Welcome to the Department for Art and Education of the University of Leipzig! The institute is located in the heart of Leipzig’s historical downtown.
Interested in Art Education? Apply! The application for ERASMUS persists of two steps: The application at the Department of Art Education (ERASMUS-Coordinator, ascertainment of the artistic aptitude) and the application at the University of Leipzig (Academic Office).
We are glad to know that you are interested in studying art education at our institute, be it for teaching in schools or teaching in non school-related areas.
In the courses which familiarize students with the nature of artistic works and processes, insights in the structure and development of artistic production, reception, and reflection are gained.
Leipzig, as an important worldwide center for painting, graphic arts, book art, photography, and media art is the ideal place for studiying art education. The Museum of Fine Art, the Gallery of Contemporary Art, the Museum for Applied Arts, the art halls of the Sparkasse, and the gallery centers in the old factory halls of the spinnerei with internetionally renowned galleries like the gallery EIGEN+ART, offer the best invorinment for those interested in art.
Apart from museums and galleries, the variety of small clubs, theaters, and cinemas with extensive cultural programmes, including alternative programmes make up the cultural fundaments of the city of Leipzig – one of Europe´s most traditionally rich music towns.
During the semester there are a lot of projects, events and exhibitions which are often developed and organized by students.
From 16 to 20 June 2014 the students of Leighton Academy got to know one of the most famous German expressionist painter August Macke.