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OPEN STUDIO – Info / 18.03.2021

OPEN STUDIO – Info / 18.03.2021

Since our OPEN STUDIOS cannot take place as usual, we are giving  general study information about the Master’s program Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum. Next time on:

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 11 – 12 a.m.

We answer questions about the application, study and curriculum, compatibility with work and family and financing possibilities, etc.

The events will take place via Zoom video conferencing system. Link and password assignment / registration by email at: Salka Schulz

We offer individual consultations at any time by video, e-mail or phone. Appointments can also be arranged at short notice with Salka Schulz.

Further information Studies and Application Procedure.

Digital OPEN DAY – 18.02.2021

Digital OPEN DAY – 18.02.2021

We cordially invite you to our OPEN DAY at the Master’s course Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum:

Thursday, 18th February 2021, from 11 am to 1 pm (MEZ)
The event takes place via video conference system Zoom.
Link and Password assignment / registration by email to Salka Schulz

Prof. Kerstin Laube and the team personally present the profile of the study and the application procedure. We answer questions about the program and provide general information on the study plan, compatibility with work and family, career prospects and financing possibilities.

We offer individual consultations at any time by video, e-mail or phone.
Appointments can also be arranged at short notice with Salka Schulz.

Further information Studies and Application Procedure.

Student advice / submission 15th May

Student advice / submission 15th May

Student advice

Studying at TU Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum?
We offer individual appointments all year round for portfolio and study advice – for example on Thursday, 18th February on our DIGITAL OPEN DAY.

Questions regarding the profile of the study programme, applications and portfolio preparation can be answered by phone, email or video call with our head of study, Prof. Kerstin Laube and coordinator Maria Dannecker. Please contact Salka Schulz via e-mail to make an appointment.

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.

Submission 15th May

The application deadline for the start of studies in the winter semester is the 15th May.

A brief overview with information about the application portfolio:

  • It should include: Projects, e.g. in the fields of architecture, stage, scenography, interior, object design, costume, performance, visual arts / free artistic work, among others in the form of picture stories, dramaturgical concepts, photographs, collages, sketches, drawings, if applicable, realizations / assistantships / internships, a short project description with title / concept and field of activity is helpful
  • the projects selected for the portfolio should show a particular interest in the theme of spacial design and reflect the personal interests of the applicant
  • This year please submit your complete application digitally for the winter semester 2021 by e-mail to In the e-mail should be all application documents as pdf (max. Mb). This year’s application interviews will be held analog or via video conference in Zoom.
  • Applicants whose first language is not German: TestDaF (Language certificate “Deutsch als Fremdsprache” minimum 16 points).

We are looking forward to your application!

1st prize competitionline campus 2021 for the project “Mikrowohnen barrierefrei”

1st prize competitionline campus 2021 for the project “Mikrowohnen barrierefrei”

Congratulations to the team of Modell+Design for the cooperation project “Mikorwohnen barrierefrei”, which won the 1st prize in the category faculty projects at this year’s competition of competetionline campus 2021. Link to the article on the competitionline website

What is the smallest possible accessible housing unit?

This was the question of a seminar at the Technical University of Berlin in the subject Model+Design. The aim was to promote accessibility as a self-evident building task, to sensitize students and raise their awareness of the issue of accessibility, and at the same time to emphasize the need for diversity and flexibility, especially in housing construction.

Rising real estate and rental prices, an increase in single households and a growing number of elderly people are factors that demand new approaches from planners and builders, and not only in Berlin. In the seminar, the integrative approach of co-living offers was elaborated by the students and further investigated in cooperation with the Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Department of Building Economics at the Technical University of Berlin.

Ten very different approaches for a typical Berlin residential building were developed in models and images. A 1:1 scale barrier-free housing unit developed in the seminar forms the core of the exhibition. This was built by the Central Workshop of the Technical University of Berlin, is the object carrier for all models and plans and is itself an exhibit.

Further information is available at:


Miss Julie

Cooperation with the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts, Directing Department

Prof. Kerstin Laube (TU), Prof. Egill Pálsson (HfS EB), Prof. Louise Beck (Copenhagen)

In the context of a 4-week intensive workshop, students of the 2nd semester and directing students of the HfS Ernst Busch developed associations, approaches and contemporary concepts to August Strindberg’s play “Fräulein Julie” through visual research and examination of the text by means of “action analysis”(Maria Knebel).
By exploring an associative context and approaching the core of the play through 5 key situations, very different approaches were developed as “experiments”, performances and multimedia installations.

Students TU:
Marie Akoury, Maria Guerrero, Christopher Krause, Nikolai Kuchin, Tina Hübner, Hannah Schmidt, Yue Ying

Students HfS:
Ivar Furre Aam, Sophie Bischoff, Rabee Hanani, Lily Kuhlmann, Max Radestock, Naemi Simon, Basil Zecchinel

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing

TU Berlin has switched to digital teaching until further notice. Therefore the start of the course Figure Drawing will be postponed. However, we are happy to put interested parties for the guest course on a waiting list. As soon as we receive information that the teaching will be switched back to classroom teaching, you will be notified of the newly planned dates.

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

6 evening appointments of 2,5 hours each

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 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)
Link to the Facebook event

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


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: expected from 22nd June – 3rd Juli 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.

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:

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