Germany – Ludwigsburg

The Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg (ADK) in Ludwigsburg


The Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg (ADK), founded in 2007, prepares students for careers in theatre and also film. The institution aims to provide students with a practical and project-based training in Acting (Bachelor Degree), Directing (Bachelor Degree) and Dramaturgy (Master Degree) as well as in Stage and Costume Design at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. Interdisciplinarity is a core feature of the academic concept of the ADK.

The proximity to the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and the campus shared by these two institutions as well as a close cooperation with the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design and the University of Education allow to react to an art that is exposed to constant changes. In addition to providing a thorough foundational training for theatre, the ADK offers integrated projects that explore new forms beyond established fields and genres by using the new media.

To build a bridge between studies and professional life and to get access to a wide range of different institutions and personalities in the field of theatrical and artistic practice, the ADK enjoys a fruitful exchange and cooperation with a number of theatres and art institutions through its participation at various festivals and guest performances in Germany and Europe such as in Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Hamburg, Bonn, Freiburg, Esslingen, Trier, Munich, Frankfurt, Worms, Brno, Spoleto, Rome, Luxemburg etc).

Additionally the ADK is member of mitos21, a network of theatre professionals of important and influential theatre institutions.


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Exchange Opportunities

The ADK is participating in a scholarship-programme of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Foundation in
Stuttgart (Baden-Württemberg STIPENDIUM,
supporting and encouraging international exchange activities of university and academy students.

We offer exchange scholarships based on principles of mutual benefit. The conditions are:

  • duration at least 3 months/summer semester April to July
  • scholarship amount approx. € 2.200,-
  • scholarship is offered for studies in acting and dramaturgy
  • ECTS credit points will be acquired (max. 30, depending on duration)
  • incoming student will be integrated in lessons, workshops and projects
  • preferably German language knowledge, at least fluent English language knowledge

Additionally the ADK offers short term visits to participate in particular workshops, seminars and lessons.

The participation in the ERASMUS programme is also in preparation for 2018/19.

Get in touch

These are our E:UTSA representatives. In the case you would like to get in touch, just send a message!

David Gaviria, student representative:

Elisabeth Schweeger (director), institution representative/E:UTSA Board Member: