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Bachelor programme

Degree Profile

Begin of study
winter semester
6 semester
Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
full time and part time
Faculty of Education
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
no restricted admission
Special admission requirements
aptitude test
Dual-subject Bachelor
major and minor subject
Teaching language
School subject
Teacher relevance
Primary schools, Secondary schools, Special schools

Course Details

The study of art consists of the following areas:

  • artistic practice,
  • art history/art theory,
  • art education and mediation.

These make it possible to test, analyse and communicate aesthetic-artistic forms of perception, thinking and expression from different perspectives.

Artistic practice

In their art studies, they acquire creative and reflective skills, develop their own ideas and concepts and implement them with different artistic techniques.

Art History

In the study of art history, fundamental methods of interpretation and essential art epochs are presented in a coherent manner. You will get to know the stylistic and iconographic characteristics of the art epochs and periods and discover the intellectual and social historical background.

Art education and art mediation

The area of art education and art mediation provides an insight into the connections between art and education with reference to different professional fields. In the field of art, an open concept of art is conveyed and the experimental process is encouraged. Discourses on the connection between art and society are stimulated.

Further information on the fields:

Artistic practice

Art history

Art education and art mediation

Insight into our art studies (in German)

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Job & Career Perspectives

Our graduates are active in these professional fields:

  • teaching art education at primary and regular school (provided that a Master's degree related to teaching profession has been completed),
  • in social and cultural fields of work (if you are completing a Master's degree course with an artistic, art scientific, art educational or art mediating orientation)
Art theory & art history
Art education
Artistic practice

Art in Detail

Structure of the study programme

The bachelor's degree course at the University of Erfurt comprises a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor's degree) as well as the fundamental course of study. It aims to impart specialist content and occupational field orientation as well as interdisciplinary skills. The standard period of study is six semesters.

Orientation Phase (First Year)

  • Artistic occupational field
  • Art history/art theory up to about 1800: style and terminology/interpretation exercises
  • Art history/art theory from ca. 1800: Theories and methods/interpretation exercises
  • Artistic practice: painting, drawing, print sculpture, video, sculpture

Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)

  • Basics of art education and art mediation
  • History of art: specialisation
  • Artistic practice


The major and minor subjects differ in terms of the content and scope of the course. In the major subject a Bachelor thesis is written.

Examinations regulations major and minor Arts

Possible combinations

At the University of Erfurt, you will study a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor) in the bachelor's program. You may have to observe combination rules.

Combination rule:

  • Art can be combined with all fields of study.

Online-Tool Studimat

The STUDIMAT supports you in combining the major with the minor subject. Try it out now!

Study abroad

Study abroad

A semester abroad in an English speaking country is strongly recommended. The International Office will be happy to assist you in organizing your stay abroad.

Study abroad


Internships during studies

  • Interdisciplinary Internship for Vocational Field
  • career-oriented internship within the context of the module "artistic occupational field

Further internships for students with the professional goal of becoming teachers:

  • two school type-related school internships in the Bachelor program

Study teaching profession

Information about study teaching profession

Teacher training takes place in the Bachelor-Master study system. The degree is equivalent to the 1st state examination. Following the Master's program, you will complete the preparatory service, which concludes with the 2nd state examination.
study teaching at the University of Erfurt

Relevance for teacher training

If you follow a master's degree course in teaching, you will acquire the teaching qualification for the subject Art at the following schools:

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary Schools

Studying to become a primary school teacher

  • Combination of the major subject Primary and Elementary Education with the minor subject Art

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Studying to become a primary school teacher

Studying to become a secondary school teacher

  • Combination of Art with minor subject (relevant to the teaching profession)

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Studying to become a secondary school teacher

Admissions qualification

Studying with Abitur

  • general qualification for university entrance or the subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a comparable previous education

General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):

Aptitude test

  • successful participation in the aptitude test of Art

Language requirements

Language requirements during studies

  • German: Upon application, international applicants must prove German language skills at level B1.

Language Centre

The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.

International applicants

International applicants whose native language is not German must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (level B1) upon application.

Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH):

Language and Admission Requirements 

No admission limitation (without nc)

Without admission limitation (without NC)

At present, no admission limitation (without numerus clausus) is expected.

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Open Day

Numerous information and advisory services offer you the opportunity to see the study and living conditions in Erfurt for yourself at the open day. Get to know the green campus and the beautiful old town centre on guided tours. Information on the program: Open Day

Discovery Days

The discovery days at the University of Erfurt mean experiencing "studying up close". Within a week (on as many days as you like) you can attend selected courses (lectures or seminars) and get a taste of campus life. Information and program: Discovery Days

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The major and minor subject in Art is admission-free (without NC), but a successful participation in the aptitude test is required for application.

Application for the two-subject Bachelor's degree:

If you wish to combine Art with an admission-free program (without NC), you can enrol directly from May 1 to September 15. Please enclose a copy of the aptitude certificate with your application for enrollment/registration.

Enrol now for Art!

If you wish to combine Art with an admission-restricted program (with NC), please apply from May 1 to July 15 via the following link. The letter of aptitude does not have to be enclosed with the application. After receiving an admission, please accept the place of study in due time. The letter of aptitude can be submitted subsequently if necessary.

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For international students


Want to study one semester or year at the University of Erfurt?

Exchange Studies

You come from abroad and are interested in studying for a Bachelor's or Master's degree at the University of Erfurt?

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Consulting & Service

Student advice and counselling

Ulrike Stutz
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Stutz
Studienfachberaterin Bachelor Kunst
(Faculty of Education)
Lehrgebäude 3 (Am Hügel 1) / Raum 0008
Office hours
mittwochs 12-14 Uhr

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