The Faculty of Art and Design at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is the Art Academy of Thuringia and, thereby, a full-fledged member of the Rectors‘ Conference of Art Colleges. Its responsibilities and tasks as an art college significantly influence the profile of the Faculty of Art and Design, which is firmly manifested in the structure of the Weimar Model. We have put the concept of the Weimar Model into practice by connecting project work, the principal form of instruction, with well-equipped workshops and interdisciplinary collaboration with other disciplines. This overlap of praxis and theory plays a particularly significant role in Weimar.
Different to a “classical” film school, film plays a significant role in several departments of the faculty of Art and Design like Media Events (Documentary and fiction), Experimental Television (fiction and experimental film), Multimedia Storytelling (animation), Visual Communication (fiction and documentary). Students are trained in both technical and creative fields. We train filmmakers with the view of the whole filmmaking process rather than concentrating on departments.
To support the fields of film management, film studies and film design the Bauhaus Film Institute was founded in 2008 by Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hennig-Thurau, Prof. Dr. Lorenz Engell and Prof. Wolfgang Kissel.
At present, managing director of the Bauhaus Film Institute Weimar is Wolfgang Kissel, Professor for Media Events at the Faculty of Art and Design of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.