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
Information for course applicants
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.
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. Nine-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 to between three and six months – 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.)
- 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