Berlin Fine Art

Majors open to

Fine Art

Other majors if availability allows

Host Department

Fine Art

Faculty Lead

Jean Rasenberger


1 unit of ArtCenter credit (Elective)

How To Apply

Applications for this program were due by Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 1 pm (Week 5).


  1. Open to ALL terms
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  3. Must not be on academic or disciplinary probation at the time of application

* If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements you still may be able to apply. Please contact


Program Fee: Through a generous donation by ArtCenter Fine Art alumna Antoinette Adams, there is NO program fee for this program. The following costs will be covered for students: two weeks of housing at the OTA hostel, subway and museum passes, various tours and excursions, on-site orientation, and 24/7 emergency support.

Additional costs that you will be responsible for that are NOT covered include: round-trip airfare LAX-Berlin ($700-$1,200), a passport ($135), and daily personal expenses such as meals, souvenirs, toiletries, supplies, local transportation, cell phone, etc. (~$40-$50/day).


Term: Spring 2019
Dates Abroad: April 24 – May 6, 2019*

*Housing for this program will begin on Thursday, April 24, 2019. Housing will end the morning of Monday, May 6, 2019. Students will likely need to depart the U.S. on April 23rd in order to arrive for the start of the program. 

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As one of the most vibrant art cultures in the world, Berlin is highly multicultural with a rich and, most importantly, complex and difficult history. In this course, we will examine how notions of German identity have been shaped by that history and investigate its ramifications in contemporary art. Because we as a school are also highly multicultural, students will bring a diversity of perspective on what German culture has meant not only to American but to their own socio-cultural backgrounds. The emphasis is on how Berlin is now an international art hub – how did it come to be that way and what are the cultural inter-relations at play, and how do they function in art.

Through an immersive learning/travel experience, students will spend four weeks over the Spring 2019 term at Art Center studying and researching. Students will attend four three hour classes comprised of seminars, lectures, student presentations, screenings, and readings, all of which delve into the inter-cultural dynamics at play in Berlin.

Then, for ten days over the Spring/Summer 2019 break, April 25th to May 6th, students will travel to Berlin to become steeped in its art and culture. We will visit many galleries, museums, and important historical sites as well as opportunities to meet with artists. As a group, we will create an “album”, of sorts, of text, drawings, photographs, etc., which demonstrates how the study of German art and culture, and especially a trip to fabulous Berlin has been of influence.

Info Sessions:
Tuesday, September 25 at 1:00 pm, 870, Room 150 (Wk 3)
Wednesday, October 3 at 1:00 pm, 870, Room 150 (Wk 4)

Selection and Notification Timeline
Apply By: Wednesday, October 10 at 1 pm (Wk 5)
Notification of Acceptance: Wednesday, October 17 (Wk 6)
Commit to Program: Wednesday, October 24 at 1 pm (Wk 7)

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