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There are no limits to animation - anything we can imagine can be brought to life through animation.

Prof. Andreas Hykade,
Head of Animation Directing

Short Profile: Animation

Course Context

Hardly any other sector of the creative industry sets less limits to your imagination than the world of animation.

Within the program, the objective is to develop your individual artistic style. To this end, you carry out your own projects and are given the space and freedom to experiment in a variety of ways together with other Filmakademie students. You are supported by highly qualified lecturers and even while studying you will meet important players in the national and international industry.

After graduation, the fields of activity are plentiful within this genre with its importance for the creative industry. As part of the Animationsinstitut, you also become part of a lifelong network. Many alumni and alumnae hold key positions in major film studios and production companies.


Overview of the Curriculum

The Animationsinstitut of the Filmakademie offers you artistic and technical education in the field of animation. Whether computer animation, hand-drawn animation, stop motion, real-time animation, or interactive applications – our technologically sophisticated infrastructure gives you the opportunity to learn all relevant production techniques.


Specific Features

You specialize in either animation directing, concept art, or character animation. As an animation director you assume overall artistic responsibility for a project, from idea to project completion. As a concept artist you are responsible for the individual look, from the first sketches to character and production design to the final image. As a character animator you bring developed characters to life and focus on the field of animation.

Course content (excerpt)

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Here you can download specific information, such as the admission requirements and the required work samples for the Animation study course.

Application for Animation
Animation Directing

Application for Animation
Character Animation

Application for Animation
Concept Art

Here you can download a step-by-step instruction for the online application portal of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

Any questions?

If so, please contact Constanze Bühner (Head of Studies) at the Animationsinstitut:

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