Degree Bachelor of Arts
Start of study Winter semester
Application period Winter semester 01 June until 15 July
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credits 180


Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  • General higher education entrance qualification (German Abitur), entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences or placement examination/special admission
  • Artistic-design aptitude test
Language of instruction German
Faculty/institution School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Integrated stay abroad Optional

As a student enrolled on the B.A. degree programme at the HSB School of Architecture you acquire the skills and knowledge required for careers in urban planning while gaining a comprehensive insight into occupational fields related to environmental design and building construction. Working in supervised teams, you will develop projects in architecture and urban planning with a high level of practical relevance.

On a broad scientific and technical basis, the strongly application-oriented studies not only provide you with basic knowledge and fundamental skills in the core areas of architecture but also develop your creative-artistic skills.

Career prospects

The Bachelor of Arts degree offers you the first academic degree in architecture.

Through the acquisition of appropriate methods and specialist knowledge, it qualifies you for careers in architect firms. Moreover, it also opens up a wide range of other career opportunities – for example, in the areas of construction management, facility management, the real estate industry, public building administration as well as other professions in the field of design.

As a graduate of the Bachelor's programme, you receive an international degree that enables you to enter a Master's programme – not only at the Hochschule Bremen but also at other universities in Germany and abroad. It should be pointed out, though, that before you are actually entitled to use the official professional title of ‘Architect’ you will have to go on to complete a Master's degree.

Thus, the Bachelor's degree essentially serves as a basis for further studies, which then allow you to specialise further and build individual profile – either in architecture or in other areas of civil engineering. In this context, we recommend that you complete a one-year practical phase before starting the Master's programme in architecture, as it can then be recognised as part of the 2-year professional work placement required for admission to the profession when you later apply for membership of the institute of architects.

Programme structure

The Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture encompasses 5 modules per semester, which are assigned to the following subject areas:

  • Design
  • Project work / elective modules
  • General Studies
  • Technical Sciences
  • Presentation and design

The programme structure and a credit point system based on the "European Credit Transfer System" enables you to easily transfer credits earned from other universities. The study schedule is designed around a chronological and didactic structure divided into three educational phases:

  • 1st + 2nd semester – methodology and foundation studies
  • 3rd + 4th semester – integration and linkages
  • 5th + 6th semester – practical application The programme ends with the Bachelor's thesis.

Examination regulations (German)


Throughout your studies at the School of Architecture at the Hochschule Bremen, you will have access to generously proportioned workrooms where you can work intensively on your projects and join in discussion with other students. In addition, your lecturers will regularly provide suggestions and constructive criticism at regular ‘round-table’ feedback sessions.

In addition to the workrooms, you also have access to spacious and well-equipped workshops and CAD rooms as well as an extensive reference library (construction documentation) and a photo studio.


As part of your studies at the School of Architecture Bremen, you can choose from a variety of opportunities for short- or long-term stays abroad.

In your fifth semester, excursions abroad are an integral part of the programme. They provide you with insights into international aspects of architecture, which are deepened within the framework of modules.

Moreover, the School of Architecture Bremen is comprehensively networked with universities in other European as well as non-European countries. This gives you the opportunity – for example, within the framework of the Erasmus programme – to gain valuable international experience. And we also cultivate a welcome culture for the many international students who come as guest students to the School of Architecture every semester. The person to contact for all questions regarding stays abroad is Prof. Klaus Schäfer (klaus.schaefer@hs-bremen.de).


  1. Information

    Check the application deadlines and admission requirements for your desired degree programme.

    Questions about the degree programme can be answered by the contact persons on the degree programme pages. If you have any further questions about your decision to study at HSB, our advisory and service institutions will be happy to help.

  2. Artistic aptitude test

    Detailed information on the aptitude test can be found here on this page in the section "Artistic-creative aptitude test". You can register for the aptitude test for the application for the winter semester 2022/23 on May 24, 2022 and June 14, 2022 here:


Artistic aptitude test

Applicants must provide proof that they have passed the artistic aptitude test in accordance with the examination regulations for determining artistic aptitude for the study of architecture at HSB.

The Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture requires a special artistic aptitude and ability as a compulsory special qualitative requirement. From the beginning of their studies, students must be able to act creatively and creatively and must have the ability to grasp and represent things spatially. In the assessment procedure according to the regulations of HSB on the special qualification requirements, the applicants should prove that they possess the above-mentioned abilities to a degree that is necessary for mastering the degree programme and achieving the study objective. The aptitude test consists of about two hours of working on architectural and design tasks under supervision and a subsequent discussion with the lecturers. The aptitude test must be taken before the start of the degree programme.


Questions about the study content

Porträtfoto Katja-Annika Pahl

Prof. Katja-Annika Pahl
Entwerfen, Darstellung und Gestaltung
+49 421 5905 2669

Questions about application and admission

Questions about stays abroad