|Degree Type:||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)|
|Standard period of study:||6 semesters (full-time study)|
|Credit points (ECTS):||180 credit points|
|Language of instruction:||German|
|Admission restriction:||1st semester: restricted admission|
Higher semester: restricted admission
Abschluss und Studiendauer
Das Bachelorstudium Kunstgeschichte am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie ist auf eine Regelstudienzeit von 6 Semestern angelegt. Der Gesamtumfang beträgt 180 Leistungspunkte (LP), wobei ein LP etwa einem Arbeitsaufwand von 30 Stunden entsprechen soll.
Es wird der Titel Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) vergeben.
Studienhöchstdauer: 12 Semester.
Ergänzendes Wahlpflichtfach außerhalb der Kunstgeschichte
Außer dem Fach Kunstgeschichte ist aus den folgenden Fächern ein ergänzendes Wahlpflichtfach zu wählen und im Umfang von 46 LP zu studieren:
- Baugeschichte und Architekturtheorie
- Europäische Ideengeschichte
Als Fächer mit berufspraktischen Anteilen stehen zur Auswahl:
- Kulturtheorie und -praxis (KTP)
- Medientheorie und -praxis (MTP)
Das ergänzende Wahlpflichtfach außerhalb der Kunstgeschichte braucht bei der Bewerbung zum Studium noch nicht angegeben zu werden.
Sämtliche Fächerkombinationen der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Studiengänge finden Sie in der Broschüre "Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Studiengänge: Allgemeiner Teil".
Studienaufbau und Studieninhalte
Das Studium gliedert sich in folgende Fächer:
- Grundlagen und Methoden der Kunstwissenschaft: Module im Umfang von 20 LP
- Epochen und Stile: Module im Umfang von 20 LP
- Form und Bedeutung: Module im Umfang von 20 LP
- Künstler/innen und Gesellschaft: Module im Umfang von 24 LP
- Angewandte Wissenschaft: Modul im Umfang von 12 LP
- Ästhetik und Kulturtheorie: Modul im Umfang von 12 LP
- Ein ergänzendes Wahlpflichtfach außerhalb der Kunstgeschichte im Umfang von 46 LP
- Überfachliche Qualifikationen/ Schlüsselqualifikationen im Umfang von 6 LP
- Ein Berufspraktikum mit einer Dauer von mindestens 6 Wochen im Umfang von 8 LP
Bewerbung und Zulassung
Ein Studienbeginn in Kunstgeschichte ist nur zum Wintersemester möglich. Der Studiengang ist zulassungsbeschränkt. Eine Bewerbung erfolgt nur für das Kernfach. Das Ergänzungsfach braucht bei der Bewerbung nicht angegeben zu werden. Die Wahl des Ergänzungsfaches erfolgt erst bei Studienbeginn.
Deutschkenntnisse für internationale Bewerber
Um ein deutschsprachiges Studium aufnehmen zu können, müssen internationale Bewerber entsprechende Sprachkenntnisse nachweisen. Für die Bewerbung benötigen Sie mindestens Kenntnisse auf B1-Niveau. Alle Zertifikate werden akzeptiert, aber es reicht auch eine Teilnahmebescheinigung am B1-Kurs. Zur Einschreibung muss die DSH2 oder eines der anerkannten Äquivalente vorgelegt werden. Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie beim International Students Office.
Application and admission
Application is only possible for the winter semester.
Application deadline is 15.07. (cut-off deadline!).
The Bachelor's program in Art History is admission restricted.
You can find more information on the website:https://www.sle.kit.edu/vorstudium/bachelor-kunstgeschichte.php.
In addition, sufficient knowledge of the English language must be demonstrated, corresponding to at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). English language proficiency can be demonstrated by internationally recognized tests.
Proof of English language proficiency through one of the above tests is not required for applicants with
- a university degree from a university with English as the sole language of instruction and examination.
- a high school diploma, whereby the foreign language must have been taken for at least 5 learning years directly up to graduation.
Prerequisites for admission to the Bachelor's program in Art History at KIT are:
1. one of the following degrees:
- General university entrance qualification,
- subject-linked university entrance qualification with technical orientation,
- or another qualification in the sense of § 58 para. 2 LHG
2. sufficient knowledge of the English language corresponding at least to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)*.
The bachelor's degree program is admission-restricted. After deduction of the preliminary quotas, the remaining study places are distributed via a selection procedure.
The selection procedure is based on the academic performance, the results and any previous experience of the applicants*. Based on these achievements, a ranking is formed according to points.
