Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)

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The Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) was established in 1990. The challenging project based study it offers brings together practices and theories from the fields of art, film/television and art and media theory in one course: the Media and Fine Art diploma degree.

Between media, around media or without being defined by any medium in particular, the KHM creates a special experimental climate for independent, artistic work. The individual development of artistic projects, their guidance and reflexive appropriation, is at the core of the “Media and Fine Art” diploma degree course. These projects are supported by the interdisciplinary supervision of professors, artistic and academic staff and technicians. Student work takes place in the ateliers, studios and laboratories of the KHM, which are equipped with high-quality facilities, oriented to the wide variety of subjects taught. Furthermore, the connection between artistic praxis and theoretical discourses, with film theory analysis and aesthetic and philosophical questioning, is an essential component of the course, the teaching and research.

The following study emphases and fields of action are to be understood as interchangeable and combinable examples:

  • Animation/3D animation
  • Image design/camera/montage
  • Scriptwriting/dramaturgy/writing
  • Experimental film/video art
  • Photography
  • Sound art
  • Creative production/TV formats/live directing
  • Art and media theory
  • Art in public space/performance
  • Art of networks and apparatus
  • Directing feature and documentary film

The Media and Fine Art degree course can be taken

(I) as a 9-semester course (Degree 1)

OR

(II) as a 4-semester course (Degree 2)

  • Standardised course with the possibility of individual specialisation
  • Centred on the individual artistic project
  • Course begins in the winter semester
  • Application with expressive work samples that illustrate artistic aptitude
  • Application deadlines end of January/beginning of February application forms available for download at www.khm.de/study-programme
  • No tuition fees (only social security contributions of approx. 280 € per semester )

The transdisciplinary approach in teaching and research, the on-going collaboration with colleges, both domestically and internationally, with cultural institutions, festivals, exhibition organisers as well as the media and film industries also paves the way for networks and activities in the broad fields of art and media in which students work after graduation. The special qualification of KHM graduates is based in the ability of self-organise and a sensitive perception of complex media realities. They are active in the most diverse of ways in art, television and film praxis. They work successfully, for example, both individually as well as in collectives, as artists, programmers, film directors, camera men and women, scriptwriters, designers, producers or in other self-employed businesses. And a substantial number of them now pass on their competence in college teaching roles.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Diploma

Media and Fine Arts Diploma Degree (undergraduate level)

Campus Full time 9 semesters October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Media and Fine Art diploma degree course can be taken as a (I) 9-semester course (Degree 1) OR (II) as a 4-semester course (Degree 2). Application deadline undergraduate level / start in winter semester 2017/18: 13th February 2017 [+]

The Academy of Media Arts Cologne’s demanding project-based “Media and Fine Art” courses give each student the chance to choose between and individually combine various artistic emphases. “Media and Fine Art” at the KHM can be taken as a 9-semester (undergraduate / diploma I) or a 4-semester (postgraduate / diploma II) course. In both formats, the focus is on the development of artistic projects, supported through interdisciplinary supervision by professors, academic staff and technicians. Student work takes place in the KHM’s ateliers, studios and labs, which are furnished with high-quality equipment, reflecting the diversity of the areas of teaching. The connection between artistic praxis and art and media theory discourses, film theory analysis as well aesthetic and philosophical questioning is an integral part of the courses, the teaching and the research. The range of student projects is wide and interdisciplinary. In addition they also develop work within the framework of seminars and tutorials, some of which are collective pieces. The Academy of Media Arts Cologne’s diploma is internationally comparable with the MFA (Master of Fine Art). The various artistic emphases that can be followed up in the course are organised into four departments: Art; ExMedia; Film and Television; and Art and Media Theory, each represented by teaching staff and subject areas. The following study emphases are only a sample of those available and are listed alphabetically: • Animation / Games • Art in public space / Installation / Performance • Artistic Photography / Image design / Camera • Creative production / TV and Internet • Documentary film / Feature film / Live directing • Experimental film / Video art • Multimedia / Mixed media / Transmedia spaces • Networks / Coding / Maker culture / Transformationdesign • Scriptwriting / Dramaturgy • Sound art / Sound studies (I) 9-semester course (Degree 1): With Foundation and Main Course. Discussion with mentors, intensive supervision of project work and a variety of optional classes and lectures round off the course and open up additional scope for individualised qualification. Admission requirements - General higher-education entrance qualification - Application documents with conclusive work samples that prove artistic aptitude - Non German-speaking applicants must prove good knowledge of the German language (Goethe-Institut level B2) Application - Application period: every year from October to the beginning of February - Courses beginning exclusively in the winter semester - pplication deadline undergraduate level / start in winter semester 2017/18: 13th February 2017 Foundation course (semesters 1-3): Teaches fundamentals in theory, artistic praxis and some scientific areas. Course Requirements: 3 theory seminars in the categories film/art/media; 5 foundation seminars; 1 pre-diploma project Main course (semesters 4-9): Concentrates on individual artistic emphases, which are primarily anchored in the departments ExMedia, film/television and art. Course Requirements: 2 theory seminars; 5 subject seminars; 2 projects, 1 diploma project Degree Diploma I / Media and Fine Art The Academy of Media Art Cologne’s diploma is internationally comparable with a MFA (Master of Fine Art). [-]

