Admission to the Master’s programme Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum is only possible for the winter semester.

The application procedure consists of two stages:

  1. submission of the application documents / portfolio by 15 May of the year.
  2. invitation to a personal interview (approx. 30 minutes) with the selection committee of the degree programme (also possible Online via Zoom)

It is advisable to contact the degree program before submitting the application. Information events are regularly offered as (online) Open Days, and it is possible to arrange individual appointments for a study counseling interview.

Appointments: Salka Schulz

The application must be submitted in digital form (Pdf max. 50MB) by e-mail (if necessary as a link) to and submitted between February and May 15 at midnight.


First professional university degree (e.g. Bachelor, Diplom or Magister) in related disciplines: Architecture, interior architecture, design, fine arts, stage design, costume design, theatre and cultural studies, directing, cultural management, visual communication, etc.

Practical experience

Profound knowledge of the German language (for students of non-German origin language level B2 / TestDaF 12-16 points or comparable) at the beginning of the programme. Further German courses must be proven during the degree programme.


Portfolio with artistic work samples (projects, free artistic works, photographs, collages, sketches, drawings, etc.)

Application for admission “Antrag auf Zulassung” incl. CV / letter of motivation and professional experience

Proof of a first professionally qualifying university degree (certificates, in copy)

For applicants whose native language is not German: proof of TestDaF (language test “Deutsch als Fremdsprache”, 12-16 points or comparable), if not yet available: current proof of language level.


Application deadline: May 15 (postmark date) or midnight for digital applications

Interviews (by invitation only) after notification end of May to end of June

Selection decision and admission: Beginning of July

Start of studies: mid-October

Selection criteria

STEP 1: after receiving the application documents (25%)

Quality of work samples (portfolio)

Subject-specific skills due to the previous studies, the qualification (transcript)

Subject-specific practical experience outside the university

STEP 2: after interview (75%)

An artistic aptitude for the study Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum

Communication and interpersonal skills

Motivation for the master´s program Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum


Tuition fees amount to 2.400 euros per semester (for a standard study period of 4 semesters: 9.600 euros). In addition, there are the matriculation fees of the TU Berlin, approx. 300 euros per semester (incl. semester ticket, etc.). The fees must be paid in advance after receiving the invoice at the beginning of each academic year and can be claimed against tax.

The TU Berlin does not award any scholarships; it is possible to approach other foundations and lenders or to apply for educational loans from banks at an early stage. We would like to point out that most foundations usually only support first degree studies. The extent to which a second course of study / further education is supported should be enquired about directly with the respective foundation.

More information on the current TU fee regulations can be found under this link: Fee schedule


The Master’s degree in Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum qualifies students to work independently as a project-oriented stage designer or scenographer in the fields of theater, exhibition, installation, performance and event – both for closed, artificial spaces and in an urban context. The ongoing restructuring of the theater landscape and opening up to interdisciplinary and performative formats as well as the growing variety of temporary exhibitions, performances and events offer interdisciplinary and flexible designers a wide range of fields of activity.

Here you can find interesting insights into career paths in interviews with selected graduates:

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