Art faculty and Design faculty
Applicants for ‘Diplom’ degree and state examination courses in the Art faculty and for Bachelor’s courses in the Design faculty have to demonstrate that they have a particular artistic/creative talent and suitability for their chosen course in the so-called ‘suitability test’, which aims to determine their artistic and design suitability. Information about the procedure and scope of this test is provided here.
Please note that particular rules apply to applications for master’s courses in the Design faculty. Information about the application and selection procedures can be found on the pages for the various master’s courses in the Design faculty.
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Important information on the procedure for the suitability test
The suitability test can be divided into the following main components:
- 1. Preselection
- 2. Main procedure
- 3. Subject-speciﬁc interview
Schedule in Art faculty
Preselection takes place on the ﬁrst day. The results are announced around 1.00 p.m. The main test procedure then begins on the afternoon of the ﬁrst day. The subject-speciﬁc interviews only begin on the morning of the third day.
Schedule in Design faculty
Preselection takes place on the ﬁrst day. The results are announced around 7.00 p.m. The main test procedure begins on the second day at 8.00 a.m. The subject-speciﬁc interviews are held in parallel and the procedure is complete at the end of the second day.
Differing arrangements in the Communication Design course
Preselection takes place on the ﬁrst day. The results are announced around 6.00 p.m. The main test procedure begins at 9.00 a.m. on the second day. The selection interviews are held in groups of three (depending on the interview circumstances) on the third day. The exam ends that evening.
Type of tasks
Depending on the course, six or seven detailed artistic and design tasks will be assigned, with different time allowances. These will generally include tasks that test drawing ability (e.g. model sketching), colour sensitivity, imagination and creativity. So-called specialist tasks (e.g. design and materials tasks) and a psychometric test are also included in the Design area.
Applicants who have taken part in the evaluation procedure will be notiﬁed in writing of the result of the test. We hope you will appreciate that we cannot engage in individual discussions on exam results while the exams are being processed.
Date of suitability test
The next suitability test will be held from 14 to 19 March 2016
Online registration for the suitability test can be carried out from 1 December to 6 March
Ordnung zur Feststellung einer besonderen künstlerischen und gestalterischen Befähigung
Applications for master’s courses can be made from 1 April to 15 May for the upcoming winter semester, and − only for Photography and Multimedia Design − from 1 October to 15 November for the upcoming summer semester.