Film (Master's program)

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The MA Film is aimed at young filmmakers from audiovisual creative fields (including directing, producing, cinematography, editing, sound design, screenwriting, production design).

The goal of the Master's Programme is to expand the film-aesthetic possibilities of the students through an innovative curriculum by creating a framework in which film projects exploring a range of socially relevant topics are created in a co-creative, and anti-hierarchical atmosphere of learning.

Key areas:

  • co-creation as a project development and learning method
  • formation of one's own aesthetic signature
  • critical analysis of the role of visuality in constructs such as race, gender, class, sexuality, and ability 
  • holistic approach to filmmaking: acquiring valuable interface competences by taking on key roles in the production process 
  • development of an individual project concept through artistic research

The MA programme refines students' cinematic language through creativity-oriented, co-creative training and strengthens their position as a filmmaker through industry connections and networking.

At a Glance

Category Description
Program Film 
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)  
Type of program Full-time programme (face to face) 
Beginning of program Winter semester (every other year) 
Program duration 4 semesters 
Credits 120 ECTS credits 
Language of instruction German und Englisch 
Campus ifs Köln (Mülheim Site)  
Restricted admission No 
Application Please visit the ifs website for information on the application process.  More