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Prepress Workshop, digital


Current Opening Hours

Project meetings and consultations take place via video conference if possible; dates can be requested by e-mail. Inquiries about the use of equipment in the workshop are also made by e-mail to the workshop supervisor.

Special dates for risograph printing must be planned together with the workshop supervisor. The corresponding data (incl. information on the printing mode) and the necessary paper can be sent or delivered. The printing is done at the next possible date without the presence of the students.

A maximum of 1 person (plus workshop supervisor) may be present in the workshop (R 153A). Opening hours: Mon – Fri by arrangement

Hygiene concept, status: 26 May 2020

Hygienekonzept der Prepress-Werkstatt

The prepress workshop is integrated into the Graphic Art/ Typography/ Photography department, and is also closely connected with project work by the Materialverlag. In the Pre-press workshop, pre-press processes for printing editions are taught. The spectrum includes different printing techniques, such as relief printing, flat screen printing (especially offset), screen printing and digital printing. In connection with independent project work or in collaboration with topic-based seminar projects, students will learn to prepare texts, images and data material for the pre-press stage. The wider aims are to learn to understand print publications as independent artistic media and to be able to execute one’s own artistic projects using appropriate printing techniques.

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show will take place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students will show their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation. Visitors are invited to view the numerous works on site from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. A specially developed corona concept will take care of your health during this weekend. We are looking forward to your visit!

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

New articles at is the social network of the HFBK. It opens a digital forum for exchange and discussion in which students, teachers, guest authors, art critics and the interested public provide a wide range of content and perspectives.

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?

Annual Exhibition 2020 at the HFBK

The HFBK’s traditional annual exhibition („Jahresausstellung“) opens in February every year. For three days the students – from first-years to post-graduates – present a broad spectrum of their current work and projects from all the different departments. All classrooms, studios and halls in the building are used. Interested visitors are cordially invited to gain an impression of the art currently being created at the HFBK.