Mr. Peter Benz studied Architecture at the University of Kaiserslautern and the Bauhaus-University Weimar in Germany, where he received his final degree in 1998. Before and after his architecture studies he also took courses in Film & Theatre Studies, Art History and Psychology at the University of Erlangen, and in Visual Communications and Product Design at Bauhaus-University respectively.
His academic background enabled him to open his own exhibition & graphic-design practice after leaving university, working successfully in the field for several years.
In 2001 he was invited to join the Media Faculty of the Bauhaus-University as a faculty-member of the Media Events-chair, teaching exhibition & event design, foundation courses for (media) design and experimental video-courses.
In September 2006 he took up position at the Academy of Visual Arts, initially teaching Spatial Design and other visual arts subjects for the BA (Hons) in Visual Arts-programme, for which he also serves as the Programme Director since September 2008. Starting from academic year 2011/12 I have additionally been teaching various courses for AVA’s new Master of Visual Arts (Experience Design)programme, for which he equally is in charge of as the concentration coordinator.