1. result of the university entrance qualification (academic performance, weighting 75%):
The sum of the points achieved in the university entrance qualification is divided by 56 or 60 and multiplied by 5 (max. 75 points).
2. prior experience (weighting 25%):
If available and proven, the following previous experience may be evaluated, provided that it gives special information about the aptitude for the intended study program:
- completed vocational training in a relevant profession (e.g. bookseller, photographer, media designer for image and sound, digital and print) and previous professional experience relevant to the course of study even without completed vocational training (max. 15 points)
- practical activities, e.g. voluntary service (max. 5 points)
- extracurricular achievements and qualifications, e.g. prizes and awards (max. 5 points)
* English language proficiency can be demonstrated by one of the following internationally recognized tests:
- Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 90 on the internet-based test or.
- IELTS with an overall score of at least 6.5 and no section below 5.5 or
- University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or
- University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or
- UNIcert at least level II.
Proof of English proficiency by means of one of the above tests is not required for applicants with
- a university degree from an institution of higher education with English as the sole language of instruction and examination; English as the sole and official language of the degree program completed must be indicated in the Diploma Supplement, Transcript of Records, or degree certificate; other confirmations of the language of instruction and examination will not be accepted as proof of language proficiency;
- an Abitur certificate, whereby the foreign language must have been taken for at least 5 learning years directly up to the degree entitling the holder to university admission, and the final or average grade of the last two learning years of the language course must correspond to at least the German grade 4 (sufficient) or at least 5 points.
If the language certificate is missing at the time of application, the applicant can still be admitted in individual cases under the condition that he/she proves the language certificate by the end of the matriculation period.
German language skills for international applicants
In order to be able to take up German-language studies, international applicants must provide proof of appropriate language skills. You need at least B1-level proficiency to apply. All certificates are accepted, but a certificate of participation in a B1 course is also sufficient. The DSH2 or one of the recognized equivalents must be presented for enrollment. For more information, please contact the International Students Office.
|Semester duration||01.10.2021 - 31.03.2022|
|Lecture period||18.10.2021 - 12.02.2022|
|Lecture-free period||24.12.2021 - 06.01.2022|
|Semester duration||01.04.2022 - 30.09.2022|
|Lecture period||19.04.2022 - 30.07.2022|
|Lecture-free period||06.06.2022 - 11.06.2022|
|for the summer semester||15.01. - 15.02.|
|for the winter semester||01.07. - 15.08.|
Bachelor und Master Kunstgeschichte
Dates Art History
The module handbook describes the modules belonging to the respective study program, the interdependencies between them, the learning objectives and the type of assessment.
Summer Semester 2022 :
Summer term 2021
Studien- und Prüfungsordnungen
Der Ablauf des Studiums ist in den jeweiligen Studien- und Prüfungsordnungen geregelt.
Studiengang Kunstgeschichte Bachelor
- Studienordnung 2017: SPO 2017 (AB 045)
Studiengang Kunstgeschichte Master
- Studienordnung 2017: SPO 2016 (AB 046)
Semester Program Guide
The semester program booklet is published every semester at the beginning of the lecture period.
In addition to an excerpt from the KIT course catalog with the courses relevant to the degree programs of the Faculty of Architecture, the program booklet contains further information on dates in the respective semester, class schedules, exam registrations, information on the faculty's facilities, and excerpts from the study and examination regulations.
Semester program winter semester 2021/22: German/ English
Semester program summer semester 2021: German/ English
Semester program winter term 2020/21: German/ English
Semesterprogram WS 2019/20 (German)
Semester programWS 2019/20 (English
Semesterprogram SS 2019 (German)
Semester program SS2019 (English)
Semester program WS2018/19 (German)
Semester programWS 2018/19 (English)
Faculty brochure SS 2018
Faculty brochure WS 2017/18
Faculty brochure SS 2017
Faculty brochure WS 2016/17
Faculty brochure SS 2016
Faculty brochure WS 2015/16
Faculty brochure SS 2015
Guide to scientific work
This guide is intended to be an aid for the study of art history at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and to give hints for scientific work. In principle, the advice in this handout is also valuable and valid for architecture students. However, there are also some deviating regulations for term papers and especially for the scientific part of the master's thesis in the course of studies in architecture, e.g. concerning the freedom in the layout of the paper. A version of the handout that is precisely adapted to the needs of architecture students is therefore in preparation. As long as it is not yet available, please use this version, but please discuss with your supervisor which of the regulations are not binding for you or which additional regulations apply in the respective case.
