We are very happy that a great part of the Berlin Summer University 2021 courses could take place in person this year. The last workshop just ended in the end of September but we've been already planning the programme for the year 2022, which we'll most likely publish in December. Meanwhile, we'd like to reveal the new poster theme designed by Mattis Bettels, a graphic design student of the UdK's Klasse Hickmann. In our traditional interview, we've talked to him about his poster concept and work approach.

In addition, we are introducing new categories for our courses in 2022:

We look forward to welcoming you back to Berlin in 2022 and are excited to share our new programme with you soon.

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Get to know the Berlin Summer University of the Arts

The Summer University of the Arts is home to a multitude of workshops and courses incorporating all disciplines of the Berlin University of the Arts: Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Design and Music, Creative Entrepreneurship, Self Marketing and Arts Management.

Interview with Mattis Bettels

Every year we run a poster design competition for the Berlin Summer University of the Arts. In co-operation with professor Fons Hickmann, we choose the best poster designed by one of his graphic design students. We talked to this year's winner Mattis Bettels about his poster concept and work approach.


"It was a super valuable and intense experience: I was always nervous before writing assignments because I am not a native English speaker and therefore often fear judgement. However, this course has given me the confidence to be more fearless. Sharing our presentations has influenced me in many ways, such as typography and the way we explain. I am very grateful to the lecturers and classmates for teaching me. This institution was full of inspiration."

 – a participant of Writing = Design: Creative Copywriting Workshop

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BSUA on Instagram

We launched our own Instagram account to keep you updated and share some insights from the BSUA's life. We are very excited about how it all goes! Stay tuned and read more on our Instagram page @berlinsummeruniversity