Head of Study
Head of Studies / Transmedia Coordinator
Tel:+49 7141 969 82108
After foundation courses in organization, technical studies and basic film techniques, students begin studies in the individual departments.
In the first year of foundation studies students attend courses in cinematography, screen writing, film-making, and direction. Compulsory interdisciplinary seminars include: Film Theory and History, Employment Law Regulations, Basics of Film Production, and Sequence Analysis. The Film-making and Directing programmes involve the production and completion of entire film productions within inter-departmental teams.
The 2nd year consists of an entire semester within the chosen specialization, e.g. Directing (feature, documentary or promotional film), and a semester in one of the compulsory elective modules – screen-writing, cinematography, montage/editing, film making, or animation. Film presentations take place at the end of the semester. Students must also attend compulsory interdisciplinary seminars on film history and theory.
Project-based study in the 3rd and 4th years of studies include the following fields of study: Animation, Cinematography, Documentary film, Screen-writing, TV journalism, Interactive Media, Editing, Motion Design, Production Design, Feature Films and Promotional film. After the third year film production, a diploma film is to be presented in the corresponding diploma semester at the end of the 4th year of studies. In the 3rd year of study Students must complete a written film analysis.
Lateral entry into the 3rd year of study is possible for applicants with relevant prerequisites (e.g. a previous diploma, BA or MA Degree). Lateral entrants attend foundation courses in organization, technical studies and basic film techniques, then studies in the individual departments begin. Interdisciplinary studies include; compulsory film history and theory seminars and a written sequence analysis. Otherwise, teaching and project participation are the same for both lateral entry and full-time students.