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Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main

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Type  Public university
President  Bernd Kracke
Phone  +49 69 800590
Established  1832
Total enrollment  644 (2012)
Founded  1832
Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main
Administrative staff  27 (full professors/teacher for special tasks)
Students  595 (winter semester 2007/08)
Location  Offenbach am Main, Germany
Address  Schloßstraße 31, 63065 Offenbach am Main, Germany
Similar  Städelschule, Frankfurt University of Music, Darmstadt University of Applie, RheinMain University of Applie, Ulm School of Design
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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. In its enumeration The cyclopædia of education from 1883 states that the Art-Industry school in Offenbach is notable among European institutions.

In 1970 the Offenbacher Werkkunstschule was transformed into an artistic-scientific university of Hesse. Analogous to its lawful educational obligation to "teach and develop artistic forms and contents" and to "educate the new artistic and artistic-scientific generation", the activity profile of the HfG today encompasses artistic and scientific lecture and research in the diverse fields of visual communication and product design under special consideration of electronic media and newest technologies.

Professors and past professors of note

  • Juliane Rebentisch, Philosopher
  • Rudolf Koch, Typographer
  • Karlgeorg Hoefer, Typographer
  • Fritz Kredel, Graphic Designer
  • Hermann Zapf, Typographer
  • Hugo Eberhardt, Architect
  • Dominikus Böhm, Architect
  • Max Cetto, Architect
  • Adam Jankowski, Artist
  • Stefan Heiliger, Industrial Designer
  • Verner Panton, Industrial Designer
  • Bernhard E. Bürdek, Industrial Designer
  • Friedrich Friedl, Typographer
  • Klaus Hesse, Graphic Designer
  • Burghart Schmidt, Philosopher
  • Manfred Stumpf, Digital Artist
  • Georg-Christof Bertsch, Designmanager
  • References

    Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main Wikipedia


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