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Admission Exam

Online registration and portfolio upload

The entrance examination takes place in January & February 2024.
Admission to studies takes place in the following winter semester (October 2024).

January 10, 2024, 12am (Vienna time)

January 26,  2024, 12am (Vienna time)

Online registration & portfolio upload
Here you will also find all detailed information on registration and upload.

Preliminary discussions

The preliminary discussions took place in November 2023.

Knowledge of the German language

Persons whose native language is not German have to provide the knowledge of the German language before registering for the continuation of studies for the third semester.

Admission requirements

Admission as full-time student:

  • 17 years of age
  • Passed admission exam

Procedure of the admission exam

Apart from an official Identitycard samples of artistic work must be submitted digital as evidence of preliminary knowledge and qualifications. The selection procedure takes place in two stages:

  1. A preliminary selection is made on the basis of the submitted samples of work.
  2. Then a three-day admission exam takes place, after which the exam commission makes a final decision. 
    The exam results will be announced the following week.

Work samples

The work samples must give a representative impression of the candidate’s artistic work. The selection of samples digital) should reflect the candidate’s interests. The candidates can present work with a medium of their choice that should be documented by means of concepts, sketches, photographs, objects, models, film and sound material as well as computer-generated works. The candidates should also submit a CV and a recent photograph along with their work samples. 

Admission Examination 2024
Part 1: Online registration and portfolio upload

 January 10, 2024, 12am (Vienna time) until January 26, 202412am

Online registration & portfolio upload

Here you will also find all detailed information on registration and upload.

  1. Step 1: Registration
    In addition to personal details and contact details it is required to upload a copy of your passport and a portrait photo.
  2. Step 2: Upload Application Files (Portfolio)Upload one PDF-file of max. 50 MB. If required, further files (e.g. videos) can be linked within this document (e.g. vimeo allows a password protected video upload).

Announcement of the results of the first part by  February 2024, including notification of further exam tasks.
If required, technical support can be requested at entry-​support@​uni-​ak.​ac.​at.

Admission Examination 2024
Part 2: Entrance Exam and interviews, on site, all day

February 26, 2024 until March 12024

The second part of the entrance examination comprises the processing and answering of the examination tasks and a personal interview with the examination committee, which reveals the creative and theoretical aptitude of the candidates for transmedia art.

The exact dates will be announced to the candidates who have been admitted to the 2nd part of the examination by email. 
The announcement of the results of the second part will be made in March.

Administrative steps

Information on the necessary administrative steps regarding enrollment once the candidate has passed the exam, entry and residence formalities for foreign students, etc. and on tuition fees can be obtained here:

University of Applied Arts
Student and academic affairs 
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
1010 Vienna
+43 1 71133 2060

Study Exchange

If you are interested in becoming an exchange student at our department, please get in contact with International Office: international.​office@​uni-​ak.​ac.​at

Guest Semester

Guest semesters are only for students from other departments of the University of Applied Arts. If you are interested in doing a guest semester at our department, please send an application and a portfolio to transemedialekunst@​uni-​ak.​ac.​at.

The following deadlines must be considered:

  • Application for winter term
    Submission of the portfolio by May 31 at the latest
    Confirmation / cancellation until + / – June 15th

  • Application for summer term
    Submission of the portfolio by December 10th at the latest
    Confirmation / cancellation until + / – January 20th

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If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact transmedialekunst@​uni-​ak.​ac.​at.