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Master > Film

The Master study program for the department »Film« is focused on artistic film-making, and not primarily on careers in cinema. In this course of study, technical, theoretical and artistic abilities gained in the previous Bachelor course of study will be extended and refined through creating film projects.

Alongside the creation of projects and their direct supervision, students’ activities will centre on a comprehensive training in film as a medium, ranging from traditional cinematic techniques to modern digital film-making techniques, and including their aesthetic significance. Students will analyse methods of filmic representation, and how they vary between fiction, documentation and animation (“creating a world, discovering a world, giving a soul to a world“).

The projects are accompanied by seminars on film theory. In the best tradition of the film d'auteur, a high priority is given to students being able to present their projects in a university context, in the community cinema and at specialised festivals.



Friederike Höppner, »Bildersammlung Hamburg«, 2014 (Filmstill)

Friederike Höppner, »Bildersammlung Hamburg«, 2014 (Filmstill)