We are the State of Hesse’s university for music, theater and dance and an important institution in Hessian cultural life.
We act in accordance with our social mandate and our community is international.
We profile ourselves as an active partner in an extensive field of regional, national and international networks and renowned cultural institutions.
The principles of freedom of art, generosity, intuition and passion help shape the spirit of university.
Individual self-determination, acceptance of divergent views and critical awareness all play a role in our identity.
We generate innovation and interest in interdisciplinarity, and we provide freedom for experimentation, new working methods and artistic research.
Our artistic, educational and scientific practice reflects the need to protect, maintain and reinterpret our cultural legacy and we help shape contemporary developments.
We promote the participation of all citizens in the arts. We respond to changes in professional opportunities and rise to the challenges of demographic change, globalisation and digitalisation.