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Overview

The teaching-related bachelor's degree in art for the primary level includes content from art history and didactics as well as practical art training. You will learn the basics of aesthetic perception, experience and expressions of art as well as their importance for the appropriation of the world and self-education of elementary school children in the context of art didactic questions, concepts and methods.The students know the importance of aesthetic education and artistic processes for the education and upbringing of children and how they work. You have deepened your own artistic experiences and are able to initiate art pedagogical practice in elementary school even in heterogeneous groups. Didactic day internships also enable you to have your first reflective experience in the design of lessons. In the didactic training you will also learn the ability to approach different types of learning with the approaches of elementary art education and to perceive and reflect on the mutual interpenetration of artistic and educational aspects. 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The bachelor's degree is modular. Within the modules, the course content is thematically summarized in different study and teaching forms. In each module you have to achieve a fixed number of credit points as well as certain study and examination achievements. The teaching-related bachelor's degree comprises a total of 180 credit points (CP). The art course for the primary level is included with 33 credit points. The following overview gives you an overview of the course content. 

Modules

Credit points

Art and Aesthetic Education 12 LP
Methods / concepts of analysis and communication of art 6 LP
Concepts and methods of artistic practice 6 LP
Art educational action 9 LP
Didactic content is conveyed with a total of 15 CP.  
total 33 LP

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The admission requirement for the teaching post-related bachelor's degree in art for the primary level is the passing of a two-stage aptitude test , which consists of the evaluation of a portfolio with artistic work and a practical test.In the profession of an art teacher, good artistic skills and a wide range of artistic interests are just as important as having fun working with children. In addition to proving your professional suitability, it can therefore be helpful if you have already gained initial experience in dealing with children.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The teaching-related bachelor's degree in art provides you with:

  • artistic and practical skills as the basis for one's own knowledge of art and for art educational work with children,
  • Basic knowledge of art history and the ability to apply it in designing art classes,
  • art didactic knowledge and problem awareness of the goals, content and procedures of art teaching at primary level,
  • Insights into subject-specific and interdisciplinary artistic learning in the context of aesthetic education in primary school.

With the teacher training bachelor's degree you acquire the academic degree of Bachelor of Education. This is your first professional academic degree, but it does not yet qualify you for a teaching position. Before you can find your dream job as a teacher, you still have to complete a master’s degree and preparatory service. Due to the professional and pedagogical skills acquired during the course, the Bachelor's degree also offers you career prospects outside of the teaching profession, for example in the professional fields of education and the cultural and media business as well as in art-related areas of activity outside of school. 


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