2-year joint Sound and Film Sound Engineering Arts MA degree program between BFM and University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy, with admissions in alternate years to respective universities. Next admission in 2013.
Sound and Film Sound Engineering Arts forms an integral part of the BFM Film Arts MA program – a uniquely designed 1+1 year course with the final year dedicated fully to the completion of graduation films. During the first year, students are supervised individually and in teams by masters in a hands-on learning process. In the second year, students develop and complete their graduation works.
Applicants are expected to have prior skills and knowledge in film sound and/or sound engineering that allow them to focus on practical film sound directing, recording and mixing from week one under the supervision of internationally acknowledged professionals.
All student works are developed and produced in teams, closely reproducing the industry work flow in order to facilitate graduates’ transition to the professional environment and launch their individual careers. Other specializations in the Film Arts MA program include directing, cinematography, production, editing and screenwriting. Production costs, equipment and graduation films are financed by the school.
About TU Viljandi Culture Academy
The University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy (UT VCA) merged with the University of Tartu in 2005. The UT VCA has been teaching professional higher education and performing applied research within information science, culture education and creative arts since 1952. The academy has almost 1000 students, half of whom are Open University students. Teaching and instruction are based on the continuity and sustainability of Estonian native culture enriched by new impulses which widen the notion of traditional culture. Through this process of continuous interaction, the ancient traditions gain new meaning. The UT VCA offers 12 professional higher education (equals applied BA) programmes (240 ECTS, 4 years) in such fields as theatre and dance arts, music, Estonian native crafts, youth work as well library and information sciences and one Bachelor (BA) programme (180 ECTS, 3 years) in school music. There are also two studies on Masters level: MA in education specialization Music teacher (120 ECTS, 2-years), MA in Traditional music (120 ECTS, 2 years). Starting from autumn 2011 UT VCA is going to offer an international Master program (MA) in Design and Development of Virtual Environments (120 ECTS, 2 years) and an MA program in Inherited Crafts (120 ECTS, 2 years).