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. (...)

New Students Application Procedure May 2022

Dear international applicants please note:

All international applicants have to register at Uniassist first to have their documents, diplomas and certificates checked before handing in their application documents to Muthesius directly.

The Uniassist platform is open from 25th February 2021 to 25th of April 2022 for the start of study in October 2022.

Further information on the next steps for your application at Muthesius Kunsthochschule are available on the website.

If you have any questions please use the listed contacts.


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Spatial Strategies

The Spatial Strategies course brings together the Scenography/Interior Design (B.A., 6 Semesters) and Spatial Strategies (M.A., 4 Semesters) under one roof.

At the interface between art, design, architecture and digital media, Spatial Strategies forms a platform for space-related studies and research. In contrast to design, which sees itself more oriented towards objects and series, this field of study concerns itself with the difference of spaces in all forms and dimensions and with the interpretation of spatial situations and relations. Phenomena in real and virtual space are analysed and defined under the aspect of atmosphere, order and sensuality (human-space relation). The positions to be taken in this cover approaches which give spaces reality and which are merely scenic. The boundaries between real and virtual space can be fluid. Design-based strategies are developed and taught for design interventions in the sense of singular spatial identity and/or staging  – such as complex space-related concepts and spatial systems. With its new field of Spatial Strategies, the Muthesius University is reacting to current developments which re-evaluate the question of space. The design and scenic setting of space arise today in the context of digital networking and the dynamic of globalisation. The electronic mass communication media appear to dissolve spatial boundaries as general globalisation tendencies flatten the diversity of cultural spaces. However, in doing so, significances occur more clearly as social and cultural parameters. Their growing significance shows itself particularly in the academic discourse in such a way that one can talk of a ‘spatial turn’: spaces create realities, form hierarchies, open and hinder social relations, demonstrate or hide functions, create atmosphere or make a feeling of belonging impossible. The determining power of spaces for society and culture, its identity-creating function is gaining in relevance. With the design of locations, the reflection and permeation of the atmospheric, the creation of a specific local ambience, the thematic formation of experienceable environments and the making of sensual experience of urban semantics is not only a new field of tasks for universities but they create a completely new reponsibility for design. This is valid not only for the design of interiors but also the structuring and readability of public spaces from the exposed specimen to the ensemble, from the equiping of a museum and library to the design of stages up to theme-centric exhibition design and the creation of explorable and discoverable scenarios for science and technology parks or leisure parks. Sportive, political, cultural or commercial events today take place in public spaces which are formed by the use of medial, scenic, filmic or architectural means. Their design requires professional, aesthetic skills.

Teaching Staff

Scenography / Vice – President

Scenography/ Curatorial Practice/ Substance of Knowledge

Fundamentals of Design / Scenography

Scenography/ Spatial Stategies

Research and Spatial Interventions / MA Spatial Strategies

Material, Concept and Construction FRAUKE GERSTENBERG
Visiting Professor


Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
Master of Arts (M. A.) in the major subject:

Spatial Design
Scenograpy PhD