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Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Sculpture / Installation / Digital Media

Object art, installation, performance, art in public space, building and media art: this broad spectrum is reflected in the contents of the degree programme. The programme focuses on the development of a personal artistic position through intensive analysis and examination of processes as well as in-depth experience in artistic work. It combines practical work on the material with the study of nature and reflection on the creation. Classical sculptural techniques form the basis for developing individual work processes.

At the same time, the course also emphasises self-organisation as an artist: time and project management, exhibition organisation, invitations to tender and applications, self-marketing and networking. All are integral components of life as a professional artist. The course prepares students for these aspects of their future career in a practical manner and also introduces them to further fields of work in areas such as art mediation and art management. A pleasant, constructive learning atmosphere and intensive support of our students are particularly important to us.
 

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


Note: The course is currently being re-accredited.
 

Intensive Artistic Work

Throughout the degree programme, all students have their own studio workstation. A team of professors with different artistic focuses and positions supports and accompanies the development of each individual. The programme focuses on sculptural material. Studies begin with modules on various techniques and develop into independent artistic work. Regular meetings and presentations of work with mutual critique are important components.

Strong Relation to Practice with Focus on Career

Students are responsible for setting up their own workstations in the studios. They organise and document their own exhibitions both inside and outside of the university. Internships with experienced artists as mentors guarantee the necessary insight into everyday professional life. Even during their studies, students are invited to take part in competitions and public projects.

Working as a professional artist requires not only a high level of artistic competence but also knowledge of invitations to tender and applications, marketing and price setting, taxes and insurance as well as project management. The programme thoroughly prepares students to meet these challenges.

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 Japan, Norway, Brazil, Portugal and Cuba, among other countries, provide the opportunity for international encounters and promote artistic development. 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, 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 examination
 

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

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:

Service Office
Department of Fine Arts / Sculpture
Telephone +49 2222 93211146
E-Mail bildhauerei@alanus.edu

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

Intensive Artistic Work

Throughout the degree programme, all students have their own studio workstation. A team of professors with different artistic focuses and positions supports and accompanies the development of each individual. The programme focuses on sculptural material. Studies begin with modules on various techniques and develop into independent artistic work. Regular meetings and presentations of work with mutual critique are important components.

Strong Relation to Practice with Focus on Career

Students are responsible for setting up their own workstations in the studios. They organise and document their own exhibitions both inside and outside of the university. Internships with experienced artists as mentors guarantee the necessary insight into everyday professional life. Even during their studies, students are invited to take part in competitions and public projects.

Working as a professional artist requires not only a high level of artistic competence but also knowledge of invitations to tender and applications, marketing and price setting, taxes and insurance as well as project management. The programme thoroughly prepares students to meet these challenges.

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 Japan, Norway, Brazil, Portugal and Cuba, among other countries, provide the opportunity for international encounters and promote artistic development. 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, 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 examination
 

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

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:

Service Office
Department of Fine Arts / Sculpture
Telephone +49 2222 93211146
E-Mail bildhauerei@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 / Sculpture
service office
Telephone +49 2222 93211146

Fine Arts