• Online Semester Summer 2020 | Corona

    The summer semester of the ADK has started on March 30, 2020 with online classes and other online events and will continue online. The premises of the academy will remain closed and all on-campus events are postponed or replaced by online-classes. These measures are being taken in accordance with the Ordinance of the State Government on infection protection measures against the spread of the SARS-Cov-2 virus.
    The resumption of the regular studies and the reopening of the academy is not scheduled yet.


  • In Response to Current Events: For the Independence of Teaching | Solidarity with the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest (SZFE)

    Students have occupied Budapest’s University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE). A large number of teachers and professors are joining the protest. It is directed at the Orbán government’s measures which take away universities’ independence of teaching and their autonomy. This is a disastrous sign for the freedom of the arts in Hungary. You can listen to a September 1st report by Deutschlandfunk (in German) here and read a September 7th article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German) here.

    “The freedom of the arts and the independence of teaching are guarantors of an open and civil society. We support the students who are standing up for these values and defending them. Our solidarity goes out to the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest, which like the ADK is a partner in the European network of dramatic schools E:UTSA.” – Elisabeth Schweeger, Artistic Director of the ADK

    »The Hungarian theatre needs your help!« from Árpád Schilling:

    Dear Theatre directors, Actors, Playwrights, Dramaturges and so on…
    in short: Dear Colleagues,

    You may have heard that Attila Vidnyánszky (director of the National Theater of Budapest and MITEM Theatre Festival), acting on behalf of the Hungarian government, seriously violated the autonomy of the University of Theater and Film Arts in Budapest and, with the powerful help of the government propaganda media, put political pressure on the university’s leadership and a number of internationally recognized teach…

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  • The Main Prize, Film of the Year, in the German-wide contest »JUNGER FILM« to »Weissabgleich« by Julian Mahid Carly. The 17th Rostock Film Festival awards prize to the direction student of the ADK

    The main prize, film of the year, in the German-wide contest »JUNGER FILM« was awarded to Julian Mahid Carly, direction student of the ADK, for his documentary essay »Weissabgleich« at the Rostock FiSH film festival. The film of the year prize comes with the prize money of 7.000€, which is instituted by the Hanseatic city Rostock and the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

    In the short documentary film, the protagonist and director Julain Mahid Carly-Hossain tries to assimilate in an extreme way. Being German, beautiful, and bleaching cremes. He confronts other people with his desire to become white. However, is skin lightening really a remedy to Julian’s problems? Julian Mahid Carly executed WEISSABGLEICH within the course »Filmgestaltung 2« filmmaking, at the Academy of Film.

    His play »Verbindungsfehler« was awarded with the first prize of the Osnabrück Dramatic prize and will have its premiere at the theatre of Osnabrück

  • FURORE 2020 | Let’s jump into THE VOID | Digital Festival Edition | 24th July 2020

    Dear friends of FURORE,

    the FURORE team warmly invites you to this year’s digital edition of FURORE!  We are happy to welcome you on our Website, Facebook und Instagram on July 24th from 11 a.m., where we will present short digital statements from the invited artists from Argentina, France, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Mexico, Germany and Switzerland.

    After THE VOID, the theme of this year’s festival, became a global reality in a matter of weeks, we decided not to make any attempt at simply digitalizing the program of an analog theater festival. Instead, we wanted to use the resulting gap to pause and reflect on new paths and forms of our art. We invited all artists whose work was to be shown during the festival to participate in a new format, SCREAMING INTO THE VOID. What resulted were 8 brief digital statements engaging with the current VOID, the initially submitted projects, and the possibilities of making theater digitally. On July 24, from 11 a.m. we will publish one of these contributions every hour—both on our website and social media channels. You can see the full program here.

    Based on these contributions, we would also like to invite you to a discussion on the theme of DIGITAL THEATER—VOID AND VISION. On July 24, 7:30 p.m. we will discuss different ways for the performing arts to cope with the current situation: should THE VOID be filled? If so, with what forms? The discussion will take place in English via the platform Zoom and be moderated by Sylvia Sobottka (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste).
    Please register for the discussion before July 23 | 06:00 p.m. by writing to:

    Lastly, on July 25th, all the artists that would have come to Ludwigsburg can talk about their initially submitted projects and exchange ideas about different forms of performative arts in an internal Artist Talk.

    We are looking forward to a digital encounter with you!
    Team FURORE

  • FAQs | Frequently Asked Questions

    You can find quick answers to the most frequently asked questions about studying at the ADK here.

    For further information

    … on housing, see Study Information

    … on gender/equal opportunity matters, see Equal Opportunity Policies

    … on conflict situations and crisis resolution, see Study Information

    … on study abroad, stipends and financial aid, see International and Grant Programmes | Scholarships

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  • Retzhofer Dramaprize 2021 | Nomination of Juliane Logsch and Daniel Noël Fleischmann

    Juliane Logsch, dramaturgy student of the ADK and Daniel Noël Fleischmann, acting alumni, are amongst the nominees for the Retzhofer Dramaprize 2021, which is a prize for young talents of scenic writing and the prize money includes 5.000 €. Initially texts were chosen which were revised with experts from direction, dramaturgy, acting and dramatic arts. The workshops will take place on four dates in June 2020. In June 2021, the award recipients will be named after the final versions of the texts will have been submitted anonymously to the jury. The award is carried out every two years by the drama forum of the culture initiative »uniT «

    More information about the prize under the following Link

  • The Baden-Württemberg STIPENDIUM and the Erasmus+ Exchange Program at the ADK

    The Baden-Württemberg STIPENDIUM

    International experience, language skills and understanding of other cultures are more important for school, studies and career than ever before. The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM therefore enables qualified young people to take part in a placement abroad and so to broaden their personal horizons.

    Exchange and collaboration with other international colleges is an essential aspect and a crucial objective of the course at the ADK. ADK’s participation in the programme Baden-Württemberg STIPENDIUM for University Students, run by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, recognises ADK’s open, international approach.

    With a view to encouraging international exchange among especially qualified students, the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung awards two to three scholarships in every academic year to domestic and foreign students as part of a student exchange (incomings / outgoings) between the Academy and our partner institutions abroad.  Click HERE for details

    ERASMUS+ Programme

    The European Commission awarded in October 2018 the ERASMUS Charter for higher Education (ECHE) 2014-2020  to the ADK.
    Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. It unites previous EU programs supporting life-long learning, youth, and sports, as well as European cooperation programs in higher education.  Click HERE for details

  • We are ›Die Vielen‹!

    ADK supports Die Vielen e. V.’s Declaration of the Many

    Baden-Württemberg Declaration of the Many Art creates spaces for change. Freedom for the Arts!

    Read the complete declaration here.
    Read the Berlin Declaration here

  • Please note that some of the News are available in German only.

  • Campus Magazine 2019 | 20

    You can find our current schedule of public events as well as our campus magazine, here.
    For the Campus Magazine only click here

    You can find a chronological listing of our events in the calendar (by clicking on the green “C” at right) under the header “Programme” or by clicking the images above.

    The course catalogs can be found on individual program listings, und the header Study Information in German. These course catalogs are the basis both of planning the course of study, as well as of collecting the required credits for graduation.

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