The course

Fashion discipline within the Fashion Design bachelor's course

Start of course

Winter semester, first-semester students per year: 10-12

Standard duration of course

8 semesters, B.A. – final thesis in 8th semester


There are no university fees

University and examination regulations

Link to relevant regulations (available only in German)


Information for course applicants

Course brochure

Fashion Design (PDF)

Master's course

Conceptual Fashion Design

Aim of the course

The aim of this course of study is to train creative fashion designers with their own trademark approaches. They should be able to combine individuality, an awareness of problems and technical skill in their innovative concepts.

Teaching content

The educational profile at Burg Giebichenstein offers almost ideal conditions for an artistically oriented study of fashion design. The combination of the areas of fine and applied arts creates an excellent basis for broad and, at the same time, individually tailored design education. A deliberate approach to elementary artistic methods is at the core of the subject-specific study of the fundamentals. Sensibility for form, colour and materials will be further developed in free practical exercises in design. During the course, an integrated educational process will give students practical skills and confidence when developing conceptual designs and implementing them. Students will be prepared for a range of areas of professional activity by completing complex tasks and working on experimental or product-related projects.


General qualification for university entrance, and artistic suitability. Three-month pre-university practical experience period in a sewing shop, tailor’s/dressmaker’s, craft manufacturer or costume/theatre workshop. Vocational training in the above-mentioned areas will be recognised as a pre-university practical experience period; students can apply to the Examining Board to reduce the duration of the practical experience period – depending on the student’s knowledge level – in the case of vocational training in areas other than those listed, for periods abroad or for other skills and experience acquired after leaving secondary school. Exceptions: The general qualification for university entrance can be waived in cases of exceptional talent combined with professional experience. 


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Brief information

  • Discipline within the Fashion Design course of study
  • Solid fundamental skills in design and art
  • Subject-specific project
  • Accompanying course elements in sciences and theory