Year founded: 2011
Number of students: Approx. 300
Areas of teaching: undergraduate/B.A. degrees in fields including visual arts, design, popular music, media management and fashion design.
Locations: Headquarters/main campus in Freiburg, Germany.
HKDM – created in 2011 through the merger of the Freie Hochschule für Grafik-Design & Bildende Kunst Freiburg (FHF) and the training courses of the Jazz & Rock Schulen Freiburg and the International Music College Freiburg (IMCF) – offers accredited interlinked bachelor’s degrees in visual arts, design, popular music (in partnership with Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts), information technology for audiovisual media, media management (added in 2016, in cooperation with Macromedia University, Germany), fashion design (in cooperation with Atelier Chardon Savard, France) and culinary arts and food management (in cooperation with ICA, Germany). Each degree lasts four years; courses aim to teach solid, subject-specific skills.
Experienced professors and lecturers from Germany and abroad provide students with personal support and prepare them for a successful professional life. Cooperation with the media industry, galleries, art traders, artists and the entire music industry means teaching staff and students alike have their fingers on the pulse.
Teaching content is constantly being developed and adapted to the needs of the job market. This dynamic process ensures the success of our graduates in their later professional careers.