Annual exhibition Einblick / Ausblick from 18 to 21 July

How do art and design students work and research? The Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel is opening its doors from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 July for its annual exhibition “Einblick Ausblick “. During these days, studios, workshops, lecture theatres, studios and workspaces will be transformed into an exhibition covering around 10,000 square metres: guests can gain unique insights for four days with free admission: More than 600 students from the Fine Arts, Art for Teaching at Grammar Schools, Communication and Industrial Design and Spatial Strategies degree programmes will be showing the projects they have created during the academic year. Visitors to the art academy can find out about the artistic and creative work in art and design – (...)

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Anyone wishing to study at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design from the winter semester 2024/25 can apply from 1 to 15 May. You can apply online. All relevant information on the application process for Bachelor’s and Master’s students can be found here. The link to the digital application portal will also be published here from 1 May.

The only art college in Schleswig-Holstein offers Bachelor students a selection of art and design degree programmes: There are Communication Design, Industrial Design, Scenography / Interior Design, Fine Art and Art Teaching at Grammar Schools. The Master’s degree programmes in Communication Design, Spatial Strategies, Fine Arts, Art Teaching at Grammar Schools and two different Master’s programmes in Industrial Design are also offered: Medical Design and Interface Design. (...)

From 20 to 23 July, the annual exhibition “Einblick / Ausblick” is celebrated

It is a lavish celebration full of art and design: for the annual exhibition Einblick / Ausblick, the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts opens its doors from Thursday, 20 to Sunday, 23 July. On these days, studios, workshops, lecture halls and workrooms will be transformed into an exhibition of around 10,000 square metres: for four days, visitors can gain an insight into the artistic work of students of free art, art for teaching at grammar schools, communication and industrial design as well as spatial strategies. The motto of this year’s Einblick / Ausblick is networking.

“The Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts is a place of culture and a place of social encounter, (...)

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Communication Design

Communication design describes an interplay of different creative means of expression. Illustration, photography, typography, language, interactive media, each of which is artistically and technically complex and sophisticated in its own right, are combined in a variety of ways to create books, films, exhibitions, performances, visuals, posters, typefaces, animations, websites, magazines and much more.

Craft and technology in communication design: a practical approach

Understanding by touching, “grasping” and “understanding” play a key role here. Teaching therefore not only teaches skills in mastering digital tools, but also manual skills in workshops such as bookbinding, lead typesetting, film development, photo printing or screen printing.

Objectives in communication design: freedom, diversity, aspiration

The aim of the study program is to give students the greatest possible freedom and self-determination in their future careers in design, in which interesting, varied and challenging tasks can be mastered through this comprehensive training.

The role of visual communication in modern society

Another aim of the study program is to qualify designers for the fields of visual communication in modern society. The training at an art university spans the spectrum between “free” aesthetic innovation and the “hard” practice of social communication in business and culture.

Training and practice in communication design: a holistic approach

In addition to the acquisition of technical and creative skills in the classic areas of print media, exhibition design and photography, the communication design program also covers the use of digital media in all areas. The practical work is supplemented by systematic training in accompanying theoretical subjects on the history of art and design, the sociology of art and the psychology of perception, marketing and general aesthetics. In addition, there is training in the use of artistic and practical language in the field of verbal communication.

In an increasingly complex and dynamic world of communication design, the aim of the course is also to do justice to this by providing training that is both artistic and innovative, technically demanding and practical.

Critical reflection and job profiles in communication design

Finally, the increasing importance of visual communication in modern society requires that outdated traditions of the subject are subjected to permanent critical reflection; i.e. the new job profiles in design require an equally intuitive and creative as well as distanced and reflective creative practice, which is to be learned in seminars, exercises, projects and internships inside and outside the art university.

With this objective and a corresponding study program, the Communication Design degree course provides the basis for later work in the profession.

Here is a selected list of possible professional fields in which our students work after graduation – either as employees in an agency or as self-employed entrepreneurs:

  1. Graphic Designer: Design of visual concepts and graphics for various media such as print, web and digital platforms. Tasks include the design of logos, brochures, websites and other visual identities.
  2. UI/UX Designer: Designing user interfaces and user experiences for digital products such as apps and websites. The focus here is on optimizing usability and increasing user satisfaction.
  3. Art Director: Creative management in advertising agencies, design studios or in the creative departments of companies. Responsible for the visual strategy and creative direction of campaigns and projects.
  4. Illustrator: Creation of illustrations, drawings and graphics for books, magazines, advertising materials and digital media. Illustrators can work on a freelance or permanent basis.
  5. Motion Designer: Development and design of moving image content such as animations, video sequences and visual effects for film, television, web and social media.
  6. Typographer: Specialization in the design and application of type in design. This includes the selection and adaptation of fonts as well as the design of font systems and text layouts.
  7. Packaging Designer: Design and development of packaging that is not only functional but also visually appealing. This includes the design of labels, boxes and other packaging materials.
  8. Brand Designer: Design and development of brand identities, including logos, color schemes, typography and all visual aspects that make up a brand.
  9. Advertising Designer: Conception and implementation of advertising materials and campaigns for print and online media. The aim is to attract the attention of the target group through creative designs and to convey the advertising message effectively.
  10. Communication Consultant: Advising companies and organizations on visual communication and brand strategy. This can include the development of communication concepts and strategies.


Teaching Staff

Language and Form

Typography and Design



Book design

The Course of Study in Interactive Media with PROF. TOM DUSCHER and Film/Time-based Media with Gor Margaryan (M.F.A.) are interdisciplinary courses and subordinated to the Centre for Media. Both teaching fields offer a Master’s degree.


Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) (8 Semesters)

Master of Arts (M. A.) (4 Semesters)
in the focal points:
Typography and design
Book Design
Interactive information design
Language and form