Head: Univ.-Prof. Henning Bohl
The study program aims to enhance the students’ artistic positions and strengthen their ability
to critically engage with practical and theoretical aspects of painting. Building upon this core area, space is provided for
trans- and interdisciplinary modes of working via installation-oriented, performative and other forms of praxis. The artistic
development of the students is accompanied by one-on-one interviews and group discussions with the faculty.
a weekly basis, students of the painting department have the opportunity to conceive and realize exhibitions. These exhibitions
and possible formats of communicating them are subsequently discussed together in class.
External artists and curators
are regularly invited to give insights into their work in lectures and conduct workshops with the students. In addition, exhibition
visits and excursions are organized to examine on site how different commercial and institutional formats of presenting art
Seminars offered by the faculty discuss historical and current artistic modes of working. The seminars
are based on texts by artists and art historical literature in order to engage with different text formats between discourse
and praxis and to practice writing own texts.
By taking aspects of the production, distribution and reception of
art into account, the study program seeks to achieve two things: Working on an independent artistic position and situating
it in the current artistic field.