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We are pleased that you are interested in studying at the Kunstakademie Münster. On this page you will find all important information on the subject of application.
For an individual study consultation, please feel free to make an appointment with the Student Services department:
Phone: +49 251 / 83 61-204 or -206 or -207 or -208
This brochure provides a brief overview about the studies offer and also informations about the application:
Applications are possible from 01.03.2023 up to and including 04.04.2023 via our online platform. The link to the online platform will be published here on 01.03.2023. Following the application via the online platform, the artistic work samples / application portfolios must be submitted by mail until 04.04.2023 or in person to the university from 28.03. up to including 04.04.2023 ; the specific submission times in person will be published here in due course.
All degree programmes can only be started in the winter semester. The assessment test of artistic aptitude takes place only once a year in spring.
The following applies to all degree programs:
The prerequisite for admission to the program is the applicant’s artistic aptitude for the chosen course of study. This is determined by reviewing the applicant’s own artistic works, which must be submitted in an application portfolio. Please note the questions: “Which artistic works can I submit for application?“ and “What is the assessment test?“
Teacher training programs:
For teacher training programs, the additional requirement is the general university entrance qualification (Abitur) or a previous education recognized as equivalent, e.g. as a profresionally qualified person. Please note the question: “How can I apply as a professionally qualified person?“
Fine Arts Program without A-Levels
You can also apply for the liberal arts program without a high school diploma or equivalent qualification. In this case, the submitted works will be examined for outstanding artistic talent. Please note the question: “Can I apply without a high school diploma (allg. Hochschulreife)?“
In order to be eligible for a place at Kunstakademie Münster, you must apply for a specific course of study.
The following study programs are offered at Kunstakademie Münster:
- Fine Arts degree programme (Academy Certificate / German Diplom)
- High schools and comprehensive schools, single-subject Bachelor of Education degree, followed by a Master of Education degree (You study the subject art at Kunstakademie Münster and in parallel the subject educational science at the University of Münster)
- High schools and comprehensive schools, two-subject Bachelor of Arts degree, followed by a Master of Education degree (You will study art at Kunstakademie Münster and a second subject plus educational sciences at the University of Münster.)
- Haupt-, Real-, secondary and comprehensive schools, Bachelor of Arts degree, followed by a Master of Education degree
- Elementary school, Bachelor of Arts degree, followed by a Master of Education degree (You will study the subject of art at Kunstakademie Münster and basic language and mathematics education plus educational sciences at the University of Münster.)
Only one degree program can be selected per application portfolio via the online application platform.
Admission as an outstanding artistic talent
The following applies to the Fine Arts program: You can apply without a general university entrance qualification (e.g. with a specialized baccalaureate, Real- or Hauptschulabschluss, etc.). In this case, outstanding artistic talent is a prerequisite for admission. For this purpose, the submitted artistic works are examined for outstanding artistic talent in the entrance examination.
Admission as professionally qualified person
For the Fine Arts program and for the bachelor’s training degree programs, admission without an Abitur (general university entrance qualification) is possible under certain circumstances as a vocationally qualified person. Please refer to the questions “How can I apply as a vocationally qualified person?“
Even without the Allgemeine Hochschulreife (Abitur), you can apply as a vocationally qualified person for the following degree programs:
- Fine Arts and
- Bachelor’s degree programs in art teaching
The exact requirements are set out in the Ordinance on University Access for Those Qualified in Vocational Education and Training (BBHZVO).
You are considered to be qualified in vocational education if you have
- a masters craftsman’s certificate or comparable qualification according to §2 BBHZVO
- a vocational training (of at least two years) and have subsequently pursued a professional activity in the trianing occupation or in an occupation corresponding to the vocational training (of at least three years) in accordance with §3 and §4 BBHZVO.
What additional documents must be submitted?
Upload training certificate, master craftsman’s certificate or comparable qualification if applicable, proof of professional activity (at least 3 years) or equivalent activity according to §4 BBHZVO via the online application.
Teaching Credentials: Additional application at the University of Münster
For the cooperative Bachelor’s degree programs, you must also apply to the the University of Münster for the corresponding degree program as a professionally qualified person. You can only be enrolled if you are also admitted to the study of educational sciences, and if applicable, the additional subject or learning areas at the University of Münster. Please note the information of the University of Münster and the application deadlines.
Mediality of the work samples
Mediality of the work samples
A specific mediality, technique or theme is not predetermined. For example, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installations, film/video, performances, artistic actions, digital art, net art, sound works, texts, sketchbooks, etc. can be submitted.
Digital drawings, digital photographs, etc. do not have to be printed out and placed in the application folder. It is sufficient if you include them in the PDF file with images of the artistic works and upload them via online application. Do not upload as individual files!
