The course

Figure Sculpture discipline within the Plastic Arts ‘Diplom’ degree course

Focuses of this course of study

The figure is the central subject here. In our case, the umbrella term of “figure” is defined by the interrelationship, the complex interplay of human beings, and the spatial and social landscapes that they inhabit. Traditional focuses of education in this field include figure, groups of figures/spatial installation, portraits and relief. Materials should ideally be selected based on the subject, the content of the work. In addition, multi-disciplinary projects are encouraged here.

Cooperation with other classes is very much desired.


General qualification for university entrance, and artistic suitability. No specialist prior technical and craft skills are required. Exceptions: The general qualification for university entrance can be waived in cases of exceptional talent combined with professional experience.


‘Diplom’ degree in Fine Arts

Start of course

Winter semester, first-semester students per year: 2-7

Standard duration of course

Foundation course: 4 semesters, Main study period: 6 semesters including ‘Diplom’ thesis
‘Diplom’ thesis: Written thesis and practical work, ‘Diplom’ colloquium


There are no university fees

University and examination regulations

Link to relevant regulations (available only in German)

Postgraduate courses

Fine Art
‘Meisterschüler (Master Student)’ course of study