The Master program in "Art History with a Focus on the History of Textile Arts" (mono-major) is a research-oriented art history program with five subject areas for a total of 90 credits and a supplemental textile-history component for 30 credits (research focus: "History of Textile Arts" – TA). The program is divided into the Master program (generally in the 7th and 8th semesters) and the final phase (generally in the 9th and 10th semesters).
The Master program has three advanced modules, each of which consists of a lecture and a master seminar. Students must also complete art history electives and courses in the research focus "History of Textile Arts" (30 credits). The requirements for the research focus "History of Textile Arts" can be met by attending any lecture, seminar, exercise or other course in the Department of History of Textile Arts (with the exception of excursions). Students are also required to conduct a six-week internship in order to enhance their practical skills. The art history elective requirement can be met by attending specially labeled courses at the Institute of Art History, regardless of the student's main subject area or the type of course in question. The art history electives are designed to expand the student's knowledge in specific areas. The advanced modules, the art history elective courses and the courses for the research focus "History of Textile Arts" all include performance checks at the end of the courses.
The final phase of the program consists of a subject field module that encompasses a lecture, a master seminar and a research colloquium. This module also concludes with a performance check.
Lectures and master seminars in at least two of the five subject areas must be completed during both phases of the program.
Excursions and internships are designed to enhance empirical research skills.
The Master program in "Art History with a Focus on the History of Textile Arts" (single-subject mono-master) is concluded with a master thesis and an examination in "Advanced Art History" (45 minutes ) and in the topics addressed in the research focus "History of Textile Arts" (15 minutes).