New release: Ephemer.

new release


With contributions from: Barry Bermange, Gabriele Brandstetter, Danica Darkic, Martina Dobbe, Martin Dornberg, Hinderk M. Emmrich, Daniel Fetzner, Yael Kaduri, Annette Le Fort, Angela Melitopoulos, Petra Maria Meyer, Hannelore Paflik-Huber, Jürgen Partenheimer, Felix Schackert, Claus-Arthur Scheier, Michael Schirner, Georg Christoph Tholen, Hagen Verleger, Michael Wetzel, Martin Zenck.

Editor: Petra Maria Meyer
Wilhelm Fink Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-7705-5755-4

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10.08.2020 • , (...)

The annual exhibition “Einblick Ausblick”, Opening on July 15th

The annual exhibition of the Muthesius University of Art also takes place in the Corona year, but its concept is by far the most unusual insight of the art school. This is made possible by ONLINESTREAMING and around 50 locations in the Kiel area, which the student planning team was able to gain as a cooperation partner. They give the students the opportunity to exhibit and present their work from the fields of communication design, fine art, industrial design and spatial strategies. There are stations from Gaarden to Holtenau and around the art college. There is an information station at the university itself.

The students not only want to avoid large crowds of people on campus, (...)

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Just arrived: Sensing the Ocean. A Collaboration between Art, Design and Science

“Sensing the Ocean. A Collaboration between Art, Design and Science.”

Tom Duscher, Stephan Sachs, Manfred Schulz (Editors)

“Sensing the Ocean” is based on the collaboration between the Kiel Marine Research Cluster of Excellence The Future Ocean and the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design. The book shows how artists, designers and scientists can complement each other creatively, what differentiates artistic and scientific research, and illustrates how the interplay of competence gives rise to new insights.


Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design, Kiel, at the Leipzig Book Fair!

For many years, the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design has been presenting its book and print art to the international audience at the Leipzig Book Fair. This year it will again be represented in the book & art segment (hall 3, booth G 301). Here, the Art Academy Kiel presents outstandingly designed printed works and special typographic book designs from the field of study »typography and book design« (Prof. Annette le Fort and Prof. André Heers). Every year the University’s booth is designed by students for the Book Fair.


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Language and Form

In a word

“Language is a method  – unique to humans, not rooted in instinct – to convey thoughts, feelings and desires by means of a system of ramdonly created symbols.” – Edward Sapir (1921)

“Since the spiritual being of mankind is language itself, it cannot inform via language but only in language.” – Walter Benjamin (1916)

In Communication Design, “language and communication” is an independent course of study. Language is introduced as an instrument with which we can design or form an eye-catching, relevant and effective message from a simple piece of information. The typography shows equally possible how language can take on form. In the field of Strategic Communication, students learn to include language in other sign systems in order to find new, impressive and often surprsing communication solutions. This is valid for commissions from the areas of cultural social and economic communication. In addition to systematic, target-oriented work with language there is also an extended range for free and artistic work with elements and ideas. The question of what language is should remain asked rather than answered, on the other hand used literally and wastefully rather than purely for understanding. After having learnt the fundamentals in the first few terms, there is opportunity in the projects of more advanced terms to develop one’s own individuality and formation, i.e. a personal style, and characteristic and creative design personality and in doing so intensify specific abilities word for word.


Prof. Oswald Egger
T 0431 / 5198 – 443, E 

Prof. Wolfgang Sasse
T 0431 / 5198 – 457, E