All applicants must pass an audition. In order to be accepted into the course, applicants must provide evidence of outstanding artistic talent for the profession of Stage Director. Such evidence is ascertained in the audition. The course also includes a probationary period.
Applicants for the Stage Direction course must normally be aged between 21 and 28 at the start of their studies. Exceptions to this rule are possible in cases of exceptional ability.
Graduation from school/college/training course
Other prerequisites are at least successful intermediate school leaving qualification, preferably university entrance examination (Abitur).
The following are also desirable:
- a completed course of study in related fields, possibly also a vocational training course,
- completed work experience placements or theater stage direction assistantships.
In addition, applicants must demonstrate that they have satisfactory mastery of the German language and their general health allows them to pursue such a career. The building is designed for accessibility by people with restricted mobility.
A fee will not be charged for attending the audition.