M.A. Film, Television and digital Narratives in close cooperation with the Berlin School of Design and Communication
Writing series, producing feature films, directing TV shows, editing movies… the world of Film and Television is vast, growing and dynamic and so are the professions within.
No matter if you already know the basics of film production or come with a background in humanities or sciences and want to learn how to get messages and stories across: the Master programme Film, Television and Digital Narratives provides you with the collaborative filmmaking experience and the individual coaching you need to follow your filmic aspirations.
The programme is concluded with the internationally and nationally recognised Master of Arts.
|Degree||Master of Arts|
|Duration of Study||
Winter term (01.10.) + Summer term (01.04.)
Bachelor degree with at least 180 CP in related disciplines such as film, media, design or from other disciplines (non-consecutive).
Applications are accepted at any time.
EUR 800,- per month.
>> Important: Since 16 June 2020 there is a change in the enrolment fee: €500 (EU/EEA students; €900 (Non-EU/EEA students). <<
Studying at the Berlin School of Popular Arts and the Berlin School of Communication and Design you get to benefit from the interdisciplinary environment of the school with professors and students from various fields of film and motion, visual arts and design. Both schools lie in the heart of Berlin which is not only where movies are shot, series produced and big production companies born. It is also the place for artists, performers and producers to mingle. You can dive into the capital’s vast cultural life with theatres, galleries, arthouse cinemas and more, while advancing your own ambitions as author, producer, editor or director in the local and international Film and Television industry.
The programme focuses on the fields of screenwriting, directing and production. You acquire a broad knowledge on each of the core focuses of the programme and of the process of film production before you choose one of the three core focuses as your own field of specialization in the second semester. In collaborative and integrative production processes which are part of the curriculum, you work together with other students who have picked a different field of specialization.
As the film industry depends on close coordination of different professions, this collaborative experience is essential to prepare you for the professional life that will follow. In the course of two years you learn to write, direct, produce or post-produce different formats such as short films, TV series and features, feature films, TV shows, web series and documentary films. You furthermore learn to analyze and discuss the history and theory of Film and TV with a focus on audiovisual film analysis.
The cooperation with production companies and TV stations as well as (international) excursions to festivals extend and deepen your learning experiences from the practice and theory-oriented curriculum. The study program promotes both artistic films and film as entertainment, while encouraging the development of your very own artistic and professional personality. With these qualities the course of study is equally artistic and industry oriented.
After graduation you can enter into the professional world of Film and Television.
You can plan, coordinate and successfully carry out creative projects in the local and international field of film and television in the professional contexts of your specialization (screenwriting, directing, production or post-production).
You can write, produce, direct or post-produce filmic productions focusing on specific target groups and managing various stakeholders and production processes.
Graduates open up professions in the film and TV industry with an extended practical and scientific approach. In the industry they work as producers, directors, screenwriters and editors, project managers, curators for film and TV companies, TV stations and institutions.
The Master's degree furthermore prepares you for a doctoral or PhD degree program, which opens the way to academic careers in teaching and research.
“Show what you’ve got!” – How to apply for the Master programme "Film, Television and digital Narrative":
Our admission procedure is two-tiered: a first pre-selection is done based on your application documents and the artistic work samples. If you pass this pre-selection screening we will invite you to come to Berlin or to a Video-Interview for our practical admission exam.
The programme is non-consecutive. It provides an opportunity to national and international students with a background in social sciences, humanities or the arts to acquire professional skills in the field of film and television. If you come with prior academic and practical knowledge in the respected field, you can refresh and deepen your understanding and skills in one of the core subjects and advance your academic profile according to your interest or current market requirements.
Applications can be made via our application portal. They need to include the following:
Checklist for your application:
- Copy of your Bachelor’s degree and your Academic Transcript
- Your CV
- Letter of motivation (approx. 500 words)
- uncommented list with 5 favourite films and series
... and for the major in Directing and Producing:
- 2-3 film works (max. 20 minutes, please indicate in your letter of motivation what your role in the production was)
... for the major in Screenwriting:
- a mini treatment (approx. 500 words)
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
Next steps after submitting your application:
After receiving your application, we will review your application. If we think you are a good fit for the programme, we will invite you for a personal admission interview. If you are unable to visit our campus at Moritzplatz and Kleistpark in Berlin, we are happy to make an appointment via Skype.