Education and Training

Studies

State accredited art academies offer artistic training that is recognized worldwide. New doctoral programmes for artists have helped to establish the field of artistic research. Artistic approaches to knowledge production are thus generated in close cooperation with the restructuring of European universities and greater standardization of degrees and qualifications gained.

Art Universities

There are just under 30 state accredited art universities and academies in Germany, offering a great variety of study programmes. Usually admission requirements include a portfolio of work samples, with further requirements that differ from institution to institution.

List of all German art universities:

www.kunsthochschule.org

Overview of art universities in German-speaking Europe:

www.art-in.de/inckhs.php

German Society for Photography

Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie

The website of the German Society for Photography (DGPh) offers a comprehensive overview of study opportunities in photography and the great variety of institutions offering training.
www.dgph.de
www.foto-studium.de
www.photo-studies.eu

Information for International Students

Language Test

Sprachtest

TestAS is a central standardized examination that tests the ability of international students to study in Germany. On the basis of the test, applicants can receive information as to how they compare to other candidates. Good results can improve the chance of gaining a place at a German university.
www.testas.de

Independent Art Schools

Independent art schools in private or public administration offer a wide variety of artistic and cultural education programmes, including preparatory courses for application to an art academy or university. These schools are based on principles of a non-elitist art practice.

List of independent art schools:

Freie Kunstschule Stuttgart
www.freie-kunstschule.de

Freie Kunstakademie Baden-Württemberg
http://www.fkbw.de

Freie Kunstakademie Gerlingen
www.fka-gerlingen.de

Freie Kunstschule Köln
www.kunstschule-koeln.de

Wiesbadener Freie Kunstschule
www.w-f-k.de

Freie Kunstakademie Mannheim
www.freie-kunstakademie-mannheim.de

Freie Kunstakademie Essen
www.fadbk.de

Freie Kunstschule Hamburg
www.freie-kunstschule-hh-fiu.de

Freie Kunstakademie Frankfurt
www.freie-kunstakademie-frankfurt.de

Freie Kunstakademie Augsburg
www.freie-kunst-akademie-augsburg.de

Ruhrakademie
www.ruhrakademie.de