Art Education involves
the study of two subjects. The course of study is oriented towards preparations for the teaching profession, during which,
artistic, scientific and pedagogic qualifications should be obtained. These enable graduates to professionally communicate
art in both a productive and receptive form in schools and other fields.
The special features
of this study relate to the close linkage of practice and theory and the combination of personal artistic activities with
art and cultural theory, historical and pedagogic-didactic reflection. Joint thematic focal points are offered in order to
guarantee the integration of these three training areas.
The scientific education is targeted on the acquisition
of knowledge concerning the development of art, visual culture and the aesthetic theories of the past and present, an awareness
of the problems of the social dimension, the function of and fundamental interconnections between art, cultural theories and
society, the comprehension and critical assessment of the possibilities and limitations of art and cultural science questions
and methods, a knowledge of symbolic theories, and a basic understanding of the questions relating to the issues and problems
of female and gender research.
General Pedagogics communicates know-how and methodological competences,
in order to facilitate appropriate action as a teacher in learning situations, and an ability to comprehend and reflect upon
Specialist Didactics develops the ability to critically analyse the history of ideas
and the methods of the teaching departments. It encourages the development of new perspectives from both a content and methodology
angle, whereby special attention is paid to technical and medial developments and their interaction with art and society.
Graduate activitiesIn addition to a teaching qualification for higher schools, the study opens the way to
other and new professional areas such as art communication in museums, galleries and exhibitions, etc., project management
in the area of art and culture, artistic-interventionist and socio-cultural project work in differing social areas, and artistic-scientific
project design and completion in various media sectors. Focal points are offered in the curriculum in order to facilitate