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OPEN DAY – 13.02.2020

OPEN DAY – 13.02.2020

You are welcome to attend the OPEN DAY at the Master’s course Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum:

Thursday, 13th February 2020, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Studio 484 – Ackerstraße  76, 13355 Berlin (Hof 3, Treppe H, 4. Etage)
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We provide insight into the profile and application process: Introductory lecture by the Head of department and lecturers, studio tour with students, project presentations from the fields of stage design and scenography. Discussions with lecturers will provide answers to questions regarding the curriculum, compatibility with work and family, career prospects, financing possibilities and networking. We offer individual study counselling for applications for the new winter semester with Prof. Kerstin Laube and Franziska Ritter. Please register in advance with the secretariat at Salka Schulz (especially for portfolio advice).

5 p.m. Start
5.30 p.m. Welcome and lecture / Project presentations in Studio 484
7 p.m. Lecture: Gesa von Grote (architect and scenographer)
8 p.m. Studio tour with further project presentations, parallel and subsequent individual consultations / portfolio feedback possible

For further information see: Studies and Application Procedure.
Questions and reservations: Salka Schulz. Tel. 030-314721742

LECTURE 13.02. Gesa von Grote: Space I Object I Light

20Light dramaturgy and object staging in exhibitions

Scenography serves to stage content. Ideas, stories and things become a spatial dramaturgy that appeals to the senses and at best evokes emotions. Scenography uses all means of space creation to stage themes and artefacts. Instruments include a structuring architecture and exhibition graphics as well as the immaterial language of media and light for objects of all kinds.
Light in museum and exhibition spaces is a complex area in lighting design. Not only the surrounding space, but primarily the objects must be shown to their best advantage, while at the same time integrating solutions for their protection and preservation as well as optimal perceptibility of the objects by the viewer. Gesa von Grote develops optimal lighting dramaturgies through a clever combination of daylight, room lighting and exhibition lighting.
With a high aesthetic standard, object stagings and light spaces are thus created and new perspectives of perception are opened to the viewer.

13th February 2020 at 7 p.m. 
TU Berlin, Studio 484, Masterstudiengang Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum,
Ackerstrasse 76, 13355 Berlin, (Access: courtyard 3, staircase H, 4th floor left)
(Free admission, no registration required)
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Gesa von Grote is an architect and scenographer. After studying architecture at the RWTH Aachen, the École d’architecture de Paris-La Défense and the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, she has been working with the exhibition organizer Stefan Iglhaut since 2005, since 2010 under the name IGLHAUT + von GROTE. Together with her interdisciplinary team, she develops concepts and projects in the fields of cultural history, science, art and the brand world and realises narrative spaces and media architecture for these. For her presentation concepts the surrounding space, exhibition architecture, graphics, media, light and object world are combined.

Picture 1: Exhibition ship MS Wissenschaft “The digital society”. Network of light cords
@Gesa von Grote

Picture 2: German Music Archive in the German National Library in Leipzig. Large display case with suspended objects, highlighted by accent lighting
@ Iglhaut + von Grote

Student advice / submission 15 May

Student advice / submission 15 May

Studying at TU Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum?
We offer individual appointments all year round for portfolio and study advice – for example on Friday, 15 February on our OPEN DAY.

Questions regarding the profile of the study programme, applications, portfolio preparation, etc. can be answered in personal interviews with our head of study, Prof. Kerstin Laube and Franziska Ritter. Please contact Salka Schulz via e-mail to make an appointment. Consultations via phone or  Skype are also possible.

Requirements are:

  • Application for admission (“Zulassungsantrag” including Short CV and 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 visit our Open Studios and information events.  The application deadline for the start of studies in the winter semester is 15 May.

We are looking forward to your application and good luck!


Tapetenwechsel (= change of scenerery) – a dance evening with five choreographies by the dancers of the Landesbühnen Sachsen GmbH in cooperation with the master’s course “Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum” of the Technical University of Berlin.

