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Art in Germany from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 days


The Art in Germany from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century course is offered at China Europe International Summer School (CEISS).

The course will introduce Berlin’s outstanding art collections, with their wide range of masterpieces from late medieval times to the present day. We shall focus throughout on the particular circumstances that shaped the production and reception of German art, especially during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. During this long period, the formation of a German nation state and the problematic notion of a German national identity became intimately connected to the question of a German style and artistic ‘expression’.

A special focus will be given to the "Art of the two Germanys" between 1945 and 1989. We shall explore Germany’s vibrant art history by focusing in depth on works by artists like Martin Schongauer and Albrecht Dürer, Caspar David Friedrich, Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Adolph Menzel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Dix, Joseph Beuys and Anselm Kiefer.
Visits include the following museums and galleries in Berlin: the Deutsche Historische Museum, the Gemäldegalerie, the Museum of Photography, the Brücke Museum, the Nationalgalleries, and the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 days
  • Credits
    4 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course structure

48 contact hours (6 hours per day).


In principle, the course is open to all students regardless of their field of study, but in the first place it addresses art history students. An elementary knowledge of art and art history is advantageous, but not obligatory.


  • Dr. Matthias Vollmer

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Required application documents

  • Passport Copy
  • Home University Transcripts
  • CV

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1360 EUR per year and a duration of 12 days.
  • National Applies to you

    1360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1360 EUR per year and a duration of 12 days.
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Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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