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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, (...)

Help for art and design students from Ukraine

Art and design students from Ukraine are welcome at Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design. In order to build a creative bridge, we have enabled a fluent transition for refugee students. We are open to working out individual solutions together which are adapted to the respective situation of Ukrainian students and which allow them to continue their artistic and design work as quickly as possible. This is carried out in direct consultation with the responsible professors. The Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design welcomes the helpfulness, solidarity and participation of its students, teachers and staff.

Shortly after the start of the war in Ukraine, the Presidential Board decided to admit students from Ukraine to the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in an unbureaucratic and simplified manner. (...)

Weitere Meldungen

New release: Ephemer.

  With contributions from: Barry Bermange, Gabriele Brandstetter, Danica Darkic, Martina Dobbe, Martin Dornberg, Hinderk M. Emmrich, Daniel Fetzner, Yael Kaduri, Annette Le Fort, Angela (...)

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The library is now located on the first floor of Gartenstraße 9, 24103 Kiel.

The library of the Muthesius Kunsthochschule

At the moment, the special librabry contains 38,000 media, 95 current magazins and 22,000 slides based on the five focal points: Architecture, Communication Design, Industrial Design, Photography and Fine Arts. Its book catalogue is completely digital and accessible online via the OPAC Catalogue.


We are a member of the Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund (GBV) and cooperate with the participating libraries in the states of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thüringen, the Berlin State Library and the Potsdam University Library.

Library opening hours

The library will be closed from 23 December 2023 to 7 January 2024.

During the semesterLecture-free period
Monday11:00 - 19:00 Uhr11:00 - 16:00 Uhr
Tuesday11:00 - 19:00 Uhr11:00 - 16:00 Uhr
Wednesday11:00 - 19:00 Uhr11:00 - 16:00 Uhr
Thursday11:00 - 19:00 Uhr11:00 - 16:00 Uhr
Friday11:00 - 16:00 Uhr11:00 - 13:00 Uhr


In addition to the OPAC catalog, which provides access to all academic libraries in Schleswig-Holstein, there are other options and starting points for your own subject-specific research.

Further research options are offered by the Statistics Library database:
You can find information about the handling of Statista here:

Terms of use

Beyond the circle of university members, everyone who has a place in Schleswig-Holstein as their first place of residence on their ID card receives a library card from us. With a few exceptions, all of the library’s holdings are available for loan. The regular loan period is 3 weeks. Periodicals are only lent overnight or over the weekend.

User service

Copiers are distributed throughout the workshop building, but there are none on the 4th floor in our library. Copy cards for these machines are available in the new administration building at the IT administration. A high quality scanner is available in the library for scanning media. It may be used free of charge – don’t forget your USB stick! In addition, publications of the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts can be purchased from us.

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For the head of the library

Roy Weißenberger
T 0431 / 5198 – 407

For the academic head of the library

Prof. Dr. Norbert Schmitz 
T 0431 / 5198 – 423

About lending

Kai Niebuhr
T 0431 / 5198 – 406

Jan Behrens
T 0431 / 5198 – 406

About the historical archive

Jan Behrens
T 0431 / 5198 – 406