Before 1945 art educational training at the university had been determined by the group of drawing teachers of the pedagogical faculty and of the practical division of the department of art sciences. No specific training exclusively designed for art educators had been available. Courses in drawing and art education were open to all students regardless of what they studied.
After 1945 lessons in drawing and art education were offered in the divisions of drawing and art education. Students of the pedagogical faculty had the choice in studying the subject art education. Since April/May 1952 the Institute for Art Education provides art educational training for art educators. The newly founded institute is independent; the affiliation with a faculty remains in constant changing.