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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 2018/19 (only available in German).
Registration deadline for the Admissions Procedure was Monday 27 November 2017.
The one-year (or for part-time students, two-year) Foundation Course 2018/19 begins on 06 August 2018.
Foundation Course – Academic Year 2017/18:
First Semester begins: 07 August 2017
Autumn Break: 09 October – 15 October 2017
Study Trip: 16 October – 21 October 2017
Second Semester begins: 18 December 2017
Christmas Break: 25 December 2017 – 2 January 2018
Carnival Break: 08 February – 14 February 2018
Annual Degree Show: 02 May – 05 May 2018
Semester ends: 07 May 2018
Foundation Course – Academic Year 2018/19:
First Semester begins: 06 August 2018
Autumn Break: 08 October – 14 October 2018
Study Trip: 15 October – 20 October 2018
Second Semester begins: 17 December 2018
Christmas Break: 24 December 2018 – 2 January 2019
Carnival Break: 28 February – 06 March 2019
Annual Degree Show: 01 May – 04 May 2019
Semester ends: 06 May 2019