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ART.Education (Master of Education)


The Master of Education in Art degree qualifies the holder to teach art in schools up to Year 13. It is intended for postgraduate students who hold a Bachelor degree in art teaching and who already have extensive experience in
artistic practice. As this is a dual-subject degree, students will already have been required to select their minor subject during their Bachelor degree, and will continue with their chosen subject at the Technische Universität Braunschweig while they study at the HBK. Students who successfully complete their minor subject are awarded a teaching qualification that entitles them to teach classes in this subject up to Year 10. Modules in Education
Sciences at the Technische Universität Braunschweig will provide students with additional teaching skills.

The aim of the Master of Education in Art is to help students to develop their own independent teaching personalities. By the end of the course, they will have the skills they need to teach the entire spectrum of art at secondary school level, empowering their pupils to engage with the artistic world and to develop their personal aesthetic responses. The degree centres on preparing
students for the actual practice of teaching. To this end, students will intensify their understanding of school teaching and academic research through a more in-depth study of educational theory and methodology. As part of their degree, students also undertake a work placement in a school where they will gain essential teaching practice.

And afterwards?
The Master of Education in Art is recognised as the equivalent of the German First State Examination in teaching, allowing the holder to continue to the practical stage of teacher training that is the prerequisite for obtaining full
certification as a qualified school teacher in Germany. Graduates can look forward to excellent career prospects, and the degree also opens up the path to doctoral study or to the practical stage of teacher training, subject to
approval. Questions about teaching as a career should be directed to the Ministry for Culture in the state where you wish to complete your practical training.


Degree programme Master of Education
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Possible secondary subjects German, English, History (at TU Braunschweig)
Compulsory Modules Teaching Methodology, Art Education Project, Modern Art, Advanced Module, Work Placement, Education Sciences, Master’s Thesis
Teaching Language German
Method of Attendance Full-time
Course Commencement Autumn semester
Application Period Annually from 1 June – 15 July
Admission Restriction No

Entry Requirements

  • Proof of a Bachelor degree with a teaching qualification in art, plus one of German, English or History, or an equivalent degree in a closely related subject.
  • Students who are not from German-speaking countries require a certificate of German language proficiency. Certificates not issued by a German institution must first be evaluated and recognised through uni-assist.


Application process

The application process at the HBK Braunschweig takes place in two stages:
1. Submission of online application via the HBK Braunschweig website
2. Submission of hard copy application with supporting documents by 15 July.
If your undergraduate degree has not yet been awarded by the time the application period closes, we request that you provide a letter from your
university attesting that you have obtained at least 200 ECTS credits (for an eight-semester BA) or 150 ECTS credits (for a six-semester BA).
The study places for the Master of Education in Art and your chosen second subject at the TU Braunschweig will be allocated by the HBK Braunschweig.

Note: In cases where an applicant for the Master of Education in Art holds the relevant qualification from a different university, and that university offered fewer modules in artistic practice than the HBK Braunschweig, the selection committee may require the applicant to submit an artistic portfolio. On the basis of this portfolio, the committee will decide whether the applicant should first complete a course of artistic practice in a specialist class and submit their resulting work before they can be awarded their Master’s degree by the HBK Braunschweig. The applicant must then provide evidence that they have been accepted into such a specialist class when they begin their studies.

You can find up to date information on the application process at here.

Last amended by Press and Communication on 22.07.2020