Cultural studies at the University of Hildesheim are based on a teaching concept which allows students to experience artistic and creative processes individu­ally. This can be highly beneficial in various processes, including academic research and the mediation of arts and culture. Bachelor and Master students become able to analyse, reflect and mediate artistic and cultural processes. Their own artistic experience is the basis for taking up a profession in the field of cultural policy, arts management and arts education. What makes cultural studies at Hildesheim unique is the combination of independent artistic practice in different areas of art with theoretical reflection.

Since 2001 the M.A. Franco-German double degree program “Kulturvermittlung/Médiation Culturelle de l’Art” is run with Aix- Marseille Université. In 2015 the Department has started the B.A. Plus Program “Cultural Policy in International Contexts”.