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Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts

The Master's programme in fine arts prepares trained artists for professional independence. It serves to deepen and individualise the student’s own artistic profile and provides a platform for engaging with and mediating art. The programme focuses on a self-selected artistic or research project and on the student’s development as a professional freelance artist.

Two specialisations are available:

The specialisation “Art in Practice” serves to hone the individual profile and expand the artistic competence to act, above all in studio work and exhibitions.

The specialisation “Art in Dialogue” qualifies the student for artistic and culturally educational work in various social fields, many outside the art scene, by imparting methodological and didactic skills.

Reflection and Artistic Exchange

In the scope of regular colloquia, issues in contemporary art discourse are dealt with as well as topics in art theory, aesthetics and social science.
Preparation for a Freelance Career
The programme prepares students for the various aspects involved in being a professional artist.

Topics include:
•    Legal and financial conditions for freelance work as an artist
•    Self-marketing
•    Planning and implementation of exhibitions
•    Planning and implemention of culturally educational projects

Parallel Project

A significant component of the programme’s concept is to support you in developing and pursuing your own course of study. For this purpose, when you apply for the programme, you should include a project proposal on a topic that you would like to develop and work on intensively throughout the period of your studies. The topic can be purely artistic or focus on aspects of social art or art mediation. You pursue and realise your individual project parallel to your studies.

Interdisciplinary Exchange

Students from all disciplines learn together in the Studium Generale, an essential part of all degree courses at Alanus University. In the lectures and seminars of this cultural studies programme, current social phenomena are discussed as well as philosophical issues and topics in art history.

•    A first university degree from a programme of at least 4-year duration (Bachelor of Fine Arts or equivalent degree)

•    If the previous degree programme in fine arts was less than 8 semesters, it is possible to make up 30-60 ECTS of the Bachelor’s programme after admission to the Master’s programme.

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




The Master’s programme can be started in either Autumn or Spring Semester. Applications can be submitted year round.

Application Documents

Only written (no digital) applications are accepted. Please submit documention on your previous artistic or social artistic projects as well as a proposal for a development project with a focus on art, social art or art mediation. Work on this project is a major component of the Master’s programme. The application form and a list of the required documents are available in the upper right under Downloads.

After reviewing the application documents, we invite suitable candidates to an aptitude test, in which they present their motivation to study and their project proposal to a jury made up of professors.


Reflection and Artistic Exchange

In the scope of regular colloquia, issues in contemporary art discourse are dealt with as well as topics in art theory, aesthetics and social science.
Preparation for a Freelance Career
The programme prepares students for the various aspects involved in being a professional artist.

Topics include:
•    Legal and financial conditions for freelance work as an artist
•    Self-marketing
•    Planning and implementation of exhibitions
•    Planning and implemention of culturally educational projects

Parallel Project

A significant component of the programme’s concept is to support you in developing and pursuing your own course of study. For this purpose, when you apply for the programme, you should include a project proposal on a topic that you would like to develop and work on intensively throughout the period of your studies. The topic can be purely artistic or focus on aspects of social art or art mediation. You pursue and realise your individual project parallel to your studies.

Interdisciplinary Exchange

Students from all disciplines learn together in the Studium Generale, an essential part of all degree courses at Alanus University. In the lectures and seminars of this cultural studies programme, current social phenomena are discussed as well as philosophical issues and topics in art history.

•    A first university degree from a programme of at least 4-year duration (Bachelor of Fine Arts or equivalent degree)

•    If the previous degree programme in fine arts was less than 8 semesters, it is possible to make up 30-60 ECTS of the Bachelor’s programme after admission to the Master’s programme.

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




The Master’s programme can be started in either Autumn or Spring Semester. Applications can be submitted year round.

Application Documents

Only written (no digital) applications are accepted. Please submit documention on your previous artistic or social artistic projects as well as a proposal for a development project with a focus on art, social art or art mediation. Work on this project is a major component of the Master’s programme. The application form and a list of the required documents are available in the upper right under Downloads.

After reviewing the application documents, we invite suitable candidates to an aptitude test, in which they present their motivation to study and their project proposal to a jury made up of professors.


The most important thing at a glance

Course Duration
1 year of consecutive full-time study, alternatively independent part-time study

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

Tuition Fees
341 euros/month for the first year of study.
Fees are reduced at the start of the 3rd semester.

Financial Support
BAföG loans possible, more details under funding.

Contact
Department of Fine Arts
Telephone +49 2222 93211147

Fine Arts