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Screenplay

During their four-year journey, our students encounter heroes, myths, dreams, archetypes, the collective unconscious, and therefore the question of how stories come to life. They enter reality as hunters and collectors, and open up their documentary perspective through their research. What makes an exciting character and a thrilling story, and which themes and conflicts can we use to grab the attention of the audience? The curriculum includes character, relationship and depth psychology, as well as various dramaturgical models, narrative structures, and the structure of stories. Special attention is paid to thorough training in the field of scriptwriting.

All screenwriting seminars include an intensive combination of theory and practice, and individual work and teamwork. We regularly hold intensive seminars in the countryside, which serve as a creative retreat from everyday life.

We place great emphasis on preparing our students for the commercial requirements and conditions of the German TV and film industries. However, we believe it is just as important that studying at the Academy offers a protected framework for individual and artistic development, as well as narrative experiments. We therefore encourage and advise our students to develop stories which go beyond the narrative mainstream, and to make individual narrative visions a reality.

Department managers:

Prof Franziska Buch
Prof Christoph Fromm


Script Writing, Creative Producing

Igor Dovgal
Study Coordinator
Tel:+49 7141 969 82217
E-Mail

Igor Dovgal
Igor Dovgal
Igor Dovgal
Igor Dovgal
Study Coordinator