Liberal Fine Arts (Diploma)

The most important facts at a glance:



Standard period of studies:

9 semesters


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: B1
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.


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.


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

The degree program Liberal Fine Arts intends to prepare students for their work as freelance artists. This artistic degree course combines art classes with theoretical lectures. Students from both degree programs participate in the courses and classes.



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).