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Requirements for applying to the Academy of Visual Arts, Frankfurt

An essential criterion to be accepted as a student at the Academy of Visual Arts, Frankfurt is the sustainable motivation for one's own creative development.

The willingness to learn the basics of creating one's own creative language during the course of study can naturally not be established in formal examinations. Even a portfolio to apply, designed according to given criteria, says only less about the distinctive individuality of the applicants`creativity. 

From the first consultation to the final application, personal contact is crucial.

Together, we explore where the individual abilities lie, discuss which intellectual and manual demands are made in the course of studies, how these abilities develop during the studies and what opportunities arise from it for students future profession.

Together with the applicant we put together the application folder from the work presented, from early childhood drawings to works recently created.

Formal requirements for students from Europe are:

a) Proof of academic qualification: Realschulabschluss / Fachhochschulreife / Abitur

b) German language skills or if you do not have sufficient German language skills: English

Formal requirements for students from outside Europe:

a) Proof of school qualification comparable to the secondary school diploma or the Abitur awarded in Germany.

The  acceptance of the degree by German authorities is not required.

Sufficient is the submission of the original certificates (in German or English translation), which prove a school development of at least 10 years and their successful completion.

b) language skills at least in English /

the evidence of the acquisition of sufficient knowledge of German (according to standard B2) is to be provided by the end of the third semester (basic study).

Deadlines

The next intake is 1 April 2020 (SoSe 2020). Application portfolios for SoSe 2020 can be submitted at any time to the Secretariat, but at the latest 16/03/2020 by 4.00 pm. Non-EU citizens can submit their applications until 14/02/2020 by 4.00 pm. Early application is recommended.

Applicants who have not yet finished their final-year school/college examinations may apply for the respective semester with their first half-year grades from Years 12 or 13 (or Year 11 on the “G8” school programme). Applicants holding their Abitur or entrance qualification for a technical college and/or who have completed appropriate vocational training may shorten their programme or switch from another programme following assessment of their suitability.

Admission requirements

The following formal admission requirements apply for the Communication Design study programme:

  • University entrance qualification (Abitur) or
  • Technical college entrance qualification or
  • Realschule secondary school leaver’s certificate or equivalent

Other proof of equivalent education entitles the holder to a study place. The director of studies is responsible for granting approval. Prospective applicants who were educated abroad are requested to direct their inquiries to the Student Secretariat.

Artistic and personal suitability is evaluated by means of a portfolio of works created by the applicant, an essay and personal interviews. Given that great value is attached to the applicant’s personality, applicants are advised to contact the Academy in advance.

More detailed information is provided in the following application documents:
Application documents

Application documents

Artistic and personal suitability is evaluated by means of a portfolio of works created by the applicant, an essay and personal interviews. Given that great value is attached to the applicant’s personality, applicants are advised to contact the Academy in advance.

More detailed information is provided in the following application documents:
Information about Application and Admission

Individual portfolio consultations

We offer prospective applicants individual information and advisory sessions incl. a tour of the Academy. We provide information on the course of the study programme, professional opportunities, support options and the selection and admissions procedure. Please bring any creative works or your portfolio, if available.

To make an appointment: f. +49 (0) 69 – 43 99 38
info@academy-of-visual-arts.de

Application information
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PDF - Application information

For further information please contact:

Phone +49 (0) 69 43 99 38
WhatsApp +49 (0) 176 359 539 27
info@academy-of-visual-arts.de