Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main

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University of Art and Design Offenbach am Main
Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Offenbach am Main
TypePublic university
PresidentBernd Kracke
Administrative staff
27 (full professors/teacher for special tasks)
Studentsca. 500
HfG Offenbach

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 different topics: design, product design, art, communication design, media arts, 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[1] 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",[2] 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.

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  1. ^ Henry Kiddle and Alexander Jacob Schem, The Cyclopædia of Education: a dictionary of information for the use of teachers, school officers, parents, and others (3rd edition), New York: E. Steiger & Co., 1883, p. 812 (at Google Books and archive.org)
  2. ^ §4 paragraph 2 of the Hessische Hochschulgesetz

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Coordinates: 50°06′27″N 8°45′53″E / 50.10750°N 8.76472°E / 50.10750; 8.76472