Sophie Hanenberg
Room 3203
Phone: 0331.6202-306
Fax: 0331.6202-319


Only online applications will be accepted. The application form will be available / activated only during the application period.

Applicants holding a university entrance qualification from a country other than Germany must have their certificates tested and assessed by UNI-ASSIST. For further information, please click here.

Please note that the uni-assist application form by itself is not sufficient to take part in the application process at the Film University Babelsberg. In addition, you must apply directly at the Film University Babelsberg via the online application portal and hand in the VPD document together with the other requested documents by post during the application period as mentioned on the Film University homepage.

Students who wish to be admitted to the program must meet the admission criteria and successfully prove their artistic eligibility to enroll. The assessment of applicants' artistic eligibility encompasses the pre-selection process and the admission test, both of which will be conducted according to the applicable regulations and statutes of Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.

Applications are accepted only once a year for the Winter Semester. The application period is March 13, 2017 through May 12, 2017. Please note that this is a receipt deadline, not a postmark deadline.

For each application, an administration fee of EUR 25 will be charged. Please make your payment via bank transfer, indicating the payment reference number 1406600000049, your applicant number, and your name. The Film University's bank details as well as further information can be found in the Application Fee section.

Please submit your application as one combined document with continuous page numbers, sorted in the following order and use loose binding, such as clip binders or plastic grips (no spiral, coil, comb or other fixed binding types).

Please clearly indicate your name and applicant number (you will find the applicant number on the print-out of the online completed application form) on all application materials and send them to the following address within the stipulated deadline.

Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Studiengang Szenografie / Production Design

Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11 

14482 Potsdam

Please submit the following application materials after successful completion of the online application:

(Further information for foreign students is available in the International Students section.)

1. The signed print-out of the online completed application form

2. Index (Please also list the work samples)

3. A CV in tabular form 

4. Evidence of the successful completion of a Set / Production Design Bachelor of Fine Arts program or a comparable university degree program. Please submit a copy of your certificate.


In case the Bachelor's degree has not been awarded yet as the applicant still has to take a few final exams and the results of the exams taken so far suggest that the degree will be completed prior to the beginning of the Master's program, the applicant must submit a certificate issued by the registrar's office of his / her university.

5. Certificates / references (originals or certified copies!) providing evidence of at least 26 weeks of practical experience performing creative work in the TV, film, theater, or media business. Certificates / references should detail the type, scope, and quality of work performed. The necessary practical experience can be acquired until the beginning of the program.

6. A table listing your professional experiences (click here for the template)

7. International applicants holding a university-entrance qualification from a non-German-speaking institution are required to show that they have achieved an overall rating of at least DSH-1 in the DSH ("Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" / German Language Test for University Admission) test or provide an equivalent language certificate complying with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). (see International Applicants)

8. Work samples showing the applicant's suitability for the program, including each of the following: 

– A documentation of works and projects from the last three years revealing the applicant's individual artistic position

– A portfolio containing at least 20 artistic works, such as drawings, sketches, paintings, graphics, illustrations for short stories, photographs, digital images, films, or videos. All works must be submitted as originals.


Please note: As both the application deadline and the process of assessing applicants' aptitude for the program might change, please make sure to visit our website on a regular basis for up-to-date information.  

Applicants who wish to personally submit their application documents can do so Monday through Friday at the university reception office / mail room.

Postal items requiring the payment of C.O.D. or customs charges upon receipt will not be accepted.

Applications that are incomplete and / or submitted after the specified deadline and / or for which the application fee has not been paid will not be processed.

We will confirm the receipt of your application in writing. Please do not call us to inquire about your application status. 


Based on the materials submitted, the admissions committee will decide which applicants will receive permission to take the admission test and inform them in writing


Creative / Practical Assignment:

– Visualization of a screenplay or a complex narration

– Drawing  and virtual transformation of spaces


Interview on the works and projects submitted as well as the works produced during the admission test

Normally, the admission test results will be communicated in writing to the applicant no later than 4 weeks after the last test.

For questions related to the program, please contact the program office to book an academic advising appointment.

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