Serial Storytelling (Master's program)

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The MA Serial Storytelling at the ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln is Europe’s first Master’s Programme focusing on collaborative writing for series. Focusing on both local and international series markets, this intensive two-year master's degree programme 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 56/59/63, Wir Kinder From Bahnhof Zoo), Oliver Kienle (Bad Banks) or Jeppe Gjervig Gram (Borgen, Follow the Money).

The programme is supported by industry partners such as RTL Media Group, ZDF, SKY Deutschland, Paramount, btf bildundtonfabrik, 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 programme (on site) 
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