Film (Bachelor's program)

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7 disciplines under one roof: Storytelling and the ability to work in a team – this is the focus of the film studies programme at the ifs. The Bachelor’s Programme Film concentrates on teaching artistic, scientific and technical basics for professional filmmaking.

In teaching, students learn what film is all about: an understanding of subject matter, dramaturgy, artistic design and production strategies. In the development of ideas and material for screenplays as well as in the realisation of film projects, the acquired knowledge and skills find their creative application – in interdisciplinary teamwork.

The Bachelor’s Programme Film offers the following specialisations: Creative Producing, Director of Photography, Editing Picture & Sound, Film Directing, Production Desing, Screenwriting, or VFX & Animation.

In the course of their studies, the cinematic narratives and media implementations become increasingly complex and challenging, thus enabling the students to gradually gain expertise in their specialisation. Among other aspects, the programme is also designed to foster the students’ personal development and help them find their individual artistic style and voice.

Specialist modules convey the artistic and professional know-how for the desired profession. In the project modules, projects are realised from the idea to the finished script or film. Media science modules and key qualifications impart media science knowledge and social competence.

At a Glance

Category Description
Program Film 
Degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
Type of program Full-time programme (face to face) 
Beginning of program Winter semester (every other year)  
Program duration 7 semesters 
Credits 210 ECTS credits 
Language of instruction German 
Campus ifs Köln (Mülheim site) 
Specializations Creative Producing, Directing, Director of Photography, Editing Picture & Sound, Production Design, Screenwriting, VFX & Animation 
Restricted admission No 
Application Please visit the ifs website for information on the application process:  More