The Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig is one of the oldest art academies in Germany and offers students various diploma programmes.
The Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) is one of the oldest art academies in Germany. It has a more than 200-year history, which was also influenced by Goethe, who was taught at the academy during his time. Between 1887 and 1890 it received a stately new building and since 1950 it has been known as the "Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig". Approximately 600 students are pursuing their degrees in photography, painting/graphics, book art/graphic design and media art. In 2009, the Master's programme "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.