Contemporary theater is subject to many structural and paradigmatic changes. The Acting diploma program at the HfMDK takes these developments into account. The aim is to foster a creative actor personality who has mastered traditional and modern acting techniques, who can reflect on aesthetic positions and on their own contemporaneity in an artistic, historical and social context, and who is able to assume responsibility and show initiative both as a soloist and as an ensemble player.
Since 2017, the Drama Department of the HfMDK has been engaged in a cooperation with the Schauspiel Frankfurt theater. In the Drama Studio Year Acting students in their third year become part of the theater for one season. The Drama Studio Year gives students the opportunity both to participate in repertoire productions and to develop their own studio productions. The students work under professional conditions with renowned directors, enabling them to gain experience while still learning. This forms an essential basis for their later entry into the profession.
The Hessian Theater Academy network guarantees Acting students opportunities to gain practical experience at Hessian theaters as well as to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with other performing arts programs. To stay informed about current student projects at the Hessian Theater Academy you can register for its newsletter here.
You can find more information about the study program here: Acting program flyer (in German)
Applicants for the Diploma program in Acting must provide evidence of a university entrance qualification (equivalent to the German Abitur) as stipulated by Section 54, Clause 2 of the Hessian Universities Act (HHG) of December 14, 2009, in the version from December 21, 2010. Applicants who do not have a university entrance qualification as stipulated by Section 54, Clause 4, Article 3 HHG can instead demonstrate their outstanding artistic talent by obtaining at least 19 of 25 possible points in the entrance examination, where the applicant's artistic talent will be evaluated.
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Borrmann (Director of Studies)
Prof. Werner Wölbern (Deputy Director of Studies)
Assistant for Acting