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Applications for our master programme Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum can be submitted now!

Please find further information on the  postgraduate course or application process and download application guideline here.


  • A portfolio with samples of some of your art works (e.g. projects, fine art, photography, collage, sketches, drawings, etc.)
    We offer portfolio coaching, please contact us for advise or appointments.
  • Documents:
    • Admission application with  Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Motivation
    • Diploma or BA Degree Certificate (photocopy)
    • Confirmation of work experience
    • Applicants whose first language is not German:
      TestDaF (Language certificate “Deutsch als Fremdsprache” minimum 16 points).

We don’t accept digital application, please hand in the application personal (Room ACK 476)  or via post to the following address:

TU Berlin Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum
z.Hd. Salka Schulz
Ackerstrasse 76
13355 Berlin, Germany

If you have any questions, please contact Salka Schulz for more details.

We are looking forward to your applications. 

Beiderseits der Oder: Scenography

In cooperation with the Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte  (House of Brandenburg-Prussian History) in Potsdam:

As part of the theme year Kulturland Brandenburg 2018 “we inherit. Europe in Brandenburg – Brandenburg in Europe “and the European Heritage Year 2018 “SHARING HERITAGE”, our students design a multimedia exhibition about the region on both sides of the Oder. This joint memorial-European space of Germans and Poles, resulting out of the Second World War, is narrated through photographs and films of real and topographical places of remembrance, contrasted with questions and fragments of individual and collective memories. On the basis of documentation, historical testimonies and interviews, an immersive space of memory is created, which makes the breaks and continuities, strangeness and newly acquired familiarity, oblivion of history and new historical interest, tangible.

The exhibition is created in partnership with Instytut Zachodni Poznań / West Institute Poznań and Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej w Zielonej Górze, Museum of Lebuser Land Grünberg.

The exhibition will be on view from 7th September 2018 to 20th January 2019.

Students: Mara Barnabò, Anja Dietz, Katharina Filist, Julius Kirchner, Suriya Poieam, Svenja Stannat, Lena Tiffert, Greta Wolf-Rosenbaum
Mentors: Prof. Kerstin Laube, Heiko Kalmbach
Coordinator: Maria Dannecker

© Photos: TU Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum

Lecture Lila Chitayat “spatial storytelling and how to play with time in space” 23.5.

Lila Chitayat – a multidisciplinary creator, architect, new-media artist and experimental designer in Israel and Germany – examines shifts occuring in the past decades: How do we rethink space and what are its affects on how we read spaces today?
Using our bodies, movement and multiple realities we can play with time, slow it down or open up gaps to experience spaces and tell stories through them. By the extensive use of new technologies, virtual worlds and multiple dimensions we can now shift out to non euclediean geometries, interactivity and non- linear storytelling, triggering us to be in a space, be the space and playfully experience it.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018,  20:00
TU Berlin Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum, Studio 484, Ackerstrasse 76, 13355 Berlin
Free entry, lecture held in English

Lila is a Senior Lecturer at the Design Faculty of H.I.T Holon Institute of Technology teaching on the Masters program and Interior Design departments. She is the Founder of LinC Studio: A trans-disciplinary design environment involving media and technology to produce a wide range of projects in urban installations, space design, exhibit design and digital architecture for virtual environments worldwide. Her projects include numerous museum exhibition designs, technology-based interactive installations, such as Taxilink (winner of PRIX Ars Electronica 2010), Ideal Virtual Jerusalem for MIC, sensing sound installation and urban interventions. She is currently based in Berlin on a sabbatical year and lives and works in Tel Aviv. Lila received her M.Arch from Columbia University and B.Arch from Pratt Institute and a b.Des at HIT.

© Fotos: Lila Chitayat, Dor Kedmi, Eitan Vitkon

OPEN STUDIO on 23th may

OPEN STUDIO on 23th may

We cordially invite you to our OPEN STUDIO at our postgraduate course Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum:

The next OPEN STUDIO event will take place:
wednesday, 23th may 2018, 6pm
free admission, no registration needed
at the course’s studios (studio 484) – Ackerstraße 76, 13355 Berlin (courtyard 3, staircase H, 4th floor)

The OPEN STUDIO offers all students interested in the postgraduate course insight into the master programme’s profile and application process. In small groups mentor Prof. Kerstin Laube and study coordinator Maria Dannecker show the studios, explain the application and talk about the work as a scenographer. There can be also seen some project presentations and pitches or get directly in touch with our tutors and mentors as well as with students. There will be the possibility of an personal portfolio coaching for applications for upcoming winter term (application deadline: 15th july 2018).

After the OPEN STUDIO Lila Chitayat is doing a lecture about “spatial storytelling“.

You can find further information on the postgraduate course or application process and download application guidelines here.

Please contact Salka Schulz, tel. 0049-30-31472174, at our head office for questions regarding the application process or any other concerns.

Theatre Architecture Collection of TU Berlin is now online avaiable!

Just in time for the start of the European Heritage Year 2018, the theater collection of the TU Berlin goes online with over 5,000 objects. The cooperation project between the TU Berlin and the Beuth University, financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, after two years has successfully reached it’s goal – the development and digitilization of the theatre collection of the TU Berlin.

