The AStA is the General Students’ Committee that is elected by the Plenary Assembly of all students at HFG.
It acts as executive branch of the student body and represents the students before the academies instances like the Senate, the University Council and the Rectorate or cooperation partners like our sister institution ZKM or the National Radioplay festival (ARD Hörspieltage).
If you have difficulties, concerns or suggestions in relationship to the study situation the AStA is your place to go. Apart from that we also organize and support events like Jours Fixes, Divines and you can rent some gear.
or Mondays 20:00 in the AStA office on the ground-floor.
|Víctor Fancelli Capdevila, KuWi||Chair|
|Nina Eberle SZ/AD||Deputy Chair|
|Moritz Appich KD||Treasurer|
|Mona Mayer SZ/AD||PR / Communication|
|Ioana Spanachi KuWi||Internal Communication|
|Max Viktor MK||Communication & Culture ZKM|
|Luis Junker KD||Arts and Culture|
The Plenary assembly gathers all the students of HfG. It is convened by the AStA.
The Plenary assembly elects the members of AStA and other representatives and determines the application of the annual student body’s budget and discuss suggestions about the „Quality Savings Fund“ (QSM).
It can form committees that for example engage in issues like gender equality or organize every life at HfG by curating the exhibition hall or organizing the cafeteria.
HfG has no “real” Cafeteria, but there is the “Kochwagen”, a mobile cooking station built by students. Self-organised and on request there is: food, coffee, performances…
Every now and then students get together to
tune their bikes. You’ll get the announcements via email.
Central Equipment Rental
Here you can rent projectors, cameras, DVD- / BRD- or media players, monitors, cables, adapters and much more.
Mo.–Fr. / 0900h – 1700h
You can get an overview of whats available here through this Website. You can also make reservations online with an account which you can create during their opening hours.
R365 Mi. / 1400h – 1630h
Film Equipment Rental
Mi. / 1300h – 1800h
Jonas Piroth, Victor van Wetten
Rental of event Equipment and consultation for the use of Großes Studio und the Exhibition Halls and walls
Alexander Knoppik, Sebastian Schäfer
Speakers, vintage gear and video equipment, small PAs, amps, monitor speakers, bike parts
Tel 0721 / 8203 2223
Wood Workshop, Model Making Workshop, Metal Workshop, CNC
Matthias Mai, Susanne Schmitt
Network and E-Mailaccounts
Head of Facility Management
Tel. (0721) 6909-100
Fax (0721) 6909-292
Info-Center Mensa Am Adenauerring
Tel. (0721) 6909-177
Fax (0721) 6909-222
Dienstags, 10–12 Uhr und
Donnerstags, 13:30–15:30 Uhr
The currently available floorplans show the initially conceived allocation of rooms. Also adresses and names of spaces have been changed.
To get a copy of the floorplans, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the design and structure of the official HfG website is a long-time subject to negotiation some deparments and institutes took care of online representations on their own.
These are the links:
Science of Art and Media Theory
[Postdigital Narrativity + Gamelab]
Philosophy and Aesthetics
Scenography, Exhibition Design and Curatorial Practice
In our Ersti Buch designed for first semester students you'll find further information about shops (art supplies, bookbinders, print shops) as well as on Karlsruhe's cultural and gastronomic offerings.
In order to access HfG and most of your working spaces you need a chipkey. You can get one at Tobias Keilbach's Central Equipment Rental (R 322) if you show your student ID. Guest students will have to give 20 Euro as a deposit.
In the beginning all rooms and studios that are used commonly within your the department are unlocked. You can also enter the computer room Z1 on the 3rd floor. To get access to specific studios and ateliers you can consult associated staff or professors.
You can enter and work at HfG with your chipkey weekdays from 8:00 to 22:00. In case you're on a time-consuming project or a deadline you can get a permit to enter 24/7 (Nacht- und Wochenendgenehmigung). You can get the form from Tobias Keilbach and have a professor sign it for you. You'll have to be two people who are responsible for one another.
You will get all important information on events, seminars and changes of schedule via email. The distributor is the most up-to-date and reliable source of information.
You can get access to that via your personal email-account. To create one consult Ionel Spanachi on the 4th floor R 333.
With that account you immediately create your acces to the WLAN network "eduroam". This gives you internet connection not only at HfG but in many other universities and educational institutions worldwide. Frédéric Zumsteeg will help you down the gangway (R340) with the installation.
You can install it yourself also using these instructions.
HfG does not have its own cantina – that's why you can have lunch in 4 restaurants and diners close by using food stamps. Alternatively we also have a cooking cart, where students can cook for others and themselves.
Food stamps cost 3,50€ and you can get them on weekdays 8:00-10:00 and 14:00-18:00 in Dein Pauseladen, right across the Lorenzstraße entrance. Here you can also eat without having a stamp.
Apart from that you can have lunch here:
further cantines of the Studierendenwerk here
Karlsruhe University of Art and Design offers a full spectrum of courses) in Media Art, Communication Design, Art Research and Media Philosophy, Product Design and Exhibition Design & Scenography.
Unlike other universities, the programs of the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design require interdisciplinary studies.
The default language of tuition is german. International and guest professors whose first language is not german hold classes in english. If requested by students seminars can take place in english. All classes at the university are open to all students from each faculty. Classes are small, to provide an intensive learning situation, with around 15 students per professor.
For further information contact the International office:
Excursions are a popular and beliebt und frequent thing at HfG. There have been some difficulties in the past though, so here you find the important facts summarized:
💰 Usually the school repays half of your expenses for traveling costs, accomodation, entrance fees etc.. In der Regel erstattet die Hochschule die Hälfte Eurer Ausgaben für Fahrten, Unterkunft, Museumseintritte etc.. Food and catering are generally not refundable.
💰 For excursions within Germany each student has a limit of 150 Euro for each year. I.e. if you spend 301 Euro or more on excursions to Berlin, Munich or Frankfurt you will still only get 150 Euro back.
💰 There is no such limit for international excursions but caps for each individual trip. Please ask your docent or the assistant about the refundable amount for the excursion.
💰 The reimbursement procedure should usually not take longer than two weeks after all documentation has been handed in properly. In case that shouldn't work out for some reason please contact your docent or the according assistant.
You can find the reimbursement forms for each department here:
KD / KW / MK / PD / SZ/AD
In order to get things done quick and neutral:
→ hand in all bills as originals
→ number the bills consecutively
→ stick small bills and tickets on A4 paper
→ clip everything together on the upper lef corner
Is there money for my Project?
Making Art and Design can be expensive. The distribution of the budget is currently rather opaque. Generally each professor should have an amount of 7000 Euro for each semester to spend on student assistants, guest lecturers and consumables / material.
Financial support can be expected when it comes to prediplomas and diplomas. The Media Art department has additional resources that were originally intended to fund film projects but can now also be used for large productions in other media.
In case you're lacking equipment or material that could be of use for other projects or the basic hardware of the school you can contact a mentoring professor or staff. In case s/he confirms you'll have to pay in advance and fill out the according form to get your money back:
For the future we intend to establish a comittee with representatives of different departments to enable financial support for individual projects in all media.
[concerning our fee for the theatre flatrate and insurance]
Beitragssatzung der verfassten Studierendenschaft
[concerning your overall student fee]
KD / KW / MK / PD / SZ/AD