University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK), Germany: Call for Applications

University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK), Germany: Call for Applications

Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK)

Photo: Klaus Frahm
December 11, 2009
University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK), Germany: Call for Applications

Departments: Sculpture, Stage Design, Design, Film, Graphic Art/Typography/Photography, Painting/Drawing, Theory and History,
Time-based Media.

Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, teacher education programs: Bachelor of Arts/Science, Master of Education, Dr. phil. in art.

Application-deadline for winter semester 2010/2011: March 5, 2010

Bachelor/Master-Study Programs and Doctorate

With its Masters degree, the HFBK offers students a course of study centred around the student’s own planned artistic and/or theoretical development, allowing issues of interest, working methods and processes to be critically analysed, deepened and to become differentiated. The regular amount of time needed to complete this degree is 4 semesters.

Through this, “Dr. phil. in art.” doctorate can be achieved. The HFBK supervises dissertations, which engage with art-theoretical or philosophical concepts relating to analysis of the arts and addressing their essential nature. One can register either for research based on practice and a written element, or for research by written thesis only.

HFBK academic staff includes

Raimund Bauer (Stage Design), Wigger Bierma (Typography), Dr. Friedrich von Borries (Design-Theory), Werner Büttner (Painting), Pepe Danquart (Film), Dr. Michael Diers (Art History), Dr. Harald Falckenberg (Honorary Professor) Jeanne Faust (Video), Glen Oliver Löw (Design), Dr. Hanne Loreck (Cultural Studies), Matt Mullican (Sculpture), Ingo Offermanns (Graphic Art), Dr. Michaela Ott (Aesthetic Theories), Anselm Reyle (Painting), Andreas Slominski (Sculpture), Pia Stadtbäumer (Sculpture), Wim Wenders (Film)


Applications may only be made for the winter semester of each academic year, usually beginning in October. The application period for the academic year 2010/2011 ends on March 5, 2010. Students transferring from other universities apply in the same way as beginning students. International applicants are most welcome to send their portfolio to the HFBK Hamburg. The application and selection process is practically the same for foreigners as it is for German applicants. There are however some additional documents to be submitted, such as translations of certificates, and the proof of proficiency in German.

International student exchanges

The HFBK actively supports international student exchanges. The large number of partner universities included in the EU’s exchange program Erasmus – Lifelong Learning enables a high degree of international mobility. The proportion of students at the HFBK who come from abroad, not only from Europe, but from other regions, especially China, Korea and South America, is traditionally very high. This lively dialogue is supported by further University-owned initiatives.

Please contact:

Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg
Service Office
Ms Susanne Dudda
Lerchenfeld 2
22081 Hamburg
Room 144-146
E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: +49 (0)40 428989 – 264
Fax: +49 (0) 40 428989 – 377

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