The course is divided into two study sections. In the first study section students have to study the subjects didactics and school practice, academic subjects (history of art, media theory, architectural and environmental design), arts practice in a studio (painting, art design or sculpture) as well as courses at the department for teacher education, and do a teaching practice. The second study section covers the subjects of didactics and teaching practice (art education theory and didactic models, methods of art teaching, etc.), academic subjects (seminar in art studies, contemporary art, art experience and aesthetics in everyday life), arts practice in a studio (painting, art design, sculpture or new media) and a teaching practice. In one of the study subjects a scientific diploma project must be written.
To be eligible for the course prospective students must have successfully passed an artistic aptitude test.