The Culture of the Curatorial master’s program is a continuing education program. It is conceived with an eye to the possibility of studying while pursuing a career. Students have the opportunity to be active professionally during their studies: within the framework of their own projects, as freelance curators, or in cultural institutions .

The program of study is divided into four semesters; courses are structured in blocks. During the block courses, the HGB teaching team is prepared for intense teaching and discussion of the course content. International lecturers—artists, cultural educators, and scholars—supplement the teaching offerings with workshops and lectures and offer students numerous opportunities to establish contacts with the professional world during their studies. Excursions in Germany and abroad enable students to reflect on the subject matter in concrete ways on site.

The central position within the study program is occupied by two curatorial projects that can provide opportunities for close cooperation not only with institutions in Leipzig but also with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Students take the material learned in other modules and translate it into personal experience and their own concepts. Working individually and collectively, with subjects and forms of implementation they chose themselves, the students learn under the actual conditions of professional practice but still enjoy leeway for experiments.

The program thus combines artistic and scholarly practice and pairs practical training with problem-oriented, theoretical education. It is aimed at producers of culture in a broad sense, that is, artists in all media, communicators such as curators and critics, and scholars from backgrounds in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences who are interested in committed work in the cultural field.


Die Bewerbungsphase für den aktuellen Jahrgang mit Beginn im Wintersemester 17/18 ist abgeschlossen. Der nächste Bewerbungsturnus wird im Frühjahr 2019 auf dieser Seite angekündigt.


Our programms application process for the class of winter 17/18 is closed. The next application deadline will be announced early 2019 on this website.