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The Foundation Course in Art and Design does what it says, namely provides an excellent basis for advanced studies in art, design and film at home or abroad. It is a prerequisite of most bachelor degree programmes. By the end of the Foundation Course students have a comprehensive portfolio of work that attests their aptitude for further study. However, the Foundation Course is no guarantee of admission to a degree programme.
There are two stages to the admissions procedure. The first consists in independent work on set themes that are announced during an admissions open day in early December. The work must be submitted by end of January. Selected applicants are then invited to a half-day admissions procedure held mid-February, during which they must complete one or two set tasks. Final decisions on admissions are announced in late March/ early April.
Further helpful information can be found in the PDF: Aufnahmeverfahren Vorkurs 2019/20 (only available in German).
Registration deadline for the Admissions Procedure is Monday 2 December 2019.
The one-year (or for part-time students, two-year) Foundation Course 2019/20 begins on 05 August 2019.
The one-year (or for part-time students, two-year) Foundation Course 2020/21 begins on 03 August 2020.
Foundation Course – Academic Year 2019/20:
First Semester begins: 05 August 2019
Study Trip: 30 September – 04 October 2019
Autumn Break: 07 October – 13 October 2019
Second Semester begins: 16 December 2019
Christmas Break: 21 December 2019 – 5 January 2020
Carnival Break: 20 February – 26 February 2020
Annual Degree Show: 06 May – 09 May 2019
Semester ends: 11 May 2020
Foundation Course – Academic Year 2020/21:
First Semester begins: 03 August 2020
Semester ends: 17 May 2021