Since it was founded in 1991, Film Academy 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 250 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.
Europe’s unique Ludwigsburg Media Campus is spread across two neighbouring sites, which separate the Film Academy (with its Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction) 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 Film Academy 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, France, Canada, Poland, Lebanon, South Africa, or Israel.