Application Round Winter 2015
Weissensee Academy of Art Berlin / general informations
Teaching at Berlin-Weissensee School of Art is designed to promote effective integrative working practices in every subject area. The art college includes the following departments: Art History and Theory, Foundation Course, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Painting, Sculpture, Stage and Costume Design, Textile and Surface Design, Visual Communication, and the two postgraduate programs Space Strategies and Art Therapy. Students have the opportunity to use any of the school’s eleven workshops, which are open to all departments. They provide a site for exchange between the various disciplines and a solid foundation for interdisciplinary work. One of the school’s strong points is the grounding it provides in theory (cultural theory, aesthetics, art and media history), enabling its students to take a scholarly approach to artistic projects. One of the aims of the Weißensee education is to actively influence the social environment and its complex forms of communication through processes of designing and creating.
Weissensee Academy of Art Berlin maintains partnerships with about 90 art academies in Europe, Asia, Australia and America, offering students the opportunity of taking part in exchange programs. International students currently make up 30% of the student body.
Application and Costs
This two-year tuition-based program is intended for undergraduate degree holders in a variety of fields – visual artists, designers, architects, media and cultural theorists, sociologists – who wish to obtain a postgraduate degree (MA) in the arts.
Admission requirements: Applicants must be at least 24 years old and possess an undergraduate degree and at least one year of relevant work experience as well as artistic and academic suitability. Foreign applicants must also prove sufficient knowledge of German.
Application period: May 15th – June 15th
Semester start date: October 2015
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