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Office for Student and Academic Affairs

T: +49 (0)345 7751–532, E-mail: studinfo(at)burg-halle.de

 

Study requirements for an undergraduate degree (Bachelor, “Diplom”, First State Examination)

To start an undergraduate degree programme at BURG, the following admission criteria must be met:

  • The determination of the special artistic and creative suitability related to the degree programme. This is determined during the entrance examination (examination regulations). Part of the entrance examination is the submission of a portfolio.
  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or another qualification required for admission to higher education (cf. §27 para. 1ff. HSG LSA ). In exceptional cases, this proof may be waived due to outstanding artistic abilities. (Matrikulations regulations).
  • For international applicants whose higher education entrance qualification was acquired abroad, the following applies: in addition to the online registration on the Burg homepage, the submission of a "pre-examination documentation" from uni-assist e.V. is required for all.

For this, please apply to uni-assist with your transcript documents. https://my.uni-assist.de/

The association, of which BURG has been a member since 2019, checks the documents and issues a certificate of your higher education entrance qualification (HZB) in Germany. Please submit this pre-verification documentation (VPD) to us in person on the day of the entrance examination (March) together with the other documents. In the case of a digital entrance examination, please upload the document, together with the other required documents, to the BURG portal.                                        

In any case, submit the document you receive to us. Even if you do not have an HZB, you can still apply to the BURG.

You can find more information about uni-assist here (PDF). 

  • Sufficient knowledge of the German language must be proven if applicants come from non-German-speaking countries (DSH 2/ TestDaF 4).
  • Proof of manual-technical skills and abilities (pre-study internship for design degree programmes, duration 2 to 9 months depending on the degree programme, see following tables). 

Degree programmes Design (Bachelor)

Study programme/field of study Standard period of study Degree Pre-study internships
Industrial Design B.A./      
Industrial Design 8 Sem. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 6 months*
Ceramik and Glas 8 Sem. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 6 months*
Design of Playing and Learning 8 Sem. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 6 months*
B.A. Modedesign/      
Fashion 8 Sem. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 9 months*
Textile Design 8 Sem. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 9 months*
B.A. Interior Architecture 8 Sem. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 6 months*
B.A. Communication Design 8 Sem. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 3 months*
B.A. Multimedia Design 8 Sem. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 2 months*
Start of studies: winter term      
       

Degree programmes Art (“Diplom”)

Study programme Painting/Graphics/Field of study Standard period of study Pre-study internship  
       
Painting 10 Semester not required  
Drwaing and Printmaking 10 Semester not required  
Image Space Object Glas 10 Semester not required  
Bookart 10 Semester not required  
Textile Arts 10 Semester not required  
       
       
Study programme Plastic Arts/Field of study Standard period of study Pre-study internship  
       
Figure Sculpture 10 Semester not required  
Metal Sculture 10 Semester not required  
Ceramics 10 Semester not required  
Jewellery 10 Semester not required  
Time-based Arts 10 Semester not required  
       
Start of studies: winter term      

Degree programme Art (state Examination)

Study programme/Field of study Standard period of study Degree Pre-study internship
       
Art (Qualification to teach at “Gymnasium” level or at other secondary schools) 10 Sem. Degree programme Art (state Examination) not required

* Recommended areas for pre-study internships for B.A. degree programmes

* Industrial Design/ Industrial Design

Recommended areas: wood, metal or plastic processing, graphics, design, model making; craft or trade apprenticeship with comparable activities can be recognised as a pre-study internship

* Industrial Design/ Product Design/ Ceramics and Glass

Recommended areas: The Product Design / Ceramics and Glass Design degree programme offers individual pre-internship planning assistance for internships in relevant fields

* Industrial Design/ Design of Playing and Learning

Recommended areas: wood, metal or plastic processing, graphics, design, model making; craft or trade apprenticeship with comparable activities can be approved as a pre-study internship. Knowledge and experience in the social or educational field are also beneficial.

* Fashion/ Fashion Design

Recommended areas: sewing, tailoring, craft - Ready-to-wear, costume/theatre workshops or vocational training in the areas mentioned above

* Fashion/ Textile Design

Recommended areas: textile printing, paper printing, foil printing, textiles (in general), weaving, embroidery, knitting, room textiles, clothing textiles, technical textiles, home textiles. Approved as a pre-study internship if vocational training has been completed: textile draughtsperson, technical drawer, stencil maker, printer, weaver, handweaver, knitter, embroiderer

* Interior Design

Approved as a pre-study internship if vocational training has been completed: furniture maker, construction and furniture carpenters, an apprenticeship in construction profession, shopfitter; Note: At least 3 months must be completed at the beginning of the study programme, the rest can be completed within the first year of the studies during the lecture-free period.

