Braunschweig University of Art (HBK)

Introduction

The Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig / University of Art is a university with strong international focus and an emphasis on both art and research. With around 1,200 students in Fine Arts, Design, Aesthetics & Art History and Media Studies, the Braunschweig University of Art is one of the largest art academies in Europe. Our students come from 39 states all over the world and make up 12,7 % of the student body.

Dating back to 1842, the HBK is proud of its traditions. Yet at the same time, it is looking forward and orientating itself for the future. We encourage an open and productive exchange between our students, teachers, and professors in all areas of study. Our goal is to combine artistic work, creativity, and research alongside varied curriculums to impart key qualifications that are essential for many jobs today: the ability to think innovatively and the ability to understand, construct, and manage complex problems.

The HBK Braunschweig offers a large number of laboratories and workshops where the students can gain practical experience with the assistance of professional staff members. The Library gives you access to more than 120,000 items pertaining to all subjects taught at the University; most of them can be borrowed. Collections are particularly strong in modern, contemporary art and design.

Studies

The Braunschweig University of Art combines three domains under one roof:

  • fine arts
  • design
  • theory of art and media. 

Each discipline has its specific methods and practices in research – oscillating between the classical academic research in the theory of art and media, practice based research in communication and industrial design, and artistic research in the fine arts.

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Programs

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Master

Master in Aesthetics and Art History

Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Germany Braunschweig

The university course Aesthetics and Art History at the HBK distinguishes itself by being fully integrated into the overall concept of an art university... [+]

Master in Aesthetics and Art History

 

You can study Aesthetics and Art History as a bachelor or master student or a doctoral candidate at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (HBK) / Braunschweig University of Art:

 

 

Study Information

 

The university course Aesthetics and Art History at the HBK distinguishes itself by being fully integrated into the overall concept of an art university: Aesthetic phenomena and the theory of Art Science are critically reflected and viewed in relation to contemporary art and present design practice. The reference to contemporary art is always central to the course but is based on solid knowledge of art history and on the historic-systematic requirements for the subject.... [-]


Master in Communication Arts

Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Germany Braunschweig

At the Braunschweig University of Art, the master’s degree in Communication Arts is offered with three different areas of study focus: narrative environments, visual argumentation, and knowledge communication. [+]

Master in Communication Arts

 

At the Braunschweig University of Art, the master’s degree in Communication Arts is offered with three different areas of study focus:

narrative environments visual argumentation knowledge communication.

 

The basic structure of your degree reflects the general M.A. examination regulations of the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK), with subject specifications in accordance with the Master of Communication Arts. 

 

In addition to preparing students for employment in the design industry, HBK design instructors see themselves as character developers, emphasising to students the need to apply critical and expressive artistic abilities, technical skills, and scholarly knowledge in meeting challenges posed by a field that is in a permanent state of flux and expansion.... [-]


Master in Industrial Design / Transportation Design

Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Germany Braunschweig

The Masters Degree Course for Industrial Design at the Braunschweig University of Art requires students to closely examine the future. This course which lasts for 4 terms... [+]

Master in Industrial Design / Transportation Design

 

Design influences our daily lives as much as social and technological changes. As a future oriented discipline it is permanently subject to change. The process of design changes and new techniques are added regularly. Furthermore design is the ultimate tool for innovative processes. Creative professionals not only design new products but also give the consumers guidelines for the values of tomorrow’s world. Designers are expected to have creative competence, to play a mediating role between various disciplines and to form design processes.

 

The Masters Degree Course for Industrial Design at the Braunschweig University of Art requires students to closely examine the future. This course which lasts for 4 terms encourages students to deal with and look at design in a critical way. It helps to mould students into independent and decisive personalities. This course starts in the summer term 2010 and includes the disciplines design, design science, engineering and social sciences.... [-]


Master in Media Studies

Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Germany Braunschweig

The master's degree in Media Studies was conceived as a cultural studies programme, which would relate design issues with academic research. [+]

Master in Media Studies

 

The master's degree in Media Studies at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK) was conceived as a cultural studies programme, which would relate design issues with academic research.

The intense interdisciplinary nature of this Media Studies programme is made possible by cross-institutional course structuring. Complementing the HBK's specialisation in the fields of aesthetics, art history, and design, the degree also includes courses on systems engineering, architecture, English studies, and media technology at the Technical University Braunschweig. The Master of Arts qualifies graduates of the programme for employment in numerous vocational fields, as well as for possible doctoral studies.... [-]


Master of Education in Performing Arts

Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Germany Braunschweig

This Master of Education in Performing Arts is the first and only acknowledged programme for teacher certification in this school subject in Germany. [+]

Master of Education in Performing Arts

 

The Master of Education in Performing Arts / Art in Action at the Braunschweig University of Art is, in combination with the prerequisite bachelor degree, the first and only acknowledged programme for teacher certification in this school subject in Germany.

The degree is made possible by the cooperation of five different universities. Courses are offered at the Braunschweig University of Art, the Leibniz Universität (LU) and the University of Music, Drama, and Media (HMT) in Hannover, the University of Hildesheim (UH), and the Technische Universität Braunschweig (TU).

The network of resources made possible by this cooperative degree program guarantees students an education of the highest standard and diversity. Project collaborations with countless local schools, the Federal Academy for Cultural Education in Wolfenbüttel, state theatres in Braunschweig and Hannover, the many regional off-theatres, and the International Theatre Festival offer endless opportunities for vocational experience. One needn't even mention the programme's long-standing presence in the Berlin theatre scene.... [-]