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  • Locations: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider: CSU International Programs Program Type: Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing Eligibility: Graduate, Junior 60+, Sophomore 30+ Minimum GPA: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Field(s) of Study: Architecture Financial Aid: California Aid, Federal Aid, Grants (if applicable), Loans, Scholarships
Language of Instruction: German
Program Description:

?State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart (abk Stuttgart)

For detailed information regarding deadlines and how to apply, go the the CSU International Programs website

Program Highlights

City: The capital of Baden-Württemberg and one of Germany's largest cities, Stuttgart is home to companies such as Bosch, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, and Siemens. Stuttgart has been ranked the number one city for culture in Germany, and almost 200 events come to the city each year to celebrate dance, music, art, and food.

University: Founded in 1761, the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart, also known as ABK Stuttgart, has a small student population of approximately 900 students. Students will be able to take advantage of the many unique opportunities through workshops and facilities on campus.

Academics: Earn Major, Minor, and General Education credit.

Tuition: Same tuition cost as home CSU campus.

Language of Instruction: English, German

State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart (abk Stuttgart)

Nurturing artistic and creative ambitions 

The Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design is the largest fine arts academy in Baden-Wuerttemberg, and with its 250-year history, a fine arts academy with one of the richest traditions in Germany. It offers a wide range of outstanding teaching and learning spaces to help students develop their individual practice. Courses take place in small studio classes and in close exchange between students and their professors. ABK’s unique studio und workshop culture gives students the opportunity to use facilities that embrace both digital technology and traditional craftsmanship. ABK’s specialist workshops connect students and staff of all artistic and academic fields. Learning in the studio and the workshop takes place through creating – a process that is at the heart of the ABK experience. ???????

CSU IP's programs in Germany are administered by full-time local CSU staff. The program begins with an intensive six-week Intensive Language Program (ILP) in Horb, a small town near Tübingen. The ILP is a German language and culture course focusing on grammar, composition, and conversation, as well as an introduction to German culture. Students then move to Stuttgart to continue their studies and enroll in one German course in addition to other coursework.