Visual Culture and Communication in the Arts (B.A.)

The Bachelor’s degree programme ‘Visual Culture and Communication in the Arts’ offers an interdisciplinary environment in which students can acquire the core knowledge and skills needed to undertake historical and systematic analyses of visual images and visual communication systems. The programme curriculum focuses on teaching undergraduates the fundamentals of pictorial analysis and of the cognitive functions of artistic images, as well as addressing historical aspects of visual communication and images from the perspectives of art history, culture and media studies.


Within the canon of the four disciplines Art History, Classical Archaeology, Philosophy and Musicology, students can choose to take a more art historical or a more archaeological approach to their studies of visual culture and communication. Within their chosen area, students will have the opportunity to address more specialist issues such as: intermedial analyses of the Gesamtkunstwerk (unified work of art that uses a variety of art forms); fundamental questions of aesthetics; images as historical sources; music iconography or digital art.


Visual Culture and Communication in the Arts can also be studied as an (extended) main, subsidiary or supplementary subject of dual-subject B.A. programmes offered at Saarland University. Students who select it as their extended main or main subject must have adequate proficiency in Latin.


Course advisor for Art History
Ms Liane Wilhelmus
Gebäude B3 1, Zi. 1.10
Building B3 1, Room 1.10
Tel.: +49 (0)681 302 3978

Course advisor for Classical Archaeology
Prof. Carola Reinsberg
Building B3 1,
Tel.: +49 (0)681 302 3315
E-mail: klarch.sek(at)


Course advisor for Philosophy
Prof. Heinz-Dieter Heckmann
Building C5 2,
Tel.: +49 (0)681 302 2841
E-mail: h.heckmann(at)


Course advisor for Musicology
Dr. Christoph Flamm
Building C5 2,
Tel.: +49 (0)681 302 2506
E-mail: c.flamm(at)

Saarbrücken Campus
Building A4 4
Phone: +49 681 302-3513
Fax: +49 681 302-4526