Head of Study
Head of Studies / Transmedia Coordinator
Tel:+49 7141 969 82108
Departmental teaching starts after foundation courses in organisation, technology, and basic cinematography.
In the 1st year of the foundation course, students study image design/camera, screenplay writing, film design, and direction. There are compulsory interdisciplinary seminars on issues including film history/theory, employment conditions, the basics of film production, and sequence analysis. The film design and direction programmes involve complete film productions in inter-departmental teams.
The 2nd year consists of one semester of lessons relating to the specialist field, e.g. directing (scenic, documentary or promotional film), and one semester following one of the compulsory elective modules – screenplay writing, image design/camera work, montage/editing, film making, or animation. The film presentations take place at the end of the semester. In addition to this, there are compulsory interdisciplinary seminars on film history/theory.
The project-based study (3rd and 4th years) includes the following fields of study: animation, image composition/camera, documentary films, screenplays, TV journalism, interactive media, editing, motion design, production design, scenic films, and promotional films. After the third year film, the diploma film is shown at the end of the 4th year of study. Students must write a film analysis in the 3rd year of study. Lateral entry into the 3rd year of study is possible.
Lateral entry into the 3rd year of study is possible for applicants with relevant pre-qualifications (e.g. a previous diploma or BA degree). Lateral entrants take part in foundation courses in organisation, technology, and basic cinematography. Departmental teaching starts after this. Interdisciplinary activities include compulsory film history/theory seminars and writing a sequence analysis. Otherwise, teaching and project participation are the same for both lateral entry and fulltime students.