Fine Arts (M.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


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

Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2

Winter semester: April 1 - September 1

Summer semester: October 1 - March 1

Required Bachelor's degree:

Arts, Fine (B.A.)


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.

Master entrance requirement

The subject of arts must not be combined with the subject of music.

Proof of a B.Ed. degree for college preparatory secondary school teaching in the same subjects from a university in Rhineland-Palatinate or an equivalent final degree from a university in Germany or abroad.

Applicants having a final degree that is not equivalent to but corresponds to at least 140 credit points to the required Bachelor's examination, may be admitted to the Master's degree program on the condition that the missing study and examination qualifications are obtained at the latest by the end of the first academic year. If the student does not provide proof within the period specified, they will no longer be allowed to continue studying; their enrollment will be canceled without further notice.

Qualifying examination

If you passed a qualifying examination for arts at JGU, you do not have to re-take the examination. JGU does not recognize qualifying examinations from other universities. If you change your place of study, you must pass a qualifying examination.

It is assumed that students have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English; this does not include submitting written course work and writing examinations in the English language. Proof is not required.

Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the "German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)" is required for applicants, who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German institution or whose degree was not from a degree program taught in German.


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).