Creative Skills Europe

Berlin University of the Arts

The Career and Transfer Service Center (CTC) of the Berlin University of the Arts was founded in 2001 as the first career centre at a university of the arts in Germany. Since 2004 CTC’s activities are open to participants from the other three artistic universities in Berlin: the Berlin Weissensee School of Art, the “Hanns Eisler” School of Music Berlin and the “Ernst Busch” Academy of Dramatic Art.

The CTC is a clearing house between college/university and the employment market and world of work. It advises students and graduates on questions relating to starting and planning their professional careers, also covering strategic decisions to be taken when setting up a business. It offers opportunities for acquiring practical experience as well as additional qualifications such as organisational, social, personal, IT skills and/or learning languages. In addition, soft skills such as the ability to work in a team, communication skills, a capacity for innovation, and social skills are also seen as key for successful entry into working life. The realities of the labour market also oblige students to be prepared for temporary contracts, periods of practical experience and freelance work.

The CTC services offer consultation and coaching, workshops and services.

For more information, visit the CTC’s website