Postgraduate Diploma

Media and Fine Arts Diploma Degree (postgraduate level)

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Media and Fine Arts diploma degree course can be taken as a 9-semester course (Degree 1) OR (II) as a 4-semester course (Degree 2). Application deadline postgraduate level / start in winter semester 2017/18: 9th January 2017 [+]

The Academy of Media Arts Cologne’s demanding project-based “Media and Fine Art” courses give each student the chance to choose between and individually combine various artistic emphases. “Media and Fine Art” at the KHM can be taken as a 9-semester (undergraduate / diploma I) or a 4-semester (postgraduate / diploma II) course. In both formats, the focus is on the development of artistic projects, supported through interdisciplinary supervision by professors, academic staff and technicians. Student work takes place in the KHM’s ateliers, studios and labs, which are furnished with high-quality equipment, reflecting the diversity of the areas of teaching. The connection between artistic praxis and art and media theory discourses, film theory analysis as well aesthetic and philosophical questioning is an integral part of the courses, the teaching and the research. The range of student projects is wide and interdisciplinary. In addition they also develop work within the framework of seminars and tutorials, some of which are collective pieces. The Academy of Media Arts Cologne’s diploma is internationally comparable with the MFA (Master of Fine Art). The various artistic emphases that can be followed up in the course are organised into four departments: Art; ExMedia; Film and Television; and Art and Media Theory, each represented by teaching staff and subject areas. The following study emphases are only a sample of those available and are listed alphabetically: • Animation / Games • Art in public space / Installation / Performance • Artistic Photography / Image design / Camera • Creative production / TV and Internet • Documentary film / Feature film / Live directing • Experimental film / Video art • Multimedia / Mixed media / Transmedia spaces • Networks / Coding / Maker culture / Transformationdesign • Scriptwriting / Dramaturgy • Sound art / Sound studies 4-semester (postgraduate / diploma II: The KHM offers students with a degree in a relevant course from another art college or university or with relevant practical work experience direct access to the 6th semester. This four-semester course also leads to a degree and is of postgraduate character (Course requirements: 2 theory seminars, 2 subject seminars, 1 project and 1 graduation project). Discussions with mentors, intensive supervision of project work and a variety of optional teaching and lecture events round off the course and open up additional scope for individual qualification. Admission requirements - General or subject-related higher-education entrance qualification - Degree in a relevant area of study (e.g. art, literature, theatre, film and television, communication design, visual communication, artistic and academic courses, cultural sciences, IT) or proof of at least 2 years work experience in an artistic/design field - Application with conclusive samples of work that prove artistic aptitude - Non German-speaking applicants must provide proof of a good knowledge of the German language (Goethe-Institut level B2) Application - Application period: from October to the start of January - Courses begin exclusively in winter semester - The semester fees for German and international students are currently 300 Euro per semester (for social security contributions, public transport semester ticket etc.) - application deadline postgraduate level / start in winter semester 2017/18: 9th January 2017 Degree Diploma II / Media and Fine Art The Academy of Media Art Cologne’s diploma is internationally comparable with a MFA (Master of Fine Art). [-]

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Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Address Peter-Welter-Platz 2
Cologne 50676, Germany
Website http://www.khm.de/