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).
|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*|
|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|
|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|
|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.
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.
- 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 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 Painting/Field of study||Standard period of study||Degree||Pre-study internship|
|Art Sciences||4 Semester||Master||not required|
|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|
Registration and application for the entrance examination for Master programs in summer semester 2024
Ocotber 1st 2023 until 15th November 2023
Online application for all master programs for internal students (external students can only apply for Multimedia Design M.A. , Interior Architecture M.A. and Furniture and Interior Design M.A.) The applicant portal will be activated at the beginning of October.
Registration and application for the entrance examination for Master programs in winter semester 2024/25
April to May 2024
Online registration for all master programs for internal applicants. External applicants can apply for most master programs, except Interior Architecture M.A. and Furniture and Interior Design M.A. (only for summer semester)
The applicant portal will be activated in April 2024.
Registration and application for the entrance examination for Bachelor, Diploma, Stste examination in winter semester 2024/25
December 2023 to March 2024
Online registration for the entrance examination Bachelor, Diplom, Staatsexamen
The applicant portal will be activated on December 1st, 2023.
15th until 17th October 2023 (Registration)
Buddy Day (register here)
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