Production Design

Specialization in »Production Design«
in BA Film

The production designer of a film shapes the world in which the story plays. The requirements can range from inventing an as yet unimaginable future, or a sensitive depiction of a personal inner world, to replicating past eras. He*she has a deep sense of the atmosphere of a screenplay and can enhance and expand on it through the narrative design. The Specialization in Production Design conveys the diverse artistic and technical foundations of set design, whilst further developing and sharpening the students’ understanding of the visual language of their craft and their communication skills about the contexts of composition and narrative.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
7 semesters
Admission: every two years
New Start of Study: September 2023 (winter semester 2023/2024)
Application Phase: Summer 2022 until Spring 2023
Preselection (without presence of the applicants): April 2023
Entrance Examination (attendance required): May 2023
Language: German





The Bachelor’s program Film accepts new students every two years starting in the winter semester. Admission takes place in a two-stage procedure.

The two-stage application procedure consists of:
– An online application with specialization-specific application tasks.
– An entrance examination to take place at the ifs.
Candidates are selected on the basis of the submitted online applications and invited to the entrance examination. In this two-stage procedure, applicants must demonstrate their artistic and creative aptitude in relation to the BA Film program and their desired specialization.



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