New release: Ephemer.

new release


With contributions from: Barry Bermange, Gabriele Brandstetter, Danica Darkic, Martina Dobbe, Martin Dornberg, Hinderk M. Emmrich, Daniel Fetzner, Yael Kaduri, Annette Le Fort, Angela Melitopoulos, Petra Maria Meyer, Hannelore Paflik-Huber, Jürgen Partenheimer, Felix Schackert, Claus-Arthur Scheier, Michael Schirner, Georg Christoph Tholen, Hagen Verleger, Michael Wetzel, Martin Zenck.

Editor: Petra Maria Meyer
Wilhelm Fink Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-7705-5755-4

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10.08.2020 • , (...)

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, (...)

Weitere Meldungen

Just arrived: Sensing the Ocean. A Collaboration between Art, Design and Science

“Sensing the Ocean. A Collaboration between Art, Design and Science.”

Tom Duscher, Stephan Sachs, Manfred Schulz (Editors)

“Sensing the Ocean” is based on the collaboration between the Kiel Marine Research Cluster of Excellence The Future Ocean and the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design. The book shows how artists, designers and scientists can complement each other creatively, what differentiates artistic and scientific research, and illustrates how the interplay of competence gives rise to new insights.


Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design, Kiel, at the Leipzig Book Fair!

For many years, the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design has been presenting its book and print art to the international audience at the Leipzig Book Fair. This year it will again be represented in the book & art segment (hall 3, booth G 301). Here, the Art Academy Kiel presents outstandingly designed printed works and special typographic book designs from the field of study »typography and book design« (Prof. Annette le Fort and Prof. André Heers). Every year the University’s booth is designed by students for the Book Fair.


Aktuelle Arbeiten

The Application Documents

For admission in the winter semester 2021/22, the aptitude tests for all Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes at Muthesius University of the Arts will once again only take place in digital form and without on-site presence.This measure is intended to slow down an increasing spread of the coronavirus and reduce the risks of infection for staff, the general population and the numerous participants from Germany and abroad. The decision for an exclusively digital implementation of the aptitude test at Muthesius University of the Arts was made in awareness of the responsibility of society as a whole.

In addition to the procedure, the deadlines for the proficiency test have also changed. Read the relevant information for you in detail here:

Step 1: Submission of your personal application documents.

Deadline: 1 May to 15 May 2021

Please refer to the application requirements for the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree for the digital portfolio requirements.
The staff of the Student Services are currently working in their home office. They can still be reached by e-mail and will be happy to answer your enquiries:
We have summarised further information on the application procedure in this FAQ.
We thank you for your understanding.


During pandemic-free periods:
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

Janina Schilling
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