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Life Drawing

Life Drawing

We’ve opened our life drawing classes to guest participants!

Our life drawing crash course explores the nude in relation to the space it inhabits and thereby aims to nurture your ability to sketch and see. Working with both the naked and the clothed human form and guided by an understanding of anatomy and proportion, participants practice line drawings, silhouette analysis and cubistic representation of the human form in motion. The aim hereby is to strengthen ones ability to draw quick and confident figurative sketches – also, without a model.

Tutor: Michael Hegewald
Open to everyone interested (previous experience recommended, but not essential)
Number of participants: 10 guests (20 participants in total)

Scheduled dates:
Tue, 24.04.2018, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Tue, 08.05.2018, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Tue, 22.05.2018, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Tue, 05.06.2018, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Tue, 19.06.2018, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Tue, 03.07.2018, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Fees: 84 euros (Fee payable via invoice at the beginning of the course.)

Please bring: Graphite pencils (H-4B) and/or charcoal and ink and nibs or fineliner drawing pen and Bristol paper of varying quality (size A2 and above) – details will be discussed at the course.

Contact / sign up:

till 10. April 2018
Salka Schulz (office)
Tel. no.: 030/314-72174. Email:

Location: TU Berlin, Studio 484
Masterstudiengang Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum, Ackerstrasse 76, 13355 Berlin
(Entrance: Courtyard 3, Entrance H, 4th floor, left)

Consultation appointment

Consultation appointment

We offer individual consultation on your portfolio for your application for the new semester starting in winter 2018/19. Franziska Ritter and Miriam Schmidtke will answer open questions about the application process or the M.A. programme in general. Please contact Salka Schulz by e-mail for an appointment.

For the application you need to hand in a portfolio with samples of some of your art works: Projects e.g. from the fields of architecture, theatre, scenography, interior and object design, Fine Arts, dramaturgic concepts, photography, collages, sketches, drawings, etc. If necessary: realizations / theatre assistances / costume design / scenic spaces.

The chosen projects of the portfolio should show your interest for interior design and scenography and reflect your personal interests.
The format is free to select (max A0). Originals can be brought to the application interview (they will be returned to you after the application process).

Overview of documents needed for application:

  • Application for admission (“Antrag auf Zulassung” including CV and letter of motivation)
  • Diploma or BA Degree Certificate (photocopy)
  • Confirmation of work experiences
  • Applicants whose first language is not German: TestDaF (Language certificate “Deutsch als Fremdsprache” minimum 16 points).

You can find further information on the  postgraduate course or application process and download application guideline on our website or at our next Information event, which take place at 16th february 2018.

We are looking forward to your application and good luck!

I land / Island – Master’s exhibition 2017

We warmly invite you to our annual Master’s exhibition!
An archipelago of creative projects. Visionary worlds adrift in a roiling ocean of cardboard and crepe.

The postgraduate course Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum at the Technical University of Berlin combines two different modes of thinking about dramaturgical space design. Students explore both stage design for plays, musical theater, and dance, as well as scenographic space design for exhibitions, installations, events, and performance. Throughout this two-year course, 19 students have been hard at work on a colorful array of artistic and practical projects.

Ahoy, land ho!

Opening: friday, 14th july 2017, 7 pm – open end
Exhibition: saturday, 15th july 2017, 1 – 6 pm, free entry
Adress: Ackerstrasse 76, 13355 Berlin, Hof 3, Treppe H, 4. Etage
Facebook event

There are exhibitions of the following projects:
“Der Spieler” by F. J. Dostojewski, stage- and costumedesign (mentorship Prof. Kerstin Laube)
“Urfaust” by Johann Wolfgang Goethe, stage- and costumedesign (mentorship Prof.Frank Hänig)
“Il mondo della luna”, opera by Joseph Haydn, stage- and costumedesign (mentorship Stefan Wiel)
“Komme was Wolle”, medial scenography for “Museum für europäische Kultur” Berlin (mentorship Johann Jörg)
„Bauhausfest 2017″, installative scenography at Bauhaus Dessau (mentorship Claudia Rohner)
“Interdisziplinäres Raumlabor”, free works (mentorship Prof. Albert Lang)

Students: Diana Aldana Páez, Greta Bolzoni, Nadja Driller, Carolina Maria Duarte, Mona Marie Hartmann, Ayfer Ezgi Karatas, Dorota Karolczak, Michaela Kirsche, Devin Martini, Eleonora Pedretti, Susanne Quehenberger, Lana Ramsay, Gabrielle-Marie Renard, Philipp Richter, Margaret Schlenkrich, Eric Schumacher, Paula Trimbur, Franziska Waldemer, Susanne Wilk

Exhibition coordination: Miriam Schmidtke

Theaterclubs Paderborn

In cooperation with the Theater Paderborn and under the mentorship of Prof. Kerstin Laube, for the third time students competitively designed the sets and the costumes for four contemporary plays of the theatre clubs Paderborn: “Warte bis es dunkel ist” (Frederick Knott), “Ich falle” (Johanna Emanuelsson), “König der Kinder: Macius!” (Kathrin Lange) and “Mädchen wie die” (Evan Placey).

