As a creative response to social and technological developments, product and fashion design influences every sphere of life. The main object of teaching is the design process – from the initial demand to conception and development, and finally to presentation.
As well as studies in the history and theory of music and theology, tuition emphasises choral and orchestral conducting, performance and improvisation in organ playing, piano and singing.
The study programme Fine Arts encompasses the fields of painting and free graphic art, sculpture and installation as well as new media.
The question of what social, cultural, architectonic, urban spaces we wish to live in – but above all, how we want to live in them, is discussed in diverse and undogmatic ways in the various departments of the study programme.
In the course of study Visual Communication students deal with the planning, realisation and mediation of visual information in two or three dimensions.
The study program Art and Media is the only course at the UdK Berlin offering networked artistic teaching in the time-based media. Teachers of various subjects collaborate to offer this special study program, the focus being on interplay between artistic experiment and technical media.
The artistic training covers all orchestral instruments, piano, organ, plucked string instruments and historical keyboard instruments. This course of study prepares students for a career as orchestral players or possible soloists.
Central to the study of composition is finding one's own musical voice and cultivating artistic means to articulate it. The UdK's unique program features special focus areas on intonation research / microtonality, compositional theory, experimental music theater, and sound organisation.
The course in sound engineering brings together a wide range of musical and technical aspects. Students learn about music history, theory of musical form, instrumentation and score-reading and study set works and different musical styles.
Guest appearances by well-known artists and practical experience of the changing music scene are characteristic of the study programme.
The study course "Music Education" provides the necessary qualification for these who want to become teacher in music schools, other public institutions and in the private sector.
The eight-semester Bachelor course covers the basics in vocal training, repertoire, dramatic theory, elocution, Italian, voice physiology, movement, piano, music theory and the history of music. The four-semester Master‘s programmes Opera and Lied/Oratorio/Concert are both practiceoriented.
This course prepares students for the job of set designer with a focus on the world of theatre. Within the course it is possible to explore the areas of film, video, media, Fine Arts, performance and installation.
The Bachelor and Masters courses in Costume Design at the UdK Berlin are among the few of their kind in Europe. Costume Design is telling stories about people. Its focus is on the human, the body, and its appearance.
The outstanding feature of our three study programmes – the Bachelor programme Dance, Context, Choreography and the Master programmes Solo/Dance/Authorship and Choreography – is their close combination of academic training and professional practice.
The study programme Artistic Training/Instruments includes the area of keyboard instruments: piano, organ, organ improvisation and as well historical keyboard instruments.
In a unique opportunity in Berlin, the Institute for Artistic Training in Early Music and Historic Performance Practice brings together teachers and students of historical instruments.
Various forms of mass communication – in innumerable formats – struggle for public attention in our media society. Students of “Communication in Social and Economic Contexts” (GWK) learn how to plan communication strategies that can hold their own in face of this competition.
The piano department at the UdK Berlin has got an almost hundred-fourty-year-old prestigious history. Here you find information about the programme.
Introducing children and young people to art and providing support and encouragement as they develop their artistic abilities is fundamental to the development of their creative personalities.
Introducing children and young people to music and providing support and encouragement as they develop their artistic abilities is fundamental to the development of their creative personalities.