Aims of the study programme

The interdisciplinary study programme, which is both practice- and research-oriented, conveys comprehensive knowledge of the historical development of architecture, art and urban planning from the beginnings to the present as well as their cultural, social and technical historical preconditions. Graduates are able to analyse, interpret and critically reflect on architectural, artistic, constructional, urban planning and monument preservation phenomena in their complex historical conditionality.

In addition to a systematic overview of the methods of art history, building research and monument preservation, graduates have gained insights into architectural, urban planning and engineering design, planning and construction processes as well as their technical and social conditions. They have acquired competences for independent, structured and problem-oriented work, individually as well as in a team, and can bring their historical and theoretical knowledge into interdisciplinary projects in the exchange between the humanities and engineering sciences, as well as combine it with practical requirements and questions.

The degree programme is structured consecutively. The 6-semester Bachelor's programme basically opens up the possibility of access to the Master's programme in Building History and Art History and to related disciplines in the field of art history, historic preservation and heritage studies.