Academy of Performing Arts
The Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg (ADK), founded in 2007, prepares students for careers in theatre and also film. The institution aims to provide students with a practical and project-based training in Acting (Bachelor Degree), Directing (Bachelor Degree) and Dramaturgy (Master Degree) as well as in Stage and Costume Design at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. Interdisciplinarity is a core feature of the academic concept of the ADK.
The proximity to the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and the campus shared by these two institutions as well as a close cooperation with the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design and the University of Education allow to react to an art that is exposed to constant changes. In addition to providing a thorough foundational training for theatre, the ADK offers integrated projects that explore new forms beyond established fields and genres by using the new media.
To build a bridge between studies and professional life and to get access to a wide range of different institutions and personalities in the field of theatrical and artistic practice, the ADK enjoys a fruitful exchange and cooperation with a number of theatres and art institutions through its participation at various festivals and guest performances in Germany and Europe such as in Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Hamburg, Bonn, Freiburg, Esslingen, Trier, Munich, Frankfurt, Worms, Brno, Spoleto, Rome, Luxemburg etc).
Additionally the ADK is member of mitos21, a network of theatre professionals of important and influential theatre institutions.
Foundation – founding circle: Joachim Uhlmann (MWK), Hans-Georg Koch (MWK), Hartmut Römpp (MWK), Werner Spec (Lord Mayor Ludwigsburg), Prof. Dr. Claus Eiselstein (State Ministry), Dr. Dietrich Birk (MWK), Dr. Klaus Bessey (State Ministry), Prof. Canaris (Musikhochschule Stuttgart) und Prof. Dr. Ludger Hünnekens (ABK)
Construction of theatre tower– Many thanks are due to Prof. Zehetgruber,
head of the course of study stage design at Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design for the architectonical design and concept of the theatre tower.
Prof. Wolfgang Bergmann, founding director
Prof. Thomas Schadt, director
Prof. Hans-Jürgen Drescher, director
From Sept. 2014
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Schweeger, director and manager
ManieFest – First student festival at ADK
From Sept. 2014
Acceptance in the network mitos21 (group of European theatre professionals)
Intensification of the cooperation with the Film Academy and the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design in the disciplines stage and costume design, architecture and photography.
Acceptance in the network of European theatre university and academies E:UTSA
Launch of the series of events »Montags an der ADK« prospects, insights and discussions.
Among the guests are top-class personalities from science, politics, art and culture, e.g. Jörg Armbruster ( journalist, Middle East correspondent), Prof. Dr. Wolf Singer (brain researcher), Prof. Dr. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (biologist at Max Planck Society, Nobel Prize winner), Prof. Dr. Verena Metze-Mangold (president of German commission for UNESCO), Josef Hader (author, director, cabaret artist)
Launch of »Open Academy« in close collaboration with surrounding schools in Ludwigsburg with the aim of bringing adolescents closer to the theatre
»Lost in (Digital) Space« Authorship in the Digital Age,
Symposium in cooperation with ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe and Akademie Schloss Solitude
FURORE festival – First edition of the international festival, organized by students
Cooperation with PH Ludwigsburg in the master study course »Cultural education«
Accreditation of the ADK and thereby international recognition of ADK as a university
Acceptance in the network ELIA – European League of Institutes of the Arts
Acceptance in Ständige Konferenz Schauspielausbildung (SKS)