Visual Literacy means the capacity to reflect, understand and create visual messages. These competences gain more and more importance in our world through, for instance, mass media, heterogeneous backgrounds of people, glocal identities, intercultural dialogue, the “iconic turn” in the sciences. Visual Literacy is a premise for the critical and self-determined cultural participation of the individual, and can thus be understood as a decisive requirement for participation. At school, the subject art education delivers the competences that are needed in all subjects.