Offering employment as an artistic research assistant, the Film University gives young artists the opportunity to implement their research and qualification projects. Throughout the employment phase, the subject-specific supervision by a professor as well as constantly developing conditions aim at supporting the implementation of the project. Networking in the industry and the relevant trades as well as contacts in the academic community provide artists with a wide range of opportunities for professional development. Plans for the future include an officially recognized, graded certificate providing evidence of the successful implementation, presentation, and evaluation of the qualification project. This constitutes another important step towards continuous and authentic artistic research at the Film University.