If you are applying with digital work only, you do not need to submit a physical application portfolio.
Number of work samples
At least 20 original work samples in artistic media of your own choice.
Should you wish to apply exclusively with films/videos at Kunstakademie Münster, you must submit at least three digital works.
Should you wish to apply exclusively with digital drawings, digital photography or digital painting at Kunstakademie Münstser, you must submit at least 20 digital works.
Documentation of original work samples
Original work samples, plastic objects, installations, etc. exceeding the DIN A0 format, which do not fit into the physical appliaction folder of the maximum DIN A0 size due to their dimensions, must be documented photographically and submitted as a photo or printout. These photographic documentations will be considered in the procedure like original work samples.
It must be inidcated in each case whether it is a documentation of a work sample (photographed sculpture, photographed painting, documented performance, etc.) for example by labeling the photo or printout on the back or by clearly labeling the file in the case of digital submissions (performances documented on film or similar).
Original work samples that are smaller than DIN A0 and fit into the physical application folder must be submitted as originals.
Format and labeling of the application folder
Commercially available folder, maximum size of the folder DIN A0 (0,84 m x 1,19 m), a minimum size is not specified.
Please write on your application portfolio:
- Your first and last name,
- your desired course of study and
- your application number (this will be sent to you by e-mail after uploading your digital application).
Please place the work samples loosely in the folder so that they can be easily removed and repacked. Please do not use clear plastic sheets, binders, etc.
Boxes, suitcases, rolls or similar, framed work, canvases stretched on stretcher frames (please unstretch if necessary!) and loose work that is not in the application folder.
The following teaching training courses for different types of schools are offered at Kunstakademie Münster:
- Single-subject Bachelor of Education and Master of Education for high schools and comprehensive schools (You study the subject art at Kunstakademie Münster and in parallel the subject educational science at the University of Münster.)
- Two-subject Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education for high schools and comprehensive schools (You study the subject art at Kunstakademie Münster and the second subject plus educational sciences at the University of Münster.)
- Haupt-, Real-, secondary- and comprehensive schools Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education (You study the subject art at Kunstakademie Münster and a second teaching subject plus educational sciences at the University of Münster.)
- Elementary School Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education (You study the subject art at Kunstakademie Münster and basic language and mathematics education plus educational sciences at the University of Münster.)
The following applies to all teacher training programs:
You first study a bachelor’s degree program, which is followed by the consecutive master’s degree program „Master of Education“.
Further information on the teaching training programs:
The teaching training programs are offered in cooperation with the the University of Münster. At the the University of Münster, the educational sciences and, if applicable, the additional teaching subjects or learning areas are studied.
Not all teaching subjects can be combined with each other.
Application to the University of Münster (Bachelor and Master)
Please submit your application letter from Kunstakademie Münster with your application to the University of Münster. Please inform yourself about the exact dates on the homepage of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.
Passing the qualifying examination for the subject art at Kunstakademie Münster means that you will be granted a bonus of 0.8 points on your average Abitur grade or on your Bachelor’s subject grade in the application procedure for the further subject at the the University of Münster. This means, for example, that your Abitur grade improves from 2.5. to 1.7. for the admission procedure at the University of Münster.
The following requirements apply to university transfer students for the Master of Education program:
- Proof of artistic aptitude for the Master Ed. at Kunstakademie Münster
Applicants from relevant Bachelor’s programs at other universities must take part in the artistic aptitude test at Kunstakademie Münster and apply for this with an artistic portfolio. It is expected that the level of the artistic work corresponds to the artistic development after six semesters of study at an art academy.
- Class admission
As a further enrollment requirement, the consent of a full-time professor of an artistic subject, who is also the class instructor, is necessary to admit the applicant to the class. For this purpose, you will introduce yourself and your artistic work to the art professors on your own initivative. Contact to the artistic classes is possible via studierendenservice[at]kunstakademie-muenster.de.
The acceptance of an artist professor is not a guarantee for passing the aptitude test and is not sufficient to be enrolled! The commitment does not have to be received before the artistic aptitude test, but it is a prerequisite for enrollment (see below).
- Relevant bachelor
A relevant bachelor's degree means the completion of a bachelor's degree with a teaching profession-specific focus in accordance with the requirements of the LABG 2009 (Teacher Training Act) and the LZV 2009 (Teacher Training Access Ordinance) for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia or an equivalent degree that corresponds to the studies according to the corresponding bachelor's degree examination regulations at the Academy of Art and the University of Münster in the chosen subjects with regard to study content and compatibility with teaching profession-specific requirements.
