The full-time course leading to a diploma lasts four years. Each academic year is divided into three themes of about ten weeks. (See study content)
The academic year begins in September with an introductory week on an overarching annual theme.
During the three input weeks, the topic will be worked on collectively. Guest lecturers or speakers are often called into collaborate and provide specialist support (depending on the subject, for example, a biologist, colour researcher, musician, astrologer, geologist, naturopath, etc.).
These three intensive introductory weeks are intended to provide an overview of the topic and to demonstrate painting and graphic approaches and implementations of the subject through experimentation, practical exercises and exchange.
Art history and art appreciation from antiquity to modern times accompany the respective topic.
The project weeks usually last six to seven weeks. The project overview with suggestions written by the teachers is intended to help the student choose the project of its choice within the topic. The project work is constantly accompanied by the teachers. Daily exchange within the group and other practical exercises provide support for individual work.
Once a year, the student prepares a presentation on art history.
The individual projects are presented within the school at the end of the project. This takes the form of a brief oral description and a written documentation based on the research in the sketchbook.
The project work is sometimes also publicly presented at the school in the form of an exhibition.
An independent project work within the fourth year of study on an individually chosen topic is part of the successful completion of the studies. Read more