Serial Storytelling (Master's program)

Frau im Raum (Image: iStock / vicnt)

The Master's program Serial Storytelling at ifs internationale filmschule köln is Europe’s first and only Master’s program focusing on collaborative writing for series. Focusing on both local and international series markets, this intensive two-year degree program combines story development skills, collaboration techniques (»Writers’ Room«), and the innovative approach of artistic research.

Students work with highly acclaimed international guest speakers and scholars, such as Jane Espenson (»Battlestar Gallactica«, »Game of Thrones«), Kath Lingenfelter (»Westworld«), Lisa Albert (»Mad Men«), Annette Hess (»Ku’damm 56/69/63«), Oliver Kienle (»Bad Banks«) or Jeppe Gjervig Gram (»Borgen«). The program is supported by a number of industry partners, e.g. RTL, TVNOW, ZDF, SKY Deutschland, Série Series, Series Mania, and the Film Festival Cologne.

At a Glance

Category Description
Program Serial Storytelling 
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.) 
Type of program Full-time program 
Beginning of program Winter semester, every other year 
Program duration 4 semesters 
Credits 120 ECTS credits 
Language of instruction International track: English
German track: English and German 
Campus ifs Köln (Mülheim site) 
Application Please visit the ifs website for information on the application process.  More