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Berlin Summer University of the Arts

source: Björn Kremer

The Berlin Summer University of the Arts is home to a multitude of workshops and courses incorporating all disciplines of the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin): Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Design, and Music.  The broad spectrum of courses ranges from classical master-classes to experimental workshops and new formats. International artists have the opportunity to gain an insightful look into and experience the world behind the scenes of the world-renowned art university as well as meeting and networking with other artists and expanding individual creative horizons.

Furthermore, within the programme of the Summer University artists and creatives of all disciplines, designers and creative entrepreneurs have the opportunity to participate in courses on diverse and interdisciplinary subjects – Arts Management, Self-Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship – taught and conceived by renowned international experts.

Partial Scholarships 2019

International final-year students and first-year graduates are welcome to apply for the Berlin Summer University of the Arts 2019 partial scholarship which covers half of the respective course fee (max. 200 EUR). Deadline for receipt of supporting documents is April 14, 2019. More information here.

Fine Arts

01.07.2019 – 05.07.2019 Transitions – Drawing and Space, Pauline Kraneis

09.07.2019 – 11.07.2019 Workshop with Valérie Favre

30.07.2019 – 02.08.2019 Self-Marketing for Women Artists, Ines Lindner

05.08.2019 – 08.08.2019 Finding the Stories – A Photography Workshop, Carla Åhlander 

09.08.2019 – 11.08.2019 Pressless – Printing Techniques Without a Press, Anna Slobodnik

12.08.2019 – 15.08.2019 Artspeak: English as a Foreign Language Workshop, Rosemary Hogarth

19.08.2019 – 21.08.2019 Iron Printing in Blue – A Cyanotype Workshop, Jennifer Claire Heck


05.07.2019 – 07.07.2019 Architectural Photography – Re / Visiting 1987’s Visions, Stephanie Kloss

22.07.2019 – 26.07.2019 The Semiotics of Fashion Styling or Can We Still “Think Pink” Nowadays?, Ira Solomatina

12.08.2019 – 15.08.2019 Berlin Appeals 2019 – Poster Design Workshop, Judith Holly/Thomas Lehner

20.08.2019 – 23.08.2019 Virtual Reality – How to Design Virtual Narrative Spaces, Pablo Dornhege

29.08.2019 – 31.08.2019 Healthcare Design: Approaches and Perspectives for Young Professionals in Design and Medicine, Kora Kimpel/Regina Hanke/JoannaDauner

16.09.2019 – 20.09.2019 Wearables and Machine Learning – Application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Textile Technology, Eleftherios Avramidis/Friederike Fröbel


11.06.2019 – 14.06.2019 An Approach to Situational Time-Based Arts, David Behrman

11.07.2019 – 13.07.2019 Berlin Techno – Software / Hardware Explorations, Kim Feser

22.07.2019 – 28.07.2019 Public Intervention with Sound, Daisuke Ishida

26.08.2019 – 01.09.2019 Intensive Opera Audition Training, Gern Uecker/Janice Alder-Alford/Jonathan Alder/Bernd Schroeder

20.09.2019 – 22.09.2019 Curating Sound Art – Exhibiting the Auditive, Sabine Sanio/Dorian Lange

Performing Arts

04.07.2019 – 11.07.2019 Your Berlin Story: An Alternative ‘Creative Non-Fiction’ Writing Workshop, Joseph Pearson

07.08.2019 – 09.08.2019 Biographical-Documentary Theatre: How to Create Narratives Between Reality and Fiction, Gudrun Herrbold

14.08.2019 – 17.08.2019 It’s All About... Talking: Curation and Communication in the Performing Arts, Karin Kirchhoff

23.08.2019 – 25.08.2019 Storytelling – An Introduction, Suse Weisse

05.09.2019 – 10.09.2019 The Drama Works, David Spencer/John von Düffel


20.06.2019 – 23.06.2019 Exp. – Questions of Perception in Art and Science, Yutaka Makino

27.06.2019 – 30.06.2019 (Re)Discovering the City, Sophia New/Daniel Belasco Rogers

01.07.2019 – 05.07.2019 Aesthetic Transformation & Sources of Inspiration, Elvira Hufschmid/Margit Schild

07.09.2019 – 13.09.2019 Writing Ashram for PHDs and Post-Docs, Ingrid Scherübl/Katja Günther

Creative Entrepreneurship

05.08.2019 – 08.08.2019 Starting & Leading Your Own Successful Creative Business, Ulrike Müller

17.09.2019 – 19.09.2019 Structure and Vitality for People and Organisation, Jeong Hong Oh/Andreas Hertel

Stipendien 2019

Internationale Studenten im letzen Semester oder Absolventen im ersten Jahr können sich für das Teilstipendium der Berlin Summer University of the Arts 2019 bewerben, das die Hälfte der jeweiligen Kursgebühr abdeckt (max. 200 EUR). Bewerbungsfrist ist der 14. April 2019. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

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