Fine Arts (B.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung): S/G- or G-Course. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:

An aptitude test is required for application.

Please note that you cannot combine Fine Arts (B.Ed.) with Music (B.Ed.).


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 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15

Please note that there is an earlier deadline for the application for the aptitude test.


Fine Arts (M.Ed.)


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 Academic Advisory 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).