The collection houses well-preserved archives from 1939 to 1969 to more than 500 theater buildings mainly in Germany, Austria, France, Slovenia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Russia. The pictorial materials – floor plans, sections, photographs and written documents – give a unique overview of the state of Central European cultural buildings in the mid-20th century: On the one hand the collection provides an inventory of the visionary developments of the 20s and 30s, on the other hand the objects document both stagnation and also deconstruction during the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945. At the same time, the collection gives valuable insights into the visions of the architectural emergence of post-war modernism until the 1960s and 1970s.

The collection is now freely accessible to the public via the online database of TU Berlin’s Architekturmuseum and already provides a valuable contribution to the preservation and visualization of cultural (theater) heritage in Europe.


Architekturmuseum TU Berlin – Dr. Hans-Dieter Nägelke
FG Theatertechnik Beuth HS Berlin – Prof. Dr. Bri Newesely
Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum TU Berlin – head of project: Franziska Ritter
tutors: Robert Huth, Julia Kleinschmidt, Birte Dördelmann

Franziska Ritter,, Tel: +49 (0)30 – 314 72 174

Lecture: Interactive media in performance

Mark Coniglio – Media artist, composer and programmer Mark Coniglio is widely considered to be a pioneering force in the exploration of dance and interactive media. Beginning with Troika Ranch, the media intensive dance company he co-founded with Dawn Stoppiello, and later as the creator of the media software Isadora, he has spent nearly three decades enmeshed in the relationship of movement, media, and computing.

Coniglio’s early dance and technology work – where sensory systems, responsive media software and live performers combined to produce an interactive “reflection” of the body – has evolved into an approach where technology actively intervened in the creation, rehearsal and performance of movement. After reflecting on his past work, he will propose future interventions where artificial intelligence will be placed into conflict with human bodily knowledge, to provoke the invention of new movement, unforeseen structures, and compelling relationships between the body, media and the stage.

The lecture is hold in english.

Tuesday 17th april 2018,  7pm
TU Berlin Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum, Studio 484, Ackerstrasse 76, 13355 Berlin
free entrance


© photo: Mark Coniglio, A.T.Schaefer

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)

New ideas for Preussenmuseum Minden

In collaboration with the LWL-Preußenmuseum Minden, innovative, scenographic concepts for the redesign and reframing of this traditional museum were searched for. Under the direction of lecturer Johann Jörg, five interdisciplinary teams consisting of students from TU Berlin’s Bühnenbild and Architecture courses examined the exciting history of Prussia and its traces in Westphalia. Prof. Dr. med. Gerhard Kilger, a scenography expert and pioneer of the scene, provided the conceptual briefing and an inspiring input.

The student’s focus in the designs was on the breaking up of history, the transformation of content into a language of today and the visionary thinking of politics, society and architecture through awareness of their own history. Against the background of controversial discussions about Europe and the continuing migration debate, Prussia and its politics are more interesting than ever.

Five very different scenographic concepts were developed, with new, fresh readings and unusual, surprising translations into space, that were controversially discussed – but (unfortunately) only one concept can be realized:

We would like to congratulate Jakob Blazejczak, Anne Kummetz and Lukas Kesler – their design convinced the jury and will be developed further in the following months. In the television broadcast from WDR, the winning team reports on the challenging design work and the selected concept.

Students: Jakob Blazejczak, Thalia Budin, Svenja Christian, Anja Dietz, Anne-Marie Heydeck, Marian Jobke, Lukas Kesler, Anne Kummetz, Linda Rodenheber, Greta Wolf-Rosenbaum

Lecturer: Johann Jörg
Co-Lecturer: Bernhard Wedow



We cordially invite you to our OPEN DAY at our postgraduate course Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum:

Friday, 16th february 2018
5 to 8 pm, free admission
at the course’s studios (studio 484)  – Ackerstraße  76, 13355 Berlin (courtyard 3, staircase H, 4th floor)

The OPEN DAY offers all students interested in the postgraduate course insight into the master programme’s profile and application process. Attend an introductory lecture by our leadership, see project presentations and pitches or get directly in touch with our tutors and mentors as well as with students and alumni. There will be the possibility of an consultation appointment for applications for upcoming winter term.

You can find further information on the postgraduate course or application process on our website.

Please contact Salka Schulz, tel. 0049-30-31472174, at our head office for questions regarding the application process or any other concerns.

Exhibition Design: 100 Prozent Wolle

The exhibition opens up its theme – wool – to visitors of all ages. They have the opportunity to encounter and interact with the wool on a playful, sensual, intellectual or nostalgic level. There are spaces of encounter in every room, which are designed to encourage shared, active experience and exchange between generations. At the same time, visitors can deepen their knowledge of various related topics. These include the life of the shepherd and relationships with the animals; the production of wool; the transformation of raw wool into yarn; and the process of knitting, from stitches all the way up to the finished product. The visitor can try out everything — either with or without guidance.

In addition to a sculpture of a sheep that visitors can climb, highlights include a shepherd’s clothing and gear, a clothing rail that tells stories, and a flying carpet.

exhibition: 100 Prozent Wolle
place: Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Arnimallee 25, 14195 Berlin

vernissage: 5.11.2017 – 3 pm
opening hours: 7.11.2017 to 23.06.2019,  tuesday – friday 10 am – 5 pm, saturday – sunday 11 am – 6pm Uhr, mondays closed
entrance: 8 euro

realization: Margaret Schlenkrich (exhibition design) with Devin Martini (medial presentation)
mentor: Johann Jörg

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