The specializations offered by the Animationsinstitut are part of the Film and Media degree program at the 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 the 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).
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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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.
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.
No, the studies are full-time and parallel studies are not possible.
In principle this is possible, the Examination Office will advise you in your specific case.
Unfortunately we do not offer portfolio consultations. If you have general questions about your studies, please contact us by phone or e-mail.
No, please contact the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart. However, you are welcome to send us your accommodation request. We will put it on our “blackboard”.
After successfully completing a study course, students are awarded with the Filmakademie’s diploma.
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 for most of our study courses.
You can find further information regarding the application requirements on Filmakademie’s website.
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 one of the postgraduate courses, you will usually need to have completed six months of practical experience.
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.
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)
You can apply three times maximum.
No, this is not possible.
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.
We kindly ask you to comply with the specifications laid out in the application form.
DSH Level 2, TestDAF Level 4, Level B2 (Goethe Institute) for the Basic Studies.
There's no german language certificate necessary for the project studies and postgraduate study courses. Here English speaking skills are mandatory, however no language certificate is required.
No, we don't offer any German language classes.
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). The confirmation letter from ABK Stuttgart can be submitted latest until enrollment in September. You can find detailed information on Filmakademie's website or on the website of ABK Stuttgart.