For the subject art, the examination board of the Kunstakademie Münster decides on this on the basis of the documents submitted regarding your previous studies.
Which documents have to be uploaded via the online application?
Applicants Master of Education:
- Bachelor's degree certificate and
- Bachelor certificate and
- Transcript of Records
If the Bachelor's certificate is not yet available: Performance overview of the current study status and module overview.
Application at the University of Münster
You must apply to the University of Münster for the possible second subject or learning areas to be studied in the Master Ed. program.
Only if you are admitted to the Master of Educaiton in a permissible subject combination at both universities and have the approval of a class instructor(s), can you enroll in the Master of Education with art as a subject.
The Master of Education at Kunstakademie Münster and at the University of Münster can be started in the winter or summer semester following the qualifying examination.
Non-German or English language certificates and attestations must be uploaded as an officially certified German or English translation. An upload of the original certificate is not required.
Please upload the following certificate via the online portal
- Last school report
- Certificate of university entrance examination (if provided for in your home country)
- University studies without a university degree: Certificate of the university about the completed semesters and transcript of records
- University studies with degree: University degree certificate and Transcript of Records
Applicants from the PRC, Mongolia and Vietnam please also upload a certificate from the Academic Review Panels (APS) via the online application. Applicants without APS will be tested for „outstanding artistic talent“.
Customs declaration/shipment from NON-EU countries
- Please send your portfolio early and allow for delays due to customs handling.
- Please declare your application folder as application documents (without value). Alternatively, you can enter the abbreviation NCV (no commerical value) as the value.
- When sending via parcel service/delivery companies, please make sure you have a correct customs declaration of contents and pro forma invoice attached to the outside, as a sample folder/documents/application shipment.
- If the Kunstakadmie Münster is asked to pay import sales tax or customs duties, the folder will not be accepted.
Kunstakademie Münster does not assume any customs/transport/shipping costs or other important duties!
If available, please upload proof of your current level of German language skills (recommended level for application: B1) via the online application.
If you are not able to submit a language certificate level C1 (see below) for enrollment by the end of September, the admission/study place will remain open for enrollment for a maximum of 2 years.
The start of the study program is always possible in the winter semester only and only with sufficient German language skills (C1). Proof of language proficiency for enrollment can be provided by the following certificates:
- DSH-2, Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang
- TestDaF TDN 4, Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Niveaustufe 4
- telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
- Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom
Overview of language certificates valid at Kunstakademie Münster (pdf / English)
No German language courses are offered at Kunstakademie Müsnter.
The assessment exam or portfolio test is used to decide on the artistic aptitude of the applicants.
The determination of artistic aptitude is made exclusively on the basis of the submitted artistic works by a commission of artistic professors. The commission is newly elected each year by the Senate of Kunstakademie Münster.
There is no further practical entrance examination. No grade point averages are taken into account.
In case of doubt, the commission may invite to an interview after the portfolio review.
The determination of artistic aptitude for the chosen course of study is based on the following criteria:
- Artistic design ability
- Realization ability in the chosen artistic media and
- Artistic conception and intensity
The evaluation of the portfolio is based on an internal university evaluation system. Here, 1 corresponds to the highest, 3 to the lowest evaluation level:
Level 1: outstnding artistic talent
Level 2: artistic aptitude
Level 3: insufficient artistic aptitude
The result of the assessment test is expected to be communicated to you by written notification (E-Mail) in mid-May 2023.
The result cannot be communicated by telephone.
Commencement of studies in the Bachelor’s degree programs and in the 1st semester of the Liberal Arts program is always possible only in the winter semester (semester beging October 1st).
Addmited applicants will receive information on enrollment, studies, etc. together with their admission.
You can have your study place deferred by up to two years. If you are accepted for the winter semester 2022/23, you can start your studies in the winter semester 2023/24 or the winter semester 2024/25.
Before sending or dropping off your application portfolio at Kunstakademie Münster, please make a note of the package dimensions and weight. You will need these details later if you wish to have your portfolio returned to you by post after the application process has been completed, as the Kunstakademie Münster does not cover postage costs.
You will receive detailed information on the procedure of return and collection after the application process is completed with the notification of your result.
We look forward to receiving your application!
For further questions, please contact the Student Service at Kunstakademie Münster: Tel.: 0251 83 61204 and/or 0251 83 61207
Mon- Thurs, 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-15:00
The Kunstakademie Münster does not have a strong storage facility for application folders after the application process has been completed. We will inform you in good time how to collect / reclaim your application file.
Folders that are not reclaimed will be destroyed after 31 October 2023.
All previous information materials lose their validity with the publication of an amended version.
Only the current regulations of the Academy of Fine Arts Münster or legal regulations are legally binding.