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Studies at the Institute for Education in the Arts (IKL) are characterized by their unique combination of artistic-creative, mediating, and reflective-theoretical practice. The Bachelor and Master programs offered by the IKL qualify students for teaching positions at secondary schools: the program Art and Education qualifies for the teaching subject Art Education; Design in Context for the newly established teaching subject Technisches und Textiles Werken.

The Bachelor Study programs Design and Context (Version 2015/16) and Fashions and Styles (Version 2015/16) are expiring. No new students will be admitted.

Moreover, the interdisciplinary orientation of IKL studies equips graduates with the professional skills they require for a wide variety of non-school fields such as art and art education in adult teaching, or free artistic and creative forms of practice. Studies focus contemporary/modern cultural and creative acting in the triad of design – reflection – mediation: here, design stands for an aesthetic practice that encompasses the artistic but is not limited thereto. Reflection is conceived as an artist‘s ability to develop a critical distance to her own artistic practice, with the aim of understanding cultural and creative acts within their societal context, and to embed them therein. Mediation, on the other hand, is seen as a communicative principle that defines itself through a variety of formats and target groups: from a pedagogical-didactical approach to communication technologies.

Housed in a newly restored building, in the close vicinity of the Museumsquartier, the IKL has been provided with an ideal combination of lecture rooms, workshops, and laboratories, in which discursive and practical teaching are fostered and interact harmoniously. Students have the opportunity to try out their artistic, creative, and manual techniques in a range of very generously equipped workshops, project rooms, and labs (such as video, photography, printmaking, textile, wood, metal and other production technologies). The IKL team consists of both Academy and external teaching staff who all have a lot of expertise and experience in artistic, creative, cultural-scientific, and art-pedagogical fields.

Upcoming Events

  • One Day Exhibition IKL: Auf jeden Fall bewegt es sich

    Presentation by Stefanie F. Weber as part of the One Day Exhibitions series.

    Exhibition

    Karl-Schweighofer-Gasse/ 3.01

    Education in the Arts

    Flyer of the exhibition One Day Exhibition with Text and a picture in the middle
  • #Didaktik

    The lecture series #DIDAKTIK Articulations, Algorithms, Infrastructures and Social Media in Critical Art Education in Digital Times takes place as an international cooperation between the Department of Art and Education (Kunst und Bildung, IKL) at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Art Education programme at the Bern University of the Arts and will continue in the fall semester.

    Lecture series

    Online via Zoom

    Education in the Arts

  • #Didaktik - Franziska Thurner

    The lecture series #DIDAKTIK takes place as an international cooperation between the Department of Art and Education (Kunst und Bildung, IKL) and the Art Education programme at the Bern University of the Arts and will continue in the fall semester.

    Lecture

    Online via Zoom

    Education in the Arts

  • Inclusion – Impulses and Challenges for Schooling and Education

    An eventseries of the subject Pedagogy, Arts and Culture (KKP) as part of the lecture series Inclusion – Impulses and Challenges for Schooling and Education, Summer Term 2022.

    Eventseries

    Karl-Schweighofer-Gasse/ 3.06

    Education in the Arts

    Watercolor Painting, three People siluettes in red color stand around three people sitting in a wheelchair which is drawn in black.
  • Step by Step towards Inclusion. Expectations, Experiences and Encounters in Schools and Universities

    Christine Drexler, Inclusive Education Office, Pädagogische Hochschule Wien/University College of Teacher Education Vienna. An event of the subject Pedagogy, Arts and Culture (KKP) as part of the lecture series Inclusion – Impulses and Challenges for Schooling and Education , Summer Term 2022.

    Lecture

    Karl-Schweighofer-Gasse/ 3.06

    Education in the Arts

  • Feminist Hardware Festival

    Workshops, lectures, performances and exhibitions will discuss artistic, anti-colonial alternatives to sexist, toxic and exploitative supply chains.

    Exhibtions | Workshops | Artist Talks | Performances

    different Locations

    Education in the Arts

    Exhibtion element with a dark background