The Graduate School of the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) is a postgraduate programme aimed at highly qualified graduates from any discipline with experience of at least three years who have already developed their own artistic or design profile. Candidates are asked to submit a project proposal that can be completed within two years.
The fellowship programme welcomes applicants who consider an exchange with other disciplines to be an essential part of their work. In this spirit of collaboration, the fellowship assists the recipients as they work intensively for two years on researching and/or producing their project. It strives to be a support in practical as well as conceptual and discursive terms. In addition, the Graduate School offers an opportunity to teach at the UdK Berlin.
Regular group sessions among the fellows offer mutual feedback, and public events such as the Salon für Ästhetische Experimente (Salon for Aesthetic Experiments) or the concluding Graduale (Graduate) presentation are opportunities to share ongoing work with the Berlin public. Generally speaking, the UdK Berlin aspires to be a platform from which fellows can reach out and initiate interdisciplinary collaborations. For this reason, the jury will prioritise candidates interested in a genuine exchange within the group and with others at the UdK Berlin.