Prof. Michael Stevenson

Class for Sculpting

Setting up for class performance at the Kunstverein Nürnberg, 2015

Tent making workshop with BLESS, april 2014

Mizu Sugai, All matter is spiritual tissue, 2016

Tomasz Skibicki, The third eye is not a place that´s meant to get hit, 2016

Heyon Han & Leon Leube, (three stills from) Pillows of love, 2016

Studio activities, Pavilion 27

Katharina Cameron, If you tilt a half moon on it's side you can make an animal's horns, 2016

Guoxin Tian, The whale embassy, 2016

Katharina Cameron, Goldteeth and other reasons not to be afraid, 2015

Stone relic from class performance at the Kunstverein Nürnberg, 2015

Book making workshop with Nuno da Luz, 2014

Studio activities, Pavilion 27

Tomasz Skibicki & Leon Leube, OPKO overclock, 2016.

Mizu Sugai, All matter is spiritual tissue, 2016

He was a dedicated and inspired educator. Once while teaching an entry-level class he left the room in the middle of the lecture, he simply vanished… slipping from the class mid-sentence. The students, unaccustomed to his style, remained seated until the period had officially ended and then in bemusement made their way outside. On hearing a noise they looked up; overhead was a small single-engine aircraft circling the classroom. In that moment they understood - this is their teacher - professor, poet, mathematician, philosopher now aviator in the sky. He was just arriving, from nowhere he came, an aeroplane at 3,000 ft. dancing above the classroom.

How do truly inspired programmes happen? I don’t want to fly I’m not considering pilot training. So how does it happen? 

Bring together the thing under study and its horizon, be both the classroom and 3,000 ft. Be practical, experiential, grounded in object, material and process and, at the same time describe, in detail, the unbounded vista each new object reveals. Be in the classroom and beyond. 

If I were asked to describe the class, I wouldn’t say more than this. The pilot of course already knows it; he knows it through direct experience, through his hands.

(the program is in English, for details please see



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Artistic Classes

free and applied arts, postgraduate program

Das Studium an der AdBK Nürnberg ist im Klassenverband organisiert, der alle Studierende unabhängig ihrer bereits absolvierten Semester eint. Die durchlässigen Klassenstrukturen ermöglichen den Studierenden im Rahmen der Lehre eine freie und selbstständige Entwicklung. Im offenen Diskurs werden die geschaffenen Werke der Studierenden zu regelmäßig stattfindenden Klassentreffen besprochen und diskutiert.

Die Fachrichtungen an der AdBK Nürnberg teilen sich in angewandte und freie Bereiche auf. Während die Klassen für Freie Kunst / Gold- und Silberschmieden und Grafik-Design / Visuelle Kommunikation zu den angewandten Künsten zählen, gehören die übrigen Klassen der freien Kunst an. Das Lehramtsstudium Kunst als Doppelfach kann in allen freien Klassen absolviert werden.

Mit dem postgradualen Studiengang „Künstlerisches Handeln im öffentlichen Raum“ bietet die AdBK Nürnberg eine weiterführende Ausbildung an, die sich an Interessenten mit einem bereits abgeschlossenem Studium richtet.

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Artistic Classes

free and applied arts, postgraduate program

Art Education

Subject Art for secondary schools


equipment, techniques, programs

Study Grant Programs

Scholarships, sponsorships and awards

University calendar

range of couses at the AdBK Nürnberg

Academic Exchange Service

Erasmus+, PROMOS and Stibet Programs

Courses and guidance

range of courses and course guidance services

Application and Acceptance Process

How to apply at the AdBK Nürnberg

Deadlines for application

Apply until May 15th 2019

Akademie Galerie Nürnberg

exhibition space at AEG


Jahresausstellung, AbsolventInnenausstellung and other formats


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Sep Ruf and Hascher Jehle Architecture


scientific and artistic activities


internal strucutres


internal structures

University administration

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Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg

Bingstr. 60, 90480 Nürnberg

Phone: +49 911 940 40

Fax: +49 911 940 41

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Verwaltung / Sekretariat

Montag bis Freitag, 8-12 Uhr

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Vorlesungszeit: Montag bis Freitag, 7.30 - 19 Uhr / Samstag, 9-13 Uhr

Vorlesungsfreie Zeit: Montag bis Donnerstag, 8-17 Uhr / Freitag, 8-14.30 Uhr


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