HfG Offenbach University of Art and Design

HfG Offenbach University of Art and Design

Photo: Campus HfG Offenbach | Photo: Wolfgang Seibt

Schlossstrasse 31
Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Offenbach
63065 Offenbach, Hesse
T +49 69 800590

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Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Offenbach is the Hessen State University of Art and Design. Its tradition stretches back to the year 1832 when it was established as a craftsman’s school. Shortly afterwards it became a school of arts and crafts, a place where both practical arts and crafts and theoretical subjects were taught at the same time. In 1970, the school was transformed into a higher education establishment with university status.

With reference to the training and research models of the Bauhaus and the Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm, the HfG Offenbach practices future-oriented teaching, much of which is based on individual one-on-one supervision and mentorship: Art, media and design are taught in a modular study structure.

The following degree programmes are offered in the two Schools of Art and Design:

School of Art

- Bachelor of Fine Arts

- Master of Fine Arts

 - Master of Fine Arts with a larger theoretical component

School of Design

- Bachelor of Arts

- Master of Arts

The ten-semester courses are supplemented by a comprehensive theoretical program in both departments.

In addition, graduates from the fields of art, design, media or related sciences are offered the opportunity to obtain a doctorate (Dr. phil.).


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