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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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 teachers offer portfolio consultation appointments for those interested in a Bachelor’s degree. We recommend that you attend one year in advance so that you have time to concentrate all your efforts for the artistic aptitude test in Kiel. The dates for the portfolio consultations can be found further down on this page.

 

THE PORTFOLIO (Bachelor) to apply for the winter semester 2023/2024

The application process for the WS 23/24 differs in the design programs and the B.F.A. liberal arts and B.A. Art teacher training at grammar schools:

  • For the design degree programs (Communication Design, Industrial Design and Scenography/Interior Design), during the application period (May 1-15, 2023) only a digital version of your portfolio needs to be uploaded to our application portal. If you are invited to the practical part of the artistic aptitude test, you must then bring your original portfolio to the university for the aptitude test.
  • For the degree programs Liberal Arts and Art Teacher Training at grammar schools, the original portfolio must already be submitted to Muthesius Kunsthochschule during the application period (May 1-15, 2023). In addition, you must upload a digital version of your portfolio together with the rest of your application documents to our application portal from May 1-15.

You will find the exact application procedure here.

Topics for the portfolio
Applicants to the B.A. programs are free to choose the topic of their works; no topic is prescribed. The portfolio should contain approximately 20 works. 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 art academy.

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 taking part in the course, every student applicant must hand in a portfolio with his or her own work.

Material of the portfolio
A self-made portfolio should be particularly well processed, so that the work samples in it survive the transport well. Since it also passes through various stations within our art school, it must be as light and handy as possible. High-quality folders do not make up for the poor quality of the work samples. Even supposed upgrades of portfolios through sticking must be well considered.
The specialized trade offers a manageable number of drawing portfolios. We recommend a neutral portfolio from the medium-priced segment. Folders are often soiled or damaged after the first application and should then be replaced with a new one.

Maximum size of the portfolio

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

Larger portfolios cannot be accepted!

Tips for the portfolio

  • LIBERAL ARTS/ART TEACHING AT GRAMMAR SCHOOLS: The portfolio should be filled with self-developed artistic works that show an examination of artistic problems and an own point of view.
  • 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. 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 only two works created with the help of the 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.

Who can help me with more questions about the contents of the portfolio?
If you have any questions regarding the contents of the portfolio, please do not hesitate to contact the respective program coordinators:

 

PORTFOLIO CONSULTATIONS (Bachelor)

Professors at our university regularly conduct free portfolio consultations. The portfolio does not have to be complete at the time of the consultation. We recommend seeking advice as early as possible, ideally a year before applying.

Study programWhen / Where?Who?Good to know 
Liberal Arts and Art teaching at grammar schools18.01.2023 at 3:00 pm

Glass foyer in the administration building
Prof.in Almut LindeNo registration necessary. Face mask compulsory.
08.02.2023 at 3:00 pm

Glass foyer in the administration building
Prof. Axel Loytved No registration necessary. Face mask compulsory.
22.02.2023 at 3:00 pm

Online via Zoom
Prof.in Antje MajewskiRegistration necessary via E-Mail from 30.01.-13.02.2023 to sabrina@muthesius.de. Please have a PDF with max. 20 works (max. 40 MB) ready. The PDF must be sent only after successful registration. The number of participants is limited.
Szenography/Interior Design16.01.2023, 11:00 am

Online via Zoom
Prof.in Sandra SchramkeRegistration necessary via E-Mail until 15.01. / 4:00 pm to sina@muthesius.de. The appointment will take place digitally via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link by email on the day of the portfolio consultation.
Industrial Design07.02.2023, 2:00 pm

Online via Zoom
Prof. Martin PostlerRegistration necessary via email to rottengatter@muthesius.de.
The appointment will take place digitally via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link by email on the day of the portfolio consultation.
Communication Design17.01.2023, 4:00 pm
Studio 7, old building Legienstraße on the 1st floor, access via the courtyard.
Prof.in Christine Erhard, Prof. André Heers and Prof. Markus HuberRegistration necessary via E-Mail until 10.01.2023 to baseler@muthesius.de.
Face mask compulsory.
13.04.2023, 2:00 pm
Studio 7, old building Legienstraße on the 1st floor, access via the courtyard.
Prof.in Christine Erhard, Prof. André Heers und Prof. Markus HuberRegistration necessary via E-Mail until 06.04.2023 to baseler@muthesius.de.
Face mask compulsory.

Further portfolio consultation dates will be published here as soon as they are fixed.