To apply to the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (AdBK), all applicants must submit a portfolio of their own works by the submission deadline (May 15th of every year). Applicants who pass the portfolio selection process will then be invited to a practical and an oral examination. Please find detailed application requirements on our application checklist.

The classes are in German. Please find detailed language requirements on our application checklist.

Meetings with various professors well in advance of the portfolio submission deadline have proven to be beneficial (appointments can be made via the classes).

Students are accepted for a probationary period of two semesters. Subsequently, they must take a probationary examination.

Fine Arts:
(for enrolled Students bevor 2019):Students with exceptional artistic achievements will receive a Diploma as a special recognition from the Academy at the end of their studies (Minimal study time consists of six semesters in one of the specialties offered). This diploma does not, however, confer any academic title or similar distinction.


For new students: The new diploma is an academic degree with a specialisation in fine arts.

Programs with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS):
Bachelor´s degree programs in Interior Design and Art Pedagogy (Degree: Government Exam for art teachers of high school education). In addition to fulfilling general admission requirements, prospective students must hold general or subject-related higher education entrance qualifications (e.g. a college/university entrance certificate).
Master´s degree programs: Interior Architecture, Art and Architecture and Art Pedagogy. In addition to fulfilling general admission requirements, prospective students must hold evidence of the qualification for a master’s degree entrance (bachelor’s degree with at least 180 ECTS).

Please carefully note the respective study regulations.


Completed applications can be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs from the beginning of March until 15th of May, 3pm.

Please print, complete and submit to the academy with all other documents.

Akademie der Bildenden Künste München


Akademiestrasse 2 – 4

80799 Munich