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ART.Education (Master of Education)

From the winter semester 2021/22, the HBK Braunschweig is offering a new bachelor degree in Art Pedagogy (replacing the former degree in ART.Education), which will qualify its graduates to study the M.Ed. ART.Education degree.

In the Master’s degree in ART.Education, students learn to translate their artistic and practical experience to a learning context, with the school as a particular focus. The modular structure of the degree ensures that students work continually at the interface between art, research and teaching. Students apply educational methods and concepts to their own projects, where they
can also reflect on and expand the potential of these practices. At this advanced level, the degree course equips students with a more profound understanding of the connection between theory and practice, while providing a firm foundation in the theory of teaching art in schools and extra-curricular contexts. The modules are designed to develop an approach that combines
artistic with educational awareness, qualify students as professional teachers. Besides this interplay of artistic practice, theory and didactics, a focus on contemporary art is at the heart of the learning process. Students will have selected their secondary subject during their Bachelor degree and will continue to study their chosen subject at the Technische Universität
Braunschweig or the HBK Braunschweig. All modules directly related to education and teaching are taught at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, whatever subject combination is chosen, offering further perspectives and teaching options.

And afterwards?

The Master of Education in Art is recognised as the equivalent of the German First State Examination in teaching, allowing the holder to continue to the practical stage of teacher training that is the prerequisite for obtaining full certification as a qualified school teacher in Germany. Graduates can look forward to excellent career prospects, and the degree also opens up
the path to doctoral study or to the practical stage of teacher training, subject to approval. Questions about teaching as a career should be directed to the Ministry for Culture in the state where you wish to complete your practical training.


Degree programme Master of Education
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Possible secondary subjects Performing Arts (at the HBK Braunschweig). Art can also be studied as a minor subject in combination with Performing Arts. German, English, History, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics (at TU Braunschweig)
Compulsory Modules Teaching Methodology, Art Education Project, Modern Art, Advanced Module, Work Placement, Education Sciences, Master’s Thesis
Teaching Language German
Method of Attendance Full-time
Course Commencement Autumn semester
Application Period Annually from 1 June – 15 July
Admission Restriction No

Entry Requirements

/ Proof of a Bachelor degree with a teaching qualification in art, plus one of Performing Arts, German, English, History, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
or an equivalent degree in a closely related subject.

/ Students who are not from German-speaking countries require a certificate of German language proficiency. Certificates not issued by a German institution must first be evaluated and recognised through uni-assist.

Application process

To apply, you should upload your application and all supporting documents in the HBK Braunschweig online portal by 15 July.
If your undergraduate degree has not yet been awarded by the time the application period closes, we request that you provide a letter from your
university attesting that you have obtained at least 200 ECTS credits (for an eight-semester BA) or 150 ECTS credits (for a six-semester BA).
The study places for the Master of Education in Art and your chosen second subject at the TU Braunschweig will be allocated by the HBK Braunschweig.


In cases where an applicant for the Master of Education in Art holds the relevant qualification from a different university, and that university
offered fewer modules in artistic practice than the HBK Braunschweig, the selection committee may require the applicant to submit an artistic portfolio. On the basis of this portfolio, the committee will decide whether the applicant
should first complete a course of artistic practice in a specialist class and submit their resulting work before they can be awarded their Master’s degree by the HBK Braunschweig.

Last amended by Press and Communication on 26.02.2021