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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. (...)

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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 Photography Department at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule deals with the diverse forms of photographic expression. These range from the documentary description of reality to the (digital) construction or simulation of reality.
A field of tension arises between the autonomous image, the reference to perceptible reality and the question of the authenticity of photographic images.
Students realize their artistic/design intention with the help of the photographic medium. Through this practical application, which is accompanied by critical reflection on the medium, an awareness and sensitivity for the specific modes of action of photographic images emerge.

Artistic production needs freedom in the choice of its means, its tools and materials. Students working with a focus on photography have a set of tools at their disposal due to the variety of technical possibilities, which opens up to far-reaching ideas regarding content and design.
The technical options are given expression in the design process.
The teaching of photography spans the arc from practical productive making to reflection on art, photography and its history, media and social contexts. One’s own artistic activity is thus placed in a larger context, and this indirect view of one’s own work is intended to lead directly back to productivity. The individual artistic and socio-political basic interest of the students is addressed and, based on this, their own visual language and attitude is developed.

When deciding to work with a particular medium, it is important to understand the expressive possibilities and conventions associated with it. An awareness of the medium’s modes of action and the conventions of its use develops through a basic understanding of craft and technique. On this basis, an independent artistic expression can be established.
Students learn about analog and digital cameras, photo lab work, and digital printing techniques. In addition, students are given the opportunity to explore image editing programs, 3-D techniques, and computer-generated image creations. The spectrum ranges from purely analog photography to crossover processes, camera-less photography, the combination of image/text and book, space-based installations, and AI-generated images.


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