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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 Information on the admission process (only available in German).
Registration deadline for the Admissions Procedure for the course year 2021/22 is Monday 30 November 2020.
The one-year (or for part-time students, two-year) Foundation Course 2020/21 begins on 03 August 2020.
The one-year (or for part-time students, two-year) Foundation Course 2021/22 begins on 09 August 2021.
Foundation Course – Academic Year 2020/21:
First Semester begins: 03 August 2020
Study Trip: 28 September – 02 October 2020
Autumn Break: 05 October – 09 October 2020
Second Semester begins: 11 January 2021
Christmas Break: 21 December 2020 – 10 January 2021
Carnival Break: 11 February – 17 February 2021
Annual Degree Show: 12 May – 15 May 20221
Semester ends: 17 May 2021
Foundation Course – Academic Year 2021/22:
First Semester begins: 09 August 2021
Semester ends: 16 May 2022