Art

Fine Arts and applied Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts with Advanced Theory

Teaching areas & workshops

In the School of Art you can study liberal and applied arts. Teaching takes place in artistic and theoretical teaching areas as well as in practical courses/workshops.

List of all teaching areas & workshops
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Artistic teaching areas

Stage design/scenic space

Communication Design
Graphic Design and Illustration Typography

Experimental Spatial Concepts
Sculpture
Painting
Fashion
Conceptual Drawing, Nude Drawing
Performance in the Expanded Field

Photography
Electronic Media
Film

Theoretical teaching areas

History of Art
Philosophy & Aesthetics
Sociology, Media Theory
Theory of Perception

Practical courses/workshops

Stage and Costume Design workshop
DTP Design
Bookbinding
Industrial Printing Technology/Prepress
Digital Publishing
Screen Printing
Free Printmaking
Art Lab
Sound Lab
AudioLab/Film Technology
Photo technology
VideoLab

Detailed information on the teaching areas and workshops of the Department of Art

Study and portfolio consultation

Teachers and students inform and advise prospective Bachelor students

Informations
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DATES

Wednesdays, 12 noon
Location: Online via video chat, link here

WHAT TO KNOW

In the video conference, you can present your portfolio in PDF form via the screen or film and show material with your smartphone or webcam.

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Info about the consulting

Application Bachelor of Fine Arts
Is the HfG a good fit for me?
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If you are looking for an open, interdisciplinary course of study, you have come to the right place. You can specialize in one area or design your studies more freely.

Who can apply?
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Anyone, really; what’s important is the portfolio you submit and your motivation.

If you have a university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Fachabitur), you can prove your artistic talent with your portfolio.

If you do not have a general university entrance qualification, you can convince us of your outstanding artistic talent with your portfolio.

Content of your portfolio
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(at least 30 works and sketches, gladly more).

  • Drawings, sketchbooks, pencil drawings, paintings, collages, graphics, prints, sculptures, installations, etc. should be photographed or scanned.
  • photographs
  • Upload videos, films, documentation of performances, etc. to Youtube or Vimeo, if possible, and include links in an explanatory PDF. Sound data can be submitted as mp3.
  • Video and sound data can be supplemented with explanatory and illustrative PDFs.
  • Please submit material summarized in a PDF
  • An analog portfolio can be filmed and submitted as a video.

Important: There is no “sample portfolio” and no theme!

This is required in addition to your portfolio
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  • Letter of motivation with reasons for studying
  • Digital version of the certificate of higher education entrance qualification (general or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification) or the last school leaving certificate
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Language certificates: DSH-2; TestDaF-4; Certificate “telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule” or Goethe-Zertifikat C1 by September 15 at the latest.
  • If applicable, classification of the academic examination board (for educational certificates from China, Mongolia and Vietnam)
Apply now!
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You will find the link to the online application from 15.05. here.

Application Master of Fine Arts
Who can apply?
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The prerequisite is proof of your artistic-creative or outstanding artistic-creative aptitude.

In addition, you need a domestic or foreign university degree (bachelor’s degree/diploma) or another equivalent degree, which should generally include at least 210 CP.

EXCEPTION
In justified exceptional cases, admission can also be granted if the aptitude required for the course of study has been acquired in a profession instead of a university degree. In this case, you must be able to prove that you have worked for approximately three years in an occupation that is sufficiently related to the content of the Master’s program and, in particular, that you have acquired knowledge and skills that are relevant to the program. The possibility of admission without a degree cannot be combined with the possibility of admission to studies without a university entrance qualification in the case of special artistic talent, i.e. a university entrance qualification must be proven for the Master’s program in any case.

Master of Fine Arts with Advanced Theory
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The study program is available in the variants MFA Art and MFA Art with Advanced Theory. If you are aiming for a doctorate (Dr. Phil.), we recommend the study program with in-depth theory.

The admission of this study program variant takes place within the Master’s program upon your application to the admission committee.

It is possible until the beginning of the third semester, but you can also apply for it in your letter of motivation at the beginning of your studies.

Basic knowledge in the theoretical and scientific study of art, design and culture is required, which must be proven by a first degree in the humanities or corresponding parts of a first degree in the arts.

Even without proof of corresponding basic knowledge, the Admissions Committee may admit you in justified cases. In this case, an orientation interview with a professor of the theory subjects is obligatory.

If you have been admitted to the Master’s program, you are free to choose between the two study program variants in the course of your studies, i.e. by making a selection in the elective area.

Content of your portfolio
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(at least 30 elements and documentation)

  • Drawings, sketchbooks, pencil drawings, paintings, collages, graphics, prints, sculptural works, installations, etc. should be photographed or scanned in
  • photographs
  • Upload videos, films, documentation of performances, etc. to Youtube or Vimeo, if possible, and include links in an explanatory PDF. Sound data can be submitted as mp3
  • You can also film your analog portfolio and submit it as a video. Please submit
  • material summarized in a PDF

Important: There is no “sample portfolio” and no theme!

This is required in addition to your portfolio
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  • Letter of motivation, if applicable with indication of interests in main areas of study and/or a Master’s project. The letter of motivation must state whether and, if so, with what motivation the student is aiming to study in the variant with in-depth theory.
  • Digital version of the certificate of the previous degree (if the degree certificate is not yet available: Transcript of Records) or the last school leaving certificate.
  • If applicable, certificates of employment in the field of study
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Language certificates: in case of German language skills on B2: additional proof of English language skills on level C 1 (by means of a current TOEFL test, a current IELTS test – both must not be older than two years – or the Cambridge Certificate C1
  • If applicable, classification of the academic testing agency (for educational certificates from China, Mongolia and Vietnam)
Apply now!
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You will find the link to the online application from 15.05. here.