Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg

Live Art Forms

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Art Studies, Art Pedagogy
English only
Winter semester: 15 Apr
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Start Dates
Winter Semester: October
Winter semester
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in:

  • an artistic or design course, especially in the visual or performing arts, with a standard period of study of at least six semesters at a university, art college, college of drama, music or film, technical college, university of applied sciences or equivalent institution of higher education, or
  • a course of study in the humanities, social sciences, political science, or natural sciences, with a standard period of study of at least eight semesters at a university, technical college, or equivalent institution of higher education.
Work Experience

Applicants whose highest degree is BA level must also have at least one year of independent professional experience, which they will be asked to exemplify during the qualifying examination.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min 550
CEFR German
min A1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 15 (German)May 15 (EU)May 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Information: You can only upload one single file in PDF format with a maximum of 12 MB per document type. Please name them according to the following scheme: document type _lastname.pdf (example: curriculum vitae_mustermann.pdf).

  1. Letter of motivation, one page size DIN A4.
  2. Description of the work project planned during the course of study and how it will be realized in terms of time and location, on a maximum of 2 pages size DIN A4.
  3. Tabular curriculum vitae of no more than two pages size DIN A4.
  4. Portrait photo (optional).
  5. University degree diploma.
  6. Work samples of your own artistic work in the form of a digital portfolio with a maximum length of 40 pages, which can contain a maximum of 5 hyperlinks to time-based documentations of a maximum total length of 15 minutes and a maximum of 3 hyperlinks to web-based projects and apps.
  7. A written statement of authorship for all submitted work.
  8. In case your portfolio contains hyperlinks, a signed statement: "I certify that the artistic works viewable through the hyperlinks listed in the application were created prior to the submission deadline of April 15th and will not be altered thereafter."

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website