The main goal of the Muthesius University in Kiel is to promote art, design and spatial strategies via research and development projects as a focal point for work and intellectual debates. As the only art university in the State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Muthesius is not only a place to develop culturally relevant biographies but with its project studies also a place of particular experimentation and realisation.
To a certain extent, the profile of the Master’s programme represents study courses and development possibilities for students unique in the Federal Republic of Germany.
“At the centre of the Muthesius University’s focus is art and design, the creative and productive. Around this centre there revolves the fundamental relationship between theory and practice. This reciprocal relationship is a permanent process, a circular movement around the centre held by art and design. It needs free space to move. Thus, the firt condition for art and design at our university is freedom! To study at the Muthesius is the desire to use this freedom to mature into an equally creative and productive personality. In this way, we can provide our students with personal biographies”, promises President Dr. Arne Zerbst.
Around 580 study places are currently spread across the study courses in Fine Arts, Fine Arts for Secondary School Teachers, Spatial Strategies, Communication Design and Industrial Design.
RESEARCH AND PROJECTS
Training and education at the Muthesius are project-oriented. Students are encourage early to gain experience with real clients. The Project Office, the Publication Office and the Centre for Media are interdisciplinary departments which help students to complete their projects successfully.
By particpating in the excellence clusters the Muthesius University is one of the internationally visible and competitive research institutes contributing to the sustainability of research in Germany. Numerous cooperation partners at local, national and international level appreciate the Muthesius University’s interdisciplinary structure and the personal atmosphere of the class sizes of a maximum to 20 students – an excellent basis for discourse leading to innovation.
Each term, students and lecturers discuss national and international positions in art and design within the framework of interdisciplinary workshop weeks and internally organised, public symposia. International lecturers are always a part of these required courses. Young people from over 30 countries around the world come together in Kiel to study art and design. They make up 14 per cent of the student body, with an increasing tendency. This puts the Muthesius University above the national average.
WEBLOGS OF THE FIELDS OF STUDY (In German)
In order to make the variety of the Muthesius University more informative, in addition to the »official« information pages (the coloured half of the website) there are over 30 weblogs (the white half of this website) updated by the individual study courses/departments themselves (in German only).
Muthesius Academic Calender 2017
up to 06.01.2017 Semester Break
26.-29.01.2017 Black Mountain als Multiversum – Symposium /
Forum for Interdisciplinary Studies
08.02.2017 Sprachkunst. Lecture Sibylle Lewitscharoff. Kesselhaus.
09.02.2017 „Open Doors“ – Study Information Day at
Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design.
13.02.2017 Last Day of Classes
31.03.2017 End of Term
01.04.2017 Start Summer Semester
30.09.2017 End Summer Semester
03.04.2017 Start of Classes in Summer Semester
20. – 22.07.2017 Annual Show „Einblick-Ausblick“
21.07.2017 Last Day of Classes
29.09.2017 European Researchers Day
01.10.2017 Start Winter Semester
16.1.2017 Start of Classes Wintersemester
from 21.12.2017 Semester Break