First-year students information

Dates, information and advice for all students starting for WS 2020/21!

Dear students,

welcome to the weißensee academy of art berlin!

On Monday, 5.10.20 the winter semester 2020/21 starts and we would like to invite you to the matriculation ceremony at 10.00 am in our garden as well as to our open office hours (on-site or online) during the first week of study. (subject to change)

For all first-year and transfer students, the staff in the general student advisory service are the first point of contact for orientation questions. In order to make it easier for you to start your studies, we would like to support you in your first steps towards studying.

Take advantage of the open and digital introductory events and plenary sessions to ask questions, take an active part in shaping your studies and never hesitate to ask your professors, lecturers, workshop leaders, tutors and fellow students for advice. We will all be happy to help you. 

Please note that due to the current health-political situation, there are many changes in the course of your studies. Therefore, please check our website regularly. The departments are currently planning a so-called hybrid semester. This means that online lessons but also attendance phases (mainly in the (mainly in the artistic foundations or workshops) will take place. The study administration as well as the professors of artistic basics will send you information about the hybrid winter semester as soon as possible.


The consultation hours on site from 5-10-10-2020:
12.00 - 14.00 in the Prof-Mensa (Mensa EG) (individual consultation and group consultation with max 4 persons)
From 12.10.20 always Tuesdays and Thursdays in room A.1.03 only with appointment.


Online meeting hour via the video conference portal jitsi from 5-10.10.2020:
Monday and Thursday from 14.00 - 15:00
Tuesday and Friday from 10.00 - 11.00 o'clock and on Wednesday evening from 20.00 - 21.00 o'clock
From 12.10.20 every Tuesday from 12 - 13 o'clock!


The dates for the plenary meetings (where you will receive the schedule of courses) of all departments as well as for the foundations can be found here in a timely manner. For the course catalogue for theory and history click here!


If you have any questions or uncertainties, please contact us by e-mail or by phone at 030 47705 -342 (Mon - Fri 10 - 15 hrs), we are looking very much forward to seeing you! And if you have any questions about the Campuscore Management System or your CMS account, please write to: stud2(at)

Your student advisory service

Susan Lipp and Frederike Schwemin


You are welcome to inform yourself in advance about the study start brochure, which is currently (until approx. September) being updated for the current semester.



Susan Lipp will be happy to help you in these unusual and difficult times, with study-related burdens and problems such as uncertainties in the digital semester or about the choice of courses, postponement behaviour, exam nerves, problems with graduation and study difficulties.

The student advisory service is also happy to support you in cases of mental or chronic illness or disability and will work with you to find solutions.

Please send your request by e-mail or contact us by phone: Tel: 030 47705 -342 (Mon - Fri 10 - 15 o'clock). Unfortunately, no personal office hours are currently possible. There is also the possibility of a trustful video consultation, just send us an email with a date suggestion (Mon-Thu 10 - 15 Uhr).

Susan Lipp will hopefully offer you general advice on studying and the organisation of your studies soon in Room A1.03, always Tuesdays from 11-13 and Thursdays from 13-17.


In addition, the studierendenWERK BERLIN offers free professional psychosocial counselling for all students enrolled in Berlin:


Studying with a child
Susan Lipp will be happy to help you organise your studies on maternity leave, during parental leave and with child(ren). Here you will find the website "Studying with a child".




Susan Lipp
general course guidance

weissensee academy of art berlin
Bühringstr. 20 - 13086 Berlin

Unfortunately, personal consultation hours are currently not possible. Please send your request by e-mail or call us at: Tel: 030 47705 -342 (Mo - Thu 10-15 hrs). There is also the possibility of a video consultation, simply send a request for an appointment (Mo - Thu 10-15 hrs) by e-mail.

The Student advisory service has collected a lot of important information in the study information brochure, information and tips on everyday study life and working conditions at the weissensee academy of art berlin as well as important tips on everyday academic life. 



Helpdesk - questions and answers about the digital/hybrid semester

All questions about the digital/hybrid semester:

Where are the theory courses and how can I register?

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