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Art History in a Global Context: Focus on East Asia

- Master´s programs

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Art History
Prof. Dr. Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch and Piaopiao Yang
Koserstr. 20
14195 Berlin
(030) 838-538 01 and 838-538 68 (Sekretariat)
(030) 838-538 10

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in East Asian art history comprising at least 60 credit points or an equivalent university degree in a cultural studies field or an East Asian studies field (Chinese studies, Japanese studies, Korean studies) with at least 30 credit points in East Asian art history.

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

  • Proof of skills in an East Asian language (level A2 CEFR): Chinese, Japanese or Korean.

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.

East Asian art history deals with the art and culture of China, Korea, and Japan. The object of study is eastern Asian art of all genres, from the neolithic to the present. Painting, calligraphy, sculpture, new media art, architecture, and garden art as well as the applied arts are all included. The works are interrogated in terms of their aesthetic structure, content, and the historical, cultural, and political conditions of their production and reception. Additional fields of research are the history of the discipline and its methods as well as the conservation, presentation, and teaching of East Asian art.

1st Semester Admissions
Unrestricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
Unrestricted admission
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)
Enrollment Period
see notice of admission
Program Start
Winter and summer semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters