The Städelschule offers courses in fine art, architecture and curatorial studies that are delivered by an international team of university lecturers.

Fine Art

Fine art is taught at the Städelschule in a special context: the collaboration between students and teachers is not defined by an established doctrine or curriculum. The students are taught in classes under the guidance of their professors.


The Städelschule Architecture Class offers further study on a two-year masters course, making it one of the leading international programmes in this field.

Curatorial Studies

Curatorial Studies – Theory - History - Criticism is a two-year masters course at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, run in collaboration with the Städelschule and a number of Frankfurt’s museums. This cooperation between a university, an art school and various exhibition institutions is unique worldwide.

Institute of Art Criticism

The Institute of Art Criticism at the Städelschule, set up by Prof Isabelle Graw and Prof Daniel Birnbaum, offers a range of courses. Events at the institute are attended by all students.


A special feature at the Städelschule are its facilities, which are run and looked after by artists. The staff in the workshop support students with the practical realisation of their idea to produce work of a high level.


The Städelschule library is a public reference library. Its collection can be researched in the online catalogue of the Frankfurt Museum Libraries. The library also has publications by the Städelschule and some of the programme of public lectures.

Public lecture programme

The lecture programme is part of the public courses available at the Städelschule. Several times a week during the semester, high-calibre guests from the worlds of art, culture, theory and philosophy give talks in the auditorium at the Städelschule (Dürerstraße 10) on current topics in art-related discourses.

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