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1 English Study Program at Hochschule der bildenden Künste Essen

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Hochschule der bildenden Künste Essen

Arts, Design & Architecture
English
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No. of English-taught Study Programs
Academy of Fine Arts
Type
private (state-approved)
Status

About the University

In words of the university:

The mission statement of HBK Essen reflects the university's self-image and basic principles. The individual mission statement elements are as follows:

VISION

HBK Essen is a state-recognized private university for art and design. She stands for a world in which people, regardless of their age and background, can discover their artistic and design talents, develop them further and use them effectively in society.

HBK Essen wants to make a decisive contribution to this. We offer our students a degree in liberal arts and design with high quality teaching and practice under the horizon of a holistic educational approach.

For us as an art university, this claim means: people, their freedom and personal autonomy and thus their artistic and creative development, for which they are solely responsible, are the focus of the course. We promote this through intensive individual support for our students. At the same time, we strengthen their will and ability to self-educate. We emphasize the personal responsibility that they bear for their studies and their later artistic and creative work as well as social actions and work.

HBK Essen follows an interdisciplinary approach. This is realized by teachers and students through interdisciplinary studies in theory and practice. Studios, technical and art facilities and courses are accessible to all students - regardless of whether they are studying fine art or design.

The aim of our University of Art and Design is for all students to develop an individual artistic or design work, position and personality. These are intended to enable them to move confidently as freelance artists or designers in a globalized world of art and work that is changing as a result of digitalization and thus to help shape society sustainably.

Art is universal - we are committed to this credo through the openness of our university. It invites students from all over the world to work together artistically and creatively and to build intercultural bridges that create international collaborations and networks far beyond their studies.

MISSION

We - the executive board, employees, teachers, students and cultural workers and friends of HBK Essen associated with the university - stand for creating a space in which the artists and designers of tomorrow receive their decisive influence.

We give our students guidance in their artistic and creative development. We offer you a well-structured and practical course of study in artistic, technical and methodological training. We promote a climate of open and interdisciplinary exchange and free experimentation. This includes comprehensively preparing our students for a career as artists or designers.

At our university, people with artistic or creative aptitude can complete a course of study, regardless of their background or age. They can pursue the degree full-time or part-time or while working alongside their job. We invite people interested in art and design from all over the world to obtain an internationally recognized state degree in Germany.

We offer studies in a lively, creative and productive atmosphere. Working together is a guarantee that new things can emerge. Intensive dialogue and tolerance are essential features of our university. Here, students from the region meet fellow students from all over the world. Overcoming cultural differences, open exchange and mutual support are a natural basic attitude for us.

POSITIONING

We live the idea of ​​freedom of art and science, research and teaching. We offer our students a degree in liberal arts and design under the horizon of a holistic educational approach. We are committed to the idea of ​​an open and pluralistic knowledge society. From this we derive our principles for the existing and future fields of work in art and design. We give this interdisciplinary discussion a contemporary meaning.

Recognized for painting, graphics, sculpture, installation, photography and media art, our university combines contemporary, fine art courses with modern and application-oriented design courses. With Digital Fabrication Design, Digital Media Design and Game Art and Design, we also offer students design and media technology training that qualifies them for new career fields on the job market.

HBK Essen is characterized by the interdisciplinary orientation of all study programs. In addition to choosing their field of study, this gives students the opportunity to take part in joint courses in other subject areas. In this environment, art and design can benefit from each other, be researched anew with scientific support and approach and differentiate each other in ever new ways.

As an art university in Germany, HBK Essen integrates its art and design courses into the Bologna system and thus into the European university framework. It therefore offers students an internationally recognized and compatible degree through the clearly structured bachelor's degree courses. It combines international graduation standards with the tradition of independent studio studies.

We are rooted in Essen-Kupferdreh on Lake Baldeney, in the middle of the “Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region”, which enjoys international fame as Germany's industrial, art and design center. Accordingly, we value the regional and international partnerships that we maintain with our exchange, exhibition and cooperation partners.

At the same time, HBK Essen is internationally networked through cooperation partners. We attract students from all over the world and therefore train both the international art world and the global design market by encouraging our students to become strong artists and designers.

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
0% local admission restriction (local NC)
0% no admission restriction, but ability test
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100% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

100% directly at University
0% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
0% via uni-assist

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Program Features

7-7 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

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Location

Hochschule der bildenden Künste Essen
the University has other campuses in:

1) Campus Essen

2) Campus Wuppertal

List of English-taught Study Programs offered by Hochschule der bildenden Künste Essen

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