Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart

Baden-Württemberg has been Germany’s top location for animation and visual effects for many years. No other federal state has such a high density of animation and VFX studios. The creative professionals in these studios have received numerous internationally renowned prizes – including Oscars, Emmy Awards, Annie Awards, VES Awards and the Deutscher Computerspielpreis Award.
Behind this remarkable success is the work of the Animation Media Cluster of the Stuttgart Region (AMCRS). The network, initiated by MFG Baden-Württemberg in 2009, consists of more than 30 VFX service providers, animation studios, games and interactive studios as well as universities and academies all based in Baden-Württemberg. The focus of the AMCRS lies in the development and expansion of strategic and organisational structures. In this way, the MFG promotes the interdisciplinary and international work of these creative professionals.

Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart

The Hochschule der Medien (HdM) as a state university of applied sciences in Stuttgart trains specialists and allrounders for the media business. As of now, there are nearly 5400 students enrolled. The courses offered at our institution are unique europewide. There are around 30 accredited bachelor and masters courses available: print and audiovisual media, information management and informatics, advertising or media production, even media economics and packaging technology.

Institut für Games

Institut für Games concentrates on every activity surrounding games at the Hochschule der Medien. It is a platform for students, developers, publisher studios, manufacturers, associations and academic institutions. In our courses audiovisual media, media science, mobile media, as well as computer science and media we teach new ways of media production including film, sound, intteractive media, games, computer graphics and animation or mixed reality applications. In applied research we follow a collaborative, human-centered practice / design based approach to explore new mixed reality and interactive worlds in an experimental and playful way.

Staatsoper Stuttgart

The Stuttgart State Opera is one of the most important opera houses in Europe and at the same time part of the largest multi-discipline house in Europe: the Württemberg State Theatres consist of the Stuttgart State Opera, the Stuttgart Theatre and the Stuttgart Ballet and have been successfully managed in a management model unique in Germany since 1994: All three divisions work artistically and economically autonomously under the direction of their respective artistic directors, while the management of the joint overall operation is in the hands of the managing artistic director Marc-Oliver Hendriks. The Stuttgart State Opera has been led by Viktor Schoner since the 2018/19 season.


With more than 5,000 courses each year, vhs stuttgart brings out the individual talents and interests of its participants, regardless of their social background and educational level, so close to people that everyone benefits in a very personal way.

Different events are offered in the areas of society, politics and the environment, culture and design, health, exercise and nutrition, languages – vhs intercultural, digital skills, jobs and careers, and vhs school for adults.

Cultural events, film festivals, exhibitions, readings as well as conferences and congresses have become an established part of the vhs program at TREFFPUNKT Rotebühlplatz. The vhs ökostation at Wartberg and the children’s program at Treffpunkt Kinder round out the spectrum.

Landeszentrale für politische Bildung

The State Agency for Civic Education Baden-Württemberg is a non-party educational institution that communicates politics in an uncomplicated and realistic manner. It provides information and guidance for forming opinions in an increasingly more connected (and more complicated) world. We invite you to engage in conversation and want to convey politics in an interesting way, inspire democracy and encourage participation. We advise and support the general public in all questions of political education. Our events, releases, publications and games, a wide range of services and further information on our websites ( and our social media activities are directed towards all citizens of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg.

Contact: State Agency for Civic Education Baden-Württemberg (LpB), Lautenschlagerstraße 20, 70173 Stuttgart, Tel.: 0711 164099-0, Mail: