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.
It is only possible to begin the program in the winter semester.
If you received your school diploma outside of Germany and want to apply, please follow the instructions found at Application for foreign students.
In order to be invited to the entrance examination you must register in time, by March 15th of that year, and then submit your application by April 15th at the latest. All documents for the application, including the artistic/design portfolio, must be submitted online.
Registration for application must occur by e-mail between February 15th and March 15th. You can download the registration form here or in the Info Column. The form contains all further information relevant to registration.
In the next step you will receive an e-mail at the beginning of April inviting you to upload your digital portfolio (PDF). In this e-mail we will give you all further relevant information for submitting your digital portfolio.
Please check your inbox by April 4th at the latest, as well as the spam folder linked with the e-mail address. The invitation e-mail will be sent to the address that you used to register. Your portfolio and all other application documents (see also “Application documents” and “Portfolio preselection”) must be submitted by April 15th.
We will review your application by mid May and will select the applicants to be invited to the acceptance examination, which takes place at the beginning of June. The invitation to the entrance examination will be sent by e-mail. Applicants not accepted to the entrance examination will also be notified by e-mail by mid May.
You will be applying with a digital portfolio (PDF). 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.
Answers to many questions on the admissions process in the Visual Communication program, on the portfolio, the entrance examination, the Kunsthochschule and studying here can be found in the FAQ PDF (Link) in the Info Column.Questions not answered in the FAQ can be directed to this e-mmail address: aufnahme-viskom[at]kunsthochschulekassel.de.
In addition, the student assistants Tuki Gruner and Abetare Prenici, as well as the student counselor Patrick Barzagar-Nazari will offer two counseling sessions by Zoom during the application phase 2023:
Mar. 10, 2023, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Apr. 11, 2023, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.