An essential aspect of the instruction in the fine arts class is the artistic reflection of individually chosen topics. In the process there are no limits on the selection of the artistic tools and forms of expression – the focal point is the development of individual artistic positions. The attainment of competence in artistic, communicative and technical terms is therefore at the forefront of the teaching, in the same way the engagement with media and art theory is encouraged and supported. During excursions to international exhibitions and in workshops and lectures important artistic positions and aesthetic issues will be discussed against the backdrop of social developments. A focal point involves engaging with media-specific phenomena, particularly in the field of communications media. A further focus involves the engagement with the possibilities of installation, performance, sculpture and image media where ultimately the openness of the work concept, exhibiting issues, public and spatial concepts and the social conditions of art are discussed. Study in the fine arts class is structured by class meetings, lectures, excursions, project discussions and individual consultation. Guest lectures and workshops by artists and theorists generate a platform which enables students to find their place in the international field of art and develop their artistic works in a constructive manner.