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Application at the Filmakademie

Dear applicants,

thank you for your interest in studying at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg!


Please read the information and the PDF documents with information on the specific application requirements for the individual degree programmes and specialisations carefully before you start registering in the online application portal.

Our online application portal will be activated on 06.01.2024!

If you cannot find the answers to your questions, you can contact the staff at the Student Affairs Office.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!


Start of our online application portal

End of the application period (date of submission via the online portal)


End of the application period for the diploma postgraduate programme Film Journalism (date of submission via the online portal)

Additional information


If you do not have a general higher education entrance qualification, you have the option of gaining admission to the Filmakademie via the so-called talent pass in accordance with § 10 of our admission examination regulations. As part of the aptitude test, these applicants conduct an extended admissions interview with the examination board regarding subject-specific as well as general educational knowledge in relation to the intended field of study.


A certain amount of previous professional experience within the film and media industry is very important and therefore an admission requirement in accordance with our examination regulations. The degree programme at the FABW builds on this previous experience.

You can gain this practical experience at broadcasters, production companies, editorial offices, publishing houses, agencies, but also at the theatre, to name just a few examples. Please ask potential employers for so-called "orientation internships".

Applicants for the undergraduate degree programme must be able to provide proof documents of at least 6 months of practical experience by the application deadline in mid-February, and a total of 12 months by the potential start of the degree programme.

Apprenticeships such as media designers or similar fulfil this requirement for practical experience in full. If you have already worked as a freelancer on a self-employed basis in the industry, this experience can be proven by text extracts from the commercial register and/or order confirmations or, if applicable, invoices.

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg
Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien