Film + Motion Design | Bachelor of Arts (German-taught)

The course of study for storytellers and fans of celluloid

Bring stories to life. Produce spots, short films and experimental films. Undertake directing, reworking a piece in post-production and bringing it to the screen. If you want to learn everything there is to know about the right camera and cutting techniques, storytelling, directing and digital post-production, then the course of study in Film + Motion Design is the one for you. The official application deadline for the winter semester is September 1st and March 1st for the summer semester. Once the deadline has passed, you can still apply for free study places via the waiting list. You will find everything you need to know about the complete application here.

Your studies

The internationally-focused Bachelor’s course of study in film and motion design includes a combination of real film and motion design which is very much in demand in practice. The main focus is on communication through film of an assignment for the communications industry. New content and formats are always promoted, particularly online. With us, students learn how films are conceived and produced - from the first idea to the first screening. They are also instructed in film theory, dramaturgy and direction. Innovative narrative forms are also in the syllabus, as are interactive campaigns, short films, music videos and cinema spots.

The design akademie berlin in the Aufbau Haus on Moritzplatz will provide you with access to the latest hardware and software. Large studios, a film and motion studio, 4K camera technology, cutting and post-production spaces, lighting and sound technology equipment form the basis of your work on your film ideas. Under the guidance of professors and lecturers from the professional world, you will learn: How to use experimental stop-motion technology, how to skilfully use real and animation films and computer-generated 2D and 3D visualisations.

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Your career prospects

Graduates of the course of study in film and motion design are well-positioned to create and produce innovative narrative forms. The project-focused and business-aware course of study opens up access to media or full service agencies, film production and TV channels. Future fields of work for film and motion designers include: Direction for film productions, creative production for cultural productions and TV, design-focused music videos and websites and artistic short films.

The internationally recognised Bachelor of Arts (BA) offers a professional foundation for immediate career progression. You will also be able to access numerous postgraduate and Master’s programmes both here in Germany and abroad.

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Your application

Send in 2 or 3 short pieces of film work. We consciously avoid providing a specific theme. The works should provide a glimpse into your personal development as a filmmaker. You can attach a short written description of the works and your approach for clarification.

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BA Film + Motion Design – Current practical projects

Film
“Together for Africa”

Socially-conscious spots on the important theme of peace, unrest, war and escape in Africa with a focus on light weapons in cooperation with the Common Alliance for Africa. Zum Projekt

Films for
the VOLKER Award 2017

Commitment to democracy. Students at the design akademie berlin contributed films, radio spots and campaign concepts and received five nominations for the VOLKER Creative Award. Zum Projekt

Learning in mosques
- cinema spots

An integrated campaign of mostly film works on learning in mosques in association with the Ministry of Education and the ABCami research project, in cooperation with Syspons, the Alphabund and the G.I.Z. Gesellschaft für Interkulturelles Zusammenleben e.V. Zum Projekt

BA Film + Motion Design – Partnerships and university cooperations

SYSPONS GmbH – Beratung für gesellschaftliche Innovation SYSPONS GmbH

Since 2015: Joint practical projects as well as regular excursions and exhibition visits to the Wolfen Industry and Film Museum. IFM Wolfen

Since 2016: CTM preliminary exhibition “Spatial Allocation” and festival documentation as a partner to the transmediale festival for art and digital culture berlin. transmediale

The design akademie berlin has been working in close cooperation with the course of study in Stage Design: Scenography and was able to establish this, for example, in Projekt Berliner Industrie in a successful travelling exhibition of films and photography. Technische Universität Berlin

The physical processes, such as printing with the aid of film and motion design, are visualised with Leibniz Universität Hannover. Institut Baumechanik

Since 2013: collaborative photography exhibitions and publications, visits from international arts festivals, regular university exchanges of students and lecturers with the Film School Łódź (Poland). Film School Łódź