Diagram for the structure of teaching at the Bauhaus

Walter Gropius, Schema zum Aufbau der Lehre am Bauhaus, 1922, veröffentlicht in: Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar, 1919-1923
Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design, Berlin

Walter Gropius, Schema zum Aufbau der Lehre am Bauhaus, 1922, veröffentlicht in: Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar, 1919-1923
Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design, Berlin

The individual elements of the Bauhaus teachings are inscribed in a circular shape. The areas of the preliminary course and building are conspicuously delineated from the core of the instruction – the workshops with their accompanying subjects – by a drawn double ring. This is due to the special position that both of these teaching areas occupied: In order to even be accepted to the study programme at the Bauhaus, it was necessary to successfully complete the preliminary course. And only the most talented students could qualify for participation in the building theory course. The schema also indicates the length of the respective educational units.

Literature: Jaeggi, Annemarie: Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model, in: Bauhaus Archive Berlin, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Weimar Classic Foundation (Ed.): Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model, Ostfildern, 2009, pg. 13 – 20; Wick, Rainer K.: Bauhaus-Pädagogik, Cologne 1994, pg. 66 – 75; Siebenbrodt, Michael: Das Staatliche Bauhaus in Weimar – Avantgardeschule für Gestalter 1919 – 1925, in: Siebenbrodt, Michael (Ed.): Bauhaus Weimar. Entwürfe für die Zukunft, Ostfildern-Ruit 2000, pg. 8 – 21.