June 6, 2022

International summer workshops

Berlin University of the Arts

© Berlin Summer University of the Arts.

© Stephanie Kloss.

© Stephanie Kloss.

© Carla Åhlander.

© Berlin Summer University of the Arts. 

© Anna Ullrich.

This summer, dive into one of the biggest and most multifaceted universities of the arts in Europe.

From June to September 2022, the Berlin Summer University of the Arts returns, offering a large variety of inspiring workshops. As in previous years, the Berlin University of the Arts presents an international summer programme aimed at artists, advanced students and graduates from all artistic disciplines. More than 25 courses in the fields of Fine Arts, Design, Music, Sound Arts and Performing Arts as well as interdisciplinary workshops provide an excellent opportunity to nurture your artistic practice and connect with creatives from around the globe.

In 2022, the Berlin Summer University of the Arts offers workshops in three categories:

Embodiment examines how physical activity and specific body knowledge, physical encounter and its absence can be incorporated into creative projects. In this category, a whole series of workshops is dedicated to writing as an artistic practice – such as Playwriting 1—From Idea to Scene and Structure with playwrights Prof. John von Düffel and Gerhild Steinbuch (September 9–16) and Playwriting 2—Gaze Training (September 19–22) with writer Sasha Marianna Salzmann.

Material Cultures immerses into a specific artistic discipline, focuses on intensive artistic research practices and tracks down their potentials by concentrating on one material. The city of Berlin will serve as material in two of our workshops: Brutalism. A Photographic Approach (September 9–11) explores the concrete physical structures of "brutalist" architecture in Berlin. Transitions—Drawing and Space (September 19–23) examines transitory urban places through drawing in an open and interpretive manner.

Borders and Encounters explores new possibilities of collective artistic work and exchange within a local or territorially broad and low-threshold encounter space. The participants of Artspeak: English as a Foreign Language (August 23–26) will have the opportunity to boost their language skills in a four-day intensive course in "Art English". In the photography workshop Stories and Encounters (August 30–September 2), students will discuss the communicative potential of photographs and tell stories of their own.

In diverse and experimental ways, the Berlin Summer University of the Arts invites you to explore a great variety of methods and discourses in contemporary art. Passionate teachers will guide you through the process of developing your artistic voice and visual language. You will be able to bring your ideas to life, share them with like-minded people and build networks for future projects.

The whole programme is available here.

Venue information:
Berlin Summer University of the Arts
Berlin University of the Arts (UdK)
Bundesallee 1-12
10719 Berlin

Dates: June–September 2022. Registration is open on our website.
Deadlines: Generally four weeks before the start of the workshop.

For a full list of workshops, detailed information and the online application form, visit here.

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