New and fast application process: European and Non-European students can apply for a degree program at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design until April 30, 2021.

Our university offers five study programmes both for first-year students and for bachelor’s graduates:

  • Communication Design (Diplom)
  • Product Design (Diplom)
  • Exhibition Design and Scenography (Diplom)
  • Media Art (Diplom)
  • Art Studies and Media Philosophy (Magister)

If you wish to study with us in the Art Studies and Media Philosophy programme hosting our research group on artificial intelligence KIM, all necessary information can be found here. The online application is open until April 30, 2020 (probably deadline will be extended).


The degrees Diplom and Magister are equivalent to the internationally recognized degrees Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.). For first-year students, the study programme begins with a general orientation year. At the end of the third academic year they take the intermediate examination and at the end of the fifth academic year they take the final examination. Students with a suitable Bachelor’s degree are usually admitted directly into the fourth year of study and take the final examination at the end of the fifth year. Admission to the first, second or third academic year is also possible.