* Communication Design

Recommended areas: communication-oriented companies such as publishing companies, design agencies, trend research, advertising or media agency, photo studio etc. Basic knowledge in the field of photography as well as basic computer skills are also beneficial.

* Multimedia/ Virtual Reality Design

Recommended areas: Advertising agency, PR agency, or corresponding department of a company, or completed vocational training in print or media. Basic knowledge of image editing, DTP and web design.

Study requirements for advanced studies (Master)

The Master's degree programmes at the BURG are aimed at graduates of Bachelor's and Diploma degree programmes with a primarily creative-artistic focus. Interested and professionally suitable graduates of other degree programmes can also be admitted to the Master's programme if their suitability has been permitted.

Admission requirements

  • Proof of a university degree (Diplom, Bachelor's or Magister degree) according to §27 Para. 8 ff. HSG LSA or corresponding proof of achievement (Transcript of Records)
  • Determination of suitability for the specific course of study (passed entrance examination)
  • Internships specific to the degree programme or comparable practical experience (see Study Regulations §2)
  • Proof of sufficient German language skills (DSH2, TestDaF Level 4, Goethe-Zertifikat C1, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule)

 

Note for international applicants

The main teaching language of all our Master's programmes is German. Therefore, proof of advanced language skills must be provided by the start of the degree programme at the latest (see above).

Study programme Design (Master)

Study programme Painting/Field of study Standard period of study Degree Former degree      
M.A. Industrial Design 4 or 2 Sem. Master of Arts (M.A.) Bachelor 6 or 8 Sem.        
M.A. Design of Playing and Learning 4 or 2 Sem. Master of Arts (M.A.) Bachelor 6 or 8 Sem.        
M.A. Product Design and applied Art (Porcelain, Ceramics and Glass 4 or 2 Sem. Master of Arts (M.A.) Bachelor 6 or 8 Sem.        
M.A. Interior Architecture 4 or 2 Sem. Master of Arts (M.A.) Bachelor 6 or 8 Sem.        
M.A. Furniture and Interior Design 4 or 2 Sem. Master of Arts (M.A.) Bachelor 6 or 8 Sem.        
M.A. Visual Strategies and Stories 4 or 2 Sem. Master of Arts (M.A.) Bachelor 6 or 8 Sem.        
M.A. Conceptual Fashion Design 4 or 2 Sem. Master of Arts (M.A.) Bachelor 6 or 8 Sem.        
M.A. Conceptual Textile Design 4 or 2 Sem. Master of Arts (M.A.) Bachelor 6 or 8 Sem.        
M.A. Multimedia Design 4 or 2 Sem. Master of Arts (M.A.) Bachelor 6 or 8 Sem.        
M.A. Design Studies 4 or 2 Sem. Master of Arts (M.A.) Bachelor 6 or 8 Sem.        
Start of studies: winter term (only Multimedia Design also in summer semester)              
               

Study programme Art (Master)

Study programme Painting/Field of study Standard period of study Degree Pre-study internship
       
Art Sciences 4 Semester Master not required

Post-graduate studies Art (non-degree)

Study programme Painting/Field of study Standard period of study Degree Precondition
Post-graduate studies Art (non-degree) 4 Sem. Non degree Diplom or Master
Fine Art “Meisterschüler” course 2 bzw. 4 Sem. Non degree Diplom or Master
Start of studies: winter term      
       
       

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Registration and application for the entrance examination Master Summer Semester 2023

October 1, 2022, to November 15, 2022
Online application for the Master for internal students; for external students only Multimedia Design.
The applicant portal will be activated at the beginning of October.

Registration and application for the entrance examination Winter Semester 2023/24  Bachelor, Diplom, Staatsexamen

December 1, 2022 to March 10, 2023, each 12.00 p.m.
Online registration for the entrance examination Bachelor, Diplom, Staatsexamen
The applicant portal will be activated on December 1, 2022, 12.00 p.m.

Registration and application for the entrance examination Winter Semester 2023/24

April 1 to May 15, 2023 (4 p.m.) - Registration
Online registration for the Master for external applicants
The applicant portal will be activated in April.

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