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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 Portfolio (B.A.) and Dates of portfolio consultation

How do I know if I am suitable for studying at Muthesius Kunsthochschule? In order to clarify this in good time, our professors offer portfolio consultation appointments for those interested in a Bachelor’s degree. We recommend seeking advice as early as possible, ideally a year before applying. The portfolio does not have to be complete at the time of the consultation. More information and requirements for the portfolio can be found further down this page.


Study programWhen / Where?Who?Good to know
Liberal Arts / Art teaching at grammar schoolsNew dates will be published soon.
Scenography/Interior DesignNew dates will be published soon.
Industrial DesignNew dates will be published soon.
Communication DesignNew dates will be published soon.


For questions about portfolio consultation or the portfolio in general, please contact our program coordinators:

Study programCoordinatorContact
Communication Design
Marina Rö
Liberal Arts /
Art teaching at grammar schools
Sabrina Schuppelius0177/8876348
Industrial DesignHenrieke
Scenography / Interior Design /
Spatial Strategies
Sina Kä

Number of works / topics (Bachelor)
The portfolio for the bachelor’s application should contain approximately 20 works. Applicants are free to choose the topics of their works, no topic is prescribed. The works do not have to be thematically related. If you are unsure which of the artistic works belong in the portfolio, you should attend one of our portfolio consultation appointments. They are offered free of charge to prospective students by professors at our university.

External portfolio courses
Private providers advertise courses designed to prepare students for art or design studies. The offer includes so-called portfolio courses, in which works are created for the application to an art university. These courses do not replace an application. Despite attending the course, every applicant must submit a portfolio of their own work and, if they pass the portfolio, take the practical part of the aptitude test.

Material of the original portfolio (Bachelor)
The specialized trade offers a manageable number of drawing folders. We recommend a neutral folder from the medium-priced segment. Folders may be soiled or damaged after the first application and should then be replaced with a new one.
A self-made folder should be particularly well made so that the work samples in it survive transportation. Since it also passes through various stations within our art school, it must be as light and handy as possible.

Maximum size of the original portfolio (Bachelor)

  • B.A. Communication Design, B.A. Scenpgraphy/Interior Design, B.A. Industrial Design: Outer dimensions max. 62,0 x 86,0 cm.
  • B.F.A. Liberal Arts, B.A. Art teaching at grammar schools: Outer dimensions max. 84,0 x 118,0 cm, thickness not more than 15 cm.

Larger portfolios cannot be accepted!

Digitization of the portfolio (Bachelor)
You can document your works with photos or scans and ideally upload them as a PDF file in our application portal. There are no restrictions with regard to file size. If you cannot combine your work in one PDF file and, for example, use other formats such as JPG, this is also possible without any problems in our application portal. Sketchbooks can be submitted digitally in excerpts and count as one work.

  • For media works, for example videos and sound works, the application portal is also available for upload.
  • Objects, for example sculptures or other 3-D entities, can be photographed from different perspectives using a smartphone or camera. You can then annotate the photos with dimensions of the objects, notes on the materials used or information on the creation of the work. This is not a must!

Tips for the portfolio (Bachelor)

  • LIBERAL ARTS/ART TEACHING AT GRAMMAR SCHOOLS: You can choose different content and formal focuses in your portfolio and do not have to work on an overarching theme. Look for your own formal language in all your works. You can work with different techniques, materials and media (installation, performance, video/film, sound, drawing, painting, photography, digital works, print, etc.). Here are more tips about the folder in the download.
  • COMMUNICATION DESIGN: You should 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. Here are more tips about the folder in the download.
  • INDUSTRIAL DESIGN: The portfolio should give an impression of the self-developed artistic works from graphics, photography and sculpture. The choice of techniques is free; please include max. two works that were created using a computer.
  • SCENOGRAPHY/INTERIOR DESIGN: Important is an insight into self-developed artistic works: Paintings, 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 crucial.