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

Application materials
1. Portfolio of recent artistic, theoretical or curatorial work
2. Evidence of academic and transdisciplinary suitability in the form of a written statement (3–4 pages) outlining the applicant’s academic goals and presenting a proposal for a project to be carried out during the program
3. Certified proof of undergraduate degree
4. Proof of at least one year of work experience in a field relevant to the program
5. Brief curriculum vitae
6. Application form with passport photograph
7. Proof that the applicant is at least 24 years old (copy of passport / government-issued ID)
8. Certified translation of the proof of undergraduate degree and the proof of work experience
For international applicants
9. Proof of sufficient competence in written and spoken German (DSH 1 or TestDaF 3)
10. Copy of valid passport
11. For Chinese applicants: APS certificate

1,250 € per semester plus 101.13 € administration charge or 189.40 € incl. student ticket
Since winter semester 2015 / 16 a part time course is possible.

For additional information:
Kunsthochschule Weißensee:
Spatial Strategies:
Tel: +49 (30) 47705.342 › Fax: +49 (30) 47705.290 ›