Course Description

Our Museology programme prepares students extensively for working in the dynamic museum sector. The programme in German combines hands-on experience of all the different areas of modern museum work and goes beyond the classical museum functions of collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, studying and conserving.

In the first two semesters, students learn about inventories and documentation as well as fundamental management tools. Additionally, the basics of Art History and Cultural History are taught in order to provide necessary context.

The third and fourth semesters are more heavily focused on using the acquired skills in practical settings. Education in the various types of collections and academic disciplines continues. Students also learn more about communication strategies in museum education, creative exhibition making and PR as well as the fundamentals of visitor researching. Furthermore, the compulsory language course "English for Museum Studies" is promoting the international orientation of the program.

Within the fifth semester of their studies it is mandatory for students to choose three specialisation courses from the following list: Cultural Economy, Publications, Digital Media, Modern Materials, Digitalization or Provenance Research.The aforementioned specialisation semester is followed by the sixth semester in which students complete their Bachelor thesis.

Course Facts

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Focus areas

Collecting, Conservation, Research, Exhibiting, Imparting, Administration


Documentation and inventory

Standard period of study6 Semester
StartsWinter semester
Language of instructionGerman
LocationCampus Wilhelminenhof
Entrance requirements

general qualification for university entrance, A levels

Compulsory Internship 3 months in semester 6
Credits attainable180
Master course HTW Berlin

Museumsmanagement und -kommunikation

Detailed information

Infoblatt der Studienberatung [PDF]
Ordnungen & Module


Program accredited by ACQUIN (31.03.08 - 30.09.13); system accredited by AQAS (01.10.13 - 30.09.19)

Incoming Students on exchange programmes

If you are an Incoming student into Faculty 5 on an exchange programme (such as Erasmus), a list of your local contacts is available here. If you do not study at one of our partner universities (listed below), please contact the International Office first to find out if an institutional agreement is possible to allow you to spend a semester or a year at HTW Berlin.

Full-time study candidates from abroad

If you are considering studying the Museology course on a full-time basis, please refer to our International Applicationssection.

Museology / Museums Studies Partner Universities

We are always happy to receive partnership requests from other institutions. If you represent an overseas university not on the list below and would like to initiate an agreement with HTW Berlin Faculty 5, please send your proposal by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Dr. Susanne Kähler, at

Partner Institutions

Name of UniversityCountry/CityTeaching Language
Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne – Burgundy School of BusinessDijon, FranceFrench