University of the Arts Bremen

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University of the Arts Bremen
Hochschule für Künste Bremen
HfK Bremen Logo.svg
Established 1873
Type Public
President Prof. Dr. Herbert Grüner
Location Flag of Germany.svg Bremen, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany
Affiliations ELIA, AEC
Speicher XI, fine arts and design faculty. Formerly docks of the Bremen Harbour.

The University of the Arts Bremen (German: Hochschule für Künste Bremen, HfK Bremen) is a publicly funded university in Bremen, Germany and one of the most successful ones whose roots in music, arts and design date back to 1873. The University of the Arts Bremen runs a faculty of fine arts & design and a faculty of music with approximately 900 students, 65 professors and about 180 assistant professors.

The academic pillars of the University of the Arts Bremen are music, art, design and theory. Within Germany, the special combination of the music and visual arts department beneath one roof can only be found at the University of the Arts Bremen and the Berlin University of the Arts. Recent combinations of multi-disapinary media includes art and music (video art, new media, digital media, sound design), emphasize the mixture and experimentation of disciplines.


In 1998, it had two reasons to celebrate: the 10th 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 located in Speicher XI in the former overseas harbour in the district "Überseestadt". The music faculty is located at a second site in Dechanatstraße in the city centre near the Bremen City Hall and the Bremen Cathedral.

Courses of studies[edit]

The following study programs are offered by the university:

Department of Fine Art and Design[edit]

Fine art, Diplom, classes
Design, Diplom, focus
Digital media, Bachelor/Master

Department of Music[edit]

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


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

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Coordinates: 53°05′53″N 08°46′03″E / 53.09806°N 8.76750°E / 53.09806; 8.76750