palestine, South Africa, Poland and Northern and Southern Europe make it possible to spend one or more semesters abroad. Stays abroad are highly encouraged. The recognition of academic achievements is guaranteed by cooperation agreements with the partner universities.

•    General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification (Abitur)

•    Without a general or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification certificate, admission is still possible when, during the entrance exam, evidence of outstanding artistic talent is determined or when the applicant has completed vocational training, including at least 3 years of career experience

•    Passing the art entrance exam
 

Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills, both spoken and written. More information is available from the International Office.

The degree programme always starts in the Autumn Semester. Applications can be submitted year round. Entrance exams are generally held from January to September.

The application consists of sending the formal application documents and a documentation on your previous artistic projects (portfolio).

Please send your application documents to the student administration. The application form with a list of the required documents can be found here.

Please send the documentation on your previous artistic projects (portfolio) to the following address:

Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft
Campus II Studienrendenverwaltung
Villestraße 3
53347 Alfter

In exceptional cases, such as applications from abroad, it is possible to submit a digital portfolio. Please contact our service office for information.

After reviewing the application documents, we invite suitable candidates to an aptitude test, which is - due to the corona crisis - currently being carried out digitally


Portfolio Information

The portfolio should include:
•    approx. 20 paintings
•    approx. 20 drawings (sketchbooks are accepted)

Larger works and canvases can be presented as photo documentations. You are free to choose the focus of your portfolio. Artistic photography can replace paintings/drawings.

Works submitted for the entrance exam must have been created independently and should be no more than 2 years old.

The portfolio should reflect the student’s motivation to study and experiment.

 

We offer free guidance counselling and portfolio coaching.

Due to the corona crisis  this service is currently being carried out digitally.

You can find the current dates here.

Please feel free to contact us for further information:

Simon Halfmeyer
Department of Fine Arts / Painting
Telephone +49 2222 93211146
E-Mail simon.halfmeyer@alanus.edu

After completing your bachelor's degree, you can apply for various master's programmes:

Broad Artistic Spectrum

The programme covers all major areas of contemporary art: from painting, graphics, sculpture, installation, artistic photography and digital media to participatory projects and interventions in public space.
 

Intensive and Individual Support

We attach great importance to a constructive and personal working atmosphere. Almost 200 students from around 20 different nations are currently studying in the Department of Fine Arts. They are guided and supported by a team of professors, lecturers and artistic staff members.
 

Spacious Working Environment

More than 2000 m2 of studio space, a printing workshop, a media workshop equipped with the latest technology, and a photography studio are available. All students are provided with their own studio workstation, which is accessible around the clock.
 

Internationality

Trips abroad and international projects take place regularly.
 

Interdisciplinary Exchange

Students from all disciplines learn together in the Studium Generale, a supplementary cultural studies programme that is an essential part of all degree courses. Cross-disciplinary projects, with students studying drama or business administration, for instance, provide new perspectives.or instance, provide new perspectives.

The course can be completed full-time or part-time.

In case of part-time studies the study content will be spread over the duration of 10 semesters.

Exchange programmes with partner universities in South America, Palestine, South Africa, Poland and Northern and Southern Europe make it possible to spend one or more semesters abroad. Stays abroad are highly encouraged. The recognition of academic achievements is guaranteed by cooperation agreements with the partner universities.

•    General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification (Abitur)

•    Without a general or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification certificate, admission is still possible when, during the entrance exam, evidence of outstanding artistic talent is determined or when the applicant has completed vocational training, including at least 3 years of career experience

•    Passing the art entrance exam
 

Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills, both spoken and written. More information is available from the International Office.

The degree programme always starts in the Autumn Semester. Applications can be submitted year round. Entrance exams are generally held from January to September.

The application consists of sending the formal application documents and a documentation on your previous artistic projects (portfolio).

Please send your application documents to the student administration. The application form with a list of the required documents can be found here.

Please send the documentation on your previous artistic projects (portfolio) to the following address:

Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft
Campus II Studienrendenverwaltung
Villestraße 3
53347 Alfter

In exceptional cases, such as applications from abroad, it is possible to submit a digital portfolio. Please contact our service office for information.

After reviewing the application documents, we invite suitable candidates to an aptitude test, which is - due to the corona crisis - currently being carried out digitally


Portfolio Information

The portfolio should include:
•    approx. 20 paintings
•    approx. 20 drawings (sketchbooks are accepted)

Larger works and canvases can be presented as photo documentations. You are free to choose the focus of your portfolio. Artistic photography can replace paintings/drawings.

Works submitted for the entrance exam must have been created independently and should be no more than 2 years old.

The portfolio should reflect the student’s motivation to study and experiment.

 

We offer free guidance counselling and portfolio coaching.

Due to the corona crisis  this service is currently being carried out digitally.

You can find the current dates here.

Please feel free to contact us for further information:

Simon Halfmeyer
Department of Fine Arts / Painting
Telephone +49 2222 93211146
E-Mail simon.halfmeyer@alanus.edu

After completing your bachelor's degree, you can apply for various master's programmes:

The most important thing at a glance

Course Duration
3 years (6 semesters) of full-time studies, 5 years (10 semesters) of part-time studies

In the case of relevant previous training, course duration may be shortened if the results of a placement test are sufficiently high to justify recognition of externally completed work.

Degree
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

Tuition Fees
395 euros/month full-time
295 euros/month part-time
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Financial Support
BAföG loans possible, more details under funding.

Contact
Department of Fine Arts / Painting
service office
Telephone +49 2222 93211147

Fine Arts