Liberal Fine Arts (Diploma)

The most important facts at a glance:




Standard period of studies:

9 semesters


winter and summer semester
Language of Instruction: german

Admission restrictions:

open admission
An aptitude test is required for application.


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1


Mainz Academy of Arts


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Both courses offered by the Academy of Fine Arts (AfBK) focus on liberal fine arts; the consecutive course Bachelor of Education and Master of Education in the field of Fine Arts also includes the methods for teaching art. While the Fine Arts course aims to prepare students for creative work as artists, the teacher training course focuses on conveying extensive specialist skills and methods for teaching art at secondary school level. The artistic part of the course is taught in art classes and is complimented by lectures on the theory of art. Students from both courses take part in the events and the classes together.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).