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

The bachelor’s degree programme covers six semesters and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

The curriculum is divided into 5 modules.

The modules M1-Theory and City, M2-Drafting and Design, and M3-Building Construction and Engineering are offered once a year and taught within a set schedule each semester. 

Modules 1-3 provide the knowledge base for theoretical guidelines and practical application in the project, Module M4. 

In the project module, different tasks are used to practise combining knowledge and processing it into a design. Great emphasis is placed on comprehensive analyses, investigations of variants, and conclusive elaboration with an increasing density of evidence. The respective adequate presentation in plans, models, digital media, and oral and written form is also highly weighed. 

As part of the project module, one-week excursions are conducted as ‘Space-Location-Labs’. They broaden horizons and have long-term effects. 

Module 5 is the B.A. thesis, which completes the B.A. phase.

The thesis demonstrates the best possible integration of the knowledge and skills acquired during the bachelor’s programme. 

180 credits (ECTS) must be earned to gain a bachelor’s degree. 

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; this is possible only after completing a Master of Arts programme.

The bachelor’s degree programme curriculum


  • 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) >