Master study programs


In addition to the four general study areas

  • fine arts,
  • communication design,
  • product design and
  • media art & design

the HBKsaar offers four specialized master courses:

  • curating,
  • museum education,
  • experimental media and
  • public art and public design.

These are closely connected to the regular courses of the HBKsaar and focus on special professional qualifying aspects.

A detailed description of all master study programmes can be found in the PDF file Modulhandbuch, available in German only.

Admission Requirements

The Master study programmes are accessible for Bachelor graduates of the HBKsaar and also for all graduates with a Bachelor degree in scientific or artistic fields of study with a minimum of 240 CP ECTS. Applicants with less than 240 CP ECTS will be placed in a transition Bachelor program until they achieved the required CP ECTS.

The selection of the students for the Master study programmes is based on an aptitude test.

The standard duration of the Master courses is one year and should not exceed 2 years. The one-year Master course carries a total of 60 CP.

Admission procedure

Application guide for consecutive and non-consecutive Master's programs


General information

Admission to the consecutive and non-consecutive Master's programs takes place in the winter semester or summer semester and depends on passing an aptitude test.

  • The application for the winter semester must be submitted to the HBKsaar via the SIM application portal by the preceding May 31 .
  • The application for the summer semester must be submitted to the HBKsaar via the SIM application portal by the preceding 30 November.

After checking the admission requirements and the submitted documents, a decision will be made on further participation in the examination procedure. 
The oral/practical examination in the degree programs Fine Art, Communication Design, Media Art & Design and Product Design will probably take place in presence. Please bring the portfolio in printed form to the examination interview.

 

Application documents

  • Certificate of higher education entrance qualification „Allgemeine Hochschulreife“ or an Advanced Technical Certificate „Fachhochschulreife“Secondary school leaving certificate
  • Bachelor or diploma certificate. If you do not have a bachelor or diploma degree at the time of applcation , please submit a current transcript of records with the current average grade. In the event of admission, we will require a certified copy of the Bachelor or Diploma certificate for enrolment.
  • Curriculum vitae with photograph (for communication design handwritten)

Master experimental media, fine arts, communication design, media art & design, product design and public art / public design

  • Letter of motivation with a proposal for your master thesis, convincing samples of works (portfolio) in a PDF-Document ( max. 100 MB), for larger files like videos please add an external link, for example YouTube, Vimeo or Cloud storage)

Master curating / museum education

  • Letter of motivation with a proposal for your master thesis, convincing samples of works (portfolio) or scientific documentation in a PDF-document ( max. 100 MB for larger files like videos please add an external link, for example YouTube, Vimeo or Cloud storage)
  • Documents about further qualifications (work experiences, publications, internships)

 

Additional special documents

Preliminary review documentation from uni-assist (VPD)
Applicants holding a degree from a non-German university need to obtain a Preliminary Review Documentation (VPD) from uni-assist.
uni assist review your academic credentials and determine whether you meet the requirements for direct access to master degrees program at a German university.
Uni-assist will issue the VPD that you must submit when applying at HBKsaar

If your degree certificate is not in English or in German, please include a copy of a certified English or German translation together with your application documents

Proof of adequate German proficiency in German:
Goethe Institut Certificate B2
DSH 2 or 3 (German language proficiency test)
Telc B2
Deutsches Sprachdiplom der KMK (DSD 2)

Applicants from China are requested to have their academic transcripts verified by the academic examinations office at the cultural affairs department at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Peking (APS) aps.org.cn