The study at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) offers a unique scope for dedicated learning, research and experimental development. In order to learn to deal with a complex and diverse reality, studies at the HfG Karlsruhe are consistently organized across disciplines: anyone who studies theory gains skills in creative and artistic practice at the same time. Conversely, anyone who studies art or design practice enters into theoretical considerations. This interlocking of the departments of Communication Design, Product Design, Media Art, Exhibition Design and Scenography, Art Research and Media Philosophy succeeds because it takes place in the greatest possible freedom: The students have the opportunity to develop their own interests and strengths, to determine their individual focus thereby creating a personal profile. As new technologies evolve over the next few decades, independent minds are more in demand than ever. In this way, the HfG Karlsruhe directly ties in with the ideas and concepts of the Bauhaus tradition - a tradition in which the design of the future is seen as a central social task.
Studies, teaching and research at the HfG Karlsruhe are also in close contact with one of the best and most innovative exhibition machines in the world - the ZKM | Center for Art and Media.