What in Europe is a unique range of universities and initial, post-experience and extended training facilities ensure that Cologne’s media companies will never lack qualified up-and-coming talents: the basis for lasting success.
Whether someone is a professional screenplay writer, earns their money as a media designer or wishes to become an expert for marketing communication, Cologne’s educational facilities offer precisely what is required for every career in the media and cultural sectors – especially in view of digitisation – and numerous options for post-experience and extended training.
The Art College for Media (KHM) and the ifs internationale filmschule köln, for instance, are two of the most renowned educational facilities in the media sector. Their lecturers include internationally highly respected representatives of the film and television sector, and the undergraduates and graduates frequently win important awards.
Cologne University and Cologne University of Applied Sciences prepare young people for careers in the media sector in a wide range of degree programmes. Numerous private academies and further public institutions are also available. The Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) is particularly important:
Together with companies and associations it played a leading role in developing many media professions. It also examines people for numerous vocations, thus making an important contribution to ensuring that Cologne remains a leading media city.