Live Art Forms


MA Live Art Forms is a practice-oriented, non-consecutive, postgraduate master's degree program. Lead by Prof. Johannes Paul Raether the program teaches performative and aesthetic practices across media and disciplines of visual and performing arts. 
It is designed to enable participants to initiate, organize, and present an individual or collaborative artistic practice in a multidimensional context that is constituted by diverse publics, digital platforms, and global relations.


The master program is aimed at students with at least a first university degree. This includes graduates in all disciplines from art academies as well as  graduates from any other discipline or school who hold a BA degree and can provide documentation of at least one year of working experience.


The language of instruction in the program is English. English as a foreign language (TOEFL) with a test score of 550 (PBT) and German as a foreign language level A1 of the European Reference Level are required foreign language qualifications for admission.


Application period: 1st March to April 14th (12 a.m.) 2023

For further questions please contact the students office: 0911 9404 0.


Information on the course can be found here.



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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), 2024.


We welcome applications for the Live Art Forms program from March 01 to April 15 (12:00 noon) 2024.

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 2024 until May 15, 2024.


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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