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Production design

During the two-year project-based study course, which ends with a diploma semester, students are taught both creative-artistic and organisational-technical content, which prepares them for real-life production conditions.
The course covers a wide range of aspects, from the research and the initial sketches, to the concrete production design concepts and their direct structural implementation during exercises/workshops, to teaching content such as picture analysis, film and television history, costume design and costing.

The seminars are led by experts from the film industry, and enable students to gain an insight into the productions and working methods of various set designers.

The course focusses on the realisation of a range of Film Academy projects. In close collaboration with the directing, image design/camera work, interactive media, motion design and animation departments, many extraordinary works are produced over the course of the year and are, for example, shown in the Film Academy “Highlights”, or at international festivals.

Structures and props are made in the Film Academy’s workshops, under the supervision of the workshop manager. A small amount of funding is available. There are two studios on the campus for studio production.

Click here to see the application prerequisites for project-based production design courses.

To gain an insight into the role of a set designer and our field of study, interested applicants may participate in current students’ projects. Involvement before the start of the course is welcome.

Enquire at szenenbild(at)filmakademie.de.

Teaching staff: Silke Buhr, Christian Strang


Production Design

Regine Witzig
Project Coordinator
Tel:+49 7141 969 82380
E-Mail

Regine Witzig
Regine Witzig

Production Design

Steffen Staudenmaier
Project Coordinator
Tel:+49 7141 969 82385
E-Mail

Steffen Staudenmaier
Steffen Staudenmaier

Production Design

Jürgen Wein
Head of Set Design Workshop
Tel:+49 7141 969 82383
E-Mail

Jürgen Wein
Jürgen Wein

Production Design

Madeleine Pfälzner

Tel:+49 7141 969 82384
E-Mail

Madeleine Pfälzner
Madeleine Pfälzner
Regine Witzig
Regine Witzig
Project Coordinator
Steffen Staudenmaier
Steffen Staudenmaier
Project Coordinator
Jürgen Wein
Jürgen Wein
Head of Set Design Workshop
Madeleine Pfälzner
Madeleine Pfälzner