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University of the Arts Bremen

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Type  Public
Phone  +49 421 95951000
Established  1873
Total enrollment  903 (2012)
Founded  1873
University of the Arts Bremen

President  Prof. Dr. Herbert Grüner
Location  Bremen, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany
Address  Am Speicher XI 8, 28217 Bremen, Germany
Affiliations  European League of Institutes of the Arts, European Association of Conservatoires
Similar  Berlin University of the Arts, University of Bremen, Bremen University of Applie, University of Fine Arts of Hambu, University of Applied Sciences

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The University of the Arts Bremen (German: Hochschule für Künste Bremen, HfK Bremen) is a public university in Bremen, Germany. It is one of the most successful arts institutions, and its origins date back to 1873. The University of the Arts Bremen runs a Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, and a Faculty of Music, with approximately 900 students, 65 professors and about 180 assistant professors.


The academic subdivisions within the University are Music, Art, Design and practical theory. The institution's specialisms in both music and visual arts is unique within Germany, save for the Berlin University of the Arts. Recent works and exhibitions combine visual art, digital media and music, with emphasis on co-operation between disciplines.

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In 1998, the institution celebrated the tenth anniversary of the University of the Arts and the 125th anniversary of the Art Academy.

Since 2003, the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of the Arts Bremen has been located at Speicher XI, in the former overseas harbour in the Überseestadt district. The Music Faculty is located at a second site on the Dechanatstraße in the city centre, close to the Rathaus and the Cathedral.

Courses of studies

The following study programs are offered by the university:

Department of Fine Art and Design

Fine art, Diplom, classes
  • sculpture
  • film
  • photography
  • graphic design
  • ceramics
  • concept
  • painting
  • new media
  • drawing
  • Design, Diplom, focus
  • information design
  • product design
  • fashion design
  • Digital media, Bachelor/Master
  • media studies
  • Department of Music

    Diplom and postgraduate studies in singing, early music, musical composition, music education, church music and training for music teachers.

    Advanced and further training courses for highly talented students from regular schools


  • Johann Büsen, artist
  • Kurt Elvers, artist
  • Burchhard Garlichs, artist
  • Esther Haase, photographer
  • Karolin Klimek, designer
  • Flo Mega, singer
  • Nils Mönkemeyer, violist
  • Rucsandra Popescu, composer, choral conductor and pianist
  • Thomas Rissler, sculptor
  • Stefan Saxen, sculptor
  • Silvia Siemes, sculptor
  • Veronika Skuplik, violinist
  • Barbara Stühlmeyer, writer, musicologist
  • Ludger Stühlmeyer, cantor, composer, musicologist
  • Tobias Weichberger, artist
  • Literature

  • Hesse, Hans: Bis zur Narbe. Eine Erzählung. Bremen 2011. Ed. by the University of the Arts Bremen. ISBN 978-3-00-033578-5.
  • References

    University of the Arts Bremen Wikipedia