Academy of Fine Arts, Münster
Leonardo-Campus 2, 48149 Münster, Germany/ 4925.1836.1100/ www.kunstakademie-muenster.de
The Kunstakademie Münster is a university for fine arts. In the sense of free art, artists and artisans are studying here in common classes in the fields of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance, photography, film and new media. History, criticism, theory and didactics of art also form the scientific focus. The principle of studying in the art of studying under the direction of an artist professor is based on artistic training at the classical art academies and differs fundamentally from courses as introduced in the Anglo-Saxon countries.
Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Peter-Welter-Platz 2, 50676 Köln, Germany/ 4922.1201.890/ www.khm.de
The Academy of Media Arts Cologne is a teaching and research institution for audio-visual media in Cologne, Germany. It offers an undergraduate degree program, as well as a post-graduate program. Diversity as an educational concept for artists and filmmakers - The Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) and the Media and Fine Art degree course (called since summer term 2011, before called Audiovisual Media). The Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) was founded in 1990, true to the media zeitgeist of the time, as a successor to the Kölner Werkschulen (1873–1993). Since then it has offered an educational concept, unique within Germany, which brings film, art and science together in one degree course: Media and Fine Art (since SS 2011, before Audiovisual Media).
Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
Akademiestraße 2-4, 80799 München, Germany/ 498.938.520/ www.adbk.de
The Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, also known as Munich Academy) is one of the oldest and most significant art academies in Germany. It is located in the Maxvorstadt district of Munich, in Bavaria, Germany. The Munich School refers to a group of painters who worked in Munich or were trained at the Academy between 1850 and 1918. The paintings are characterized by a naturalistic style and dark chiaroscuro. Typical painting subjects included landscape, portraits, genre, still-life, and history.
Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design
Am Weißenhof 1, 70191 Stuttgart, Germany/ 4971.128.440.101/ www.abk-stuttgart.de
Founded in 1761, the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart is an internationally oriented university of applied sciences with university status and doctorate and habilitation law. With over 900 students, it is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Germany. In 18 courses, around 50 professors teach in the areas of the visual arts, architecture, design, restoration of cultural objects and the arts. The art academy cultivates artistic and scientific thought forms at various levels and promotes creative abilities and skills in a variety of ways. In addition to working in the classes and studios, more than 30 training workshops offer excellent opportunities to create new ideas, Designs and concepts. The academy is open to cultural, technological and social developments and is looking for an interdisciplinary dialogue. Space and time for various models of thought, for experiments and a wide variety of artistic manuscripts, is from today's point of view a central task of an art academy.
Bauhaus University, Weimar
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8, 99423 Weimar, Germany/ 4936.4358.1112/ www.uni-weimar.de
The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is a university located in Weimar, Germany and specializes in the artistic and technical fields. Established in 1860 as the Great Ducal Saxon Art School, it gained collegiate status on 3 June 1910. In 1919 the school was renamed Bauhaus by its new director Walter Gropius and it received its present name in 1996. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled at the university today. In 2010 the Bauhaus-Universität commemorated its 150th anniversary as an art school and college in Weimar. In 2019 the university will be celebrating the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus, together with partners all over the world.
Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle - Design Campus
Neuwerk 7, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany/ 4934.577.5150/ www.burg-halle.de
The university promotes visionary thinking and shaping beyond utilization as well as the development of professional skills. It offers free spaces for individual and individual paths. With their ideas and works, their visions and their positions, the students are expected to contribute to the society as mature, critical and independent personalities. A broad basic training in theory and practice, well-equipped workshops and a cross-disciplinary, transdisciplinary project study - also in international cooperation with institutions and companies - form the framework for this.
Academy of Fine Arts Dresden
Brühlsche Gasse 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany/ 4935.149.2670/ www.hfbk-dresden.de
The Dresden Academy of Fine Arts (Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden), often abbreviated HfBK Dresden or simply HfBK, is a vocational university of visual arts located in Dresden, Germany. The present institution is the product of a merger between the famous Dresden Art Academy, founded in 1764, the workplace and training ground of a number of influential European artists, and another well-established local art school, Hochschule für Werkkunst Dresden, after World War II.
