Fashion in Berlin Research Trip

Key Information


Application Deadline: 27/06/22 at 7:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Art, Design and Humanities

Ref: 10006888


Departure Date: 23/11/22

Return Date: 27/11/22


£400: the estimated cost for flights, accommodation and transfers (excluding DMU Global bursary). Students will also be required to pay for: visits (£18), food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £150


Accommodation: Hostel accommodation will be booked by DMU, with students in shared rooms

Travel: Flights will be booked by DMU


General Enquiries: DMU Global -

Trip Lead: Della Swan -


Current level 5 (progressing to level 6 for the 2022-23 academic year) undergraduate students studying Fashion Design and Fashion Communication & Styling are eligible to participate on this opportunity. There is a maximum of 45 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Trip description

The purpose of this trip to Berlin is for Fashion Design and Fashion Communication and Styling students to immerse themselves in Berlin’s vibrant gallery scene, top-class exhibitions, renowned art & photography museums and edgy urban and street art scene make the city a mecca for lovers of all art forms. Students of Fashion cannot fail to be inspired here by visiting one of the cities established galleries or by soaking up the cosmopolitan atmosphere and admiring its cutting-edge architecture.

As part of the trip, Fashion students will have opportunity visit the Museum of Photography/Helmut Newton Foundation. Helmut Newton is without a doubt of one of the most important fashion and nude photographers of the 20th century. The museum has been a magnet for photography enthusiasts from all over the world since its opening in 2004. The Helmut Newton Foundation occupies the two lower floors in the building and has for many years presented its hugely successful permanent exhibition ‘Helmut Newton’s Private Property’, as well as individual exhibitions on Helmut Newton’s work, his wife Alice Springs, and his contemporaries.

On the Friday, students will also have the opportunity to visit the C/O Berlin Foundation, and its exhibition ‘QUEERNESS IN PHOTOGRAPHY’. C/O Berlin is an exhibition space for photography and visual media. As a non-profit organization, C/O Berlin presents works by respected artists, supports emerging talents, and welcomes everyone to discover contemporary visual culture.

On the final day of the trip students will have free time to conduct their own research, and to visit alternative museums, galleries and sites of interest. A list of suggested places to visit will be provided prior to the trip. Decades of rebuilding have almost totally rejuvenated Berlin, giving it a diverse and eclectic mix of architecture. The city houses a vast array of art & design, museums, memorials, historic sights and modern buildings that tend to capture Art & Design students’ imagination. As a city known for its culture of experimentation and originality, it attracts artists, designers and those seeking a more alternative life style.

The estimated total cost for flights, accommodation and UK transfers for this trip to Berlin is £400. Students will be expected to pay £250, as the £150 DMU Global bursary will be deducted from the total.

Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of employability skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Berlin are:

  • To introduce students to a wide range of fashion, photography & art practice
  • To develop a range of employability skills and competencies that enhance your studies
  • To build a sense of community across Fashion programmes at DMU
  • To expose students to different culture to that of UK and widen knowledge of cultural life of different European country

Before the trip to Berlin, there will be preparatory talks delivered by DMU academic staff about the city of Berlin, fashion, museums, artists that will be visited.

Cultural activities

Participants will have free time to explore Berlin and learn more its culture and important position in 20th century history. Students may wish to consider visiting the iconic Reichstag building and Brandenburg Gate. There are also a range of museums to be found at Museum Island that are worth exploring such as the Pergamon Museum.

Other recommended museums and galleries include: Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery (CFA); Carlier Gebauer; KW Institute for Contemporary Art; König Galerie and Galerie Max Hetzler.

COVID-19 information

Travel to Germany is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Students are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 vaccine prior to travel. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for Germany.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.