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After successfully completing a study course, students are awarded with the Filmakademie’s diploma.

We would like to inform you of a recent repeal made to the State Higher Education Fees Act by the State of Baden-Württemberg, to be implemented as of winter semester 2017/2018. Read more.

Candidates send their application to the Admissions Office via online registration; take note that there is an exception for Technical Directing. Please visit the Admissions Office’s website for further information: www.filmakademie.de/en/studies/application/.

In general, you need a diploma equivalent to the German Abitur. If you do not possess a university entrance degree, you have the option of proving your specific artistic proficiency in a particular test.

We kindly ask you to comply with the specifications laid out in the application form.

You can apply three times maximum.

Applications must be submitted to the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Admissions Office by February 15 for basic studies and May 15 for advanced or project-based studies. The fall semester, which marks the beginning of studies, usually starts in late September.

During their two years of basic studies, all students at the Filmakademie are taught collectively to acquire the basic concepts and methods of filmmaking. During the following two years of project-based or advanced studies, the students work on their own projects in their chosen specialization. Direct entry into the third year of studies is possible. In order to qualify, candidates for lateral entry must hold a first degree in a relevant subject area or provide proof of sufficient work experience.

German still is the main working language at the Institute, however, an increasing number of lectures and workshops are held by international lecturers in English. You still need to obtain a DSH German certificate to apply for all specializations offered by the Institute of Animation, except for Technical Directing which is taught exclusively in English.

The Filmakademie does not have a student dormitory. If you are interested in a room in a student dorm, please contact the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart (http://www.studierendenwerk-stuttgart.de/). If you are looking for a room or a (shared) flat, you can send us a short notice to put up on the notice board.