Head of Study
Head of Studies / Transmedia Coordinator
Tel:+49 7141 969 82108
Conventional TV and film narrative forms are losing their dominance in the entertainment sector. Social media, participatory performances, “immersive” entertainment, games and other new narrative forms enhance the industry and change job profiles, as new formats and revenue models emerge. Freshers rightly expect their university to prepare them for this ever-changing reality in the best possible way. The Film Academy Baden-Württemberg’s response to this challenge is a comprehensive course which also conveys knowledge outside the students’ specialisms.
The whole design of the Ludwigsburg campus, with its connections to the Animation Institute, Atelier Ludwigsburg Paris (ALP) and the Academy of Performing Arts, is already interdisciplinary. Even at the beginning of the course, contact with students from neighbouring disciplines and institutions is taken for granted. A large proportion of basic study courses at the Film Academy consist of interdisciplinary modules. In order to utilise the synergies of the diverse expertise available in the fields of art, technology and research, and to exploit their full potential, the institutions also offer joint interdisciplinary seminars.
These seminars reflect the wide range of topics within the media industry. As part of the “Ludwigsburg Meetings” series, prominent figures take to the podium to give insights into their life and work in discussions attended by students and the public. Four times a year, students present their projects at large (internal) pitches, and provide a glimpse of the limitless forms of creative expression that thrive on the campus. Campus days also offer the opportunity to informally reflect on, and discuss, campus life and learning.
As part of the curriculum, there are labs in which students from different departments produce prototypes for entertainment formats. The labs are also used in workshops in which students create a fusion between moving pictures and the stage, or for discussing the latest hybrid formats with guest speakers, or for implementing the latest technical developments into their own work with the help of 3D engines, in order to critically examine these with other students.
They are exemplary of the Film Academy’s learning concept. It follows the credo that students can develop the best possible artistic identity by using the full range of their talents, strengths and ambitions. The interdisciplinary modules are key components of this.