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The Leipzig Academy of Fine Arts (HGB)

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The Leipzig Academy of Fine Arts offers students a wide range of diploma study programmes.

Located in Leipzig, the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) is one of the oldest art academies in Germany. It has a history that stretches back more than 200 years and was influenced by Goethe, who was taught at the academy during his time. Between 1887 and 1890 the academy received a stately new building and since 1950 it has been known under its present name as the "HGB" or Academy of Fine Arts. Some 600 students pursue degrees there in photography, painting/graphics, book art/graphic design and media art. In 2009, a Master's programme entitled "Cultures of the Curatorial" was introduced, providing a unique combination of application-oriented research practice and scientific reflection. The lecturers at the HGB are of international renown and have a proven artistic portfolio. In addition to the masters of the New Leipzig School who studied there, such as Neo Rauch, the academy in Leipzig's Musikviertel has also produced countless other talented artists. 

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The Leipzig Academy of Fine Arts (HGB)
Wächterstraße 11
04107 Leipzig

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Phone: +49 (0)341 21350
Website: www.hgb-leipzig.de

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