Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

The Main building of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar – officially on the list of UNESCO World Heritage – was erected in 1911 according to plans by Henry van de Velde as a studio building and is considered one of the most important art school buildings of the turn of the century. Photo: Markus Glahn; Source: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8
99423 Weimar
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Architecture and Urbanism, Civil Engineering, Art and Design, and Media – with its four faculties and diverse areas of expertise, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar affords a profile that is unique in Germany. The university currently offers around 40 degree programmes in disciplines ranging from the fine arts through design, visual communication, media design and media studies to computer science as well as architecture, civil engineering, building material science, environmental engineering, and business management.

The State Bauhaus, the most influential design school of the twentieth century, was founded in Weimar back in 1919. In those days, leading experts from different disciplines and countries worked here together with their students to revolutionise education and had a lasting impact on the design of our living world. They developed an answer to the key questions in art, culture and society of their time – modernity.

The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has been building on this history since 1996 as an international interdisciplinary university based in the unique cultural town of Weimar. Studies, research, art and teaching draw on the great Bauhaus model to find answers to central questions in art and culture, technology, science and society using modern methods. The inclusion of »Bauhaus« in the university’s name thus to this day indicates its willingness to experiment, openness, creativity and internationality.

The Faculty of Art and Design at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is the only art college of the state of Thuringia. Its responsibilities and tasks as an art college significantly influence the profile of the Faculty, which is firmly manifested in the structure of the Weimar Model. We have put the concept of this model into practice by connecting project work, the principal form of instruction, with well-equipped workshops and interdisciplinary collaboration with other disciplines. This overlap of praxis and theory plays a particularly significant role in Weimar. The Faculty is offering undergraduate and master´s degree programmes in the fields of Fine Art, Media Art and Design, Visual Communication and Product Design. The faculty‘s Ph.D. programme in Art and Design—the first one of its kind in Germany—represents the highest level of the academic structure. This programme concludes with a doctoral thesis comprised in equal parts of a scientific treatment and an artistic or design work.

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