Master Programs Design

Application period for the winter term 2019/20: March 01 - April 30 2019!

All information relates to the master degree programs: Visual Communication, Product-Design, Fashion-Deisgn and Textile-and Surface Design.

These programs are modularised and are offered as a 4-years Bachelor and an 1-year Master program. The regular duration of the Bachelor program is 8 semesters with 240 ECTS-credits, the 2-semester Master program is successfully completed with 60 ECTS-credits. You are invited to apply, if you can prove a 8-semester (240 CP) internationally recognised Bachelor degree in an equivalent study program. If you've passed a 6-semester Bachelor with at least 180 credit points successfully, you can apply for a specialized Masters course scheme over a period of 3 or 4 semesters.


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.

Application process

The application for the Masters program must be sent exclusively through the online application platform (Campuscore) of our school. The online application platform is open from March 1 to April 30! Master programs always begin with the winter semester in October.

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 (max. 20MB) or a link to your online-portfolio. 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 conformation 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 design) at weissensee academy of art are diploma degree programs and have a duration of 10 semester. 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!


There is a contribution of about 300€ per Semester. This includes the ticket for public transport.

For further questions about application, admission and study please contact the Student Service.



Susan Lipp
general course guidance

Student Service
weissensee academy of art berlin
Bühringstr. 20 - 13086 Berlin
mail: studienberatung(at)
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





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