University of the Arts Bremen
|Hochschule für Künste Bremen|
|President||Prof. Dr. Herbert Grüner|
|Location||Bremen, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany|
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.
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
- Design, Diplom, focus
- Digital media, Bachelor/Master
Department of Music
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
- Rucsandra Popescu, composer, choir director and pianist
- Thomas Rissler, sculpturor
- Stefan Saxen, sculpturor
- Silvia Siemes, sculpturor
- Veronika Skuplik, violinist
- Barbara Stühlmeyer, writer, scientist of music
- Ludger Stühlmeyer, cantor, composer, scientist of music
- Tobias Weichberger, artist
- Hesse, Hans: Bis zur Narbe. Eine Erzählung. Bremen 2011. Ed. by the University of the Arts Bremen. ISBN 978-3-00-033578-5.
- Official website (English) (German)
- Website "Bis zur Narbe"
- Official website for international students (English)
- Online portal ARTIST for Applications (English) (German)
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