Undergraduate course / 9 semesters

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Undergraduate course (Diplom 1)

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 period: every year from October to the beginning of February
  • Courses beginning exclusively in the winter semester

Semester fees

The semester fees for German and international students are currently round 330 Euro per semester (for social security contributions, public transport semester ticket etc.)

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


Diploma I / Media and Fine Art The Academy of Media Art Cologne’s diploma is internationally comparable with a MFA (Master of Fine Art).  

Student office

Karin Cordes

Juliane Schwibbert

Claudia Warnecke

Heumarkt 14

50667 Köln

Tel.: +49 221 20189 - 194 /

119 / 187 / 249
E-Mail: studoffice@khm.de

Opening hours:   Mondays + Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. + Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For enquiries or appointments, please call us, Mon - Thu 9.30 to 1 p.m., or send us an e-mail.

Summer semester 2024

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Apr. 8, 2024 until Jul. 19, 2024

Winter semester 2024/25

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Oct. 21, 2024 until Feb. 14, 2025

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