Apply until February 15, 2022

Now one deadline for all forms of study (basic studies, project studies and postgraduate studies).

The specializations offered by Animationsinstitut are part of the Film and Media degree program at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

Exception: If you are interested in basic studies in the field of Animation/Effects Producing or Transmedia/Games Producing (Interactive Media) please apply for the Production degree program at Filmakademie.

To apply for film and media or production, please use the online registration form of Filmakademie (Technical Directing is an exception, more information can be found here).


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  • Application deadline
  • February 15
  • Start of Studies
  • Winter Semester
  • Study Mode
  • Full-time
  • Academic Degree
  • Diploma
  • Tuition fees (per semester)
  • First degree: 0 €
    Second degree: 650 €
    Non-EU residents: 1.500 €
  • Open Day 2021
  • November 17, 2021

How do you apply at Filmakademie?

Step 1 Online Registration

First, register online via the application website of Filmakademie.

Step 2 Application Documents

Send your application documents by mail to

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Akademiehof 10
71638 Ludwigsburg

Application deadline is February 15 for basic studies, postgraduate studies and project studies.

You will receive a confirmation of receipt of your documents and general information on examination dates.

Step 3 Preselection & Invitation to Entrance Examination

A jury evaluates all applications. If you passed the preselection, we will invite you to the entrance examination, which usually takes place in June or July.

Step 4 Entrance Examination

The entrance examination starts with a one-on-one interview. After this, you will be given an examination task, which must be completed within 72 hours.

Step 5 Colloquium & Feedback

You present the outcome of your 72-hour task in a colloquium in front of a jury. Around two or three weeks later, we will inform you by mail whether you have been accepted as a student and by when we need your response.

Admission Requirements

You can find information on the specific admission requirements of each study specializations here.
Please note: Information available in German only. Please contact us for further information.


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General Questions

Do you charge tuition fees?

There are no tuition fees for first degree students.

For students who have already completed their first degree in Germany, the state of Baden-Württemberg in general charges secondary tuition fees of €650 per semester but Filmakademie's postgraduate studies (Animation/Effects Producing, Interactive Media and Technical Directing) are an exception to this rule: there are no tuition fees involved.

For international students from non-EU countries the state of Baden-Württemberg does charge tuition fees of €1,500 per semester.

You can find further information regarding tuiton fees on Filmakademie's website.


What is the main language of instruction at Animationsinstitut?

Most of the basic study courses are taught in German.
Project and postgraduate studies are mainly held in English. English is the only language used in the Technical Directing course.

Is it possible to study in parallel at another university?

No, the studies are full-time and parallel studies are not possible.

Is it possible to change a course of study or a specialisation during the course of study?

In principle this is possible, the Examination Office will advise you in your specific case.

Do you offer portfolio consultations?

Unfortunately we do not offer portfolio consultations. If you have general questions about your studies, please contact us by phone or e-mail.

Does Filmakademie have its own student accommodation?

No, please contact the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart. However, you are welcome to send us your accommodation request. We will put it on our “blackboard”.

What kind of final degree does Animationsinstitut offer?

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


What are the requirements to apply?

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.
Furthermore, you will need to provide evidence of practical experience (e.g. an internship) in the film and media industries.
You can find further information regarding the application requirements on Filmakademie’s website.

How many months of internships or other work experience do I have to prove?

In order to apply for basic studies, you will have to provide evidence of twelve months of practical experience. At the time of application, you will need to have completed at least six months.
For project studies or one of the postgraduate courses, you will need to have completed six months of practical experience.

Until when do I have to complete my internship?

You have to complete your internship by the time you start your studies at Filmakademie. At the time of application you must have already completed six months.

What kinds of work experience should I gain ahead of my studies?

You should gain work experience in the film and media industries (e.g. broadcasters, production companies, editorial offices, agencies, publishing houses, at the theatre, or other media companies)

How many times can I apply at Filmakademie?

You can apply three times maximum.

Can I apply for multiple study specializations at the same time?

No, this is not possible.

Can I apply for direct entry into the postgraduate courses or project studies without completing the basic studies course program?

Yes, generally, it is possible to enter the postgraduate or project studies without prior basic studies at Filmakademie if you provide sufficient evidence of your qualification.
You can find detailed information about the admission requirements here.

Can the work sample be longer than indicated in the application form?

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

Application from Abroad

What proof of language proficiency is required when applying?

DSH Level 2, TestDAF Level 4, Level B2 (Goethe Institute)

(Not required for Technical Directing).

Does Filmakademie offer any German lessons?

No, we don't offer any German language classes.

What qualifications/certificates must be submitted?

Certificates of education acquired abroad must be sent to the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart before applying to the Filmakademie in order to determine their equivalence with the German higher education entrance qualification (Abitur). You can find detailed information on Filmakademie's website.


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