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Art - Teaching Qualification Realschule


Teaching Qualification: Realschule

Program structure

Realschule teaching degree: Two teaching subjects are combined. In addition, the course of study is supplemented by the study of educational science. This results in the following combination of subjects:

  • 2 teaching subjects
  • Educational science studies

Which subject combinations you can choose when studying to become a teacher at elementary schools can be found in the lists of possible combinations.

Special features

Studies for art teachers in German schools.


Studying to be an art teacher at the following schools: Grundschule, Mittelschule, Realschule

  • Skills and abilities in artistic design in the areas of graphics, painting, 3-dimensional design and design with new media, as well as skills in a technical area of work
  • Skills in constructive functional work
  • Basic skills in scenic design
  • Skills in critical analysis and constructive reflection of own artistic works
  • Skills in the presentation of artistic works
  • Basic knowledge of perception and creativity
  • Knowledge of art historical focal points and contexts from antiquity to the present day
  • Ability to analyze and interpret works of visual art and aesthetic phenomena in a broader sense; insight into their contexts of origin and effect
  • in-depth knowledge of the goals, content and methods of the subject of art
  • in-depth knowledge of the planning, implementation and evaluation of art lessons at the appropriate age and developmental level, including the evaluation of student work
  • skills and abilities in explanatory drawing
  • knowledge of methods of projection drawing: construction methods, unwindings, penetrations
  • Knowledge and skills in standard-compliant technical drawing including CAD; from design sketches to production-ready drawings; representation and dimensioning of workpieces

Professional prospects / competencies

Admission to the second state examination for a teaching profession at secondary schools in the subject of art

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

In accordance with the examination regulations for teaching I (LPO I), §§ 34, 36 and 38, the following teaching practices are to be completed:

  •  Occupational internship
  •  Orientation internship
  •  Pedagogic-didactic teaching practice
  •  Teaching practice accompanying studies

Disciplines involved

  • Art History
  • Information Science
  • Media Science
  • Media Education

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 7 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

210 ECTS credits overall; comprising 60 ECTS credits for each teaching subject, 12 ECTS credits in each subject didactics, 35 ECTS credits in education, 10 ECTS credits in the thesis, 15 ECTS credits in the elective area, 6 ECTS credits teaching practice.

Language of instruction


Program can be started

In the winter semester

What qualities do I need to have?

A qualifying examination is necessary, please compare: https://www.uni-regensburg.de/philosophie-kunst-geschichte-gesellschaft/musikpaedagogik/eignungspruefung/index.html

Restricted admittance

No, this program does not have restricted admission based on grades. Please note, however, that you have to take part in an eligibility test.

Legal requirements for admission

Admission to the program is by an aptitude test, which is structured as follows:

  1. Preselection: In the pre-selection, the applicant's visual skills and professional aptitude are assessed on the basis of the portfolio submitted (See: Required Application Documents).
  2. The visual-practical examination lasts at least four hours and consists of a piece of work to be completed in a written examination, the topic of which is provided by the examination committee.
  3. The oral examination lasts 15 minutes and is conducted as an individual examination. The examination is intended to determine the ability to make reflective statements about one's own and other people's pictorial solutions, knowledge of the goals of the subject and knowledge of art history.

Application deadline(s)

Information can be found on the pages of the Institute of Fine Arts and Aesthetic Education.

Deadlines for submitting the portfolio are:

June 30 for the beginning of the winter semester
31 January for the beginning of the summer semester
or the last working day before this deadline

Submission location/application office:

Office of the Institute of Fine Arts and Aesthetic Education
Sammelgebäude 1st floor, room 135-K
Monday to Friday from 9.00 - 11.30 a.m.
Telephone 0941 943-3236

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

Information on the dates for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Language skills needed

Studies only in German Language

Information on German language proficiency for international student

Documents needed (to apply / register)

  1. Proof of the acquisition of the university entrance qualification.
  2. Submission of at least 25 own visual works (portfolio). Drawings and paintings are to be submitted as originals; photographs of three-dimensional works with size information are to be enclosed in non-digital form. The form of presentation is optional for the applicants. A statement that the works were produced independently must be submitted with the submission. The portfolio must be labeled with the name and address (notification address). All works are to be marked with the name. The place of submission is the secretariat of the Institute of Fine Arts and Aesthetic Education.

Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrars Office.

Information on the application documents for international applicants

Contact within the faculty


Alexandra Schropp
Sammelgebäude, room 134-K
Phone 0941 943-3236
Fax 0941 943-1964
E-Mail alexandra.schropp@ur.de
Monday through Friday, 9 am - 11.30 am


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