Profile and Career
The programme is a blend of elements from the humanities and the social sciences, building on a theoretical, analytical and historical foundation as well as incorporating the more practical aspects of media production and communication. Having completed the Film and Media Studies programme, you will be able to apply relevant narrative, aesthetic and psychological theories in the analysis of the effects used in films, TV and digital media. You will also be able to conduct analyses of the functions of audiovisual media in society. Moreover, you will learn to plan and carry out analyses of various types of media organisations and user groups. Finally, the programme will provide practical skills within audiovisual communication for the current media landscape.
The teaching covers film, television and the digital media as well as radio and the printed media, but with the main focus on audiovisual media. The purpose of the Master's programme is to acquire a high level of academic knowledge and skills within the fields of media, aesthetics and communication. By linking theory and practice, you will acquire the skills to solve concrete tasks in the current film and media industries and to work with cross-media communication in many different kinds of organisations.
The Master's degree provides a range of different career options. You may find employment within the film, TV, advertising and IT industries or the communication sector. Moreover, you will be qualified to work as a teacher or as a member of information and PR staff.
During the second year of the programme, you have the opportunity to choose between various elective courses (offered in the programme, in other fields of study at the university or abroad) or find an internship. In this way you will be able to tailor your studies to your own interests, and you can thus go for a broad focus aimed at employment in different job functions, or for a narrower professional profile aimed at employment within particular fields of work.
Read about the programme structure.