Braunschweig University of Fine Arts
Colleges of art and music
Founded 1963
1.035 Students
13 Study Programmes
The Open Week
Short information

Type of control

under public law

Location

Braunschweig

Semester dates

Winter Semester from 1st of October to 31th of March Summer Semester from 1st of April to 30th of September
University

Braunschweig University of Fine Arts

Johannes-Selenka-Platz 1
38118 Braunschweig
Tel.: +49 531 391 9122

University - The Particular

The Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig) is an internationally oriented art university with the right to grant doctorates and habilitation qualifications. With around 1,000 students and 50 chairs, the HBK Braunschweig is one of the largest art academies in Germany. The HBK Braunschweig offers 13 degree programmes in Fine Arts, ART.Education, Performing Arts, Design, Aesthetics and Art History, and Media Studies, all in a close-knit, personal atmosphere.

Study Programme - Main Focus

Students at the HBK Braunschweig have 5,000 square metres of workshop and lab space at their disposal to experiment with traditional and innovative artistic methods, whether it's working with wood, metals, plastics, paper or ceramics, or sculpture, modelling, typography, layout design or different printing techniques. The facilities also include a photo studio and labs for analogue and digital photography, as well as workstations for film and video, sound art, computer animation and computer-aided design. Students benefit from the professional assistance of highly qualified staff members in the various labs and workshops.

Background - The Insight

The Hochschul-Galerie, the Montagehalle (the old factory production hall) and other places in and around the HBK Braunschweig host a variety of temporary exhibitions. Many of these exhibitions are the culmination of student projects, or collaborations with students at the HBK Braunschweig.

The HBK Braunschweig's hallmark, its library, is housed in Mexico's former Expo Pavilion, designed by the world-renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta.

What's special here?

Every year at the end of the summer semester, the HBK Braunschweig opens its doors to the public. During the Open Week, student work is showcased from all disciplines, enabling visitors to attend exhibitions, presentations, discussions, lectures, film screenings, theatre productions, performances, and much more besides. 

© Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

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© Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

© Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

© Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

© Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

© Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

© Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

© Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

© Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

© Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

© Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig