The HfG is unique
The Offenbach University of Art and Design offers an inspirational environment where art, design, and media interact and are redefined in productive dialogue. Our aim is to set new national and international standards. In step with everchanging technologies, our modular education concept provides students with a basis for a successful career as well as the foundation for creative and artistic reflection.
Prof. Bernd Kracke, President
Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main
Creativity is an important economic asset – and will be even more so in the future. It thrives best in a stimulating environment which promotes collaboration and experimentation. Consequently, there are no strict boundaries between individual subject areas or semester project themes. This clearly sets us apart from most other art universities. We cultivate openness across national borders as well. Those who study with us now will perhaps later be studying in Barcelona, New York, Rio de Janeiro, or Shanghai. The ECTS credits you have acquired at the HfG Offenbach are accepted in many other countries.
Action originates in thought
Another aspect distinguishing us from other art universities is our comprehensive range of theoretical subjects which accompany our artistic and creative courses. Now, more than ever, professions in communication require extensive knowledge of historical, cultural, social, and economic issues. In addition, it is important to be able to critically assess and discuss your own works as well as that of others.
Facing the future with confidence
Another distinctive feature is that Offenbach students and graduates also receive guidance and training in taking the first steps into their professional lives. This is just one of the many reasons why our graduates tend to be so successful in their professions. As most of our graduates become self-employed, we support them in dealing with questions such as finding a job, getting appropriate health insurance, or understanding tax laws.