The Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar (HBKsaar) is the Saarland’s only university of art and design. It was founded in 1989 and emerged from the initial “Staatliche Schule für Kunst” founded 1924 which changed to a “Schule für Kunst und Handwerk” in 1964, both with a strong tradition of arts and crafts.
From 1971 to 1989 the school join together with the present University of Applied sciences. Since 1989 HBKsaar has developed into one of the most important creative training centres in the Großregion Saarland-Western Palatinate-Alsace-Lorraine-Luxembourg- Wallonia. The HBKsaar is a public institution with about 400 students and offers a challenging and fulfilling education in subjects that are contemporary and relevant to the artistic and creative fields.