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.
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.