The Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart), founded in 1761, has a longstanding academic tradition of excellence in the fields of fine art and design. With a student body of approximately 850, the Stuttgart Academy is a state recognized institution with University status. As one of the largest institutions of its kind in the State of Baden-Württemberg and a prominent institution in the Federal Republic of Germany, the Stuttgart Academy is a state-of-the-art center for education in both fine (e.g. painting, sculpture) and applied arts (e.g. architecture, design). This innovative and dualistic approach to the study of the arts has emerged from a solid traditional foundation and is a reflection of the Academy’s understanding of its unique role in university level arts education, a position which the Academy continues to preserve and cultivate.
Previous Alumni of the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design include prominent figures of the art world including Adolf Hoelzel, Willi Baumeister, Johannes Itten and Oskar Schlemmer.
The academic education offered by the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design is characterized by a workshop environment which involves student participation in both individual and group projects with the support and supervision of academic staff. The outstanding quality and range of equipment available in the technical department workshops allows students to acquire a wide-range of practical skills under the guidance of highly skilled workshop teachers. As with all university level degree courses in the fields of art and design, students must be bold, self-motivated, and show a high degree of initiative and perseverance.
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