Science of Art and Visual Culture

Art science and theory, art history, visual culture, visual and spatial studies as well as feminist gender studies are entangled in study and research. The focus is on conveying the multiple intertwining and productivity of the aesthetic in social contexts.
A project-oriented approach aims at analyzing arts, media, spaces and their genres in a discipline-critical dimension, interrelating and developing them transdisciplinarily. Particular attention is paid to the relationships, transmissions, and practices between subjects, communities, and objects, and the meanings and senses that arise from them. The basis for this is the formation of a differentiated awareness of the material under investigation, its historical location, methodological approaches and theoretical references.
Historically, the focus has been on the modernity understood as an epochal concept from 1800 to the present, with specific reference to the art and media history of the entire modern era.

see Mariann-Stegmann-Institut Art & Gender


Film Studies and Media Aesthetics

The study of Film Studies and Media Aesthetics investigates the history, theory and aesthetics of film and audio-visual media and how they are being transformed by globalization and the digital revolution, with a particular focus on the specific forms and apparatus of film, media art, and popular culture and the ways in which they are produced, distributed, transmitted, exhibited, mediated, appropriated, and archived. As well as studying media products and works themselves, attention is also paid to collective and individual aesthetic experiences of these products and works, and to the discourses and cultural interactions that surround them. The study programs of the Institute for Art Science - Film Studies - Art Education at the University of Bremen focus on the theoretical, analytical and historical-critical focus of film studies and media aesthetics. They reflect a fundamental understanding of the diverse forms of audio-visual culture and their historical coming into being.

see lab Film Studies / Media Aesthetics

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Aesthetic Education

Topics of Art and Aesthetic Education include: The complexity of artworks as a challenge to complex processes of perception and expression, media reflections between the experience of reality and art, the role of language in the mediation process, and the relationship between art and teaching. An aesthetic engagement with the world does not mean, in the traditional sense, the concentration on the "beautiful", but directs its attention to the conditions of perception in general. Aesthetic education as a scientific model of knowledge deals with problems that arise in the reflection of perceptions, sensations and associations in relation to self, space and time. In order to facilitate these reflections, art education contains aesthetically practical and didactic-reflexive aspects in which artistic or art-educational considerations and aesthetic concepts of thought, perception and action are interlinked. Another prerequisite for a cognitive model of Aesthetic Education is the interdisciplinary exchange with artistic, philosophical and educational theoretic approaches. Theoretical and artistic practices are related and provoke other forms of scientific work.

see Creative Unit FaBiT

Aesthetic Practice

The degree program offers the following job opportunities in the field of practical training:

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Aesthetic Lab

GW2 B0150
Video Production / Cut

Contact Person:
Klaas Dierks
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GW2 A0140/ A0145
Sculpture, Objects, Installations, Performance

Contact Person:

eine Siebdruckwerkstatt

Print Office

GW2 B0100

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Art Studios

GW2 B3800
GW2 B3810

Contact Person:

mehrere 35mm-Dias auf einem Leuchtpult

Slide Archive

GW2 B3765
circa 25.000 slides about works, architecture, design and artists

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Photographic Laboratory

GW2 B3840
analog black and white labor for positiv- and negativ processes

Contact Partner:
Jula Schürmann
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