Master Programs Design
Application period for the winter term 2019/20: March 01 - April 30 2019!
for the MA programs in Fashion-Design| Product-Design | Textile & Surface-Design | Visual Communication
Attention: on April 2, 2019, our campus management system will be unavailable all day due to a server reconfiguration.
The Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin is planning to switch to a 2-year Masters degree (MfA) in all four design disciplines for the coming winter semester 2019/20. We will inform you at this point promptly which study and examination regulations will be valid.
still valid study regulations
The currently valid study regulations of all subject areas can be found here.
According to the currently valid regulations in the four design programs, the prescribed periods of studies are as follows:
1 year (2 semesters): if you have successfully completed a bachelor's degree (8 semesters / 240 ECTS) in a similar course of study.
1.5 years (3 semesters): if you have successfully completed a bachelor's degree (7 semesters / 210 ECTS) in a similar course of study.
2 years (4 semesters): if you have successfully completed a bachelor's degree (6 semesters / 180 ECTS) in a similar degree program.
Important note for BA design students from weißensee school of art and design
Students from weißensee school of art and design graduating during summer term 2019 and planning to apply for our MA programs in design, just send an email to Leoni Adams or Susan Lipp, in order to get activated the already exisiting useraccount in our campusmanagement system.
Unfortunately, our online application portal is not self-explanatory in all aspects! Please read carefully our application guide!
For all questions regarding your online application, we are happy to help.
The application for the Masters program must be sent exclusively through the online application platform (Campuscore Portal) of our school. The online application platform is open from March 1 to April 30! Master programs design always begin with the winter semester in October.
Help on how to register and complete your application you find in our:
Please note that the deadline for submit your application is April 30. Your online-application has been completed, only if you click on the green button "submit application" (once all forms have been filled out completely).
Please inform yourself about the admission regulations before you apply for master degree.
With the application form please upload the following documents:
1 Digital portfolio as a PDF file (max. 20MB). Please note: Web links are not accepted!
External applicants also have to present the first degree project.
2 Study evidence - A certificate or a proof (transcript of records).
3 Certificate of your successfully passed first degree in your desired department or an equivalent study program (at least 180 Creditpoints/ 3 years) or the latest copies of the study documentation (certified), if you are in the final examination semester during the application procedure.
4 CV - Courses of the study, study trips, internships, employment in the fields of design/ arts, exhibitions etc.
5 Master Proposal - A written study proposal, an outlining of your master project (max. 2 pages A4).
6 APS-Certificate - Only applicants from the People‘s Republic of China, Vietnam and Mongolia must include the original certificate confirming that the papers have been pre-checked by the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS).
7 German language certificate - At the time of application international applicants have to upload a language certificate qualification level or a confirmation of the current language course min B1/2. Please upload the recent proof you have. And please mind: the required qualification level for all Master degree programs is C1. The appropriate language certificate, for example TestDaF 4, DSH 2, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, the language proof from the UDK or Goethe Institute (qualification level C1) has to be submitted in October at the latest.
Please note: all necessary certificates and documents must be upload in form of an officially authenticated translation in German or English.
Important informations & further procedure:
Please do not send any additional documents by post before official admission.
The examination board decides whether you will be invited for the admission interview or not. You will receive the letter of invitation to the admission interview approximately 4 - 5weeks after the deadline. The interviews will be held between end of June and middle of July, for international student skype-interviews are also possible. If you pass this interview successfully we request your full original application documents for admission at the Berlin Weissensee Art Academy.
On the basis of your artistic works (portfolio), your master proposal, your previous studies and also the interview, the examination board decides whether you will be admitted.
Fine Art study programs
The Fine Arts programs (Painting, Sculpture and Stage & Costume) at weissensee school of art are diploma degree programs and have a duration of 5 years. We do not have Masters programs in Fine Arts. If you wish to continue your studies at weissensee, it is possible to apply as a transfer student (Hochschulwechsel) and if you are accepted, you will be placed in a higher semester. The details about how you can apply as a transfer student can be found at this link!
Tuition fees are not charged. There is a contribution of about 300€ per Semester, administration fee, social contribution, ASTA and the semester ticket for public transport in Berlin (ABC).
general course guidance
weissensee academy of art berlin
Bühringstr. 20 - 13086 Berlin
open hours: room A 1.09 tuesday 11-13, thursday 14-17
telephone advisory service: +49 30 47705 342 tuesday 14-16, wednesday 10-12