Discounts for Alumni and Multiple Bookings: We are happy to see you again and would like to reward you with a 100 EUR Alumni discount of your course fee (or final fee if you register for more than one course). Participants who register for several of our courses will get a 50 EUR discount off the final price.
Information and registration: www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de
01.07–05.07 Transitions – Drawing and Space
This drawing workshop will explore transition spaces of urban Berlin and experiment with drawing in an open and interpretive manner. The emphasis will be put on practical artistic work in combination with critical discourses.
09.07–11.07 Workshop with Valérie Favre
Participants of this workshop will get a deep insight into the field of painting and will evolve special qualities of seeing through analyzing artworks of the old and new masters. Explore new creative ways in describing things in art, challenge your standpoints, and broaden your perspectives with us.
30.07.–02.08 Self-Marketing for Women Artists
Self-marketing means understanding the specifics of your own work and knowing how to promote it: What makes it special, is it worth exhibiting or buying? With a special focus on self-marketing for women artists, we will take a look at how to present the work and get ready for the international art scene. This workshop is realized in cooperation with Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt–a professional development programme for women in the visual arts.
05.08–08.08 Finding the Stories – A Photography Workshop
This workshop combines photo analysis and practical photo work. Consciousness will be raised of what a narrative constitutes and how the meaning of a photograph is created. In addition to producing their own photo series, the participants will become skilled at looking at, reading and talking about photographs.
09.08–11.08 Pressless – Printing Techniques Without a Press
In this workshop, you will learn how to print at home, without much effort and most importantly without a press! We will work out the perfect foundation for your own printing practice and teach you how to print woodcuts, linocuts and monotypes.
12.08–15.08 Artspeak: English as a Foreign Language Workshop
International art English may be everywhere, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. In this workshop, you can boost your language skills by analyzing artworks in the classroom as well as visiting exhibitions and discussing ideas in the museum/gallery context.
19.08–21.08 Iron Printing in Blue - A Cyanotype Workshop
This practical course will explore the variety of the cyanotype process–one of the first photographic techniques. We will focus on its application in the participants own artistic activity and the discussion of cyanotype in contemporary art.
05.07–07.07 Architectural Photography – Re/Visiting 1987’s Visions
The participants of this course will use fine-art photography to approach the International Building Exhibition in Berlin (IBA 87), explore its concepts and ideas, and implement them artistically. Our focus will lie on a perception-expanding approach as well as on the implementation and presentation of fine-art photography.
22.07–27.07 The Semiotics of Fashion Styling or Can We Still “Think Pink” Nowadays?
In this short course we will analyse a wider meaning of fashion signs within the socio-cultural context. Looking at the work of star stylists and key designers we will critically survey the rise of certain trends and will try to explain them through the prism of the social and cultural changes.
12.08–15.08 Berlin Appeals 2019 – Poster Design Workshop
The workshop will focus on the poster as a means of free expression in the real public space: What are relevant messages of young designers in 2019? For these, we create appropriate expressions related to content and form.
20.08.–23.08 Virtual Reality – How to Design Virtual Narrative Spaces
The workshop conveys substantial knowledge about virtual reality and how it can be used to create virtual narrative spaces. Participants will learn how to generate 3D models from real-life objects and how to use a game engine to create an interactive virtual experience.
The workshop conveys substantial knowledge about virtual reality and how it can be used to create Virtual Narrative Spaces. Participants will learn how to generate 3D models from real-life objects and how to use a game engine to create an interactive virtual experience.
29.08–31.08 Healthcare Design Approaches and Perspectives for Young Professionals in Design
In this workshop, scientists and experts will provide first-hand insights into health design and its methodological approaches. The workshop covers topics such as health specific data,
information design, user behavior, interaction, and service design. Formats will range from lectures to case studies.
16.09–20.09 Wearables and Machine Learning: Application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on Textile Technology
The course consists of lectures and practical exercises in a combination of wearables and machine learning. It includes a full-framed introduction to the latest methods and their applicability to the real-life issues. The workshop is presented in cooperation with the Uplinx-Project (@German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) and the Design Research Lab (@UdK Berlin).
11.06–14.06 An Approach to Situational Time-Based Arts
In some parts of the vast music world, a rejection of traditional forms, which began in the 1960s, is continuing today, sped along in part by the explosive advance of technologies. This trend expanded artists’ tool palettes by sophisticated software, advanced sensors, the Internet, and new physical materials. It is also affecting multimedia installation art, creating new situations to be explored. In this four-day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to look into and explore a carefully selected choice of seminal works.
