Muthesius Academy of Art

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Muthesius Academy of Art
founding 2005
Sponsorship state
place Kiel
state Schleswig-Holstein
country Germany
president Arne Zerbst
Students 568 WS 2012/13
Employee about 100
including professors 31
Entrance area of ​​the Muthesius Academy of Art, administration building

The Muthesius Academy in Kiel is the only art school in the country Schleswig-Holstein . It is named after the architect Hermann Muthesius . It was founded in 1907 as a craft art school, became a technical college for art and design in 1994 and has been Germany's youngest art college since 2005 . It has around 600 students and 100 employees.


Since 2005, courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts have been offered for six to eight semesters. In 2009 the diploma (FH) for all subjects expired . Since the winter semester of 2008, the art college has been offering four-semester advanced courses leading to a Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree . Then there is the possibility of doing a doctorate.

Departments and courses of study

There are currently the following departments with bachelor's degree programs:

The architecture department was discontinued in the summer semester of 2008.

The master’s courses are:

Central facilities

Aerial view with a view of the Schrevenpark, in front of the Humboldtstrasse power station and on the right in front of this the art college.

In addition to the study areas, the Muthesius Kunsthochschule has central facilities that offer interdisciplinary courses. In this way, interdisciplinary study becomes possible. The central facilities are:

  • Specialized library for art, architecture and design
  • IT center
  • Open university workshops (eight in number)
  • Project office
  • Institute for Art, Design and Media Studies / forum for interdisciplinary studies
  • Center for media


In 1907 the Kieler Gewerbeschule with arts and crafts orientation was founded with the name Städtische Handwerker- und Kunstgewerbeschule . It was named Technical and Applied Arts School in 1910 , was renamed Muthesius-Werkschule Kiel for handicrafts and applied arts after the Second World War and in 1966 it was renamed Muthesius-Werkkunstschule . In 1972 it received the status of a technical college for design and was incorporated into the Kiel University of Applied Sciences in 1974 . In 1994 it became self-employed as Muthesius University - University of Applied Sciences for Art and Design . In 2005 the technical college became an art college . Since then it has been called the Muthesius Art College .


Courtyard of the Muthesius Art Academy.

Since the winter semester 2012/2013, the buildings of the art college have been located in the Damperhof district of Kiel between Legienstrasse, Knooper Weg and Wilhelminenstrasse. The campus was here as early as 1907. Before that, the last campus move was in 1961, when only 130 students moved into premises in Lorentzendamm 6–8, as well as on Langer Segen and Brunswiker Straße.


The smallest canteen in Schleswig-Holstein is located in the middle of the campus in the former boiler house built in 1907 . Food has been served here since January 16, 2013, 41,000 meals in 2014.

The boiler house was largely left in its early industrial character. On the mezzanine floor is the cafeteria with a visible kitchen and a multifunctional room with a platform and gallery installation, which connects the different height levels of these areas.

Former students

University professors

professorship Area main emphasis
BKH Gutmann free art Base class
Elisabeth Wagner free art sculpture
Kerstin Abraham free art Ceramics
Antje Majewski free art painting
Lars Breuer free art Painting, mural / perception form and color
Arnold Dreyblatt free art Media art
Stephan Sachs free art Time based media
Piotr Nathan free art Drawing and printmaking
Almut Linde Free art teaching post Interdisciplinary artistic practice
Norbert M. Schmitz IKDM aesthetics
Petra Maria Meyer IKDM Cultural and media studies with a focus on philosophy
Christiane Kruse IKDM Art history and visual cultures
Annika Frye Industrial design Design science and research
Bettina Möllring Industrial design Basics of industrial design
Dieter Siebrecht Industrial design Honorary Professor of Medical Design
Detlef Rhein Industrial design Method. Design of technical products / MA Medical Design
Martin Postler Industrial design
Frank Jacob Industrial design Interface design
Peter Hendricks Communication design photography
Tom Duscher Communication design Interactive media, center for media
André Heers Communication design Typography and design
Annette E. le Fort Communication design Book design
Silke Juchter Communication design Conception and draft
Wolfgang Sasse Communication design Strategic communication / verbal design, head of project office
Markus Huber Communication design Visual basics and graphic design, illustration
Oswald Egger Communication design Language and shape
Christian Teckert Spatial strategies Research and intervention in space / MA Spatial Strategies
Sandra Schramke Spatial strategies curatorial practice / spatialization of knowledge
Michael Breda Spatial strategies Scenography
Dagmar Schork Spatial strategies Scenography
Manfred Schulz Spatial strategies Scenography / Spatial Strategies

See also

Individual evidence

  1. a b Number of students Students and first-year students by type of university, federal state and university, WS 2012/13. Federal Statistical Office , pp. 66–113 , accessed on November 3, 2013 .
  2. Knut Nievers (Ed.): Kunstwende, The Kiel Impulse of Expressionism 1915 - 1922 . Wachholtz, Neumünster 1992, p. 203.
  4. Linda Diercks: 12 million for the Muthesius art college. Economic development and technology transfer Schleswig-Holstein, September 19, 2012, archived from the original on September 13, 2014 ; accessed on September 13, 2014 .
  5. ↑ Start of the semester at Muthesius Kunsthochschule on a new campus! lifePR / UNITED NEWS NETWORK GmbH, October 10, 2012, accessed on September 13, 2014 .
  6. New campus for the art college
  7. ^ Studentenwerk - Kesselhaus cafeteria
  8. Kieler Nachrichten: New cafeteria in the old boiler house
  9. ^ Annual report of the Schleswig-Holstein Student Union for 2014

Web links

Commons : Muthesius Kunsthochschule  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 54 ° 19 ′ 38 ″  N , 10 ° 8 ′ 29 ″  E