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Germany: Advertising, Design, & Media at Stuttgart Media University
Stuttgart, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018 04/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
2.75 (If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact CSU IP as you still may be eligible to apply)
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English, German Language Prerequisite: None
Areas of Study: Advertising and Publishing, Games Technology, Industrial Print Media Production, Innovative Content Strategies, Media and Management, Media Create and Management, Visual Communication
Program Description:



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. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


Eligibility Requirements
Minimum 2.75 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than fall term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by spring term of the program start date.

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).

Students pay the same tuition for Germany: Music at Trossingen University of Music 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 December & February 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. 

Available Subjects
Students have the opportunity to choose from one of the following areas of study for the first semester, and have the opportunity to select a different area of study for the second semester. Click here to access courses on the Hochschule der Medien website. 

Advertising and Publishing

Games Technology
Prerequisites: Prior experience in programming, preferably in C, C++, C3 or Java.

Industrial Print Media Production

Innovative Content Strategies

Media and Management

Media Creation and Management

Visual Communication
Prerequisites: Basic design skills like sketching or painting and the handling of Photoshop and Illustrator or comparable tools.  


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.