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  • Locations: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • Restrictions: CSUF applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021 04/20/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 10/20/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CSU International Programs Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid: CSU IP Scholarship, Federal Aid (Pell/EOP/FSEOG/Direct Loans), Guardian Scholars, President's Scholars, Private Student Loans, State Aid (Cal Grants/SUG)
Housing Options: Residence Halls Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art, Art (Entertainment Art/Animation), Art (Graphic and Interactive Design), Communications, Journalism, Marketing
Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior
GPA requirement: 2.75 (CUM. & CSUF) Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, German
Unit Type Earned On Program: Resident Units
Program Description:

GERMANY: ADVERTISING, DESIGN & MEDIA AT STUTTGART MEDIA UNIVERSITY

APPLICATION DEADLINES

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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

GPA Requirement
2.75 Cumulative GPA

CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.
 
Pre-requisites
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

Subjects Available
Advertising  Graphic Design
Communications Instructional Design & Technology
Computer Animation Marketing
Digital Media Arts Mass Communication & Journalism
Games Design Visual Communication Design

CLICK HERE to view the online course catalog. 

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester, in addition to the 6 unit Preparatory Language Program (PLP).]

CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.  

Cost
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.

Program Dates
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.
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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. 
 

LOCATION


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


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*Note: 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."