Graphic Design / Communication-Design


Bewerben vom 15. März bis 14. April, 12 Uhr!

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Mappenberatung mit Prof. Friederike Grist 

Mappenberatung mit Prof. Holger Felten

You can study graphic design/ visual communication in the class of Prof. Holger Felten and in the class of Prof. Friederike Girst.


The graphic design/ visual communication course is a diploma course with a regular study period of 9 semesters. All AdBK students, regardless of area of study, attend the foundation course in the first 2 semesters focusing on artistic production and reflection with parallel learning of the basic techniques of the different artistic disciplines – from casting plaster to film cutting – in the workshop and media courses. However, students are invited to and should take part in the graphic design/visual communication class and weekly class discussions from the beginning.


Study is multifaceted with events like workshops with various guest lecturers, seminars, study trips to design firms or public academy lectures with eminent artists and designers and individual areas of specialisation may be selected. Regular opportunities are also given to conduct real projects for customers in business and cultural spheres or to take part in competitions. The study structure and discourse are open, so students can develop their own study focus and define their professional identity. Cooperation between classes and students is desired and fostered. Student guidance is offered by Professors Holger Felten and Friederike Girst.


The diploma award for a non-modular course of study, in which academic freedom is cultivated, reflects the Nuremberg Academy of Fine Arts’ fundamental self-conception as a creative space for nurturing theoretical and practical skills.


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We gladly accept applications for the Liberal Arts and Art Education programs from March 15 to April 15 (12:00 noon), 2025.


We welcome applications for the Live Art Forms program from March 01 to April 15 (12:00 noon) 2025.

Applications are submitted via the online application portal, which is activated at the beginning of the application phase.


Transfer students (art universities in Germany and the EU) for the degree programs Diplom Bildende Kunst and Lehramt Kunst am Gymnasium as well as visiting students can apply for the start of the winter semester 2025/26 until May 15, 2025.


For more information, please contact Student Services:

0911 9404 0 / Constanze Boscher and Brigitte Bredl


Further information about the application process can be found here.



The study Diploma in Fine Arts at the AdBK Nürnberg is organized in different artistic classes depending on the course of study. The first semesters of study are accompanied by the so-called Basislehre (basic class / teaching of general design basics - Prof. Eva von Platen-Hallermund).

In contrast, the art education course (teaching profession at grammar schools - specialization in art) is modularized. The arts-related sciences (art history, art theory and art education, general cultural studies, design-related sciences, art and business) and the study workshops accompany the training.


The Live Art Forms program is an art practice-oriented, non-consecutive, advanced master's degree program.


Precondition for studying at the Academy is an artistic-creative talent for the chosen field of study. The professors at the Academy therefore offer portfolio consultations for prospective students. You are welcome to make individual appointments with the teachers! Participation in the portfolio consultation is not a prerequisite for a successful application.


For questions regarding application, admission and student services for all fields of study, please contact the secretary's office:


Constanze Boscher
Telephon: +49 911 9404142

Brigitte Bredl
Telephon: +49 911 9404115


Information for student applicants Diploma Visual Arts and Art Education


Information for student applicants Master’s program Live Art Forms


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Opening Hours:

lecture period: Monday till Friday, 7.30 a.m.-7 p.m. / Saturday  9 a.m.-1 p.m.

lecture break: Monday till Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. / Friday, 8 a.m.- 2.30 p.m.


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Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


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Monday till Thursday: 9–12 a.m. and 1–4 p.m.
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closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
Please note that the opening hours may change at short notice. Current changes will be announced in time by e-mail, on the homepage and at the library entrance.


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