Courses of the Art History program
For a good start of studies, the orientation phase with the mentoring program takes place annually for the new freshmen in the week before the start of lectures of the winter semester. Information of the department, the KIT and the student representatives as well as a first semester handbook complete the offer.
The orientation phase for the winter semester 2021/22 will take place in the week from 11 to 15 October 2021.
Orientation Phase (O-Phase)
TheO-Phase is an important introduction to the studies: It is organized by the Student Council of Architecture and Art History in cooperation with the Dean's Office and lecturers of both study programmes and serves to inform about the upcoming semester, the university and the studies. The new students are introduced to the studios, the subject areas and the most important procedures and places at the department. In addition, the choice of studios in the Architecture programme and the allocation of seminar places in the History of Art programme will take place. During the O-Phase, the first projects for an exhibition at the department are already being worked on. And with all this, fun is not to be neglected! The leisure and evening programme of the student council makes it easy to make contact with other first-year students and students from higher semesters.
Start and schedule of O-Phase 2021:
Due to the current Corona situation, we have only been able to finalise the planning of O-Phase this year on short notice. Some of the offerings will be online, others will be face-to-face. Please arrange to have flexible internet access to video conferences as well as the possibility to come to Karlsruhe during this week.
We will begin on Monday, 11.10.2021 from 10:00 to 10:30, with a video welcome via zoom.
The link for this is: https://kit-lecture.zoom.us/j/68395594356?pwd=V3NtUS9DRzVDaThEYUhKVHV6OU14Zz09
Meeting ID: 683 9559 4356, ID Code: 531787
On the KIT learning platform Ilias all presentations/materials of the O-Phase will be available.
How Ilias works will be explained in the introductory session. Important: Registration for the O-Phase course is only possible from Monday, 11.10.21.
O-Phase 2021: The Program
|10:00-10:30||Architecture and Art History: Welcome event + introduction of student representatives|
Online via Zoom, Meeting ID: 683 9559 4356, ID code: 531787
|10:30||Introduction to Bachelor of Architecture (Prof. Dr. Barbara Engel) |
Online via Zoom, Meeting-ID: 683 9559 4356, Identifier: 53178
|10:30||Introduction to Bachelor of Art History (Prof. Dr. Oliver Jehle)|
Online per Zoom, Meeting-ID: 685 6471 2049, Identifier: 264028
|12:00||Course of the O-Phase and explanation of the learning platform Ilias (Doris Kern)|
Online via Zoom, Meeting-ID: 683 9559 4356, ID: 531787
|14:00-16:30||Course of studies Bachelor Architecture: Presentation of studies |
Online via Zoom, Meeting-ID: 692 6098 8347, Identifier: 637398
|14:00-15:00||Art History Programme: Structure of the Bachelor (Dr. Jesús Muñoz)|
Online via Zoom, Meeting-ID: 644 2355 8827, identification code: 380567
|15:00-16:00||History of Art Studies: Presentation and questions|
about electives and key qualifications (Prof. Dr. Martin Papenbrock)
Online via Zoom, meeting ID: 622 7641 7695, identification code: 363861
|17:00-18:00||Architecture: Meet&Greet with the mentors|
Online via Zoom, Meeting-ID: 678 0454 0832, ID code: 657528
|18:00-19:00||Art history: Meet&Greet withthe mentors|
Online via Zoom, Meeting-ID: 693 5378 5826, Identifier: 075558
|Tuesday, 12.10.2021||In the morning online for students of art history, otherwise in presence|
|9:00-12:00||Art History: Info on study organisation and info on seminars/seminar place allocation .|
Online via Zoom, meeting ID: 657 0287 2237, identification code: 134270
|10:00-14:00||Architecture only: Department and campus tours in small groups|
Appointments available through O-Phase Ilias course, approximately 1-hour event staggered due to Corona protections.
|14:00-16:00||Architecture and Art History: Department and campus tours in small groups|
Appointment via the O-Phase Ilias course, approx. 1-hour event staggered due to Corona protection measures
Please bring your own food and refreshments!
