Grundstudium / Basic Studies
In the two year Basic Studies, all students (Directing, Cinematography, and Producing) complete a set, obligatory program that is directed towards the production of the First Year Film and Second Year Film at the end of each year.
The first year is oriented towards providing students with the basic tools of filmmaking and the nature of cinematography - primarily in practical, hands-on experience. Theory plays a role, but with the aim of supporting praxis. All seminars have a direct relation to the production of the First Year Film. Every production student makes a film at the end of the year as a director.
In the second year, what has been learned is expanded, specialized and deepened. Students part paths to meet again at the end of the year in the production of the Second Year Film. Concrete results are required, precise decision-making, a more careful use of artistic and technical tools. Every production student produces two of the second year films. In the second year, theory is again subservient to the acquisition of professional knowledge and skill. Practical education is still primary.
Hauptstudium / Main Studies
Producing students have their own curriculum during the Main Studies, but most seminars of the Directing/Cinematography Main Studies are open to them. Producing seminars teach through practical studies in production, script development, budgeting, and media economics. All teachers are working professionals in the film and television industry. In addition to the ten credits accumulated in the Main Studies, the production of two Individual Films and one Thesis Film is obligatory.