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The department »Theory and History« combines issues concerned with artistic and cultural sciences and  the history and theory of design, as well as philosophy, semiotics, media theory and other increasingly relevant sciences. For students taking an artistic subject as their main subject, »Theory and History« will provide the necessary orientation and in-depth knowledge. Students taking only classes from the »Theory and History« department will receive an autonomous scientific education in the fields and topics named.

Academic Staff

Alice Detjen

Phone: +49 40 428 989 - 0
Fax: +49 40 428 989 -271


Tilman Walther, Bachelor of Fine Arts 2014
Tilman Walther, Bachelor of Fine Arts 2014


  1. current PhD thesis'
    at HFBK Hamburg 
    result from a seminar held by Prof. Dr. Friedrich von Borries