Our_aims - The School of Art and Design Berlin
One of the Schoolâ€™s unique and defining features is the fact that all students, around 680 in number, attend a one-year interdisciplinary art foundation course together. This foundation course is principally oriented towards the perception and visualisation of humans and their environment. A further special feature is the range of intensive theoretical courses running the entire length of degree courses for all students. A thesis, which is given a grade, forms part of the final examination. This emphasis on theoretical courses aims to promote the many and varied opportunities offered by academic investigations of cultural theory, aesthetics, art history and media history, as well as nurturing studentsâ€™ communicative skills. A large number of optional courses, for example life drawing, photography, geometry for design, CAD, and others complete the range of courses on offer. The School of Art and Design Berlin Weissensee is also distinguished by its eleven workshops, which are open to students of all disciplines, and which offer students an opportunity to explore their ideas in practice. The workshops also function as an additional arena for the exchange of ideas among students of various disciplines. The specific conditions at the School of Art and Design Berlin Weissensee create an ideal basis for interdisciplinary work.
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