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Advice available for students

Studying also means being able to constantly motivate yourself afresh and organize yourself. So, what do you do if that doesn’t work out?

There are a number of people you can contact about any concerns within the university. These contact persons offer confidential advice in the event of problems, if studies are proving challenging or you encounter personal difficulties, exam anxieties, doubts, personal crises, conflicts, financial emergencies, disruptions to your study work, isolation or contact difficulties, identity crises or any other difficult situations.

Student advice telephone line

Tel. (040) 411 70 411 – daily from 20.00 to 24.00

Counseling centre

at the Uni Hamburg (also for students of the HFBK and the HfMT)

The psychotherapists at the Student Advice Centre are particularly familiar with issues related to living as a student. Students can go to them with personal issues that are impacting on their studies.

Equality representative

The equality representative is at the disposal of female and male students regarding issues of gender discrimination, harassment or sexual violence, and also regarding matters relating to a family-friendly art university, studying art with a child, and reconciling study and family.

Delegate for equality and persons of trust

Disabilities representatives

Trust committee of workshop supervisors

Members will be available to HFBK students in the event of disagreements on workshop use and access.

Committee of trust

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show took place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students showed their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation.

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.