Since it was founded in 1991, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg has become one of the world’s leading film academies. The project-oriented “learning by doing” concept has greatly contributed to this. The students are taught and mentored by more than 300 highly-qualified experts from the film and media industries. Around 300 films covering a range of genres are created by teams of students each year. Several win prizes at film festivals. The overriding objective of the programme is to prepare students in the best possible way for a successful career in the film and media industries.
The Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg has been home to Animationsinstitut since 2002. The Institute is one of the world’s leading institutions in the fields of animation and interactive media. Europe’s unique Ludwigsburg Media Campus is spread across two neighbouring sites, which separate the Filmakademie (with its Animationsinstitut) from the Academy of Performing Arts Baden- Württemberg and the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris. This closeness results in several interdisciplinary collaborations which characterise programmes of study at the Filmakademie in the same way as its wide range of international programmes, which are continuously redeveloped. During their studies, about ¼ of students take part in an international exchange with partners in such countries as Argentina, Ecuador, France, Japan, South Korea, the USA, Morocco, Nigeria, Poland, Lebanon, South Africa, or Israel.
Number of students/ full-time/: About 500 students
Number of international students: currently 10 foreign students enrolled in regular study courses, 12 international students in the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris, and 20 international guest students (incomings) per year
Number of teachers: Guest teachers and guest lecturers: app. 300 per year
Degree category / length of studies:
Diploma of the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg
9-semester programme for “Production”
9-semester programme for “Film and Media”, which includes: directing documentary film, directing feature film, directing advertising film, TV Journalism, cinematography, editing, animation, series formats, interactive media
5-semester graduate programmes for Motion design, Production Design and “Film Music and Sound Design”
University entrance diploma; for 5-semester courses at least a bachelor or pre-degree diploma
Basic knowledge of German language
6 – 12 months of work experience
Entrance is decided upon through a portfolio review, an interview and an entrance exam.
Akademiehof 10, 71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany
Tel. (49) (7141) 96 9-0