Welcome to the HGB Leipzig!
On 15.12.2022 the new application period for the study at the HGB starts; the deadline for submission of all documents and especially the portfolio with own, artistic or creative work samples ends on 01.02.2023. Next possible start of studies is the winter semester 2022/23. For all prospective students and applicants, the HGB offers in preparation at the Open University Day on 12.01.2023 a full get-to-know program - finally again - in person:
In addition to presentations of the diploma programs Painting/Printmaking, Photography, Book Design/Graphic Design and Media Art, the program studies Academy for transcultural exchange (AtA) and the master's program Cultures of the Curatorial, the program also includes advice on the application process, informational talks with professors and students, portfolio consultations, open studios, guided tours of workshops, and much more. Students from all departments will also offer individual tours in small groups to their favorite places and workplaces at the university, talk about their path to studying art or design, and show what they are currently working on. The workshops are also open to visitors. All are welcome to attend!
Information about the HGB -
The study programs introduce themselves
Welcome: Prof. Dr. Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer, acting rector
Media Art: Prof. Fabian Hesse
Photography: Prof. Annette Kisling
Painting/Printmaking: Prof. Christian Weihrauch
Book Design/Graphic Design: Prof. Christoph Feist, Prof. Maureen Mooren
Application information: Roswita Harmel
Application and Academic advising
10:00-17:00, room 24
Academic advising on the application process and general study matters: Roswita Harmel, Claudia Pöschel
9:00-16:00, Room 26
Information on the application process and acceptance of application folders, issuance of certificates of attendance: Kerstin Schruhl, Anja Hertzsch
14:00-16:00, Room 25
Information about stays abroad during studies: Frances Kind
14:00-16:00, Room 1
Information about the supplementary teaching offer of the HGB for the professionalization of future artists and designers: SUPPORT Office
11:00-17:30 Uhr, Gallery
As part of the project "Radical Receptionist‽" in the hgb gallery students of the performative arts class with Prof. Isabel Lewis and Lissy Willberg offer insights in their specific artistic practices: WHIPS is a format for presenting work processes, followed by moderated feedback. On this day, one work process will be presented/ discussed per slot.
11:00 - 11:30
Open body practice
11:30 - 14:45
WHIPS - working (hard) in process and feedback sessions (student work with structured feedback session)
11:30 - 13:00
WHIPS session 1
13:15 - 14:45
WHIPS session 2
14:45 - 15:45
16:00 - 17:30
WHIPS session 3
HGBio – Guided tours of the academy
11:30-12:30 and 14:00-15:00, Atrium
Students from all disciplines offer individual tours in small groups to their favorite and working places in the academy, tell about their path to studying art or design, and show what they are currently working on.
>>> Starting at the Infopoint in the atrium
Guided tours of the Workshops for Printmaking
Both in the morning and in the afternoon, the staff of the artistic workshops for printmaking offer open guided tours:
10:00 Woodcut, Room 3.58
10:30 Silk screen, Room 2.45
11:00 Etching, Room 2.50
11:30 Lithography, Room 1.50
14:00 Woodcut, Room 3.58
14:30 Silk screen, Room 2.45
15:00 Etching, Room 2.50
15:30 Lithography, Room 1.50
Come by and learn about the HGB library
Information talks and portfolio consultations
Book Design/Graphic Design
14:00–15:00, Room 1.16
Information talk with Prof. Markus Dreßen
15:00-17:00, Room 1.16
Portfolio consultation with Malin Gewinner, Jolanda Zürcher, Paule Hammer, Hagen Tannenberger and Prof. Thomas Müller
14:00-15:00, Room 1.7
Information talk with Prof. Torsten Hattenkerl
15:00-17:00, Room 1.7
Portfolio consultation with Meisterschüler*innen
12:00–13:00, Office room 4.4.
Portfolio consultation with interested students for the Academy of transcultural exchange with Prof. Kerstin Drechsel
14:00–14:30, Anatomy room
Information talks with teachers and division of groups for portfolio consultations
14:30–17:00 Uhr, Anatomy room
Portfolio consultation with Prof. Jörg Ernert and Prof. Steven Black
14:30–17:00 Uhr, Office Room 4.4.
Portfolio consultation with Prof. Kerstin Drechsel
14:30–17:00 Uhr, Büro Raum 4.5.
Portfolio consultation with Prof. Anne Speier and Franziska Reinbothe
14:30–17:00 Uhr, Raum Painting technique 3.8.
Portfolio consultation with Lucas Kaiser und Arina Heinze
11:30-15:00, Room 2.24
Open lessons, Prof. Eli Cortiñas, Andrea Garçia and students of the 1. Year Media Art
11:30-15:00, Room 0.09 Digital Materialities Workshop
Clay 3D Printing Week - Experimenting Eco-digital sculpture. Information talk with Prof. Fabian Hesse and Prof. Mitra Wakil. (Additional talks for Meisterschüler*innen are also possible via video call after registration: email@example.com)
14:00 - 15:30, Room 2.32
Information talk with Prof. Eli Cortiñas and Prof. Christin Lahr
12:00–15:00, Room 2.32a
Open Portfolio consultation and information talk with Simon Elias Meier and Class Artistic Research by Prof. Christin Lahr
14:00–17:00, Room 2.20 & via https://hgb-leipzig.webex.com/meet/blank
Open portfolio consultation and information talk with Meisterschüler*innen of the class installation and space by Prof. Joachim Blank and Anna Raczynska
Please register at Anna Raczynska firstname.lastname@example.org
15:00-17:00, Room 2.15
Information talk with students by the class expanded cinema von Prof. Clemens von Wedemeyer
Information talks by the master degree programme Cultures of the Curatorial
14:00-15:30, Room 3.48
Information talk with Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer
Application for Wintersemester 2023/24
The application period for the winter semester 2023/24 for applicants for the first semester begins on December 15, 2022.
Applicants (First semester) register in the online portal. The application deadline is February 1, 2023. By this date, both online registration and the portfolio with artistic/ creative work must be received.
When applying for the Book design /graphic design, photography and media art courses, your work samples must only be uploaded to the online portal. Submitting a conventional analog portfolio or disk is not permitted.
Samples of work for the painting/printmaking course should be sent to the following address after online registration: Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Wächterstraße 11, 04107 Leipzig
Further information on the application process can be found here.
>>> Online portal for applying to the HGB
>>> Attention: For applicants for a higher semester (change of university) other application deadlines and modalities apply.