Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig Rankings

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#4825 of 14,131 In the World
#1234 of 2,785 In Europe
#164 of 369 In Germany
#9 of 19 In Saxony
#4 of 6 In Leipzig

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* The Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

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Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsYes, based on entrance examinations
Academic CalendarSemesters
Full time employee150
Student:staff ratio4:1


Local students $500$500
International students $500$500

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +
Business | Politics | Social Sciences
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine
Engineering | IT
Maths | Natural Sciences
Künstlerische Abschlussprüfung Communication Arts, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printing and Printmaking
Master Cultural Studies
PhD Aesthetics, Art History, Fine Arts, Media Studies

Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig alumni

  1. Neo Rauch

    Neo Rauch
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1960-.. (age 62)
    university teacherphotojournalistpainterdrawer

    Neo Rauch is a German artist whose paintings mine the intersection of his personal history with the politics of industrial alienation. His work reflects the influence of socialist realism, and owes a debt to Surrealists Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte, although Rauch hesitates to align himself with surrealism. He studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, and he lives in Markkleeberg near Leipzig, Germany and works as the principal artist of the New Leipzig School. The artist is represented by Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and David Zwirner, New York.

  2. Jan Tschichold

    Jan Tschichold
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1902-1974 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
    Studied in 1919
    book designgraphic designertypographergraphic artistlecturer

    Jan Tschichold was a German calligrapher, typographer and book designer. He played a significant role in the development of graphic design in the 20th century – first, by developing and promoting principles of typographic modernism, and subsequently idealizing conservative typographic structures. His direction of the visual identity of Penguin Books in the decade following World War II served as a model for the burgeoning design practice of planning corporate identity programs. He also designed the typeface Sabon.

  3. Hannes Hegen

    Hannes Hegen
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    1925-2014 (aged 89)
    authorillustratorcaricaturistcomics artistgraphic designer

    Hannes Hegen was a German illustrator and caricaturist and is most famous for creating the East German comic book Mosaik and its original protagonists, the Digedags.

  4. Lucia Moholy

    Lucia Moholy
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    1894-1989 (aged 95)
    photographeropinion journalistteacher

    Lucia Moholy was a photographer and publications editor. Her photos documented the architecture and products of the Bauhaus, and introduced their ideas to a post-World War II audience. However Moholy was seldom credited for her work, which was often attributed to her husband László Moholy-Nagy or to Walter Gropius.

General info

Alternative names HGB
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig
Founded 1764
Accreditation Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
Academic structure Department of Book Arts/Graphic Design
Department of Media Art
Department of Photography
Department of Painting/Fine Art Graphics

Location and Contacts

Address Wächterstrasse 11
Leipzig, Saxony, 04107
City population 597,000
Phone +49 (341) 2135 0
Fax +49 (341) 2135 166

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