Academy For Performing Arts
The Otto Falckenberg School is an academy for the performing arts which teaches acting and directing and is run by the Bavarian capital city of Munich. The school is closely linked to the Münchner Kammerspiele theatre on both artistic and administrative levels and is situated in the same building complex. The exchange between training and theatre practice is one of the school’s founding principles and offers students the optimal conditions to prepare for the demands of the profession. Students are expected to participate in Kammerspiele productions alongside developing the school’s own projects.
Sixteen full-time and additional part-time teachers train around 50 students in a four-year programme of study. After successfully completing the programme, the students receive a diploma that certifies their ability to work as an actor or director. In the subject area of acting, a degree from the Otto Falckenberg School is equivalent to a university degree.
Providing that the relevant application requirements are met, students are entitled to receive funding under the German government’s BAföG student grant scheme.