In Bavaria, art taught at a ‘Gymnasium’ is a so-called ‘double subject’. Admission to the teacher training course does not give the applicant the right to a teaching position later.

Applicants who are already students of art (Freie Kunst) at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich and who meet the terms of admission, in accordance with § 3 section 1, no. 2 of the academy’s qualication regulations, sit a shorter aptitude test that comprises a talk with one of the professors of art education at the academy.




Qualications for this course of study:

  • passing the aptitude test during which applicants must prove their outstanding artistic and creative skills and suitability for the course of study. (please note that holders of the ‘Allgemeine Fachhochschulreife’ – taken in the 12th class at a ‘Fachoberschule’ in Germany – are only qualied to study in a ‘Fachhochschule’).
  • Qualication to attend an institute of higher education, either general or subject-specc or, for those with a professional qualication who did not gain a school leaving certicate entitling them to study at an institution of higher education, a qualication for admission to a college of higher education in keeping with the terms stipulated in Article 45 of the Bavarian law on higher educa-tion (Art. 45 BayHSchG.).


The aptitude test is divided into the following:


a. pre-selection

b. practical test

c. oral test


For details about the ability test, please see the ‘Terms of admission for art (Freie Kunst)’ above.


Structure of the course of study:

  • practical teacher training (after passing the art exam, applicants are allocated posts by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst)
  • Specialist study at the academy (min. 8. semesters) as well as teacher training course (pedagogy)
  • Exam for the teaching of art (First State Examination)
  • Second State Examination


At the academy, the artistic requirements for the First State Examination (specialist study) can only be gained in an art education class. Since the winter semester 2009/10, the course has been structured in modules in compliance with the new Examination Regulations for the Teaching pro-fession I (LPO I) introduced on 13 March 2008. In general, each module nishes with an exam on that respective module and grades are given. The course of study ends in the semester in which the First State Examination is successfully completed (at the earliest after the 8th semester; the rst State Examination must, however, be taken at the latest immediately following the lecture period in the 13th semester).

The First State Examination consists of a written exam (analyses of works, art history and teaching methodology), practical exams (of varying length covering a variety of different subject areas) and an oral exam (explanations to the practical exam with relation to art-related questions).


Standard period of study: 9 semesters.


In order to be admitted to sit the First State Examination, the teacher training course (EWS – Fach Erziehungswissenschaften) must have been successfully completed in accordance with §§ 22, section. 2, no. 3 and §§ 32, section 1, LpO I, and 36 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit points attained at the Ludwig-Maximilians-universität Munich (LMu), in order for the res-pective regulations to apply.


The prerequisite for admittance to the First State Examination is proof of having achieved 270 credit points (of which 36 ECTS EwS are in teaching and psychology), attained by attending various modules and by passing the respective exams. The teacher training exam (written exam) is not generally held at the same time as the rst State Examination.


In addition, the following practicals of varying length are to be completed:


  • Teaching training placement in a school – prerequisite: proof of having successfully completed an orientation internship; allocation through the ‘Praktikumsamt’ (central ofce for coordinating internships) in consultation with the student and the school
  • pre-study internship – practical work lasting at least 8 weeks, to be completed before beginning a course of study (see § 34 LpO I 2008)
  • Orientation internship – lasting 3–4 weeks (to be completed out-of-term, at the latest before the beginning of the teaching training practical in a school)
  • Subject-related teacher training internship during the study period – teacher training intern-ships are held once a week in one semester, parallel to the course of study; applications to be




Organisational questions about the course of study


Room E.EG.09

Office hours Montay to Friday 9 am – 12 pm


Questions related to exams

Sekretariat Kunstpädagogik

Martina Mitterer

Room E.EG.17

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