Introduction and start of studies

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This course starts in the winter semester.
Dates for the start of the course in October 2024 will be published in August 2024.
Until then, you can get an impression of last year's courses.

The most important dates and offers for the start of studies

At the University of Kassel there is not the an introductory event. Rather, there is an extensive offer of different "Veranstalter:innen":

  • On the one hand, the departments offer an official program. This type of introductory event is about the subject of study: What is this subject thematically about? Which majors are offered in Kassel? Which professors and subject areas determine the content? So: by all means attend and ask questions!
  • For some (not all) courses and subjects we recommend participation in preliminary courses. Pre-courses are aimed at first-year students who would like to refresh their knowledge in certain subjects. The preliminary courses start before the introduction dates.
  • Often the student councils also offer introductory courses. The student council is part of the student self-organization and deals with the specific questions of the students of a department. In terms of content, it deals with questions about the course of studies, the organization of the curriculum, the organization of learning and examinations. The student councils thus offer help with the question of how best to study this subject.
  • In addition, there are "welcome events": First semester welcome, offers for students with children, offers for international students.

Important terms explained

Semester opening and brief introduction of all product design courses, introduction of the new basic product design class for all students with all product design instructors at the College of Art.


Monday 10/16-23

  • 11:00 a.m.
      Welcoming the freshmen
    Location: Menzelstraße 13-15, Kunsthochschule, lecture hall
    Lecturer:in: Prof. Lutz Pankow, Natascha Burg
  •  14:00 - 17:00
    Introduction of First Semester Students
    Location: Menzelstraße 13-15, Kunsthochschule, Basisklasse, Atrium, Room 0221
    Lecturer:in: Prof. Lutz Pankow, Natascha Burg

Lecture period: 14.10.24 - 14.02.25

The regular courses begin on Thursday, 17.10.24

Lecture-free period: 21.12.24 up to and including 12.01.25

Menzelstraße location, art academy

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