Presentation & Philosophy:
The Film Academy Baden-Württemberg was founded in 1991 as a non-profit limited liability company. The project-oriented curriculum triggers learning by doing during all the different stages of a film and television production. More than 300 experts from the film and media business instruct the students and oversee their projects.
About 200 films of all genres and formats are being produced every year by teams of students enrolled in scriptwriting, directing (documentary film, feature film, advertising film, educational and scientific film), cinematography, editing, animation, series formats, interactive media, production, film music and sound design, motion design and production design.
In 2002, the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg established its own Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Post-production. Substantially independent in terms of content, organisation and finance, the Institute is taking over responsibility for the teaching of all students following the Animation course, for the digital post-production of all projects produced at the Film Academy, and for organising the annual fmx – International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media in Stuttgart.
Number of students/ full-time/: About 450 students
Number of international students: 1-5 foreign students
Number of teachers: Guest teachers and guest lecturers: app. 300 per year
Degree category / length of studies:
Diploma of the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg
4-year programme for “Production”
2-year programme for “Film Music and Sound Design”
4-year programme for “Film and Media”, which includes: documentary film, feature film, advertising film, educational and scientific film, cinematography, editing, animation, series formats, interactive media
2-year programme for “Film and Media”, which includes: motion design, production design.
Programme objective and content:
The objective of all courses is to provide all students with a comprehensive knowledge of filmmaking in their specific subject areas. Particular emphasis is put on the basic philosophy of preparing students as best as possible to work in the industry. It is for this reason that from the first semester onwards all courses combine theory and practice and the students work together in teams.
University entrance diploma; for 2-year courses at least a bachelor or pre-degree diploma
Basic knowledge of German language
At least 12 months of work experience
Entrance is decided upon through a portfolio review, an interview and an entrance exam.