Throughout the program, students aim at refining their individual artistic approach and at developing a distinguished artistic profile. The completion of the Editing M.F.A. program enables students both to pursue a career in already existing occupations and to further develop their professional skills. Graduates are qualified to work, e.g., as cutters or editors, in the fields of media art (installations, found footage films, etc.) and media production (DVD editing, compositing, editing supervision, etc.) as well as in the field of artistic teaching.

Two modules dealing with the research on artistic editing are at the core of the program. Based on the idea that all types of media permeate each other, the courses focus on the following subjects:

  • narrative-oriented filmic languages
  • linear and non-linear structures of communication
  • developing a style that moves beyond conventional genre limitations 

The "Artistic Project Work" module spans three semesters. Students have the opportunity to freely choose the type and number of projects they would like to work on and to complete these projects both within and outside the university. The artistic graduation project and the Master's thesis form key components of the program and are developed during three of the four semesters.

In the "Current Tendencies" module, students further explore editing issues in interdisciplinary settings, including excursions and university events. Moreover, all program modules provide the opportunity to deal with state-of-the-art editing technologies. Workshops allow for specialization and in-depth study.

Study Modules:

  • Putting Editing into Context
  • Workshops
  • Current Tendencies
  • Editing Workshop

Artistic Research Modules:

  • Research in Artistic Editing I
  • Research in Artistic Editing II

Project Module:

  • Project Work

Graduation Modules:

  • Artistic Graduation Project
  • Master's Thesis