Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig Rankings

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Ranking Category
#5381 of 14,131 In the World
#1311 of 2,785 In Europe
#169 of 369 In Germany
#8 of 19 In Saxony
#4 of 6 In Leipzig

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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

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

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsCompetitive admission
Academic CalendarSemesters


The tuition table for Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per semester)
Bachelor of Fine Arts €1,500
Master of Fine Arts €2,000
Postgraduate Program €2,500

All costs are in Euros (€).

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes No
Biology No No No
Business No No No
Chemistry No No No
Computer Science No No No
Economics No No No
Engineering No No No
Environmental Science No No No
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences No No No
Mathematics No No No
Medicine No No No
Physics No No No
Psychology No No No
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 64)
    photojournalistpainterdraweruniversity teacher

    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
    graphic artistlecturertype designerdesignergraphic designer

    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)
    caricaturistcomics artistgraphic designerauthorillustrator

    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.

All 13 notable alumni

Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig faculties and divisions

Course/Programme : Book Design/Graphic Design Graphic Design, Printing and Printmaking
Course/Programme : Cultures of the Curatorial Cultural Studies, Dance, Film, Fine Arts, Music, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Theatre
Course/Programme : Media Art Media Studies
Course/Programme : Meisterschüler Fine Arts
Course/Programme : Painting/Graphics Graphic Arts, Painting and Drawing
Course/Programme : Photography Photography
Institute : Theory Aesthetics, Art History, Fine Arts

General information

Alternative names HGB
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig
Founded 1764

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 100805 Wächterstraße 11
Leipzig, 04008
City population 625,000

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