Basic information "Directing" (Artist Diploma)


Standard period of study
Language of instruction

Artist Diploma
8 semesters
300 ECTS Credits
Folkwang University of the Arts

Admission requirements

  • Evidence of qualification for entry (general university entrance certificate; official database on the equivalence of international educational achievements:
  • Applicants without a general university entrance certificate may also be admitted, provided that they exhibit outstanding artistic talent (see "Rahmenordnung" Nr. 323 §8)
  • Evidence of artistic aptitude or outstanding artistic talent respectively by passing the aptitude test

Language requirements

  • Applicants have to verify proof of language level C1 with enrolment.
  • The required levels of language skills at Folkwang University of the Arts are in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).


    • 50 € application fee (to be paid with application)
    • Each semester all students have to pay a social contribution for the services of the Student Union, a student contribution for the work of the AStA (General Student Committee) and the VRR/NRW ticket. A breakdown of the amounts plus information on how to pay is available here.

    Application deadline:
    November 15th for the following summer semester

    Aptitude exam:
    20. – 22.01.2019, finals 26.01.2020 for the summer semester 2020 at Theaterzentrum Bochum

    Programme start:
    Each summer semester in April

    Student advisory service:Annemarie Döpper

    Web-Pages of the Student advisory service

    Additional information:
    Before applying, do make use of the opportunity for consultation with the programme. You can find the dates here.