All students complete the same basic study programme as those specialising in film + media. Departmental teaching starts after foundation courses in organisation, technology, and basic cinematography.
In the 1st year, 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 writing a sequence analysis. The film design and direction programmes involve complete film productions in inter-departmental teams.
The 2nd year consists of a compulsory semester-long module in editing, and a semester-long module in either animation or image design/camera work. The film presentations take place at the end of the semester. In addition to this, there are compulsory interdisciplinary seminars on film history/theory.