Application Visual Communication

You may apply to study in the Visual Communication program if you have passed a university exam (for instance, Abitur or master’s examination) and can demonstrate your artistic aptitude.

You may also be admitted to the Visual Communication program at the Kunsthochschule Kassel without a university exam if you are invited to the entrance examination and can demonstrate exceptional artistic/design talent there.

Admission requirements

  • Proof of artistic/design aptitude (portfolio with work samples)
  • Proof of a general university exam
  • An application without a university exam is possible if you are invited to the entrance examination and can demonstrate exceptional artistic talent
  • If you do not have your Abitur certificate yet, you can provisionally include a simple copy of your last semester’s school report; the Abitur certificate need only be presented after successfully completing the admission examination

If you received your school diploma outside of Germany and want to apply, please follow the instructions found at Application for foreign students

It is only possible to begin the program in the winter semester. The prerequisite for being invited to the admissions examination is a timely registration and application, by April 15th of that year. We will review your application by mid May and select the applicants that will be invited to the admissions examination. This takes place in mid June. 

All documents for the application, including the artistic/design portfolio, must be submitted online. The application portal for the admissions process in 2023 will be activated on February 15th. The deadline for application is on April 15th, 2023. Registration for application must be submitted by email between February 15th, 2023 and April 8th, 2023.

Application documents

  • Portfolio with work samples
  • CV
  • Cover letter (1 page)
  • Copies of university exam results (if the certificate is not yet available, please submit a copy of your last semester’s school report)

Further information on the online application process will be published on this page on February 15th, 2023.

Portfolio preselection

You will be applying with a digital portfolio. This portfolio should contain a selection of around 15 to 25 of samples of your own artistic and/or design work. There are no specifications from the side of the program. We recommend emphasizing and clarifying your particular interests and skills when assembling the works.

Submission of a conventional portfolio or a data medium has been discontinued.

Portfolio counseling
Friday, January 20th
Friday, February 17th
Friday, March 17th
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., online. The link for portfolio counseling will be announced in advance.