Degree programme Freie Kunst (Fine Art) – Diploma

Standard duration of programme Deadline for application Application
9 Semesters 31 March How to apply

Artistic Practice
The instruction of Fine Art takes place in experimental and conceptual projects, studio projects, individual consultation, independent study projects, specialist courses, workshops and excursions. In the first semester, all the professors and teaching staff in the Fine Art department offer theme-based workshops which introduce the content and artistic working methods of instruction in the area of Fine Art. Throughout the entire programme, students gain comprehensive artistic and technical expertise in excellently equipped workshops, managed by highly qualified workshop supervisors and teams.

The Faculty of Art and Design offers Fine Art courses in the following areas:

  • Experimental Painting and Drawing
  • Photography as a Medium of the Fine Arts
  • Object Art/Sculpture/Installation
  • Video, Media Art, New Media
  • Installations
  • Performance
  • Art and Social Terrain
  • Concept Art
  • Securing Evidence
  • Recycling
  • Contextual Works in Public Space
  • New Artistic Strategies

The practical work is accompanied by theoretical examination and discussion provided by the Faculty‘s scientific departments and guest lectures. The interdisciplinary interweave with other degree programmes allows for a more in13 Faculty of Art and Design depth study of Fine Art. Thanks to international contacts with partner universities, students have the opportunity to study abroad for one to two semesters.

Exhibitions and networks
Another distinctive feature of the Fine Art programme is its focus on professionalization and artistic positioning in art operation systems and networks. Instruction is supplemented by lectures given by international artists and gallerists, work and gallerist discussions, as well as guest lectures on arthistorical, aesthetic-theoretical and art-market themes. The professors in the Fine Art department develop and supervise projects and exhibitions together with students in Germany and abroad. Following the standard period of study of nine semesters, the Fine Art programme concludes with the conferral of a »diploma« (Diplom).

The Fine Art degree programme is taught by the following professors:
Prof. Liz Bachhuber
Prof. Elfi Fröhlich
Prof. Norbert Hinterberger
Prof. Barbara Nemitz