The Institute

Profile of the Institute for Art History – Art History

The individual professional support and supervision of the students by the academic staff on the way to their own professionalisation is an essential feature of the study at the Institute in Kiel. Courses are oriented towards contemporary, relevant questions and research discourses of the subject and therefore offer a variety of forms of analysing art historical phenomena.

The study is academic, object-based, research-oriented and practical. Numerous field trips are organised in the region and throughout Europe take place where originals are discussed intensively together. With the Kiel Art Museum, the university has its own art museum, which is integrated into the teaching. The institute has an extensive specialised library. In addition, students can try out the basics of artistic techniques in their own workshops. The study of art history in Kiel is closely linked to the field of art didactics, so that aspects of art education can be worked out for practice implementation.

An extensive range of lectures and conferences supports the establishment of contacts in professional fields and scientific networks very early on. Against this background, Kiel graduates are above average in fulfilling the requirements of the job market.

The lessons are held completely in German language.

Profile of the Institute for Art History – Art for Secondary School Teachers

In addition to numerous offers, guest lectures, conferences and excursion opportunities, the Centre for Excellence in Art Education at the Institute for Art History Institute at Kiel offers events and research projects that focus on the teaching of art. A special library for art education at the institute enables academic work. In addition, concepts and models for school practice are studied in interdisciplinary seminars regarding their relevance for art education, practical relevance.

First experiences as a teacher at a secondary school are important for the development of an art education personality. For this reason, the combination of theory and practice is central to art education / art didactics training. During their bachelor studies, students sit in the art classes at schools and teach according to instructional units, which they subsequently evaluate according to educational criteria. In addition, the institute offers space for the testing and evaluation of more research-oriented learning scenarios.

The lessons are held completely in German language.

Prof.  Dr  Klaus Gereon Beuckers
Prof.  Dr  Christoph
Dr.  Susanne Schwertfeger
Dr.  Julia von Ditfurth 

Study Advisors in Art for Secondary School Teachers
Prof.  Dr . Klaus Gereon Beuckers 
Martina Ide

The Institute for Art History
Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 2 / Entrance: Westring 423 (next to the vehicle barrier)
24118 Kiel
Administration Office: Sabine Lemke
Tel. +49 (0)431 880 4631

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 -12:00 hrs

Departmental Library
Opening times during lecture periods:
Monday – Thursday: 10-18 hrs
Friday: 10:00 -16:00 hrs

Further Information
Institute for Art History of Kiel University
Kompetenzzentrum für Kunstpädagogik
Muthesius University of Art and Design