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Fine Art

Fine Art

The Fine Art diploma course provides the best opportunities for individual artistic development. The course is seen as a personal space for development and is based on an intense exchange between teachers and students.

The main focus of the course is the free and, as far as possible, independent work in one of the art classes. These classes cover the entire spectrum of the fine arts and associated artistic forms of expression.
The results of the art course are presented and discussed at regular intervals and are explored in more depth in individual revision sessions. Numerous and well equipped university workshops are at your disposal for realizing your artistic ideas. Excursions, visits to exhibitions, lectures and class-relevant projects, as well as art and media classes round off the course.

And afterwards?


The objective of this course is to be able to independently realize one’s own artistic goals based on a broad foundation of craftsmanship and media - as well as material-specific skills. Course graduates, particularly those with the additional qualification Promotion of Art, have gained competencies above and beyond this that will be useful in careers in further education for adults; museums; businesses; art schools and universities, etc.

Particularly qualified students have the option of being admitted to a two-semester "Meisterschüler-class" course.



Fine Art Diploma

Standard period of study
Ten semesters

Secondary subjects
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Art course in basic and specialized classes
Painting, graphics/print graphics, sculpture/installation, photography, film/video,
sound art and space concepts

Compulsory modules
Art in discourse, sciences I, sciences II

Additional modules
Promotion of Art

Course language

Course type
Full-time course

Start of course
Winter semester

Application deadline
1 February to 15 March each year (date of receipt!)

Restricted admission



Proof of special artistic talent

Minimum age: 17

Students from non-German-speaking countries
require proof of proficiency in German

Continuation of the course of study in a higher specialized semester requires official acceptance into a specialized class



A number of steps are necessary for application to the HBK Braunschweig. In these steps the students prove their “special artistic talent”. This is based either on the successful participation in Frühstart Kunst (www.frü or through application with a portfolio and a successful interview.

For this application process, three steps are

1. Online application via the HBK Braunschweig website

2. Submission of the application documents by 15 March (date of receipt!)

3. Submission of portfolio (personally or by post) Note: The portfolio must have been received at the university by 31 March. Information and deadlines for personally handing in the portfolio will be posted on the website.





The portfolio (maximum size DIN A0) must contain 20 to 30 of your own works in the original from freely selected topics such as drawing, painting, graphics/print graphics, sculpture, collage, montage, photography, prints (insofar as
these are the technical base of the artistic works), film/video, or sound sculpture/sound installation.

Application emphasis on film/video
At least 1 – 3 films or videos (no length stipulation)

Application emphasis on sound sculpture/ sound installation
At least 1 – 3 audio-visual concepts with freely selected media emphasis

Altogether, the works should express what moves the applicants and which topics they would like to pursue. The application should express the applicant’s personal and artistic approach — where possible departing from the beaten track — to investigating the freely chosen tasks.

The HBK Braunschweig offers portfolio counselling at regular intervals.
Current directions for application and further information on the portfolio at

Last amended by Press and Communication on 12.02.2019