The cooperation between the Dance Company of the State Theatres of Saxony and the Master’s course “Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum” lives from the examination of different artistic approaches and narrative styles.
The young dancers of the Landesbühnen, who stem from Italy, Croatia, Ukraine and Russia, have come a long way and have already experienced some joyful or even painful changes of sceneries. The outfitters and video artists from Germany, Serbia, Austria, Colombia and South Korea accompany the choreographers’ creative confrontation with the turning points of their lives. They associatively link stage, light, costume and video sequences with the themes of loss, the search for identity and the fear of a future that may already be lost.

Premiere 11.01.2020 at 7:30 on the studio stage of Landesbühnen Sachsen, Radebeul.

Further shows on the 31.01.2020, 29.02.2020 and 29.04.2020

Project leading LBS  Wencke Kriemer de Matos, Stefan Wiel
Projekt leading TU Prof. Kerstin Laube

Choreografy Camilla Bizzi, Aurora Fradella, Ema Jankovic, Alena Krivileva, Brian Scalini, Christian Senatore

Dancers Camilla Bizzi, Aurora Fradella, Ema Jankovic, Alena Krivileva, Oleksandr Khudimov, Afonso Pereira,
Brian Scalini, Gianmarco Martini Zani

Stage Carina Wolf, Paulina Radic
Costumes Una Jankov, Maria De Oro Osorio
Lightdesign Martin Siemann
Video Jan Klammer, Soyoung Park

Further information:


Fotos © Sylvio Dittrich

Architektur der 80er Jahre – Begreifbar für Alle

Architektur der 80er Jahre – Begreifbar für Alle

Model building seminar for TU students of architecture and spatial studies.
On the occasion of the exhibition “Architecture of the 80s” in the Berlinische Galerie (autumn 2020), models and objects in the sense of “Design for all” are to be developed and implemented in a 2-week seminar.

The objects are intended to make the formal language and design principles of the architecture of the 80s accessible to visitors in a didactic and playful way.

Period: 23rd March – 3rd April 2020, daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tutors: Annette Müller & Robert Niemann
Registration deadline: till 13.02.2020 by e-mail to:
Credits: Optional subject: model construction 6 ECTS
Location: TU Berlin (at the course of studies Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum), Ackerstrasse 76, 13355 Berlin, Germany

The model as a means of communication
Modell+Design offers students the opportunity to deal in-depth with model design and its implementation. Ideas become visible on the basis of models: design and craftsmanship, theory and practice are worked on together. The models take up a clear creative position and communicate what has been thought of both within and outside the discipline. Questions about abstraction, reduction, materiality, materiality, construction and technical implementation are always answered on the model.

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing

An intensive program to inspire the ability to draw on the themes of nudes and figures in relation to space. The content of the course consists of working with the nude and the clothed model. Under accompanying anatomy and proportion theory linear drawing, silhouette analysis and the cubic construction of the human body are trained in different time intervals. This will strengthen the students’ confidence and speed in the development of figurations, even from free imagination.

Lecturer: Michael Hegewald
Target group: all interested parties (previous drawing knowledge desired, but not mandatory)
Number of participants: 16 guest seats (total number of participants: max. 20)
Registration: until 7 October 2019 at, Tel.: 030-314 72-174

Course start: Tue, 29.10.2019
Tue, 29.10.2019, 19:00 – 21:30
Tue, 12.11.2019, 19:00 – 21:30
Tue, 26.11.2019, 19:00 – 21:30
Tue, 10.12.2019, 19:00 – 21:30
Tue, 07.01.2020, 19:00 – 21:30
Tue, 21.01.2020, 19:00 – 21:30

Location: TU Berlin, Master of Stage Design, Ackerstraße 76, 13355 Berlin, Studio 484 (Access: Hof 3, Aufgang H, 4th floor left)

Material to be brought along: Graphite pencils (H-4B) and/or charcoal/black chalk as well as ink and nib or fineliner and drawing cardboard of different quality (from A2) – will be discussed in more detail in the course.

Certificate: At the end of the course a participation certificate / certificate (further education) can be issued on request. Students of other study courses can have the course recognised as an elective module with 2 LP (6 visits) – after prior registration at the responsible examination office and submission of the form. Grading can take place after the submission of the portfolio, if necessary.

