• Designs, 1st semester, 2015
  • "Kick-off” introductory event, October 2017
  • “Raumortlabor”, Eichstätt, October 2013
  • Studio, 4.OG, Bahnhofstr. 90, Nürnberg
  • In the café of the AAD Lab of Aalto University, Helsinki, April 2015

The bachelor’s degree programme covers six semesters and includes three phases of study: First, a basic foundation of skills and competencies is taught, followed by advanced study of core competencies and finally development of integration competencies which must be demonstrated in the thesis (paper at the end of the degree programme) and, in addition to the completion of 180 ECTS credits, constitute the graduation requirements. The programme provides theoretical knowledge as well as important practical skills. Connections between architecture and art history as well as aesthetic and artistic composition and the functional, technical, and economic planning and construction of buildings are all main themes of the programme.

The individual modules – building construction, structures and technology, design and planning, history and theory, composition and presentation, and advance – are taught in groups with defined lecture hours. In the Raumortlabor events, historical and current construction projects are analyzed and discussed. Practical exercises are offered by the design and composition modules as well as construction, technology, and advanced modules in cooperation with partner institutions. Joint one-week excursions are part of the practical training and serve to verify recognized qualities and improve three-dimensional thinking, perception, and imagination. Another focus is the work on models and plans in 2D, 3D, and 4D. Your presentation skills and critical thinking will constantly be trained throughout the programme, not least in our exhibitions held each semester.

The Bachelor of Arts degree entitles students to continue their studies at European universities in accordance with the respective admission requirements, but also to work in architectural and planning offices as well as in regulatory agencies, and to work on projects in teams. However, graduates are not entitled to bear the professional title of architect or become registered with state-regulated architectural associations.

The bachelor's degree programme curriculum (German page) >


  • Semester exhibition, 2016
  • Auf AEG interim presentation, master’s project, 2015
  • Advanced Science, by Axmann, Botzki, Neubauer, 2015
  • Watercolour and hand sketching, Provence Segurét, 2014
  • Master’s thesis, Forum 3, by Frank Riedel, 2014
  • Master's thesis, Nuremberg market hall, by Steven Davé, 2016
  • Master’s thesis defence, by Lucas Ziegler, 2014
  • Advanced, the wave, by Steven Davé, Lena Geitner, Martina Metzenroth, Peter Nowak, Qu Ran
  • Architecture photography, Nuremberg Academy of Fine Arts, by Vahdettin Sahin

A bachelor's degree in architecture is a prerequisite for admission to the master's degree programme. In addition to this, the suitability of applicants is evaluated through the review of a portfolio and a personal interview. A 16-week internship in an architectural or planning office is also a requirement.

The four-semester programme with the profile "Structure and Form" builds directly on the bachelor’s degree programme, with a strong focus on individual projects. Upon completion of the degree programme, graduates are provided with all the theoretical and practical knowledge required for professional registration. Graduates are able to take on management responsibility and work as self-employed architects after registering with the relevant state-regulated architectural associations.

The modular curriculum encompasses the entire spectrum of architecture, urban planning, cultural history, and social, creative, functional, constructive, technical, and economic aspects necessary for a comprehensive and integrative education. Among other things, concrete ideas and development proposals in the urban and rural surroundings of the Nuremberg region are produced. For individual projects, viable solutions are developed and presented.

International requirements: A total of 300 ECTS credits are earned in the two follow-on degree programmes, fulfilling the strict international requirements for professional practice. After completion of the studies and a period of work experience, graduates can be registered as architects in Germany and the European Union as well as internationally under the UNESCO/UIA Directive, in accordance with the respective regulations.

The master’s degree programme curriculum (German page) >