Saar College of Fine Arts
Keplerstraße 3, 66117 Saarbrücken, Germany/ 4968.1926.52101/ www.hbksaar.de
Since its founding in 1989, the Saarland University of the Arts has developed into one of the most important creative centers in the Greater Region of Saarland / Rhineland-Palatinate / Alsace / Lorraine / Luxembourg / Wallonia. As a state institution with currently around 400 study places, the HBKsaar offers its students a wide range of qualification possibilities oriented to current artistic and design requirements. The professorships, which are filled with internationally renowned artists and designers, guarantee top level training. The open educational structure and the interdisciplinary orientation of the teaching as well as the pronounced orientation of the course offer the students constantly in real work processes with specific tasks, so that the teaching and research enterprise of the HBKsaar regularly create innovative and creative exhibitions and project presentations that give impetus to the Regional and supraregional creative circles.
University of Fine Arts of Hamburg
Lerchenfeld 2, 22081 Hamburg, Germany/ 4940.4289.890/ www.hfbk-hamburg.de
The Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK Hamburg) is the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. It dates to 1767, when it was called the Hamburger Gewerbeschule; later it became known as Landeskunstschule Hamburg. The main building, located in the Uhlenhorst (de) quarter of Hamburg-Nord borough, was designed by architect Fritz Schumacher, and built between 1911 and 1913. In 1970, it was accredited as an artistic-scientific university.
Braunschweig University of Art
Johannes-Selenka-Platz 1, 38118 Braunschweig, Germany/ 4953.1391.9122/ www.hbk-bs.de
The Braunschweig University of Art (Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, HBK) is the second largest College of Fine Arts in Germany. The special profile of the HBK consists of relatively open studies. Individual projects, the discourse between students and professors and finally the discourse between the students (learning from and with each other) are supported. Students have the opportunity to link different subjects together and participate in all college courses and activities.
Offenbach University of Art and Design
Schloßstraße 31, 63065 Offenbach am Main, Germany/ 4969.800.590/ www.hfg-offenbach.de
The Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Offenbach am Main is an art and design university in the German State of Hesse. The school is divided into two departments. It was given university status in 1970. The degree course offers a choice of five different final examination topics: art, communication design, media arts and design, stage design and product design. Additionally, the college offers a one-year (two-semester), project-oriented postgraduate course. HfG Offenbach was founded in 1832 as an Artisan School for better training of new artisans. It soon became an Arts and Crafts School where crafts, artistic and theoretical subjects were taught at the same time.
University of the Arts Bremen
Am Speicher XI 8, 28217 Bremen, Germany/ 4942.195.951.000/ www.hfk-bremen.de
The University of the Arts Bremen (Hochschule für Künste Bremen, HfK Bremen) is a public university in Bremen, Germany. It is one of the most successful arts institutions, and its origins date back to 1873. The University of the Arts Bremen runs a Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, and a Faculty of Music, with approximately 900 students, 65 professors and about 180 assistant professors.
Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design
Lorenzstraße 15, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany/ 4972.182.030/ www.hfg-karlsruhe.de
The Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe College of Arts and Design) is a German college founded in 1992 by Professor Heinrich Klotz, who also founded its sister institution, the Center for Art and Media (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie). The teaching programme and research focus on new media and media art. Departments include communication design, product design, exhibition design and scenography, media art (sound, film, video, digital art, 3D animation), art research and media philosophy. The German Council of Science and Humanities certified the HfG's educational approach as "excellent" in spring 2008.
Eiskellerstraße 1, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany/ 4921.113.960/ www.kunstakademie-duesseldorf.de
The Kunstakademie Düsseldorf is the Arts Academy of the city of Düsseldorf, Germany. Notable artists who attended the academy include Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Ruth Rogers-Altmann, Sigmar Polke, Anselm Kiefer and photographers Thomas Ruff, Thomas Demand, Thomas Struth, Andreas Gursky and Candida Höfer. In the stairway of its main entrance, are engraved the Words: "Für unsere Studenten nur das Beste" ("For our Students only the Best").
Berlin Weissensee School of Art
Bühringstraße 20, 13086 Berlin, Germany/ 4930.477.050/ www.kh-berlin.de
The Department of Fashion Design offers two courses: a four-year BA course and an MA course based on it. The four-year bachelor's program is designed to develop its own design position and design identity in the field of fashion design. The study is characterized by an intensive interaction between practical work and theoretical discussion. In addition to practical training, the course of studies also trains the ability to tackle complex design tasks methodically and solve them independently. The focus is on project-oriented teaching.
