Application Theory & History
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- Students Office
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- Phone: +49 40 428 989-270 / -335 / -269
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- Steffen Voigt
- Room:144a Le
- Phone: +49 40 42 89 89-388
Requirements for Admission
A higher education degree is required to be admitted to the Master study programme »Fine Arts« with the degree title Master of Fine Arts. Applicants who do not have a higher education degree at the time of application but who will acquire one in the six months following the end of the application period may also apply.
Applicants must also demonstrate an independent artistic position during an entrance exam.
Proof of proficiency in the German language is not required.
Application process + dates for theory & history
Applications are only possible for the winter semester. The following application steps are required during the application period from February 1 to March 7, 2022, 4 p.m. (deadline):
Step 1: Online application
Please create an applicant account in CampusNet. As soon as you start your application, it will receive an application number to which you can refer if you have any questions.
Step 2: digital application folder
Applicants for "Theory and History" must submit a digital documentation of artistic works or projects for the entrance examination for the major in theory and history. If you have sent your online application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing an upload link. Upload your digital artistic application portfolio with works including PDF-files, videos, films, documentation of performances from the past two years along with the documents listed below (please name the documents appropriately, e.g., transcript, resume, proof of language proficiency, etc.):
- A written presentation of three to five A4 pages should demonstrate the applicant's ability to formulate and express himself/herself and must include the following: Reasons for choosing the Master's program, an exposé of the scientific project, own objectives. The exposé must include the name and address of the applicant.
- A printout of the online application (in your applicant account in CampusNet -> Application -> Print view -> Strg (Ctrl)+P -> print and scan or "Print to PDF" and save)
- Curriculum vitae in German or English language
- A certified copy of your university degree
(Certificate or, if applicable, provisional certificate from the respective examination office)
Applicants whose university degree(s) were not written in German or English must also attach a certified copy of their original certificates with a translation in German or English.
The file size is limited to 8 GB. There is no need to submit a physical application folder. Late, incomplete and/or by e-mail received applications or subsequently submitted documents cannot be considered.
You don't have to spend any extra money to have your application portfolio professionally digitized. Simply use your smartphone or photo camera to document your work.
The decision on admission to the program is made until the mid of June of the application year at the latest. If the admission committee is not already able to make a clear decision based on the digital portfolio, you may be invited to a short interview with the original portfolio. Please refrain from making inquiries until then!
You will find all information and decisions in your applicant account in CampusNet.
Your application data will be stored for a maximum of 12 months.
At the end of the application period, an entrance examination committee will examine the application folders. The commission is composed of three professors, two members of the intermediate academic staff with voting rights and two students without voting rights.
The commission evaluates the application folders in categories from A to C. Applicants who are rated A can begin their studies in the following winter semester. Applicants who are graded B have the opportunity to take part in a succession procedure. In those cases in which an evaluation is not possible on the basis of the application file alone, applicants will be invited for an interview. The interviews usually take place from mid to end of May.