The two-subject program in art with the profile of teaching at secondary schools is designed for students who, after completing a bachelor’s degree and graduating with a Master of Education, wish to become teachers at a community school or a secondary school (Sek. I and II). The academic degrees awarded are Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education.
The program is offered jointly by Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) and Muthesius Kunsthochschule (MKH). The other chosen subject as well as pedagogy, psychology and the elective subject are studied at CAU.
The art teaching program is divided into the following areas.
1. artistic practice
2. art history / art theory
3. art education / art didactics.
1. Artistic practice
The artistic-practical part of the training takes place at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule (MKH). This part of the training includes the development and professionalization of one’s own artistic or design work in confrontation with historical and contemporary positions as well as the fundamentals of perception, including conceptual reflection. The range of practical art experience fields for student teachers includes the areas of art (for example, sculpture, painting, drawing and graphics, media art, film, ceramics), design (both communication and industrial design) and spatial strategies.
2. Art history/art theory
Art history/art theory is understood as the subject in its current form, which includes aspects of image and media history as well as media theory. The study components can be taken at the Institute of Art History at CAU and/or at the Institute of Art, Design and Media Studies at MKH. The subject is the research-oriented description, analysis and contextualization of relevant works of art and image or media cultures (‘visual cultures’) using art historical/art theoretical methods.
3. Art education / art didactics
This part of the course teaches the subject-specific basics of art pedagogy / art didactics and addresses the reasons, tasks and goals of art teaching. Students are enabled to communicate in a subject-related manner and to communicate in a way that is appropriate to the target group, as well as to evaluate subject content and methods. The content of art didactics is taught in close connection with the study components Artistic Practice and Art History / Art Theory. The ‘Competence Center for Art Education’ at the Institute of Art History at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität links and expands the learning content of art education / art didactics with the subject sciences.
In order to study art, an entrance examination must be passed. This consists of a submitted portfolio with about 20 own works. If the portfolio is found to be good, the student is invited to take another entrance exam. This takes place over 2-3 days at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule and consists of tasks from various artistic areas and a short examination interview.
After the successful application at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule, the application/enrollment at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel takes place.
The study program can be started in the winter semester, application is possible in May.