11.07–13.07 Berlin Techno Software/Hardware Explorations
How do aesthetics and technology relate to and influence each other in contemporary music production? We will analyze those aspects based on hardware and software from Berlin, the capital of techno. During the process, you will get the chance to visit world-leading companies as well as small manufacturers which develop tools for special musical phenomena.
22.07–28.07 Public Intervention with Sound
This public intervention workshop offers an opportunity for artistic practices in sound. We will intervene in public spaces with a focus on the characteristics of the underground station “Nollendorfplatz” where we will exhibit the works at the end of the workshop.
26.08–01.09 Intensive Opera Audition Training
The focus of this masterclass will particularly lie on how to audition and prepare to perform in a German-speaking opera house. Repertoire choices, interpretation, insights into the selection criteria of agents and opera houses are important aspects that will be covered during the class.
20.09–22.09 Curating Sound Art – Exhibiting the Auditive
This workshop conveys substantial knowledge in the curatorial practice of an exceptional art form that occupies the margins of the visual arts as well as music. You will also learn about the special skills that are required for its presentation.
04.07–11.07 Your Berlin Story: An Alternative ‘Creative Non-Fiction’ Writing Workshop
Under the guidance of the author, blogger and writer Joseph Pearson this alternative writing workshop explores the German capital through the genre of ‘creative non-fiction’ and essays based on real experiences. The course aims to set a high writing standard and produce work of publication quality.
Come to Berlin, have a great weekend full of good content, and then write it all down as a well-crafted autobiographical piece. Under the guidance of Joseph Pearson, blogger and essayist for institutions like the BBC, this alternative writing workshop explores the German capital through the genre of ‘creative non-fiction’, or essays based on real experiences. We will produce work that aims to be of publication quality.
07.08–09.08 Biographical-Documentary Theatre: How to Create Narratives Between Reality and Fiction
This workshop takes the participants’ narratives as the starting point for the artistic process. We will focus on personal and practice-oriented research to put the biographical material in a socio-political context, and to test methods of fictionalization.
14.08–17.08 It’s All About... Talking: Curation and Communication in the Performing Arts
Communication is crucial for curators. They communicate online and offline, with artists, the audience, politicians, and colleagues. Surrounding this topic of communication we will learn about the necessary skills from experts, discuss strategies and exchange experiences. The workshop is presented in cooperation with Tanz im August–Berlin’s international festival for contemporary dance.
23.08–25.08 Storytelling – An Introduction
The practice of storytelling enhances communicational and presentational skills, develops imagination and the ability to improvise. Participants of this workshop will learn the basic steps of oral storytelling and how they can create a unique voice that enhances their story.
05.09–10.09 The Drama Works
This comprehensive four-day workshop guides participants through a series of precisely patterned exercises, which demonstrate the essential elements of the dramatist craft, e.g. character, structure and conflict development.
The Drama Works is suitable for all those with a serious interest in dramatic and performance texts, from beginners to more experienced writers.
20.06–23.06 Exp. – Questions of Perception in Art and Science
In this seminar, participants will get the basic knowledge of auditory and visual perception through demonstrations and reenactments of scientific experiments and perceptual phenomena. Furthermore, related artistic, architectural, scientific and philosophic texts and works will be explored in readings, presentations, and discussions.
27.06–30.06 (Re)Discovering the City
This four-day workshop looks at the ways we can both be inspired by and change our relationship to the city, whether you are familiar with it or not. We will discuss artistic strategies such as psychogeography, situationism, urban intervention, and GPS drawing/mapping.
01.07–05.07 Aesthetic Transformation & Sources of Inspiration
This seminar allows immersing into the interdisciplinary process of aesthetic transformations with Berlin city space as a starting point. The main focus lies on the idea-generating process: How do we find ideas and how is inspiration being passed on to another discipline or another artist?
07.09–13.09 Writing Ashram for PhDs and Post-Docs
The Writing Ashram is a training course for concentrated writing. Academics of all levels retreat from daily routines and responsibilities to the countryside and work on their own writing project. The unique blend of writing, movement, meditation, workshops, and coaching will guide you day after day towards a state of flow. This will allow you to not only get a huge amount of writing done but also to establish healthy work routines and thus increase your productivity in the long term.
05.08–08.08 Starting & Leading Your Own Successful Creative Business
This practical course will help creatives to plan, shape, communicate, launch and lead their own creative business. It is also suitable for freelancers who want to give their existing creative business a fresh start.
17.09–19.09 Structure and Vitality for People and Organisation
In our workshop, you are invited to have a deeper look at the dimensions and the interplay between people and their organization. We share specific approaches and experiences for setting up a supportive frame that enhances clarity, responsibility, effectiveness, and cooperation that allows evolution for people as well as organizational resilience and growth.