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    Campus Magazine 2023 | 24

    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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    Namibia Initiative

    The initiative, funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg, enabled two directing students from the ADK to spend time in Windhoek/Namibia in the summer semester of 2022. There they developed a participatory project in collaboration with students from the College of Arts.
    with students from the College of Arts (COTA) and a freelance performer and musician. With this project, the ADK, together with the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, continued the expansion of international offers within the framework of a bilateral student exchange in the fields of theatre, film and media with Namibia. The aim is to give young creative people from both countries access to the reality of life on site and to current social issues and to sharpen their narrative and technical skills.

    In return, ADK was able to use this funding in 2023 to enable three acting students from COTA to stay in Ludwigsburg to continue and complete the projects started in Namibia with the two directing students. After Windhoek, Ludwigsburg and Munich, the last part of a three-part performance was staged in Stuttgart in July.

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    European Cooperation Project

    The ACADEMIX partnership of five European institutions – the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, the August Everding Theatre Academy in Munich, the Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg and the Akademia Teatralna im. Aleksandra Zelwerowicza in Warsaw – aims to deepen the exchange within the E:UTSA network (Europe: Union of Theatre Schools and Academies).

    Fifteen young artists (“pilot team”) from the fields of acting, directing and dramaturgy met for one-week rehearsal phases in Paris, Ludwigsburg, Barcelona (for the Oui! Festival) and Warsaw from 2022-2023, as well as for a final rehearsal phase for the final presentations in Paris. Together, they explored the dramaturgical challenges of a multilingual production and theatrical tools such as body language, non-verbal communication, language crossings, dramaturgy and stage design, sound environment, scenographic choices, etc.

    The work of the pilot team resulted in three productions presented in the framework of this KOSMOTEATRO project. KOSMOTEATRO is the impetus for a future festival of young European creation in Paris that will strengthen exchanges between European schools, teachers and students. The aim is to promote the engagement of artists on a European level and to create a common space for collaboration and creativity. The aim is and has been to test multilingual artistic forms and to use the diversity of themes and forms for different, also complementary approaches to multilingual creation.
    In addition to the meetings of the pilot team, transnational discussions between programme leaders and directors of the partner schools as well as invited professionals facilitated the exchange on further topics: on professional integration, multilingualism, on linguistic diversity and European theatre heritage as well as on ongoing personal projects of the students.



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    E:UTSA cooperates with FreeSZFE and
    enables students from Budapest to graduate

    The European network E:UTSA, which includes a total of 19 theater academies and universities, cooperates with Budapest students and professors of FreeSZFE and enables students to graduate. Since November 2020, the students could not enter the university and had no possibility to continue and finish their studies under the conditions of commencement. In addition to the ADK, the University Mozarteum Salzburg, the Warsaw University of Theatre Arts and its Puppetry Faculty in Bialystok, and the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in Switzerland cooperate with FreeSZFE. The Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg has developed a project to support and promote films made by the graduates. The Hungarian Goethe-Institut supports the exchange.

    Press release FreeSZFE here

    It is the first major cooperation project of E-UTSA under the leadership of ADK and Mozarteum, which is part of the international network’s efforts to foster contemporary education in performing arts and stage design in an European framework. The basic idea is the assumption that students have different cultural backgrounds and different languages but that these differences are a primary source of creation and creativity. The post-national diversity of Europe serves as a starting point for cooperation projects that enable exchange and networking in teaching and for students in a sustainable way. The cooperation with FreeSZFE is the first major cooperation project.

    The goal of the international network’s efforts is to develop a contemporary and innovative program that is not based on the usual national understanding of performing arts (still mostly based on the tradition of national languages), but sets off from a multilingual approach and from differing theatre traditions, conceiving theatre education explicitly from the point of view of transcultural and international theater making.

    Mehr Infos

    21. September 2020 | Solidaritätsaktion der ADK-Student*innen21. September 2020 | Solidaritätsaktion der ADK-Student*innen © Steven M. Schultz |ADK
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    ERASMUS Charter for higher Education (ECHE) 2021-2027 

    The European Commission awarded the ERASMUS Charter for higher Education (ECHE) 2021-2027  to the ADK. Further Information here

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    FURORE 2020 | THE VOID | Digital Festival Edition

    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

    • Congratulations

    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

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    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

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    We are ›Die Vielen‹!

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

    More here

    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