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Costume Design Master

Application period and requirements

Application period

15. October - 15. November for the following summer semester

Entrance requirements
• B.A. Costume Design from the Berlin University of the Arts or an equivalent degree from another university
• Special artistic talent
• for international students: sufficient knowledge of German (language certificate German A2 for application and language certificate German B2 for enrolment)

your application - step by step

All steps mentioned in the following must be taken within the application deadline of the respective study program. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible within the application deadline so that you can clarify any questions that may arise with our StudyGuide in good time.

  1. Register and verify yourself (if you have not already done so in the past) in the Campus Management Portal of the UdK Berlin:
  2. Log in to the Campus Management Portal ( and submit an application for admission to the desired degree programme there by the application deadline.
    Attach the following (formal) documents to the application for admission:
    ● Detailed CV in tabular form
    ● Certificate of university graduation, foreign certificates have to be handed in as certified translation (German or English)
    ● If applicable: documentation of practical work experience, practical training, internships
    Bank statement as proof of payment of the fee of € 30 for processing the application (in case of transfer from abroad proof of payment) or turnover view (in case of online banking). Other proofs/receipts (such as transfer orders) are not accepted.
    ● International applicants must also provide proof of their German language skills: language certificate German A2 for application and language certificate German B2 for enrolment. You can find more information here.
    Transfer students from other univercities must enclose proof of previous study and examination achievements. You can find more information here.
  3. Information on transferring the amount of  30 €  to the following account:
    Kasse der UdK Berlin
    Berliner Volksbank
    IBAN: DE 72 1009 0000 8841 0150 46
    Reason for payment: 35/01036, degree programme, name, application number

    Berliner Volksbank eG
    Budapester Straße 35
    10787 Berlin

    For foreign bank transfers:
    Please make sure that you pay all applicable transfer fees (OUR - sender pays costs) when making the transfer.

  4. A digital portfolio must be uploaded to bemus within the application deadline.
    Upload period: 15 October - 20 November
    The digital portfolio should contain at least 20 recent self-made artistic/creative works (such as drawings, sketches, paintings, storyboards, narrative designs, photo stagings or documentary photos, photographically documented sculptural designs, photographically documented filmic and performative works).
    - Samples of work from the Bachelor's degree programme and own artistic work
    - Presentation of the Bachelor's thesis
    - Documentation of realised theatre work (within and, if applicable, outside of the Bachelor's programme).
    - The presented works should be dated and development series chronologically numbered.
    - The work samples are to be summarised as a multi-page PDF file (max. 150 MB). Include title /year/ size (height x width x depth) / material with a short explanation and in which context the work was created (e.g. school, course, independent).
    - In addition, a video file can be used for the presentation (MP4, max. 4 min, max. 500 MB).
    - In addition, a PDF should be attached in which you answer the following questions:
    Why do you want to study costume design?
    Why do you want to study costume design at the UdK Berlin? (approx. half a DIN A4 page

Are you an applicant from the PR China, Vietnam or India?

Are there any formal documents missing from your application? Find out how to submit them here.

Admission procedure

What happens after the application?

The admission procedure consists of the pre-selection and the entrance examination.

Both parts will take place digitally for the summer semester 2022..

All selected applicants will receive information about the aptitude test by e-mail in due time.

As a rule the entrance exam consists of an interview with the admission committee.

All applicants must demonstrate an artistic development potential that is clearly above the level of the Bachelor's degree and that leads to the expectation of a successful completion of the Master's program.