Film, Television and digital Narratives | Master of Arts

In close cooperation with the Berlin School of popular Arts

Writing series, producing feature films, directing TV shows, editing movies… the world of Film and Television is vast, growing and dynamic and so are the professions within. No matter if you already know the basics of film production or come with a background in humanities or sciences and want to learn how to get messages and stories across: the Master programme Film, Television and digital Narratives provides you with the collaborative filmmaking experience and the individual coaching you need to follow your filmic aspirations.

Your studies

Studying at the Berlin School of Communication and Design and the Berlin School of Popular Arts you get to benefit from the interdisciplinary environment of the school with professors and students from various fields of film and motion, visual arts and design. Both schools lie in the heart of Berlin which is not only where movies are shot, series produced and big production companies born. It is also the place for artists, performers and producers to mingle. You can dive into the capital’s vast cultural life with theatres, galleries, arthouse cinemas and more, while advancing your own ambitions as author, producer, editor or director in the local and international Film and Television industry.
The programme M.A. Film, Televison and digitale Narratives focuses on the fields of screenwriting, directing and production. You acquire a broad knowledge on each of the core focuses of the programme and of the process of film production before you choose one of the three core focuses as your own field of specialization in the second semester. In collaborative and integrative production processes which are part of the curriculum, you work together with other students who have picked a different field of specialization. As the film industry depends on close coordination of different professions, this collaborative experience is essential to prepare you for the professional life that will follow. In the course of two years you learn to write, direct, produce or post-produce different formats such as short films, TV series and features, feature films, TV shows, web series and documentary films.

You furthermore learn to analyze and discuss the history and theory of Film and TV with a focus on audiovisual film analysis. The cooperation with production companies and TV stations as well as (international) excursions to festivals extend and deepen your learning experiences from the practice and theory-oriented curriculum. The study programme promotes both artistic films and film as entertainment, while encouraging the development of your very own artistic and professional personality. With these qualities the course of study is equally artistic and industry oriented.

The programme is non-consecutive. It provides an opportunity to national and international students with a background in social sciences, humanities or the arts to acquire professional skills in the field of film and television. If you come with prior academic and practical knowledge in the respected field, you can refresh and deepen your understanding and skills in one of the core subjects and advance your academic profile according to your interest or current market requirements.

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Your career prospects

After graduation you can enter into the professional world of Film and Television. You can plan, coordinate and successfully carry out creative projects in the local and international field of film and television in the professional contexts of your specialization (screenwriting, directing, production or post-production). You can write, produce, direct or post-produce filmic productions focusing on specific target groups and managing various stakeholders and production processes.
Graduates open up professions in the film and TV industry with an extended practical and scientific approach. In the industry they work as producers, directors, screenwriters and editors, project managers, curators for film and TV companies, TV stations and institutions. The Master's degree furthermore prepares you for a doctoral or PhD degree program, which opens the way to academic careers in teaching and research.

Current practical projects

“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. More

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. More

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. More

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

SYSPONS GmbH – Beratung für gesellschaftliche Innovation. SYSPONS GmbH