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Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf was founded in 1773. It has been amongst Europe’s foremost art schools for more than two centuries.

The Academy has produced many outstanding artists. It is perhaps most closely associated with the Düsseldorf School of Painting, named after a group of painters who studied or taught at the Academy in the 1830s and 1840s and who had a lasting impact on landscape painting. Other famous names include Arnold Böcklin, Paul Klee, Joseph Beuys, and Eugen Gomringer.

Today Kunstakademie Düsseldorf is a modern art college that brings together students, artists and academics from five continents.



Eiskellerstraße 1
Phone: 49- 211-13960
Website: http://www.kunstakademie-

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Our Aims

The Academy offers degree courses in the field of visual arts and art education. Currently, tuition is free (no tuition fees).  

Location and Getting there

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
Eiskellerstraße 1
40213 Düsseldorf

Telephone: 49- 211-13960

Information For  Undergraduates

Course structures depend on the individual student’s chosen specialization and career prospects.
Subjects taught at the Academy include:

Graphic art
Sculpture/Experimental Sculpture
Stage Design
Art history

All practical classes are taught in specially equipped workshops.
For a comprehensive list of courses and academic staff, see the Academy’s website, submenu ‘Fachbereiche’:

Information For  Postgraduates

Zentrum für Internationales Kunstmanagement
CIAM – Centre for International Art Management
CIAM was established in 2005, following a cooperation agreement between four German colleges of higher education: Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf, Hochschule für Musik Köln, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln.
Drawing on the expertise of specialists from these four colleges, CIAM offers an interdisciplinary, two-year postgraduate course leading to a master’s degree in ‘International Art Management’ Applications for the course were first accepted in 2006.
In addition, CIAM organises congresses, workshops and coordinates various research projects.

The administrative office of CIAM is in Cologne:
Zentrum für Internationales Kunstmanagement
Hochschule für Musik
Dagobertstraße 38
50668 Köln

Student Facilities

Studentensekretariat (Student Office)
The Student Office gives advice on all aspects of student life at the Academy, including social/welfare issues.
Opening times:
Monday: 9am – 12noon, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Tuesday: 9pm – 12noon, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Wednesday: 9pm – 12noon, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Thursday: 9pm – 12noon, 3.30pm – 3.30pm
Friday: 9pm - 12noon

Akademie-Galerie (Gallery of the Art Academy)
The Akademie-Galerie offers exhibition space exclusively for the works of the professors and former pupils of the Academy. Two exhibitions are shown annually.

Die Neue Sammlung
40213 Düsseldorf
Telephone: 49-211-1396 223

Exhibition entrance fee: € 4 (concessions: €2)

Forthcoming exhibition:
Erwin Heerich: Sculptures, Drawings, Designs, Models
21st September 2007 – 11th November 2007

For an exhibition preview, check the Academy’s website, submenu ‘Galerie/Vorschau’  

How To Apply

Applications are normally accepted during the following periods:
15th May – 10th June: for the following semester starting in early autumn (‘Wintersemester’)
15th November – 10th December: for the following semester starting in early spring (‘Sommersemester’)

Detailed instructions on the submission of applications can be found on the website, submenu ‘Informationen/Bewerber’. Application forms can be downloaded from the site.
Further details: