DE

Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Sculpture / Installation / 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.

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. Starting in the third semester, modules in the field of “Art in Dialogue” provide insight into a variety of other artistic professions: from extracurricular artistic work with children and youth to art in business. The primary goal is to prepare students for a career as a freelance artist.

From the fifth semester onwards, 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.

    Application Documents

    Only written (no digital) applications are accepted. The application form and a list of the required documents are available under Downloads.

    Entrance Exam

    After reviewing your application documents, we will invite you to take an aptitude test. Bring a creative and representative portfolio to this appointment.

    We offer free guidance counselling and portfolio coaching. Sign up by sending a message via the Contact button. Appointments for class observation and studio visits can be made by contacting the secretary.

    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. Starting in the third semester, modules in the field of “Art in Dialogue” provide insight into a variety of other artistic professions: from extracurricular artistic work with children and youth to art in business. The primary goal is to prepare students for a career as a freelance artist.

    From the fifth semester onwards, 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.

      Application Documents

      Only written (no digital) applications are accepted. The application form and a list of the required documents are available under Downloads.

      Entrance Exam

      After reviewing your application documents, we will invite you to take an aptitude test. Bring a creative and representative portfolio to this appointment.

      We offer free guidance counselling and portfolio coaching. Sign up by sending a message via the Contact button. Appointments for class observation and studio visits can be made by contacting the secretary.

      The most important thing at a glance

      Course Duration
      8 semesters (full-time). 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. Individual part-time studies outside the standard programme period may also be possible after consulting with the department.

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

      Tuition Fees
      341 euros/month
      281 euros/month (Part-time studies)

      Financial Support
      BAföG loans possible, more details under funding.

      Contact
      Department of Fine Arts / Sculpture
      Telephone +49 2222 93211146

      Fine Arts