Terms & Conditions:
The course is structured into 30 school weeks with approximately 900 teaching units. In addition, there will be freelance work and practical training. During holiday time in the state of Baden-Württemberg and during public holidays there won’t be any lessons. All participants will receive a detailed annual lesson plan at the start of studies.
The monthly attendance fee is Euro 325,- and must be paid by direct debit at midmonth (15th of each month) for 10 months from October until July. Included in the fee are all standard materials (except painting or graphic paper) and about 25 hrs. of model acting (nude, figure, portrait). Entrance fees for museums or visits by professional artists, lectures, excursions within the local area are also covered by the attendance fee.
A workplace within an art studio is available for each student daily until 22 hrs (or longer upon agreement). Work places for digital image processing (photos, videos), one internet access, photo laboratory and studio can be used free of charge unless needed by the staff for other teaching purposes.
Further to the monthly fee, there will be an additional fee – around Euro 95,- - for the yearly required paper supply (various paper sizes and qualities for fine art work) and costs for the basic equipment of an individual tool box which will be handed out to each student at the beginning of studies. The tool box can alternatively be equipped with the student’s tools and materials if the quality complies with the standards required. A complete tool box has a value of about Euro 230,-. The exact price will be decided for each student and debited together with the second monthly fee.
Supplementary expenses could arise during the orientation year due to a study trip or day trips and for supplementary* expenditures for materials, tools or production costs. (*These expenses may occur because of individual freelance work in the art studio or in creating the personal final project, or for special materials desired by the student which are not included in the standard equipment.)
The interim course of study and orientation year is accredited as career training by the State Employment Centre. Students therefore can apply for family benefits. BAFÖG support is not available at this time.
Maximum number of participants is limited to 25 students in order to give consideration to the school of art educational objectives.
Minimum age must be 18, maximum age 26. Please submit a brief written job application and motivation letter as well as CV. Upon receipt of the application and internal discussion, the board of directors will ask for a portfolio containing an overview of the student’s interest in arts and his/her tendencies. It is understood, that interests or tendencies have not been substantially developed at this early stage – mainly in creative/artistic skills in fine art, in theatre or writing. After a personal interview, the board of directors will then proceed to hand out the registration contract that must be duly signed and returned. The acknowledgement of receipt of the registration contract is mutually binding. If necessary, the Offenburg School of Arts can help to find appropriate accommodations.
Application portfolios for the interim course of study may be submitted to the secretary’s office as of January 31, 2022.
For individual advisory service or information, please contact: Michael Witte (Director of the art school Offenburg)