MA Film

»Sometimes what a collaborative environment does, is draw from us what we don’t know we’ve got.«
Bruce Sheridan – Filmmaker, President of the global association for film schools in Audiovisual Media CILECT

Filmmaking is a co-creative process, and the outcome is greater than the sum of its parts. Co-creative work can release an energy that amplifies, even multiplies, the potential of the individual artistic input. This is where the newly conceived Master’s program Film comes in and offers filmmakers the opportunity to expand their previously acquired subject-specific competences with a holistic and substantial understanding of film as a cooperative process.

On the way to a comprehensive final project, the aim is to work together as a team to identify and work on current and socially relevant material, to try out co-creative forms of material development and to explore and follow new creative paths – if necessary also off the beaten tracks of classic role distribution.

In this way, the program offers space for individual and collective artistic research in preparation for an industry that is facing more complex general conditions which leads to a reaction of increasingly co-creative ways of working.

It is aimed at filmmakers from audiovisual creative fields (e.g. directing, producing, cinematography or editing) with a strong team spirit, an interest in innovative co-creative working methods, artistic research and socially relevant topics as well as at least one year of relevant professional experience.


Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Duration: 2 years (4 semesters, full-time)
Admission: every other year
Application deadline: May 19, 2021
Start of program: September 2021
Language: German

Here you can find the application documents application documents. (Only available in German language)

Our study programs are academically accredited by the accreditation agency AQAS – Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen e. V.. The MA Film is currently in the accreditation process.

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The MA Film admits new students every other year for the winter semester. Admission is structured as a two-step process starting with written documents (first round) followed by interviews and writing tasks for shortlisted applicants (second round).

Application deadline: May 19, 2021

Here you can find the application documents application documents. (Only available in German language)

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