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Academy of Fine Arts Dresden

Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
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Student population Small (1,000 or less)
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About Academy of Fine Arts Dresden

Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden offers students an opportunity of 10-semester to gain the diversity of art basic experiences and skills to further their artistic path.
The international context professors both well known and active with different business ideas that lead within the university to an exciting exchange and the students are given possibility to choose their own intentions in accordance of the curriculum. 

It is a vast importance for the entire study they learn the form of art theory,art history,philosophical doctrine and many more. 
The studios and workshops offer plenty of spacious equipment and special architecture with excellent working conditions.

Irretrievable works of art by work of restorers represents a major challenge.

Since 2002, there has been a promotion and recently renovated and newly furnished studios offer excellent study conditions. 
Superbly equipped laboratories for scientific research and for radiation diagnosis, photography and digital imaging contribute to the extraordinary quality of teaching and research.
The course has known to be one of the oldest at university level and worked for decades in Germany and together Europe with museums and collections as well as institutions of civil and ecclesiastical monuments involved. 

The visual worlds of theater, film, television and other media events are an infinite field of design challenges. Subject to constant change, they reflect rapid developments of time and complex mechanisms of society.The discussion of social processes accompanied the study as well as dramaturgical aspects that critical engagement with issues of communication, the theater, art and media theory as well as the architecture and urbanism. In neighboring degree program Theatre features four disciplines are taught that the implementation stage and kostümbildnerischer designs devote:  theater painting , theater sculpture ,  costume design and makeup

In the highly specialized fields of work artistic design, craftsmanship and technological knowledge merge in an ideal way.Demand is extremely imaginative and flexible specialist with team spirit.

The study itself offers a wide professional technical training and is flanked by design theory,art and cultural theoretical subjects.

Campus information


  • Anatomy Collection
    • The interdisciplinary Anatomy Collection is a special feature of the artistic objects held in the Academy’s archives.
  • Archive
    • Archives and custodianship
    • The archive department manages the Academy’s art collection and written records.
  • Library
    • this facility makes around 55,000 individual items and a total of 112 journal titles available to both Academy affiliates and interested outside visitors. Library users benefit from a constantly updated, well-structured media inventory focussing on the fields of art history, media art, painting/graphic art/sculpture, architecture, conservation, philosophy, costume design and stage setting.
  • Mediathek
    • For study and research purposes it is used by teachers and students of the university; external interested parties to see the possibility of audio-visual media at a suitably equipped point of view places. The collection of the library of content focuses on the topics of theater, film, visual arts, technology, restoration and art therapy
  • Custodianship
    • Over the course of almost 250 years the Dresden Academy of Art has acquired an abundance of teaching materials, including the painting, graphic, costume, plaster cast, porcelain and anatomy collection.
  • Laboratory Theatre
    • The Lab Theatre is a flexible space equipped with typical stage resources. It can be used by any Academy students, in particular those enrolled in the 5-year Diplom course in Stage and Costume Design and the 4-year UAS course in Theatre Design

The university is located at three sites. The studios and workshops of the Faculty I, Fine Arts, located in the 1894 built Academy building on the Brühl's Terrace and the university location Pfotenhauerstraße


Student hall Gerokstraße 38 in Dresden

  • Gerokstraße 38, 01307 Dresden
  • near to the Academy of Fine Arts, BA, EHS and Medical Faculty of the TU, conveniently situated
  • Accommodation units with 2 or 3 single bedrooms sharing a bathroom (bath/toilet/wash basin) and kitchen; 2 room apartments for two tenants with kitchen and bathroom (bath/toilet/wash basin);
  • 7 two-room apartments for two tenants: one room is always a walk-through room​
  • Returnable deposit: 200 EUR


  • coin-operated washing machines and dryers
  • cycle storage
  • elevator
  • Internet connection


Courses available 5

Creative Arts & Design 5 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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