GERMANY: ADVERTISING, DESIGN & MEDIA AT STUTTGART MEDIA UNIVERSITY
Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline
Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
2.75 Cumulative GPA
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.
Games Technology Track:
Prerequisites: Prior experience in programming, preferably in C, C++, C3 or Java.
Visual Communication Track:
Prerequisites: Basic design skills like sketching or painting and the handling of Photoshop and Illustrator or comparable tools.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
||Instructional Design & Technology
|Digital Media Arts
||Mass Communication & Journalism
||Visual Communication Design
to view the online course catalog.
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester, in addition to the 6 unit Preparatory Language Program (PLP).]
to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.
Students pay the same tuition for Germany: Advertising, Media & Design at Stuttgart Media University as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional German academic cycle begins in early August and ends in July.
Academic Year: August to July.
The Germany: Advertising, Design, & Media at Stuttgart Media University is associated with Stuttgart Media University (Hochschule der Medien) located in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Stuttgart Media University prides itself in its modern approach to applied studies and boasts modern facilities that students utilize to further their studies.
The program begins with a six week Preparatory Language Program (PLP) in horb, a small town near Tubingen. PLP courses offer instruction in German grammar, reading, writing and conversation and often include cultural excursions. After the PLP, students move to Stuttgart to continue an intensive language course during orientation week at the university. In addition to the PLP, all students are required to enroll in a German Language course that is incorporated into the curriculum for each track for both semesters.
Stuttgart is located in the state of Baden-Württemberg between forests and vineyards in an urban community in Southwest Germany. Stuttgart is a cultural city that has made a name for itself through its renowned State Opera and ballet programs, and the exceptional art collections at the State Gallery and the Gallery of Stuttgart. Additionally, the many parks that make Stuttgart one of the greenest cities in Germany.
Housing is coordinated by CSU IP staff in Germany. Students typically live in dormitories and will be notified of their dorm options during orientation.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM NOTES:
Applicants must complete and submit two
applications for this program: the CSUF online application
and the CSU IP online application
The CSU IP application will require an official transcript for the host university, and it must include Spring grades.
According to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for Germany
, "The program in Germany is based on an agreement between the German Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the CSU IP Office on behalf of the California State University System. The program is coordinated on the German side by the University of Tuebingen, where the CSU IP maintains its office. This arrangement allows students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and disciplines to pursue courses in their major area of study at one of the man and varied institutions of higher education included in the agreement... On arrival, all International Programs students are placed in a Preparatory Language Program (PLP), before the fall semester begins. The PLP is designed to provide rapid acquisition of language skills. After the PLP they move to their university placement. Most beginning and intermediate German language students will continue language studies at the University of Tuebingen. All students are expected to enroll in regular university courses in the second semester of their year abroad."