For your application you will need a copy of your University Entrance Certificate (HZB) valid in Hessen. If you receive your HZB after the application deadline, you can apply with the last two school reports and school enrollment certificate. If you will not acquire a University Entrance Certificate at all, you may apply for admission based on outstanding artistic aptitude. All applicants must give proof of English language proficiency through a B2 certificate or equivalent.
ARTISTIC ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
For admission to the Animation and Game program you must pass the Artistic Entrance Examination (portfolio examination). In order to participate, you must submit a digital portfolio with 3 work samples. These work samples should be projects related to the field of animations and games. More information regarding the digital portfolio can be found here.
Application with German University Entrance Certificate: Apply in 3 Steps
Register on the application website of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Upon completion of the online registration you will be provided with an individual application number and an application form (for download).
Please download our application guidelines (in German language) for Applicants with German University Entrance Certificate and read them carefully before you register online.
For your formal application you need the following documents:
Completed and signed application form
Copy of your University Entrance Certificate (HZB)
English language certificate (if not included in your HZB)
For admission to the Artistic Entrance Examination you must submit a digital portfolio with work samples related to the field of animations and games, such as: storyboards/animatics, concept art, 3-D graphics, animations, digital games/game prototypes. You may submit a maximum of 3 digital work samples. However, each work sample can be a project consisting of several related elements.
The digital portfolio must be submitted to Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences via data upload. Submission specifications are provided in theapplication guidelines. More information regarding the portfolio can be found on this website in the Entrance Examination section of this website.