Weissensee Kunsthochschule

The foundation for the school's combination of theory and practice in the curriculum was laid more than 50 years ago and is just as relevant today. Students will eventually decide on a specialization, but all of them will start with a one-year interdisciplinary program covering the basic principles of art and design. To engage with themes and develop ideas, students are offered a broad range of courses in theory as well as opportunities to do practical as well as project-oriented work. This unparalleled interdisciplinary approach is supported by the school's thirteen workshops and studios.

The exchange of ideas between the different disciplines is encouraged and supported all the way to the point when students finish their degrees. It enables them to develop the ability to think across boundaries, to take responsibility for contemporary problems, and to cooperate with a diversity of social groups. These overarching goals and the exposure to working with concrete problems provide students with unique challenges and promote imagination, creativity, and social responsibility. Studying at the Berlin Weissensee School of Art offers a unique opportunity and ideal conditions for all those who believe that art and society are mutually dependent.


Head of School

Leonie Baumann has been president of art academy berlin weißensee since April 2011. Since 1991 she has been managing director of New Society for Visual Arts (NGBK, a Berlin kunstverein). Between1997-2009 Chairwoman of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine (ADKV, umbrella association of all German kunstvereine). One of the speakers of Rat für die Künste, an association of all institutions and initiatives in Berlin working in cultural affairs (together with Kay Wuschek, Intendant Theater in der Parkaue), member of the Deutsche Werkbund, founding member of the initiative stadt neudenken extraordinary member of Deutsche Künstlerbund, Author, Curator and Art mediator.


Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Bachelor of Fashion Design
Bachelor of Textile and Surface Design
Bachelor of Visual Communication
Master of Arts Fashion Design
Master of Arts in Textile and Surface Design
Master of Arts in Visual Communication

Tuition and Scholarship Information

To enrol into the academy of art Weissensee costs about 290 € twice a year (every term) and includes the ticket for the local transport. No tuition fees are required!

H&M Design Award: Weissensee Kunsthochschule 

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