Fine Arts/ Stage- and Costume Design

Information and deadlines for digital portfolio submission

  • After successful online registration for the artistic admission test, you will receive the link to the upload portal and all the necessary instructions for digital portfolio submission via Campuscore shortly after the end of the application deadline.

  • Digital portfolio submission deadline: 31.3.2021

  • Based on the uploaded digital art works, the next step is to decide on admission to the entrance examination. You will receive the decision in mid-April and we very much hope that the aptitude test can take place in June 2021 at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin.


PORTFOLIO CONSULTATION 22 December at 10:00 a.m.

The department of stage and costume offers on Tuesday, 22 December 2020 at 10:00 a.m. a portfolio consultation by video conference. At the beginning of the appointment, general questions about the content and structure of the portfolio will be answered.

Afterwards, you have the possibility for an individual portfolio consultation with professors from the department. For the personal consultation, it is recommended to document your own work digitally beforehand so that it can be presented and discussed via screen sharing in the video conference. If you are interested in participating in this individual appointment, please contact us by email: buehne(at)kh-berlin.de

Please indicate whether you would like to take part in the general question and answer session only or whether you would like to have an individual consultation appointment afterwards, and we will send you the access link to the videoconference, a personal time slot and all further details to be observed.


Notes on the digital portfolio in the department of stage and costume design

The portfolio size is limited to the  maximum of 45 MB and should consist of up to 30 images (scans or photos, summarized in a pdf-document: You can find help with the creation here in the pdf-downloads. The works are evaluated, not their presentation.

DOWNLOAD: Technical advise for the creation of a PDF
DOWNLOAD: Tips for designing a portfolio for stage/costume

General notes on the structure of the portfolio:

  • No topic or form is specified by the subject area.

  • It is important that the works in the portfolio are individually designed and, in addition to a basic artistic aptitude and creativity, also express that the applicants are applying for your desired field of study.

  • A good selection of works is important, because the first task when applying for a place at university is to think intensively about your own artistic identity, talents and goals.

  • The portfolio should make it possible to recognize the creative artistic personality of the applicants. Works that can be seen to have been created under guidance should be avoided. Artistic and creative work samples that show a certain continuity and intensity are highly desirable. In addition, drawing has a high value in all courses of study. Student projects and works on our website can serve as inspiration.

  • The folder should contain a loose collection of current works such as artistic works (i.e. paintings, watercolors, prints, drawings, etc.) and also works such as idea sketches, photographic works, experiments and designs.  Please sort your works according to relevance, that means the most important ones to the front.

  • If you want to present videos, film works or animations, do not upload them publicly in a portal like Vimeo or YouTube and insert the link at the appropriate place in the PDF. The video presentations should not be longer than 5 minutes in total. We cannot open channels such as Instagram or external websites, so please provide very short, simple, keyword information about each work on the medium/size/technique, possibly date.

  • The works will be evaluated, not their presentation. We ask to renounce decorative elements like passepartouts, typography, gifs or clipart.