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 professional 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: May 15 to June 15, 2021


Important note for applicants: The master's program Live Art Forms is currently still in the process of accreditation, which will be completed soon.
At the present time of application, however, the final result of the accreditation is not yet available and cannot be guaranteed.

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


Information on the course can be found here.


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We are happy to receive current applications for the LIVE ART FORMS master’s program from May 15 to June 15, 2021.

The application is made via the online application portal, which is activated at the beginning of the application phase.


University transferring students (University of Arts in Germany and EU) for the degree courses in Visual Arts and Art Teaching as well as visiting students can apply for the beginning of the winter semester 2021/22 by May 15, 2021.

Further information is available from the Student Service: 0911 9404 0 / Constanze Boscher and Brigitte Bredl


All information about the application process



The degree in Visual Arts at the AdBK Nuremberg is organized in different artistic classes, depending on the course. The first semesters of study are accompanied by the so-called basic teaching (basic class / teaching the general design fundamentals - Prof. Eva von Platen-Hallermund). In contrast to this, the degree course in Art Education is modularized. The art-related sciences (art history, art theory and art education, general cultural studies, design-related sciences, art and economics) as well as the study workshops accompany the training.


Live Art Forms is a non-consecutive, advanced master’s course geared towards art practice.


A prerequisite for studying at the academy is a pronounced artistic and creative talent for the chosen subject. The academy's professors therefore offer portfolio advice for prospective students. You are welcome to arrange individual appointments directly with the lecturer! Participation in portfolio advice is not a prerequisite for a successful application.


Advice on application and admission conditions for all areas of study is provided Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon in the Secretary’s Office at the Academy, Bingstr. 60, 90480 Nuremberg [Tel. +49 [0]911/94040]. Furthermore, course and portfolio guidance is offered by the professors every semester. The guidance day dates are posted regularly on the Academy homepage.


Constanze Boscher
Telefon: +49 911 9404 142

Brigitte Bredl
Telefon: +49 911 9404 115



Information for student applicants Diploma Visual Arts and Art Education


Information for student applicants Master’s program Live Art Forms



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