We are pleased that you are interested in studying at our university. Here you will find information about the application process as well as about the documents and work samples you must submit.

Admission can only be granted to those who meet the admission criteria and have successfully demonstrated their artistic eligibility for the respective program. The procedure for determining artistic eligibility is divided into preselection and eligibility assessment and is carried out in accordance with the currently valid regulations and statutes of the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.

The link to the university application portal can be found in the application process under Section 1 - Application Instructions.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted only once a year for the winter semester. The application period is March 1, 2024 through May 30, 2024. Please note that this is a receipt deadline, not a postmark deadline.

Attention: Please note that changes regarding the application deadline and the procedure for determining program-specific eligibility are possible. We therefore recommend that you check this website regularly for information.

Do you have questions about the application?

Please get in touch - we are happy to answer your questions!

Application Process

1. Notes on the Application Process

All applicants must apply online. Please use the Film University's application portal for this purpose.

If you hold a foreign certificate and have already registered and applied using uni-assist, you must additionally apply on the Film University's application portal regardless of this.

ATTENTION! Shortly before the application deadline, server problems and delays in the online application process may occur due to many (last minute) applications. So do not wait until the last day of the deadline! Applications and late submissions after the application deadline will not be accepted!

ATTENTION! You should have prepared all the required files before registering in the university application portal.

Please note:

  • Applications in paper form will NOT be considered.
  • Registration/application in the university application portal is exclusively possible during the application period. Please note that the application deadline is a cut-off deadline.
  • An administrative fee is charged for the application. Applications for which the administrative fee has not been remitted will not be considered for the assessment procedure.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for the assessment procedure.
  • You can track the processing status of your application in the university application portal. Please refrain from making inquiries by telephone.

1.1. General documents


  • Table of contents of all submitted documents, materials, and work samples (PDF)
  • Curriculum vitae in table form (PDF)

1.2. Proof of Master Program Entrance Qualification

If you have acquired your master program entrance qualification in Germany, please inform yourself about the required proof in the paragraph 'German Certificate’. If you have acquired your qualification outside Germany, please inform yourself about the required documents you must submit under ‘Foreign Certificate’.

For the M.A. Creative Technologies the regulations of Section 9 para. 5-6 BbgHG (Brandenburg Higher Education Act) apply.

German Certificate:

Please submit a copy of your certificate to proof the successful completion of an B.Sc. or B.A. program in Media Informatics, Computer Science or Media Technologies, Digital Media, Interaction/Experience Design, Media Design, or another relevant university degree program. 

Please note: 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. 

Please note: Proof of knowledge in modern audiovisual media production technologies is required.


Foreign Certificate:

If you have gained your Master program entrance qualification abroad, you must have your certificates reviewed and evaluated by uni-assist e.V. before applying. The processing time can be up to 6 weeks. Please take this into account in your scheduling. The examination is subject to a fee and must be completed before the end of the application deadline. Please upload the pre-verification document (Vorprüfungsdokument, VPD), which you will receive from uni-assist e. V., together with the other application files in the university application portal.

In the event that you are unable to submit your Master's entrance qualification (Bachelor's, Diplom, ....), which you will acquire abroad, by the end of the application deadline due to missing individual examinations, please submit a current transcript of records from your current university to uni-assist e.V.. Then uni-assist will check in advance whether your university and your planned degree are recognized. At uni-assist, you will then be listed as a so-called "case of doubt (ZF)" until you submit your successful degree to uni-assist. After another check, you may receive a "preliminary examination document (VPD)", which you must then submit to us!

Please note:

  • This requirement also applies if you are a German citizen.
  • Special regulations apply to applicants from  the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, please inform yourself.
  • A proof of knowledge in computer science and modern audiovisual media production technologies is required.

1.3. Proof of German Language

If you obtained your university entrance qualification at a non-German-speaking institution and do not hold German citizenship, you must provide evidence of sufficient German language proficiency at least at the DSH-1 level or an equivalent language certificate according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Please upload this with the other application files in the university application portal.

The recognized language examinations for this Master program are detailed here.

Please note:

If you do not have a language certificate for the level required by the degree program by the application deadline, please  inform yourself here.

1.4. Proof of English Language

A proof of proficiency in English is required.

  • Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT): 83 points
  • TOEFL Computer-Based Test (CBT): 220 points
  • TOEFL Paper-Based Test (PBT):  560 points
  • Academic Test (IELTS): Band 6.0 
  • Cambridge (ESOL): Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)


Applications without English certification will not be considered in the selection process.

Applicants from countries where English is an official language are exempt from providing proof of English language proficiency.

1.5. Work Samples

Please upload a collection of work samples conveying an overview of your knowledge, experiences and interests in the field of Creative Technologies. The following guide shall help you to gather you work samples accordingly:

  • Documentation (max. 10 pages) of projects executed within the last three years with focus on one, some or all of the following aspects. The documentation of a project should describe which of the following aspects it covers, the project's concept, its technical execution and present results.
    • Technical setups, concepts and software development
    • Audio-visual media technologies and productions
    • Digital media art
    • Academic and/or artistic research
  • Additional representative materials for documenting the above projects such as code or audio-visual media files are welcome (submitted on a USB2 or USB3 stick in common media formats). Footage may have in total a maximum length of 15 minutes.
    Note: Applicants must have made significant contributions to all documented projects.

The restrictions specified by the university application portal apply. Video files must be playable in current browsers without additional software/codecs.

1.6. Orientation Project

In your first semester you will be able to carry out your own project for orientation in the field of media technology for which you need to upload a concept paper outlining the project over a duration of six months (max. one page, pdf). If you have any questions about the technical equipment of the Film University, please get in touch in order to determine which equipment you will be able to use for your project.


2. Pre-Selection

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.

3. Admission Test

During the eligibility assessment, we would like to get to know you personally and your interests and knowledge.

The eligibility assessment is divided into written questions and an interview. With the invitation you will also receive instructions on how to prepare.

Part 1: Written assignment

  • Personal interests in connection with technology, artistic-creative
  • Questions about basic knowledge in media computer science
  • Development of a creative-artistic and/or technical concept based on a given media technology scenario

Part 2: Interview

  • Presentation and analysis of the concept developed in the written assignment
  • Presentation and discussion of the developed orientation project
  • Questions about the applicant's own creative skills
  • Questions about practical knowledge and skills for audio-visual media productions
  • Discussion of academic and/or artistic research ideas in the field of audio-visual media

You need to pass Part 1 in order to proceed to Part 2 and 3.

The result of the eligibility assessment will be communicated in writing no later than 4 weeks after the last part of the assessment.

ATTENTION! Shortly before the application deadline, server problems and delays in the online application process may occur due to many (last minute) applications. So do not wait until the last day of the deadline! Applications and late submissions after the application deadline will not be accepted!

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