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, (...)

13. July 2020 ·

The Application Documents

Our applicants are mostly high-school/secondary school graduates (Abitur). However, people who have an extraordinary, artistic talent can also study at the Muthesius without having the necessary certificates – not however Fine Arts for Secondary School Teachers. How do you know that you qualify to study at the Muthesius University? To clear this up from the start, our teaching staff offers Portfolio Consultations. We recommend you take one of these one year in advance of beginning your studies. This allows enough time to gather all your strength for the artistic aptitude examination.

For the Bachelor’s programme

  • Registration for the Bachelor’s Aptitude Examination
  • CV/Resumé in table form with a photograph
  • Abitur certificate or certificates of equivalent institution for design and/or art
  • Additional certificates for previous training courses, including proof of military or civilian social service, etc.
  • Portfolio (max. DIN A1) with at least 20 original works, with the Portfolio Cover Sheet attached to the inside cover

For foreign students with university entrance qualifications (Abitur equivalent), the following is also required:

  • Proof of application via uni-assist
  • Proof of German language ability (DSH 2 or Test-DaF 4×4 or telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule)

Particular application regulations are valid for students of Fine Arts for Secondary School Teachers in cooperation with the Christian-Albrechts-University. Information on this can be obtained from the Student Secretariat of the Muthesius University or the CAU.

For the Master’s programme

  • Registration for the Master’s Aptitude Exam
  • CV/Resumé in table form with photograph
  • Certificates of Bachelr or Diploma studies with a grade of at least 2.5
  • Proof of previous practical activities (if applicable)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Portfolio (as a rule DIN A4, maximum DIN A 3) with documentary evidence of three projects from the Bachelor or Diploma studies, with the Portfolio Cover Sheet attached to the inside cover.
    Due to financial reasons the portfolio will not been send back. You pick it up personally or via an authorised person otherwise it will be destroyed within a reasonable time.

For foreign students with university entrance qualifications (Abitur equivalent), the following is also required:

  • Proof of application via uni-assist
  • Proof of German language ability (DSH 2 or Test-DaF 4×4 or telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule)

Submission of Portfolio including Application Documents

Muthesius University
Administration Building
, 1st Floor
Postal Address:
Legienstraße 35, 24103 Kiel

From 01. – 15. May and 01. – 15. November
Mon. – Thu. 9 am – 12 am and 1:30 pm – 3 pm

For PhD candidates

  • Certificate of university degree
  • Exposé of dissertation intention with 10 copies
  • Formal explanation of exposé
  • Written confimation from a professor with authority to supervise doctoral candidates
  • CV/Resumé in table form
  • List of academic publications, if applicable
  • Declaration of whether a doctoral dissertation has been started elsewhere.


From applicants with German certificates

Sophie Schultz
T. 0431 / 5198 – 414, E

Student Secretariat
Legienstraße 35, Admin Building, 1st Floor
Mon. – Thu. 10 am – 12 am and 1:30 pm – 3 pm

From applicants with non-German certificates

Maud Zieschang
0431 – 5198 - 501, E

International Office
Legienstraße 35, Admin Building, Room 01.04
Mon. + Thu. 10 am – 12:30 pm
Tue. + Wed. 10 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 3 pm
Appointments also on request!

About the Master’s degree programme

Fine Arts M.F.A.

Prof. Piotr Nathan
T 0431 / 5198 – 447, E

Industrial Design M.A. / Interface Design

Prof. Frank Jacob
T 0431 / 5198 – 475, E

Industrial Design M.A. / Medical Design

Prof. Detlef Rhein
T 0431 / 5198 – 430, E

Spatial Strategies M.A.

Prof. M. Breda
T 0431 / 5198 – 469, E

Communication Design M.A. Silke Juchter
T 0431 / 5198 – 462, E

Fine Arts for Secondary School Teachers M.Ed.

Martina Ide
T 0431 / 880 4638, E
Friederike Rückert
T 0431 / 880 1245, E