The subject of art conveys a largely action-oriented approach to created objects. This includes art works from many areas (painting, graphics, media, performance…) as well as architecture and objects from design and everyday objects. In the studies of “Art” students are taught the skills which lead to the intracurricular and extracurricular transfer of content and knowledge. The study course is divided into three areas. Contents in the Fine Arts are one’s own artistic works, dealing with other contemporary positions and the fundamentals of perception. Discussing the historically significant works of art, architecture and handicrafts of Europe and related areas is taught in the study of Art History. Art Education concerns itself with the transfer of information and the teaching of the subject of art.
SPECIALITIES OF THE STUDY OF ART IN KIEL
Studies are divided between two institutions. The study of Art History and Art Education are taught at the Insitute for Art History at the CAU. Elective subjects, Pedagogics, Psychology and the mandatory courses (Philosophy and Sociology) are studied at the CAU. An additional part of the student education takes place at the Muthesius. Here, students are taught the artistic-practical parts in the classes of Fine Arts and in the Design department.
To be able to study art, students must pass an admission test. This consists of a submitted portfolio with approx. 20 original works. If this is found to be acceptable, the candidate is invited for an aptitude examination. This takes place at the Muthesius University over 2-3 days and consists of exercises from different artistic areas and a short interview. With the confirmation of particular artisitc talent a student can apply to study Art at the Muthesius and if necessary another subject at the CAU. Studies can begin each winter term.
BACHELOR’S AND MASTER’S – TWO COURSES OF STUDY
Firstly, Art is studied in “Zweifach-Bachelor mit Profil Lehramt” [“Double Bachelor’s with Teaching Qualification”]. A second subject is absolutely necessary, whereby Art can be combined with any other school subject. Which combinations of subjects are possible in the regular degree time period can be obtained from the study consultation pages of the CAU. In addition to the two selected subjects, the “Teaching Qualification Profile” modules of Pedagogics, Psychology and either Philosophy or Sociology must also be attended and passed. Art Education is also part of the course. This is followed by the Master’s programme if required. Here, the subject and didactic courses selected in the Bachelor modules as well as Pedagogics and Psychology are studied more intensely. The usual degree time period is 4 terms. The courses lead to the awarding of a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) and enable graduates to apply for teaching training. Master’s programme admissions are limited by grades.