After selecting the best ideas, the concepts will be further developed and realised in close cooperation with the directors and the workshops of the theatre in Paderborn from march to june 2017.

“Warte bis es dunkel ist” (Frederik Knott), premiering: april 7th 2017
Stage design: Lukas Kesler and Nadja Eller
Costume design: Nadja Eller

“Ich falle” (Johanna Emanuelsson), premiering: april 29th 2017
Stage design: Janina Sieber
Costume design: Jakob Blazejczak and Nadja Eller

“Macius- König der Kinder” (Eva Lange), premiering: may 12th 2017
Stage design: Anne-Laure Jullian de la Fuente
Costume design: Lukas Kesler

“Mädchen wie die” (Evan Placey), premiering: june 18th 2017
Stage design: Paulina Barreiro and Jakob Blazejczak
Costume design: Maike Häber


(c) Fotos: Modellfotos: Studierende TU Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum, Aufführungsfotos: Tobias Kreft/Theater Paderborn, Karolin Diekhoff/Theater Paderborn, Lukas Kesler, Anne-Laure Jullian de la Fuente, Paulina Barreiro

Komme was Wolle

“Komme was Wolle” is the working title of a special exhibition wih the topic of wool at the Museum Europäischer Kulturen – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Museum for European Cultures, MEK), that will be designed and realized in cooperation with our study course Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum.

Under the guidance of tutor Johann Jörg third semester’s students developed spatial concepts that on the one hand are dedicated to the topic’s specific historical, cultural and social aspects, and also discuss future topics such as the efficient use of ressources in the textile industry.
The main challenge the students have to face is to combine the classic conveying of information, the use of storytelling and the creation of a tangible experience for all generations in one scenographic concept.

Finally, the concept of Margaret Schlenkrich convinced the jury and will be realised in the upcoming summer semester. The exhibition opening at MEK in Berlin-Dahlem is scheduled for fall 2017.

realisation: Margaret Schlenkrich (exhibition design), with videos from Devin Martini
Ayfer Karatas, Michaela Kirsche, Devin Martini, Eleonora Pedretti, Susanne Quehenberger, Lana Ramsay, Gabrielle Renard, Margaret Schlenkrich and Eric Schumacher
tutor scenography: Johann Jörg
co-tutor calculation and technical supervision: Bernhard Wedow

Filling the void

How to deal with the empty space was the key issue in this winter term’s scenography assignment with tutor Charlotte Tamschick. Eleven students of the first semester were assigned in teams to develop spatial strategies, models and texts for the briefing ‘Filling the void’ in correspondance to three different topics of either ‘object and light’, ‘object and moving images’ or ‘sound and light’. They were asked to evaluate different scenographic tools to find out how to transform and how to fill a space.

Participating students:  Paulina Barreiro, Jakob Blazejczak, Anne-Laure de la Fuente, Anja  Dietz, Nadja Sofie Eller, Mona Glaß, Maike Häber, Lukas Kesler, Takaya Kobayashi, Janina Sieber, Victor Treushchenko-Bernhardt

Workshop “space in between” for external guests

Up to four external guest will get the chance to participate in the experimental drawing workshop “space in between” with Dutch artist Silvia Russel.

“As stage designer one can focus on objects and persons to describe a world or a certain situation. However one could also focus on the relations between people and people and objects, to characterize the world. We could describe this as ‘the world of relations in between”. Several writers such as Hannah Arendt state that these relations define our world. In this workshop we will focus on the space and relations in between things and the importance of our own personal perspective. We find inspiration in street life, architecture, literature and different art forms.”

Time: 26th to 28th april 2016, 10-6 pm
Applications until 18th april 2016 with short CV and some drawings in a PDF (circa 3–5 pages) to Salka Schulz
Course Fee: 90 euro (not included: material costs)
Target group: students of similar fields and like-minded individuals, interested stage designers, scenographers, architects, designer, costume designer, artists and creative people!
Place: studio 484 of the study course

Number of participants: 10-12 people in total, including up to four guests
The workshop will take place in english.

A confirmation of participation and 3 ECTS can be issued.

Seminar on Spacial Theory

Seminar on Spacial Theory

In this seminar we will critically assess our current understanding of space in accordance with relevant theoretical core texts, research and publications and in relation to recent realisations. Our aim is to give students and guests an overview of existing theories, to help put them in context and encourage debate. The seminar can be seen as an introduction to the scientific work methods required throughout the degree course. Students are invited to regard their own approaches in a theoretic context and decide which concepts are relevant to their own work.

Guests are welcome!

Tutor: Prof. Albert Lang 

4 Dates:
14th January 2016, 2pm
21th January 2016, 2pm
4th February 2016, 10am

Place: Masterstudiengang Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum, Ackerstrasse 76, 13355 Berlin, Room ACK 478.

Sign up for the course at the office: Salka Schulz

Participation is free of charge.
Seminar can be taken as an optional course (3 CP).
Tailored towards architecture students.

Foto: David Roth, Decoding DNA, 2014

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