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.

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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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Study Courses / Degrees

STUDY COURSES

B.F.A. Liberal Arts / M.F.A. Liberal Arts
B.A. Art Teacher Training at Grammar Schools / M.Ed. Art Teacher Training at Grammar Schools
B.A. Communication Design / M.A. Communication Design
B.A. Industrial Design / M.A. Medical Design or M.A. Interface Design
B.A. Scenography/Interior Design / M.A. Spatial Strategies

 

Liberal Arts

For aspiring artists, the focus is on basic artistic teaching in the foundation class, painting, drawing and graphics, sculpture (sculpture, installation, spatial conception), media art as well as art and ceramics.
The aim of the study program is to develop an independent artistic identity.

The study program should help students to realise their own artistic ideas, to be able to assess the quality of their own work, to place it in a theoretically relevant context and to present it appropriately. Practical, theoretical and artistic-creative skills are acquired for this purpose. Projects outside the university offer the opportunity to carry out designs and test possible forms of presentation. The study program should enable students to formulate their own positions and reactions. The “art operating system” gains transparency – especially with regard to its social relevance.

Degrees:
Bachelor of Fine Arts (8 Semesters)
Master of Fine Arts (4 Semesters)
PhD

The Bachelor of Fine Arts only begins in the winter semester. Application for the qualifying examination begins in May.
The Master’s program begins in the winter and summer semester (application in May and November).

TIPS FOR THE APPLICATION PORTFOLIO FOR THE LIBERAL ARTS

In order to give a comprehensive impression of the artistic works you have developed yourself, it is important to enclose paintings and drawings based on nature (e.g. portrait, figure, landscape, still life) as well as works that show an examination of artistic problems and an own point of view.

 

Art teacher training at grammar schools

Prospective art teachers study two subjects. The subject of art is taught at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts, the second subject is taught at the Christian Albrechts University (CAU). For the artistic part, similar contents and goals apply as for prospective liberal artists. This area can also be supplemented by interdisciplinary studies in areas of design (typography, conception & design, etc.) and spatial strategies.
School-relevant courses prepare students for the special requirements of a teacher. Art didactic and pedagogical training is also offered at the CAU’s Centre for Teacher Training. Information on possible subject combinations can be found on the Kiel University website www.zfl.uni-kiel.de.

To be able to enrol, you need admission from both universities.

Degrees:
Bachelor of Arts (6 Semesters)
Master of Education (4 Semesters)
PhD

The Bachelor of Arts Teacher Training program only begins in the winter semester. The application for the qualifying examination begins in May.
For the Master’s degree, studies begin in the winter and summer semester (application in May and November).

TIPS FOR THE APPLICATION PORTFOLIO FOR ART TEACHER TRAINING AT GRAMMAR SCHOOLS
In order to give a comprehensive impression of the artistic works you have developed yourself, it is important to enclose paintings and drawings based on nature (e.g. portrait, figure, landscape, still life) as well as works that show an examination of artistic problems and an own point of view.

 

Communication Design

Visual communication in modern society needs qualified designers. Our degree program is designed to impart basic skills to be able to develop design solutions at a practice-oriented level. Here we teach how to deal with media reality, its aesthetic patterns, possibilities and their social meanings. The course covers the fields of typography and design, conception and drafting, language and communication, photography as well as illustration and drawing.
Technical and design skills are taught in print media, exhibition design, photography and all areas of digital media. Art and design history, sociology of art and psychology of perception, marketing and aesthetics complement the study program.

Degrees:
Bachelor of Arts (8 Semesters): Photography, visual basics and graphic image design, concept and design, language and form, strategic communication, typography
Master of Arts (4 Semesters): Illustration, concept and design, strategic communication in the project office, interactive information design, typography, technical image
PhD

The Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Communication Design can be started in the summer or winter semester. The application for the qualifying examination begins in November (summer semester) or May (winter semester).

TIPS FOR THE APPLICATION PORTFOLIO FOR COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Here, too, it is helpful to present a comprehensive impression of self-developed artistic works: e.g. drawings, paintings, photographs, collages or sculptures. Representational ability and imagination, development of ideas and empathy are crucial.
(TIPPS zur Bewerbungsmappe für das Kommunikationsdesign als PDF)

 

Industrial Design

In industrial design, a physical form is given to a specific purpose. This is made producible taking into account construction, function, aesthetics and the environment.
The degree program begins with design basics. Projects, exercises and seminars prepare students for the main subjects of constructive design, methodical design and process-oriented design. Products and concepts are created that – in addition to the variety of forms – are socially responsible, ecologically sensible and future-oriented. Analysis and problem identification in design teaching are at the forefront and form the prerequisite for holistic action. In addition to design competence, confident handling of construction and manufacturing processes is taught and work with methodical planning strategies and software-oriented design processes is trained.

Degrees:
Bachelor of Arts (8 Semesters)
Master of Arts (4 Semesters) – Interface Design orMedical Design
PhD

The Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Industrial Design can be started in the summer or winter semester. The application for the qualifying examination begins in November (summer semester) or May (winter semester).

TIPS FOR THE APPLICATION PORTFOLIO INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
The portfolio should give an impression of the artistic work you have developed yourself in the fields of graphics, photography and sculpture. The choice of techniques is free; please only submit two works that were created with the help of a computer.

