Knowledge of the Arts

HumanitiesArt (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music)

The graduate program Knowledge of the Arts is located at an institution where a variety of arts are not only taught and researched but also practiced.

The program sheds light on the processes of negotiation by which artistic knowledge is articulated and legitimized. The program is financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The language of instruction is German.


The focus of the program is on knowledge of the arts, which is studied as an implicit, habituated, incorporated and process-orientated form of knowledge.

Based on interdisciplinary collaboration of the arts, art history, media studies, philosophy, engineering and pedagogy, the graduate program is developing a model for understanding how knowledge is generated in the arts and how the concept of art-related science can be conceptualized in a contemporary way.

The research program pursues forms of artistic knowledge as cultural techniques for deriving ideas.

The graduate program offers 12 grants for doctoral candidates as well as one post-doctoral position.

The following disciplines are covered:

  • Art History
  • Musicology
  • Theatre
  • Cultural Theory
  • Media Studies
  • Architecture
  • Philosophy
  • Music Education
  • Theatre Education

programme practised legitimised conceptualised Prof. Dr Tanja Michalsky Dr Sandra Soltau Universität der Künste Berlin

artistic knowledge, art history, media studies, philosophy, engineering, pedagogy

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Barbara Gronau
Coordinator: Dr. Christina Deloglu-Kahlert
UdK Berlin
Einsteinufer 43-53
10587 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 31852220
Deadlines: calls and deadlines vary
Places: 12
Scholarships: 12