We administer an aptitude assessment to ensure you’re suitable for our programme. It comprises three parts:
- documentation (submitted with your application)
- exercise to demonstrate manual dexterity
Your work documentation should provide a written and visual outline of your professional or private involvement in the field, ideally highlighting a concrete example of artistic practice or detailed handiwork. Central assessment criteria include the significance of your selection, care in preparation, attention to detail and the comprehensibility of your documentation. If you have experience in conservation or restoration work, please submit documentation that reflects guidelines standard to this field.
In the interview, which is more of an open conversation, we will discuss your motivations, past work experience and expectations for the programme. We are not looking to test your knowledge of the practice – instead, we wish to learn more about your commitment and communication skills.
Exercise to demonstrate manual dexterity
In the exercise, we will assess your technical handiwork skills, with an eye on precision, cleanliness and the conceptual rigour of manual work.
You will have four hours to complete a practical task and document your work in writing and images.