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The Film and Television course of our university focuses on the numerous steps involved in a production - from the idea to the finished contribution.

This Bachelor programme teaches the required theoretical basics, such as film history, film analysis, script writing, film and video technology as well as audio technology. The practical components emphasize the methods and techniques of filmmaking and television production. An interactive and hands-on study approach form the focus in all our Film and Television courses. Aside from basic scientific and technical knowledge, students will also acquire comprehensive practical experience.

After the basic courses, students can choose one of the available specialisations: directing, cinematography, production, post-production or sound design. They also write, film, edit and produce their first short films, documentaries, music videos and similar film and television contributions from early on with supervision and assistance from our lecturers who are themselves working in the creative sector. The BA programme is completed with a subject-related Bachelor thesis.

Film and Television course overview

  • Start of course: winter/ fall semester
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Duration of study: 6 semesters
  • Course language: English or German
  • Course fees: 26.800€, or approx. 788€ per month, in 34 monthly instalments
  • Internship: 12 weeks, integrated into the course (at the end of the 5th semester)

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Specialisations

Der Bachelorstudiengang Film und Fernsehen an der DEKRA Hochschule für Medien vermittelt die nötigen theoretischen Grundlagen, wie Filmgeschichte, Filmanalyse, Drehbucharbeit, Film- und Videotechnik sowie Audiotechnik. Nach dem Grundlagenstudium Film und Fernsehen wählen die Studierenden zwischen den Spezialisierungen Regie, Kamera, Produktion, Postproduktion oder Audio.

Directing

The study specialisation directing teaches concepts and methods of dramaturgy, film history and image composition. The focus is on a deeper understanding and implementation of different artistic approaches.

Content (selection):

  • Film theory and design tools
  • History of dramaturgy
  • Research and story development
  • Screenplay and script writing
  • Filmmaking
  • Visual representation and montage
  • Implementation of screenplays/ introduction to directing
Der Bachelorstudiengang Film und Fernsehen an der DEKRA Hochschule für Medien vermittelt die nötigen theoretischen Grundlagen, wie Filmgeschichte, Filmanalyse, Drehbucharbeit, Film- und Videotechnik sowie Audiotechnik. Nach dem Grundlagenstudium Film und Fernsehen wählen die Studierenden zwischen den Spezialisierungen Regie, Kamera, Produktion, Postproduktion oder Audio.

Cinematography

The study specialisation cinematography focuses on an intensive analysis of different aspects and the possibilities of (digital) camera-work. The conceptual, artistic and technical competencies necessary for the acquisition of images are studied. Assignments in various documentary and fictional formats are done in close cooperation with the directing and production students.

Content (selection):

  • Dramaturgy
  • Advanced video technology
  • Advanced lighting technology
  • Digital camera and film material
  • Technical and creative implementation
Der Bachelorstudiengang Film und Fernsehen an der DEKRA Hochschule für Medien vermittelt die nötigen theoretischen Grundlagen, wie Filmgeschichte, Filmanalyse, Drehbucharbeit, Film- und Videotechnik sowie Audiotechnik. Nach dem Grundlagenstudium Film und Fernsehen wählen die Studierenden zwischen den Spezialisierungen Regie, Kamera, Produktion, Postproduktion oder Audio.

Production

Students who choose the study specialisation production learn every step involved in a television or film production, starting from planning to implementation, e.g. professional calculation of production budgets and the financing of audio-visual projects, control tasks, (copyright) legal frameworks, organisational know-how and much more. Applicable job environments include production management, recording management, (creative) production or independent television and film production.

Content (Selection):

  • Film and TV production
  • Production calculation
  • Financing
  • Specialized law
  • Producing
Der Bachelorstudiengang Film und Fernsehen an der DEKRA Hochschule für Medien vermittelt die nötigen theoretischen Grundlagen, wie Filmgeschichte, Filmanalyse, Drehbucharbeit, Film- und Videotechnik sowie Audiotechnik. Nach dem Grundlagenstudium Film und Fernsehen wählen die Studierenden zwischen den Spezialisierungen Regie, Kamera, Produktion, Postproduktion oder Audio.

Post-production

In the specialisation area post-production students focus on the technical and dramaturgical issues of classical film montage, such as the use of different editing techniques and tools. Besides this, they also learn to organise and manage digital data. Students gain insight into techniques to capture and process digital images. The objective is learning how to produce visual special effects and how to design unique picture worlds, layers and backgrounds, for example for green screen shots or animated films. Suitable professions include cutters, digital image technicians (DIT), colour graders, motion graphic designers, digital artists and animation artists.

Content (selection):

  • Advanced Editing systems
  • Visual Effects
  • Visual Design
  • Visual representation and montage
  • Dramaturgy
  • Data Management
Der Bachelorstudiengang Film und Fernsehen an der DEKRA Hochschule für Medien vermittelt die nötigen theoretischen Grundlagen, wie Filmgeschichte, Filmanalyse, Drehbucharbeit, Film- und Videotechnik sowie Audiotechnik. Nach dem Grundlagenstudium Film und Fernsehen wählen die Studierenden zwischen den Spezialisierungen Regie, Kamera, Produktion, Postproduktion oder Audio.

Sound design

The professional recording and processing of tones, sounds and noises are of central importance in the specialisation area sound design. Students will become competent in the application of various forms of acoustics and sound. During the course of this practice-oriented specialisation the different occupational profiles in the audio production sector are taught, for example the work of a sound engineer, sound designer or film mixer.


Content (selection):

  • Dramaturgy
  • Advanced video technology
  • Advanced audio/ sound technology
  • Sound design
  • Miking and recording


 

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