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Fine arts (artistic degree)

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The Fine Arts course offers students the opportunity to gain basic experience and skills in the diversity of today's art in order to go on an individual artistic path.

In its expressions, the course is based on all areas of life. The starting point for teaching is the diversity of artistic positions and priorities. The ten-semester course consists of a 2-semester basic course and the subsequent course in the specialist classes. After passing the final examination, a certificate of successful university artistic studies is issued, which corresponds to a master’s degree. After completing their studies, particularly talented students can be appointed master class students.


At a glance

Degree: Artistic degree (equivalent to a Master of Fine Arts)


Start of studies: Summer and winter semester


Duration / scope: 10 semesters


Language of instruction: German


Entrance exam

Entry requirements

For this course you need one of the following degrees:

You can find a good overview of the various degrees and their differences on the "Admission Requirements" website of the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art.

Entrance exam

The application process for all artistic and design courses includes participation in an entrance examination. You can only enroll for this degree program after you have passed the entrance exam.

Admission may also be possible without a general university entrance qualification certificate, provided that the aptitude test shows outstanding artistic talent.


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