Menzelstraße 13–15, 34121 Kassel, Germany/ 4956.1804.5368/ www.kunsthochschulekassel.de
The Kunsthochschule Kassel is one of the few internationally oriented art colleges that bring together scientific, artistic and art education degree programmes. As it has a right to award doctorates and Habilitationen (post-doctoral lecturing qualifications), it is also one of a select handful of art colleges in Germany with university status. Around 1,000 students including master-class students are currently enrolled on degree programmes in Visual Arts, Art Education, Art History and Theory, Product Design and Visual Communication at the Kunsthochschule Kassel (KHK).
Am Taubertsberg 6, D-55122 Mainz, Germany/ 4961.3139.32122/ www.kunsthochschule-mainz.de
The Kunsthochschule Mainz, founded in 1757, is one of the most traditional in the German-speaking world, with its foundation as an original Electoral painter and sculptor academy. Today it is integrated into the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. With currently around 180 students, the Kunsthochschule offers wide-ranging qualification possibilities based on current artistic and design requirements. The Kunsthochschule now offers the two courses "Free Art" and "Lehramt für Bildende Kunst an Gymnasien". Here it is important to us that the students of the Lehramt receive an education on the same high artistic level as the students of the Freie Kunst.
Muthesius University in Kiel
Legienstraße 35, 24103 Kiel, Germany/ 4943.1519.8400/ en.muthesius-kunsthochschule.de
At the Muthesius Kunsthochschule one can study: Free art, art on Lehramt (with CAU Kiel), industrial design, communication design, spatial strategies, interior design. Possible degrees are Bachelor, Master and PhD. Many further informations (also for the Mappenberatung) are available on the website of the Muthesius Kunsthochschule.
Dürerstraße 10, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany/ 4969.6050.080/ www.staedelschule.de
The Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, is a tertiary school of art in Frankfurt am Main, in central Germany. It accepts about 20 students each year from 500 applicants, and has a total of approximately 140 students of visual arts and 50 of architecture. About 75% of the students are not from Germany, and courses are taught in English.
Berlin University of the Arts
Hardenbergstraße 33, 10623 Berlin, Germany/ 493.031.850/ www.udk-berlin.de
The Universität der Künste Berlin, UdK (Berlin University of the Arts), situated in Berlin, Germany, is the largest art school in Europe. It is a public art and design school, and one of the four research universities in the city. The university is known for being one of the biggest and most diversified universities of the arts world-wide. It has four colleges specialising in fine arts, architecture, media and design, music and the performing arts with around 3,500 students. Thus the UdK is one of only three universities in Germany to unite the faculties of art and music in one institution. The teaching offered at the four colleges encompasses the full spectrum of the arts and related academic studies in more than 40 courses. Having the right to confer doctorates and post-doctoral qualifications, Berlin University of the Arts is also one of Germany’s few art colleges with full university status.
Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
nám. J. Palacha 80, 116 93 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia/ 4202.5109.8111/ www.umprum.cz
The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (AAAD, Czech: Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze, abbreviated VŠUP, also known as UMPRUM) is a public university located in Prague, Czech Republic. University is offering the study disciplines of painting, illustration and graphics, fashion design, product design, graphic design, ceramics and porcelain, photography and architecture.
Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, AVU
172/ 170 22, U Akademie 172/4, 170 00 Praha, Czechia/ 4202.2040.8200/ www.avu.cz
The Academy of Fine Arts, Prague (Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze, initialism AVU) was founded in 1799 and is the Czech Republic's oldest art college. The school offers twelve Master's degree programs and one Doctoral program. Today it is a modern accredited university offering an education in modern and historic art. As an exclusively graduate school there are no student housing or on campus eating options offered. International programs are offered in Czech, with a limited number of classes offered in English.
Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem
Pasteurova 1, 400 96 Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic/ 4204.7528.6277/ www.ujep.cz
We have adopted the name of the renowned North-Bohemian native of Libochovice (1787–1869), the one of the founders of sciences such as biology, embryology, histology, modern pharmacology, comparative anatomy, and anthropology. Besides, Purkyně ranks among the world´s most outstanding physiologists. We are a state-of-the-art scientific, pedagogic, and cultural & educational center of the Ústí nad Labem region. We educate a number of students exceeding 10 000 and employ a staff of about 900. We proudly take credit for the municipality of Ústí nad Labem, and contribute in a significant way to the development of the region.
Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno
Údolní 244/53, Brno, Czech Republic/ 4205.4114.6850/ www.ffa.vutbr.cz
The FFA offers prospective students a cutting edge artistic education in a balanced choice of disciplines – both classical (painting, figurative sculpture, drawing), and new media studios (such as the state-of-the-art 3D studio). Strict selection criteria for future students have been applied (the acceptance ratio is 1:10); academic staff are high-profile contemporary Czech artists; the faculty not only puts high demands on its students’ craft and technical skills, but also on their intellectual achievements. The curriculum consists of a large portion of courses in both art history and art theory and emphasizes the ability to use foreign languages. The faculty is divided into fifteen studios, each having approximately 15 students, one head, and one assistant, which makes an individual approach to students possible. Further assistance with technical problems is provided by the five supporting studios.
Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art
Univerzitni 28, Plzen, Czech Republic/ 377.636.715/ fdu.zcu.cz
The Ladislav Sutnar´s Faculty of Design and Art (LSFDA) of the University of West Bohemia (UWB) was established on 1 September 2013 through transformation of the Institute of Art and Design (IAD), thus completing the decade of its development. The school has gained a strong position among Czech art universities and it has become an educational institution of excellence in the field of fine arts and design. Since the academic year 2012/13 The Ladislav Sutnar´s Faculty of Design and Art is housed in a new modern building named after the Pilsen native and internationally renowned Czech-American designer Ladislav Sutnar, whose inspiring legacy is the central focus of the vision our faculty.
Institute of Creative Photography, Faculty of Philosopohy and Science, Silesian University
Bezručovo nám. 1150/13, 746 01 Opava, Czech Republic/ 4205.5368.4241/ www.slu.cz
Silesian University is one of the six Czech schools, together with the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of Art, Design and Architecture in Prague, J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem and Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín that provide a university education in the subject of photography. The system of study at the ICP includes mail assessment of practical exercises assigned by the experienced teachers.
MICHAEL - College and Secondary school of Art and Advertising
Machkova 1646, Praha 4, 149 00, Czech Republic/ 4202.6791.0638/ www.skolamichael.cz/en/college
Michael offers an attractive college studying of Multimedia Design in advertising with a choice of three specializations. In each study of a maximum of 10 students, we apply individual approach, support the talent and skills. In our opinion, every specialist in advertising has an overview about other areas to cooperate with a wide team of other specialists.
Faculty of Multimedia Communications, Tomas Bata University in Zlín
Štefánikova 2431, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic/ 4205.7603.4205/ www.utb.cz
The Faculty of Multimedia Communications represents a unique type of higher education institution providing interdisciplinary education in media and communication studies, with visual arts and film. Graduates in Marketing Communications are ready to work in advertising and communications agencies, public relations, media, both in the profit and non-profit sectors. Graduates in Visual Arts are ready to become creative professionals working in film and animation studios or television companies, graphic design, industrial design, 3D design, visual communication, glass design, shoe and fashion design, advertising photography and spatial design. Students are given a high degree of freedom to implement their ideas and develop their creative abilities. Many of our students and members of staff have won numerous awards at international design and film competitions.
Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts
Herdenkingsplein, 6211 NJ Maastricht, Netherlands/ 3145.400.6060/ www.zuyd.nl
The Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts (Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht (ABKM)), is located in the city of Maastricht in the Netherlands. It is part of the Zuyd University (Hogeschool Zuyd). The training offered at academies of fine arts in the Netherlands comes under the heading Hoger Beroepsonderwijs (hbo) which stands for Higher Professional Education. The Academy has 800 students and was founded in 1993, but its predecessor was established about 150 years ago. There is also a Department of Theatre Design.
Gedempte Zuiderdiep 158, 9711 HN Groningen, Netherlands/ 3150.595.1201/ www.hanze.nl
Academie Minerva is a Dutch art academy. The academy was founded in 1798 in Groningen as a school for arts, architecture, construction engineering, and seamanship. Today it is a school for fine art and design and part of the Hanze University Groningen. It offers two main fields: Fine Art and Design and Teacher Training in Fine Art and Design. The Leeuwarden based Academy for Pop Culture is also part of the Academie Minerva. This study has two directions, popular music and design.
AKI ArtEZ Academy for Art & Design
Hulsmaatstraat 35, 7523 WB Enschede, Holland/ 3153.4824.400/ www.artez.nl
AKI ArtEZ has programmes in the field of design and fine art. The focus is on individual education, with minimised restrictions from structures or controls, and maximised attention to the human dimension and personal initiative of students and teachers. Our education revolves around optimal support of the individual development of the student. Your motivation forms the starting point of the programme and your goals determine the programme’s course. The academy is firstly a community of designers, artists, tradespeople and students. The atmosphere is open; everyone can learn from one another, even students in different study years or programmes. The academy is not only a school, but also a way of life.