For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to art history, cultural studies, or African languages and literature with at least 30 credits in art and history,
Proof of English language skills (CEFR Level B1),
Proof of French, Portuguese, or Arabic language skills (CEFR Level A2).
The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.
The research-oriented master’s degree program in Art History in a Global Context, Concentration on Africa, aims to provide students with detailed, advanced knowledge in the fields of “old,” modern, and contemporary art of Africa and the African Diaspora. The content of this study program is also designed to accommodate a more in-depth regional focus and the acquisition of detailed knowledge in the areas of visual arts and visual culture (cinema, advertising, architecture, photography). The ultimate goal is to enable students to perform independent and critically minded academic work, share methodologies and knowledge with others, and apply academic methods, theories (postcolonial theory, interculturality, etc.), and knowledge within the various professional fields open within this discipline.