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We are very happy to welcome you in our house.

The Popakademie Baden-Württemberg is a barrier-free building. The building has barrier-free access, the bus stop in front of the building is also barrier-free and therefore easy to reach by public transport. The Popakademie has a handicapped parking space, a handicapped accessible WC with a pull cord and emergency call switch, the doors are suitable for wheelchair users according to DIN18040 and can be operated by pushbuttons and are equipped with finger protection. A lift with Braille lettering and a stretcher are available in case of failure. In the house there are generous movement areas with turning possibilities and there are no thresholds. A pictorial description with common pictograms ensures easy orientation in the house. Ramps and fall protection are available for the stages. Additional ergonomic barriers for staff, students and visitors are available by appointment.

For all questions regarding accessibility in the house, please contact Alexandra Reiter Alexandra.Reiter@popakademie.de.

The Popakademie Baden-Württemberg is an higher education institution and competence centre for the music and creative industries and their pop cultural scenes. By focusing its study programmes on popular music - in economic as well as artistic terms - it offers an academic education that is unique in Germany's public university landscape. Numerous successful careers of musicians and creatives have been founded here.

Parallel to its function as a teaching institution, the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, as a competence centre, realises numerous projects in a regional, national and international context.

Sophia the Robot © Jovanka v. Wilsdorf
21. June 2024

Sophia the robot at the International Songwriting Week

Every semester, the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg organizes an International Songwriters' Week. Under the guidance of top-class international songwriters, teams of producing and songwriting students from the Pop Music Design Bachelor's program and the Popular Music Master's program write current briefings from the industry.

19. June 2024

Pop and Paws

On Friday, June 21, 2024, the concert "Pop an Paws" will take place from 7 pm. The concert is the project of Alessia Cucuzza and Emilia Walz, who are organizing and performing it as part of their Voluntary Social Year (FSJ) at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg.
The donations collected will go to the Mannheim animal shelter.

Elmar Giglinger © Tobias Hertle
13. June 2024

Open House featuring Elmar Giglinger

Open House on the topic "MTViva liebt dich!" - Eine Zeitreise ins Musikfernsehen der 90er und Nullerjahre

Elmar Giglinger will be our guest at the Open House on Tuesday, July 02, 2024. He will be talking to Michael Herberger, Business Director and Managing Director of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, about the book "MTViva liebt dich!" . The conversation between the two is about music television in the 90s and noughties - Giglinger offers an unfiltered look behind the scenes of German music television.

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Open House: MTViva loves you! - A journey back in time to music television of the 90s and noughties
Elmar Giglinger © Tobias Hertle
On July 2, Michael Herberger welcomes Elmar Giglinger at the Open House with the topic MTViva loves you! - A journey back in time to music television in the 90s and noughties
Elmar Giglinger is a business economist, journalist and communications expert. After working in radio, he was part of the founding editorial team of VIVA TV in 1993, later becoming editorial director and program director. At the beginning of 2000, Giglinger moved to MTV Networks (Viacom), where he was initially Program Director and later Senior Vice President responsible for the channels in D-A-CH, Eastern Europe, Benelux and Scandinavia. In 2010, he joined Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg as Managing Director. Here he was mainly responsible for location marketing and the development of the digital media location on behalf of the federal states. He founded Giglinger Consulting & Coaching in 2016 with offices in Berlin and Kempten. Here he is mainly active in strategic management consulting and as a rhetoric trainer.
Together with Markus Kavka, he published a book with Ullstein-Verlag in fall 2023. https://www.ullstein.de/werke/mtviva-liebt-dich/paperback/9783864932496

Admission is free.
Popakademie, Raum 415
15 Jul

18 Jul
Summer Break Sessions
Before heading into the summer break after an eventful semester, there will be one more week of live music at the Popakademie from July 15th-18th..
From Monday morning to Thursday evening, the students of the Pop Academy will complete their live exam. All open to the public with free admission!
Subject to change without notice!
Popakademie, Hafenstr. 33