Master of Arts (MA)
In 2013 we admit new students to following specializations:
- Film Directing
- Film and TV Art Design
- Film Theory
About the programme
A uniquely designed 1+1 year course, divided into an initial year of taught classes on the principal film-making professions, and a second year dedicated to the completion of final examination films.
During the first year, students are supervised individually and in teams by tutors in a hands-on learning process. In the second year, students develop their examination works, from choosing their own shooting locations through to post-production.
Applicants are expected to have sufficient prior skills and knowledge of film-making to allow them to focus on practical film-making from week one under the supervision of internationally acknowledged professionals. Applicants for film theory specialization should demonstrate an interest in the history and theory of the moving image.
All student films are developed, shot and post-produced in teams, closely mirroring a realistic industry work process in order to ease graduates’ transitions to the professional environment and the launch of their careers.
Film theory track follows a slightly different programme putting more emphasis on academic writing and research activities.
Why choose BFM?
BFM offers extensive practical filmmaking experience in all main film professions. Student productions and graduation films are developed and produced in teams, using the up-to-date equipment and newly built production facilities. Production costs are covered by the school, scholarships are available for best students. Studies take place in the multi-cultural environment, working side-by-side with tutors, film professionals and fellow students from many different countries. This enables to form life-long contacts with today’s and tomorrow’s film professionals, which will help to secure a successful professional career in the field.
Graduates of Film Arts MA programme are equipped with skills allowing to work professionally in feature film, documentary and or television productions. Graduates of film theory specialization can work as film critics or continue academic career in film studies on doctoral level.
Programme specific requirements
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in film or audiovisual media field and/or extensive professional experience; art design specialization requires previous education and/or experience in the field of art.
Creative portfolio (please observe specific requirements for each specialization)
A statement of purpose (two to three pages, double-spaced) outlining your creative/academic and professional background, goals and what you hope to gain from the program.
*Admission exam (consisting of creative assignments and interview).
Ms Malle Whitcombe
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