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Art History in a Global Context: Focus on Europe and America

- Master´s programs

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Art History
Dr. Maximilian Benker and Dr. Sebastian Fitzner
Koserstr. 20
14195 Berlin
+49 30 838 53879 ; +49 30 838 65298
(030) 838-538 10

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in art history or equivalent university degree with credit points in art history corresponding to the program at Freie Universität Berlin with at least 60 credit points.

  • Proof of English language skills (level B1 CEFR).

  • Proof of another modern foreign language (level B1 CEFR) or Latin language skills.

The admission is limited.

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.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

Art history addresses and compares historic and contemporary objects of artistic production across genres – including image production not intended as art – and architecture from different regions and cultures. These are interrogated in terms of their aesthetic structure, content, preconditions, contexts, functions, and modes of production and reception under the specific historical, cultural, and political conditions of the respective societies. In the concentration on Europe and America, the objects and production contexts of art (across genres) from late antiquity to the present are discussed and analyzed.

1st Semester Admissions
Restricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
Restricted admission (for 3rd semester for winter semester, for 2nd and 4th semester for summer semester)
Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 - May 31 (for winter semester) and December 1 - January 15 (for summer semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester) and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Program Start
Winter and summer semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters