Media Campus Frankfurt

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mediacampus frankfurt
founding 1946

Wilhelmshöher Strasse 283

place Frankfurt am Main
country Hesse
Country Germany
Coordinates 50 ° 8 '58 "  N , 8 ° 44' 23"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 8 '58 "  N , 8 ° 44' 23"  E
management Monika Kolb-Klausch

The Mediacampus Frankfurt ( spelling : mediacampus frankfurt) , formerly the German book trade school or schools of the German book trade, is a central training and further education facility of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e. V . The offer includes educational offers for trainees and professionals in publishing houses and in the book trade - from vocational school lessons for prospective booksellers and media clerks, digital and print, to advanced training. The mediacampus is located on a 13,000 m² site in the northeast of Frankfurt with eleven classrooms and seminar rooms, 77 overnight rooms, a cafeteria, a cafeteria and two lounges for events.


Mediacampus entrance

In 1946, the first book trade-specific course with around 40 participants took place at the University of Cologne . The school was run by the city ​​of Cologne and the Rhenish-Westphalian Booksellers Association. A year later, the school moved into the school building at Goltsteinstrasse 195 in Cologne (dormitory with classrooms). In February 1952 the school moved to a building in Rodenkirchen near Cologne. On May 20, 1952, the school was taken over by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels in a small celebration during the 25th course . The future Federal President Johannes Rau was one of the participants in this 25th course .

In 1959, the board of the Börsenverein decided to move the school to Frankfurt-Seckbach . After two years of construction, the new building for the German School of Booksellers in Frankfurt am Main-Seckbach was inaugurated on August 16, 1962. The first course took place in Frankfurt in 1963. On January 3, 1972, the first course began at the Fachschule des Deutschen Buchhandels. The Seckbacher school complex with its formats was named Schools of the German Book Trade.

In January 1974, the textbook store built together with the new building of the technical school was opened, a facility that enabled realistic simulation of all processes occurring in the retail book trade . International interest was shown, among other things, in visits by foreign delegations (from Belgium, Bulgaria, the Netherlands and Japan) and in attending courses and seminars by participants from German-speaking countries.

In 1984 the first course for publishing clerks took place. In January 2003, the vocational training department of the Börsenverein moved to the bookselling school in Seckbach and the distance learning course was taken over by the Baden-Württemberg state association. In 2008, the first course for the new job description of digital and print media clerks took place.

From October 2009 the schools of the German book trade will operate under mediacampus frankfurt | the schools of the german book trade with a new logo and new CI. The school received the BuchMarkt Award in the “Newcomer of the Year” category for its creative concept . Since 2010, a bachelor's degree program accompanying vocational training has been anchored at the mediacampus, which is carried out in cooperation with the School of Management and Innovation at the Steinbeis University in Berlin.

The specials

West side, Klingenweg

Booksellers and "media salespeople digital" and "print" are trained in the state-recognized replacement vocational school. During their training, the trainees come to campus twice for nine weeks each time, live in the boarding school, attend events and learn together.

In addition, there is advanced training to become a specialist in the book trade (IHK), one of around 40 specialist training courses nationwide, and the distance learning course “The basics of the book trade. Fit for practice! ».

Since 2010, mediacampus frankfurt has been offering a bachelor's degree for the book and media industry alongside work and training in cooperation with the School of Management and Innovation at the Steinbeis University in Berlin . In the areas of book trade and media management or publishing and media management, working booksellers and publishing employees achieve an internationally recognized bachelor's degree. The course is structured in face-to-face phases, self-study and transfer study times, in project work and virtual parts.

In addition, open seminars (formerly called Seckbacher Kolleg) are offered on the mediacampus, in cooperation with the Börsenverein Nordrhein-Westfalen at the Düsseldorf location, or as webinars. In addition, the mediacampus team designs exclusive qualification and personnel development concepts as in-house training courses with and for partners from the book trade and publishing house. The mediacampus also makes its premises available for external events according to the “Rent a Campus” principle.


  • Stephan Füssel, Georg Jäger, Hermann Staub in connection with Monika Estermann (ed.): The Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels 1825–2000. A historical outline. Booksellers Association, Frankfurt am Main 2000, ISBN 3-7657-2297-9 .
  • Annette Sievers (Ed.): The booksellers' school. A guide for trainees in Seckbach. 4th updated edition. Peter Meyer Verlag , Frankfurt am Main 2007, ISBN 3-89859-131-X .
  • Klaus W. Bramann; C. Daniel Hoffmann; Mario Lange; Ed. Klaus W. Bramann: Commercial enterprise range (= Edition book trade. 4 Basic knowledge book trade, publishers ). 3rd completely revised edition. Bramann, Frankfurt am Main 2008, ISBN 978-3-934054-30-1 .

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  1. Information Media Campus Frankfurt am Main