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Institute of Art and Education (Teacher Training Programmes)

Detailed information on the teaching degree

The Institute for Art and Education at the University of Art and Design Linz offers a very practice-oriented course of study in artistic and creative teaching subjects. This is characterized by small course groups and individual support by the teaching staff.

The teaching and learning environment in the Institute for Art and Education is characterized by an intensive examination of theoretical, artistic-creative and pedagogical content, which can be deepened in numerous in-house events, as well as theoretical-scientific discussions, symposia, specialist conferences, further education and training. The well-equipped workshops and laboratories, which are freely accessible to students, provide extensive scope for action and experience for your own artistic work.

Ein zusätzliches Qualifikationsfeld im Bereich der Kreativitätsbildung von Kindern und Jugendlichen bietet die KinderJugendKreativUni der Kunstuniversität.

Student teachers can attend courses from the wide range of other departments of the art university (e.g. architecture, industrial design, fine arts, robotics, etc.) and set individual priorities. The cooperation with local cultural institutions provides insights into and opportunities to participate in their work in the field of art, culture and mediation. The student exchange programs offer the opportunity to study at art universities around the world. Learning, cooking and celebrating together takes place in the lounges, which are freely available to the students.

The Institute of Art and Education is home to the following departments

Art and Practice 
Art and Visual Practice
Design and Technology
Kids'YouthCreative University
Learning – Engagement – Research 
Media Design

As a result, the current phase of redevelopment and restructuring of the entire teacher training complex (including the switch to bachelor and master curricula) allows for close co-operation and concerted reaction.

The University of Art and Design Linz disposes of all preconditions to evolve, alongside Vienna, into the second centre of basic and advanced teacher training for all artistic and design disciplines, since it is the only educational facility in Austria so far to comply with all staff-related and thematic requirements of the Qualifications Council regarding the full range of artistic and design curricula and moreover has for many years been safeguarding the required practical, hands-on approach to university training.

Kunstuniversität Linz, Standort Hauptplatz 8 © Mark Sengstbratl

Head of Institute

Univ.-Prof. Dr.techn. Irene Posch
Univ.-Prof. MMag. Jutta Strohmaier
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexis Dworsky


Institute Office

Mag.phil. Eva-Maria Unterweger 
T: +43 (0)732 7898 2464 
M: +43 (0)676 84 7898 382

Margit Maria Anna Erber, MA 
T: +43 (0)732 7898 2377 
M: +43 (0)676 84 7898 377

Office Hours
Mo-Fr 9.00 to 12.00 am

Institute Art and Education Teacher Training Programmes 
Hauptplatz 8, 2nd floor, HP80230
4020 Linz | Austria

Contact the Student Representative Office for Teaching


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