Application

To be eligible for admission to this degree programme, candidates must have attained a first-level professional qualification from a university/college of art in a degree programme of no less than eight semesters, or an equivalent degree as confirmed by the examination committee. The selection of the students of the degree programme is based on an aptitude assessment examination consisting of:

  • Documentation of artistic work
  • Completed homework assignment
  • if necessary, a personal interview

To register for the aptitude assessment examination please either perform the

» online registration for the aptitude assessment examination test (by 15 January)

or submit the following documents to the Faculty of Art and Design by 15 January:

You will receive the link to the homework by e-mail.

In the next step please submit the following documents by post to the Faculty of Art and Design by 31 March:

  • Documentation of artistic work (preferably in a format no larger than DIN A4)
  • Completed homework assignment (The homework assignment will be sent to you by e-mail after registration.)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • uncertified copy of your higher education entrance qualification (Abitur, A-levels)
  • uncertified copy of your certificate of graduation from a university/college of art, along with a uncertified copy of your transcript
  • Language certificates (see section on language requirements below)

Address
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Fakultät Kunst und Gestaltung
Public Art and New Artistic Strategies
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 7
99423 Weimar
Germany

We ask you to please send your application materials to us by post – not via e-mail!

Attention!

Foreign applicants must include certified copies of all certificates and transcripts in the original language along with their translation in English or German. Applicants from the People's Republic of China are required to submit the certificate issued by the DAAD Academic Evaluation Centre in Beijing.
You will receive the link to apply for admission online as soon as you have passed the aptitude assessment examination.
Applicants who fail the aptitude assessment examination will receive written notification to that effect. We will return your materials by post if you include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient international postage with your application.

Language requirements:

English
Students in this degree programme require very good English language skills. If you are not a native speaker of English, you must provide proof of English language proficiency with one of the following certificates:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, Level C
  • TOEFL computer-based 213, paper-based 550 or Internet-based 79 – 80 points
  • IELTS Band 6.0
  • or another certificate of equivalent level

This also applies for German-speaking applicants. An exception can be made if a candidate has earned a previous degree or diploma in an English-speaking country.
If a candidate does not quite fulfil the language proficiency requirements, he or she may choose to participate in an intensive language course in Weimar, as well as take language courses during the semester in order to meet the language requirements.

German
To ensure that foreign applicants are able to cope with life in Germany, they must have some basic knowledge of German. Applicants must provide proof that they have gained the first level of competence A1 laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This requirement is met by providing one of the following:

  • Start Deutsch 1 certificate from the Goethe Institute
  • another certificate of an equivalent level
  • certificate confirming completion of at least 130 to 160 hours of German language instruction

If a candidate lacks sufficient knowledge of German, he or she may choose to gain the necessary language skills in an intensive language course at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar before the first semester begins.

Recommendation for foreign applicants:

We recommend that foreign applicants participate in two language courses in August and September before commencing their studies (a four-week course at the Bauhaus Summer Academy and a three-week course at the Language Centre at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar). 
Candidates can also participate in an intensive German language course (24 hours of instruction per week) during the summer semester (April to July), which can be extremely helpful for preparing for study in Germany.

Information about language examinations:

British Council 
Cambridge Proficiency
Goethe Institute
Adult education centres (VHS) and university language instruction centres

Address:

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Fakultät Gestaltung
Public Art and New Artistic Strategies
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 7
99423 Weimar
Germany

Application deadline: 31 March

phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 33 92
fax: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 33 93
e-mail: mfa[at]gestaltung.uni-weimar.de

Degree programme contacts:

Prof. Danica Dakić
Jirka Reichmann

www.uni-weimar.de/mfa