Costs: 86,- € (for 6 dates, only bookable for the whole semester, payment by bank transfer after invoicing)
The receipt of payment is a prerequisite for enrolment/participation in the course.
Please send us a proof of payment to the following address:

LECTURE 23.10. Klaus Grünberg: Landstraße. Ein Baum. Abend.

Klaus Grünberg reports on his own work and working methods. For him, scenography is only a visual art at first glance. About scenographic composition, the autonomous role of scenography in a theatre production and how boring it would be if everyone told the same story at the same time. About techniques that remove a design from the artist, that make the artist’s hand disappear and turn chance into a designer. What developing a set can have to do with designing a garden.

23rd October 2019 at 7 p.m.
Location: TU Berlin, Studio 484, Masterstudiengang Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum,
Ackerstrasse 76, 13355 Berlin, (Access: courtyard 3, staircase H, 4th floor left)
(Free admission, no registration required)
Link to the Facebook event

Stage design and light
Klaus Grünberg comes from Hamburg, studied stage design with Erich Wonder in Vienna and has since worked as a freelance stage and lighting designer at theatres and opera houses in Europe as well as in Kuwait and Buenos Aires. Together with the composer and director Heiner Goebbels, he has been working on several music theatre projects since the nineties, and for a long time he has collaborated with the directors Tatjana Gürbaca and Barrie Kosky and others. In 1999 Klaus Grünberg opened the MOMOLMA (museum of more or less modern art). Further information and pictures at:

Performing Arts Festival Berlin (PAF)

Performing Arts Festival Berlin (PAF)

For the fourth time, the Performing Arts Festival Berlin (PAF) will present theatre and performance, puppet and music theatre, dance, installations, new circus as well as site-specific performances on stages and at unusual locations throughout the city over six days. The PAF Campus will take place for the first time in 2019: Our students, among students from various Berlin universities and faculties are invited to discover the festival, its programme and the various venues in a specific campus programme and joint theatre visits with each other and for themselves.

Musiktheaterwerkstatt – Die Fledermaus

“Die Fledermaus” is a semester collaboration between the Master’s programme Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum and the directing students of the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. The realizations envolved under the mentoring of Prof. Claus Unzen and Prof. Sven Holm can be seen at  the HfM’s Studio stage and the Delphi Theater. In the whirlpool of waltz and gallop, of “Reihumküssen” (row kisses) and champagne, Johann Strauss will experience the legendary operetta in three readings, and in the interplay of the spatial dispositions of living room, festival hall and prison cell he will spur on the present of the bourgeois class. The game of confusion is also presented by students from various singing classes from the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music.

Premiere on 18 May in the studio hall of the HfM, Charlottenstr. 55,
Premiere on 05 June at Theater Delphi.
Further information at:

LECTURE 09th May: Text I Space I Stage I Play

In the concepts for the interior design of the actually empty space for a theater performance, the relationship between stage and audience is of initial interest. The form of setting up a stage in a concrete theatre space always depends on the character of the text in its historical period and the habits of the actors and their audience. As an example, the lecture questions the consequences for the scenic play and the authenticity of the performance. At the Berlin Schaubühne, Jan Pappelbaum has the ideal universal theatre space in which he consistently incorporates his insights into the stages of further performances. In the lecture he talks about his experiences and makes his interest in the self-evidence of contemporary aesthetics comprehensible by researching and using concrete materials and situations from everyday life, using documentary photographs.

Lecture: Jan Pappelbaum

Thursday, 09. Mai 2019 um 19 Uhr
Location: TU Berlin, Studio 484, Masterstudiengang Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum, Ackerstraße 76, 13355 Berlin
Free entry, lecture is held in german
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Jan Pappelbaum was born in Dresden in 1966 and studied architecture in Weimar until 1993 following his apprenticeship as a bricklayer. Thereupon he worked as a freelance stage designer until 1999 when he became a permanent head of the Schaubühne Berlin. Since then he has been responsible for the design of more than fifty stage sets and furnishings. At the same time he worked as a freelance stage designer abroad at opera houses and exhibition architectures in Frankfurt and Dresden.



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