Germany/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.4 Higher arts education and professional training

Higher Education in Germany consists of mainly 3 types of institutions:

  • universities
  • universities of applied sciences and
  • academies of (Fine) Art and Music.

Table 7:    Number of institutions, 2015

 

Universities

Universities of applied sciences

Academies of art and music

Total

Number of institutions

110

233

58

401

maintained by the states

88

105

46

239

privately maintained

12

107

4

123

maintained by the churches

10

21

8

39

Source:    HRK (December 2015), http://www.hochschulkompass.

Table 8:    Number of students, 2015/2016

 

Universities

Universities of applied science

Academies of art and music

Others

Total

Number of students

1 727 393

929 029

35 326

63 340

2 755 408

Source:    Federal office of statistics (December 2015) http://www.destatis.de.

Studying Art and Culture within these 3 types of institutions:

  • Academies of art and music:
    • courses of studies in the visual, design and performing arts as well as in the area of film, television and media and various music subjects
    • courses of studies for cultural management
    • some colleges teach the entire gamut of artistic subjects, others only certain branches of study
  • Universities:
    • courses of studies of theoretical disciplines (e.g. art history or cultural science)
    • courses of studies of art or music education (e.g. for becoming teachers at primary or secondary level)
    • courses of studies for cultural management, cultural anthropology
  • Universities of applied sciences:
    • courses of study on cultural work, cultural education, cultural management, cultural tourism

During the last 30 years the range of courses of studies on culture has increased tremendously. To provide an overview of the variety of courses of studies in the field of culture, especially on cultural mediation, offered at universities, universities of applied science and academies for art and music, the Institute for Cultural Policy within the Association of Cultural Policy executes a research project on "Higher Education in the Field of Culture and the Labour Market for Cultural and Intercultural Activites". One of the results is an online-database with profiles of more than 350 courses of study on cultural mediation (e.g. cultural education, cultural management, cultural tourism etc.) at http://www.studium-kultur.de/.


Chapter published: 12-09-2016


EN | ES