Since the winter semester 2017/2018 the Academy of Media Arts Cologne offers "Literary Writing" as a major field of study. This is unique in the interdisciplinary teaching environment of the Academy of Media Arts due to its integration into the open project study program "Media Arts". The focus here is on intensive work on one's own texts.
Writers and teachers of the genres of prose, poetry and drama as well as of screenplay, radio play and essay accompany the work of the students, who are encouraged to continuously develop their texts both in the seminars and through individual support in one-on-one discussions. The practice-oriented course offerings are supplemented by the teaching of literary and cultural-theoretical basics as well as readings from tradition and the present.
A special feature of the program is the cooperation with the Center for Literature at Hülshoff Castle near Münster. In joint projects and events, students can develop innovative literature and presentation formats or supplement their studies at the KHM with writing residencies at Hülshoff Castle.
In addition, the "Kurze", an annual anthology of literary writing at the KHM, offers students the opportunity to present their own texts in public or to test themselves in editorial work.
Literary writing can be studied at the KHM as a undergraduate course (Diploma 1 in nine semesters) or as postgraduate course (Diploma 2 in four semesters) within the diploma program "Media Arts".