|Wednesday, 13.10.2021||Morning online via Zoom, afternoon presence|
|10:00-11:30||Architecture and Art History: Presentation of O-Phase Projects|
Online via Zoom, Meeting-ID: 621 2494 9126 identification code: 922238
|11:30-12:30||Architecture: "What to Know" - Information from the student advisory service and mentors |
Online via Zoom, Meeting-ID: 641 3673 2343, ID code: 799543
|11:30-12.30||Art History: Tips for first-year students of Art History|
Online via Zoom, meeting ID: 670 2864 6133, identification code: 762227
|14:00-18:00||Architecture and Art History: Working on the O-Phase Projects|
In groups in presence
|Thursday, 14.10.2021||Presence / from 18.00h Online via Zoom|
|10:00 to 16:00||Architecture and Art History: Working on the O-Phase-Projects|
In groups in presence
|18:00||Architecture and History ofArt: Presentation and Judging of the O-Phase-Projects Online|
By Zoom, Meeting ID: 698 0993 2343, ID code: 362958
|Friday, 15.10.2021||Online per Zoom for Art History, from 11:30 Presence|
|10:00||Art history: individual questions to lecturers and secretariat|
Per Zoom, meeting ID: 654 2004 5921, identification code: 877597
The mentoring program of the KIT Department of Architecture is integrated into the O-Phase with the aim of giving all first-year students a good start into their studies. Students of the 3rd and 5th semester, who have been prepared for this task with a training, accompany the new students during the O-phase and are also available afterwards as contact persons for all possible questions concerning the studies. This provides easy and direct access to information and assistance at the beginning of the studies and promotes the networking of the students of the department across semesters and courses.
If you are interested in participating in the program as a mentor in the 3rd or 5th semester, please note the annual announcement of the program in the middle/end of July. To apply, submit a brief motivational text to the departmental student bodies(fachschaft∂arch kit edu / fachschaft-kunstgeschichte∂web de). All art history students and applicants from the 2nd and 4th semester of architecture are eligible to apply.
Important info / FAQ
Information about the measures taken by KIT and the KIT Department of Architecture for Corona precautions and the associated restrictions and changes in study operations can be found on this website: https://www.kit.edu/kit/25911.php.
Technical Information of the SCC
The Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) is responsible for the information technology of KIT. In order to make your start technically successful, the SCC has compiled some relevant information, e.g. on how to activate the KIT user account, how to set up the e-mail box, how to prepare the KIT card, and much more.
Information about buying a laptop
Due to the current situation, part of the teaching, such as some lectures, will already take place online in the first semester. Therefore, in terms of your technical equipment, you should already be able to participate in video conferences and upload and download corresponding data volumes at the beginning of your studies. Irrespective of this, it is recommended that you purchase a laptop in the course of the first year of study to support flexible learning and working.
The software used in architectural studies ranges from drawing programs (e.g. Vectorworks, Archicad, Autocad, Revit, Allplan), to 3D programs (e.g. Rhino, Sketchup, 3ds Max or Cinema 4D), to graphics, image processing and layout programs (mainly from Adobe or Serif) and thus places very different demands on the hardware of your computer.
Of course, the choice of the device is your decision alone, but we would like to show you on the basis of the most important components, what should be paid attention to when buying a laptop. An initial guide is provided by the system requirements, which the software manufacturers usually state on their website. We therefore recommend the following minimum equipment:
Processor: 64-bit Intel i5, min. 2 GHz or comparable AMD Ryzen Mobile processors.
RAM: min. 8 GB RAM, preferably 16 GB RAM
Hard disk: min. 512 GB SSD
Graphics card: dedicated graphics card with min. 2 GB VRAM, better 4 GB
Screen: min. FullHD, i.e. 1920x1080 pixels, ideally an IPS or VA panel.
Besides the pure hardware requirements, the longevity of your device is important - you are studying with a standard period of study of 6 semesters Bachelor and 4 semesters in Master, so see your laptop as an investment that should accompany you for several years.
Software packages are often available to students at a discount. Here it is advisable to wait for the start of your studies and to wait for the suggestions and tips of the lecturers and students from higher semesters.
For the 3D software Rhinoceros (McNeal), which you will use in the first semester, licenses have already been reserved at reduced rates. To make use of this offer, please register in KIT ILIAS in the period 11.10.2021 - 22.10.2021 under the following course:
1720801 - Architectural Geometry | Rhino Licenses | Registration Rhino Licenses.
You will receive more information about the procedure and the associated costs at the beginning of the lecture Architectural Geometry.
Subject-specific study consultations
For subject-specific questions about the study of architecture, the KIT Department of Architecture, and department visits:
studienberatung∂ arch kit edu
+49 721-608 43879
For subject-specific questions on the study of art history:
Apl. Prof Dr. Martin Papenbrock
Phone: +49 721 608-42191
martin papenbrock∂ kit edu