What are Bauhaus.Modules?

How can aspiring artists and civil engineers learn from one another? How can the joy of experimentation and transdisciplinarity be integrated into teaching practice? And which issues are currently preoccupying our students? These questions form the core of the interdisciplinary Bauhaus.Modules. The projects and courses completed within the Bauhaus.Modules offer answers and bring together different ways of thinking and working, allowing students and teachers from different disciplines to interact with one another. Students learn and exercise a high degree of creativity, are able to complete inter- and transdisciplinary work, and hone their skills so that they can confidently interact with a variety of global enterprises. In addition, students can also try their hand at teaching and contribute their own topics, questions and approaches. In turn, instructors have the opportunity to develop new teaching and collaboration formats. For further information please check here.


How can I find courses?

An overview of the courses on offer is available on the homepage.Use the filter function to narrow down your options. Further details (e.g. on how to register and participation requirements) can be found in the bison course catalogue. An additional Bauhaus.Modules category has been added to bison. All of the special courses offered are listed there.


What are the characteristics of Bauhaus.Modules?

Bauhaus.Modules comprise courses and projects from all academic disciplines and open up a broad range of perspectives and approaches to various topics. 

These courses

  • will be held as teaching collaborations by staff from different faculties, allowing disciplinary boundaries to be overcome.
  • can be an important addition for students from other disciplines. This may require instructors to adapt teaching concepts.
  • will be supplemented through the different perspectives of guest lecturers who may also bring their own practical experience to the table.
  • may be organised and taught by Bauhaus-Universität Weimar students.

Main topics of the Bauhaus.Modules include:

  • introductions to methods, techniques and theory.
  • focussing on questions surrounding societal responsibility as well as personal development.
  • a specific focus on application and implementation in the shape of project and work modules or in »Reallabore« (field tests).

How can I register for courses as a student?

The registration procedures vary. It is possible to register for some courses online; for others, you will need to apply via e-mail or attend the first day of the course. Please check the bison course catalogue for full course details.


As a student, can I earn credits for Bauhaus.Modules?

Bauhaus.Modules can be taken as elective modules. If you have already completed the maximum number of elective modules, you may replace a compulsory module or a compulsory elective module. This must be agreed upon individually with your academic advisor and the module instructor at the beginning of the semester and before any exams are taken. The agreement must be documented in a Learning Agreement.

Further information on the recognition of study and examination achievements can be found here: Examination Requirements.


What languages taught in?

Courses and projects will be offered in German or English. Use the language filter on the homepage to sort the courses by language.


What is a Learning Agreement?

Students who have already completed their elective modules and wish to replace compulsory courses in their time tables with Bauhaus.Modules may do so in an agreement between the student, module supervisor and academic advisor, who is responsible for the recognition of study and examination achievements. This should be outlined in a Learning Agreement, which is available here.


Why do some courses offer different numbers of credits?

Some courses are open to students from certain faculties as part of their regular degree programme. Depending which degree programme the course is affiliated with, the workload (and therefore also the credits) may vary. Some courses can be taken as project modules or as specialist modules, for example. Please clarify this with the person responsible for the module and, if necessary, your academic advisor before the course starts. The Academic Advisors page provides contact information for advisors from all faculties.


Is funding available for my course?

Various financial support is available for the development of studies and teaching at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. For an overview of all funding opportunities, please see the Funding page.


I’m a student and have an idea for my own course. What should I do?

Students can get involved in the Bauhaus.Modules by organising courses of their own. The first step is to find a mentor who is a lecturer in your faculty. If you have a specific idea for a student-taught module, contact the coordination team.


I’m a lecturer and want to add my course to the bison course catalogue. How can I do this?

Detailed instructions on how to add a course to the bison course catalogue can be found on the Course Preparation page. Please note your faculty’s standard deadlines and course submission procedure.


Contact Persons

Prof. Christian Koch
Vice-President of Academic Affairs
phone: +49 (0) 3643 / 58 4960
e-mail: c.koch[at]uni-weimar.de

Ronny Schüler
Coordination "Bauhaus.Module"
Tel.: +49 (0) 36 43/58 12 63
E-Mail: bauhaus.module[at]uni-weimar.de

Beatrice Girth
Student assistant
Editorial head of the "Bauhaus.Module"
E-Mail: beatrice.girth@uni-weimar.de

Emil Ratzlaff
Student Assistant
Coordination "Bauhaus.Module"
E-Mail: emil.enrique.ratzlaff@uni-weimar.de