Editing Picture & Sound

In the field of editing, the ifs offers the specialization »Editing Picture & Sound« in the Bachelor’s program Film.
In addition, there are regular further education workshops on selected topics for editors.

Specialization in »Editing Picture & Sound« in BA Film

At the ifs, editors are perceived as creative filmmakers who through sound design and picture montage make a decisive contribution to shaping the story of a film. Editors are co-authors in the assembly of a documentary or a narrative dramaturgy for a fictional story.

The Specialization in Editing Picture & Sound introduces students to the craft of the editor, which they then apply in several editing exercises throughout the entire program. In the project work, the students are responsible in their teams for the picture and sound design in the editing room. The program serves as a training ground and experimental field where editing students can try out and expand their newly gained skills. In the process, they learn to take a position in their work and to develop their personal signature style, which they can then professionally apply in the collaborative process of shaping the dramaturgy of a film.

Bachelor’s program Film
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Application deadline: 15 March 2021
Start of studies: Winter semester 2021
Pre-selection (without the attendance of the applicants): March/April 2021
Entrance examination (attendance required): May 2021
Application Documents [PDF]

The application tasks can be uploaded to the application platform until March 15, 2021.
Find the link to the application platform »Editing Picture & Sound« here.

»The cutting room is where the film is rewritten.« – ifs professor Barbara Hennings and professor André Bendocchi-Alvés talk about their love for film editing and why they want more women to decide to become editors! Have fun!

Cut: Friederike Dörffler


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