The Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) offers a challenging project study programme based on the free choice and individual combination of the respective artistic focus. The "Media Arts" programme can be completed at the KHM in 9 semesters (undergraduate) or in 4 semesters (postgraduate). An average of 80 awards are given to theses and projects by KHM students each year, including outstanding international prizes and scholarships, underlining the excellent reputation of the interdisciplinary study programme at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne:
Three times already, graduation films at KHM have been awarded the Student Oscar in Gold by the Academy in Los Angeles (AMPAS): 2016 "Ayny" by Ahmad Saleh (animation), 2008 "Auf der Strecke" by Reto Caffi (short fiction); 1997 "Ein einfacher Auftrag" by Raymond Boy" (short fiction).
KHM graduates* are regularly invited to the Venice Biennale: 2022 Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Yunchul Kim; 2017 Peter Miller; 2015 Rosa Barba; 2013 Glenda Léon, Kríšs Salmanis; 2011 Marianna Christofides; 1999 the artist group "knowbotic research".
Four graduates* have been accepted into the Young College of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts since 2015: 2023 Viktor Brim; 2019 Lea Letzel; 2018 Ale Bachlechner; 2015 Rozbeh Asmani.
Last year, graduate Nieves de la Fuente Gutiérrez was awarded the 15,000-euro Villa Aurora Fellowship. The top grant in the visual arts is for work on an artistic project at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles.
Films by KHM students have already received the Gold Short Film Award (Golden Lola), endowed with 30,000 euros, eleven times, most recently in 2022 Sophia Groening with her short film "Muss ja nicht sein, es heute ist".
An overview of all outstanding awards for students at the KHM can be found here
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