Language and Short Courses 2018/2019

Dessau Summer School of Architecture Dessau Summer School of Architecture

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences • Dessau-Roßlau

Course location
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2
  • May 27 - July 05, 2019 (Registration Deadline February 28, 2019)
Target group

Students of architecture, interior design, and related subjects


The Dessau Summer School of Architecture develops its thematic focus from the relevance of Bauhaus Dessau in the history of architecture. Parts of the course are conducted within Bauhaus Dessau.
At the Dessau Summer School of Architecture, participants from different nations enter into an architectural dialogue on a review of modernity in architecture. To this purpose, the components of the programme place current developments in architecture and design in relation to the history of modernity and to its evidence on site.
The Dessau Summer School of Architecture starts, in cooperation with Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, with a workshop on "bauhaus callisthenics". The subsequent studio project is developed from this basis and focuses on social, ecological, and sustainable strategies of building. The current programme is available at from December 2018.
The subjects "Art Class", "Architecture and Society", the "German Language Class", excursions to historic and new locations of Modern Architecture in the region and trips to Berlin, Frankfurt and Leipzig develop and deepen this focal point. The programme includes the participation in selected events of the celebration "100 Years of Bauhaus".

Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
ECTS credits (max.)
Dates and costs
  • May 27 - July 05, 2019 (Registration Deadline February 28, 2019), costs: EUR 1,050
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accommodation
  • Accompanying programme
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2
Language requirements

English B2

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Is accommodation organised?
Accommodation is arranged by the organiser.
Type of accommodation

Youth hostel


The kitchen makes self-catering possible. We suggest that you calculate an average amount of 10 EUR per day for meals (self-catering and one meal in the canteen).

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Description of social and leisure programme

Day trip(s) to Berlin and/or Leipzig
One three-day trip to Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, or another destination with overnight stays
The field trips will include guided architectural city tours, building site visits, and/or visits to architects' offices.
For the programme of 2019, please take a look at from December 2018.

Free internet access
Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

With its sites at Bernburg, Dessau, and Köthen, Anhalt University can call upon proud traditions in science, innovation, and cultural cosmopolitanism. These traditions guide us in research and teaching. Anhalt University has established close links with both national and international research institutions and partners in industry. New forms of teaching, small study groups and excellent research offer ideal conditions for a good start to a career either at home or abroad.

University Location

Dessau was first mentioned in 1213. During the period of Enlightenment, the famous Dessau-Woerlitz gardens were created. In 1774, Basedow established the well-known "Philantropinum" - a reformed public school. In 1919, Hugo Junkers developed and built the first metal aeroplane in the world. The world-renowned "Bauhaus" moved from Weimar to Dessau in 1925. Six years later, the Nazis forced its closure. Today, Walter Gropius's Bauhaus Building in Dessau is a long-established icon of Modernism.

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