Application for Art Teacher Training

Entry Requirements

Students can begin their studies in a teacher training subject only as of the winter semester. To be admitted to art teacher training, applicants are required not only to have a university entrance qualification or a relevant subject-restricted university entrance qualification, but also to pass the art entrance examination. In addition, knowledge of art history and interest in contemporary artistic events are expected.

The teacher training study programme at Kassel consists not only of the subject art, but also the core studies in education and social sciences as well as a further subject in the case of training for teaching at lower and intermediate secondary schools and at upper secondary/ grammar schools. For teacher training at primary schools, the two compulsory subjects, mathematics and German, must be studied alongside art. The University of Kassel, of which the Kunsthochschule Kassel is an autonomous part, offers all these subjects.

The study programmes offered by the University of Kassel. provide detailed information about the teacher training programmes (subjects offered, subject combinations, application and enrolment prerequisites, entry restrictions etc.).

Entrance examination

Registration for the entrance examination initially takes place without the portfolio, which is not presented until the entrance examination. The registration deadline for the winter semester is 30 April (date of the postmark) and for the summer semester is 01 December (date of the postmark). The Kunsthochschule will invite all applicants who have applied within the stipulated period to take the entrance examination. The examination lasts one day.

The entrance examination comprises an applicant carrying out his or her own artistic work on site in a four-hour exam with a free-form and/or fixed-form assignment; it also includes the presentation of approx. 20 current works that reflect the candidate's own, specific artistic engagement and illustrate a broad interest in artistic work, art development and artists, media and processes of visual communication. In compiling your works, you should therefore bear in mind that drafts, sketchbooks and developmental studies relating to a work often permit more conclusions about your ways of perceiving and thinking than finished works of art. You are free to choose the format of the works, the working methods as well as topics, techniques and media.