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Admission is only possible at winter term.

By 14th June a complete portfolio must have been submitted to the registrar’s office. Artistic talent and a minimum of 18 years are preconditions. A committee decides on the admittance of the applicant after s/he has passed an examination. For application to film, fine art, painting, and sculpture classes the following documents must be presented:

  • a standard form Application form "Application for a fulltime study" (pdf)
  • a curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • a passport photograph
  • a portfolio with a selection (maximum 20 pieces) of own works, any media whatsoever

The format of the portfolio and the works may not exceed size DIN A0 (84 x 120 cm). Larger sizes will not be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application documents, portfolios and works of art are sent at one´s own risk. The Städelschule cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss. The academy will not bear for the costs of carriage nor customs duty. If an applicant has not been admitted, the portfolio and works of art must be collected at the Städelschule during official opening hours within 8 weeks of having receivied the written refusal. After this period the academy’s obligation for safekeeping expires.

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