 

Spatial Strategies: Scenography / Interior Design

The aim of this degree program is to gain basic knowledge and skills in spatial and scenographic design: the design of individual objects, artistic intervention and the development of complex, space-related concepts (uses of space, staging of space).
The fundamentals of design, construction and drafting, function, concept and realisation as well as space, ensemble and effect are taught. From the first semester onwards, the program is project-oriented and thus allows students to gain an independent concept of art and design in space. Studies on production, joining and material techniques help in the realisation of the projects. Design-specific approaches, competent handling of materials and products, design methodology, implementation strategies and presentation techniques as well as concept development and realisation in digital media are offered.

Degrees:
Bachelor of Arts (8 Semesters) – Scenography/Interior Design
Master of Arts (4 Semesters) – Scenography/Spatial Strategies
PhD

The Bachelor of Arts Scenpgraphy/Interior Design only begins in the winter semester. The application for the qualifying examination begins in May.
For the Master’s degree, studies begin in the winter and summer semester (application in May and November).

TIPS FOR THE APPLICATION PORTFOLIO SCENOGRAPHY
An insight into self-developed artistic works is important: Pictures, drawings, photos, travel sketches and texts. In the spatial strategies, in addition to pictorial ability and imagination, the ability to perceive and reflect is particularly decisive.

 

Start of study

We accept new students for all Bachelor’s degree programs at the beginning of each winter semester. Applicants must have registered for the aptitude test at the beginning of May. The only exceptions are B.A. Communication Design and B.A. Industrial Design. Here it is also possible to enter the program in the summer semester.

All Master’s degree programs can also be started in the summer or winter semester.

PhD

Applications for admission to doctoral studies must be submitted to Dr. Melanie Lessmann, Scientific Officer of the President, by 1 May or 1 November of each year. As soon as the exposé required for admission, including application documents, has been accepted by the doctoral committee, enrolment can take place.

Tuition fees are not charged.

 

MODULE PLANS

Module plans provide information about the content of the study programs. You can download the current versions here:

Module plans Bachelor

Study LevelStudy ProgramStudy DurationDegreeDownload
BachelorLiberal Arts (PO 2015)8 SemestersBachelor of Fine ArtsModule Plan for B.F.A. Liberal Arts
BachelorArt teacher training at grammar schools6 SemestersBachelor of ArtsPlease use the info page of the CAU
BachelorCommunication Design (PO 2021)8 SemestersBachelor of ArtsModule plan for B.A. Communication Design
BachelorIndustrial Design (PO 2021)8 SemestersBachelor of ArtsModule plan for B.A. Industrial Design
BachelorScenography / Interior Design (PO 2021)8 SemestersBachelor of ArtsModule plan for B.A. Scenography / Interior Design

Module plans Bachelor (PO 2014)

For Bachelor students who started their studies in Industrial Design, Communication Design and Scenography / Interior Design before the winter semester 2020/2021, the following module plans are still valid:

Study LevelStudy ProgramStudy DurationDegreeDownload
BachelorCommunication Design (PO 2014)6 SemestersBachelor of ArtsModule plan B.A. Communication Design
BachelorIndustrial Design (PO 2014)6 SemestersBachelor of ArtsModule plan B.A. Industrial Design
BachelorScenography / Interior Design (PO 2014)6 SemestersBachelor of ArtsModule plan B.A Scenography / Interior Design

 

Module Plans Master

Master students can find the current module schedules as a download here:

Study LevelStudy ProgramStudy DurationDegreeDownload
MasterLiberal Arts4 SemestersMaster of Fine ArtsModule plan M.F.A. Liberal Arts
MasterArt teacher training at grammar schools4 SemestersMaster of EducationPlease use the info page of the CAU
MasterCommunication Design4 SemestersMaster of ArtsModule plan M.A. Communication Design
MasterIndustrial Design / Interface Design4 SemestersMaster of ArtsModule plan M.A. Industrial Design / Interface Design
MasterIndustrial Design / Medical Design4 SemestersMaster of ArtsModule plan M.A. Industrial Design / Medical Design
MasterSpatial Strategies4 SemestersMaster of ArtsModule plan M.A. Spatial Strategies

 

Questions?

General questions about studying/applying

Janina Schilling
Student Secretariat
T 0431 / 5198 – 487
E studieninfo@muthesius.de

Questions about PhD

Melanie Lessmann
T 0431/ 5198-402
E lessmann@muthesius.de

 

For teaching staff authorised to assess PhD candidates

Art

Prof.in Dr. Kerstin Abraham
T 0431 / 5198 – 421, E abraham@muthesius.de

Design

Prof.in Dr. Bettina Möllring
T 0431 / 5198 – 427, E moellring@muthesius.de

Spatial Strategies

Prof.in Dr. Sandra Schramke
T 0431 / 5198 – 469, E schramke@muthesius.de

History of Art

Prof.in Dr. Christiane Kruse
T 0431 / 5198 – 438, E kruse@muthesius.de

Art, Cultural and Media Sciences

Prof.in Dr. Petra Maria Meyer
T 0431 / 5198 – 503, E meyer@muthesius.de

Aesthetics

Prof. Dr. Norbert M. Schmitz
T 0431 / 5198 – 423, E nmschmitz@muthesius.de