Humanities Master Studies in Audiovisual Media Arts is one of the most innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary training in Latvia. It is rooted in the best traditions of Auteur Cinema and expanded across various specialties: filmmaking, directing of photography, animation, video and CG generated graphics, interactive 2D and 3D production, and game development...
Masters in Arts in Riga in Latvia. Humanities Master Studies in Audiovisual Media Arts is one of the most innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary training in Latvia. It is rooted in the best traditions of Auteur Cinema and expanded across various specialties: filmmaking, directing of photography, animation, video and CG generated graphics, interactive 2D and 3D production, and game development.
While comprehensive in its structure to train the future executives in film and television studios, ad agencies, animation studios, creative departments of social networking, and SFX and post-production houses, the program offers its students to specialize in a chosen field via Independent Studies cycle. The minor is declared by a student under auspices of an esteemed faculty member and, generally, in the areas of film directing, art directing, animation, and post production supervising.
Degree awarded: Master in Audio and Visual Media Arts
Language of instructions: English
Theoretical lectures are usually held in auditoriums. All auditoriums are equipped with computers and projectors for lecturers’ and students’ presentations. The biggest auditorium is also equipped with large screens in order to provide better visibility.
Students learn the crafts of camera operator and lighting in a 300 sqm big video studio. Students can also take advantage of this studio for their own academic projects outside the lectures. Studio is equipped with a full featured black and green screen backgrounds and floor. Cameraperson’s special machinery, such as camera crane and steadicam, is also available. In 2013/2014 academic year studio will be equipped with a stationary lighting system. Next to the studio there is a green room, storage for costumes and stage property, and a recording studio.
Architecture and Media Centre H2O6 has two big and two small editing studios. Both big editing studios are equipped with 15 – 20 iMac desktops. In these studios audiovisual editing lessons and practical workshops are being held. Small editing studios are meant for students’ unsupervised work after the lectures. All computers for video editing are equipped with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium, Logic Studio and other editing software.
Why RISEBA, why Audiovisual Media Arts?
aesthetic, philological, and technical approach of the programme is instilled by the best Russian and American film school traditions,
the only Master Studies programme in Latvia where additional coursework in art theories and a selected course load in advanced workshops may be undertaken at the Latvian Academy of Art,
the only program where the graduates are offered a business module to increase their effective competitiveness in the global audiovisual market sectors,
a number of courses, be it Game Design, Film Narratology or Dramatic Construction via on-line with Hollywood Industry professionals, to name a few, are unique in the Baltic States,
a very individual approach to every student and instructed by the international group of accomplished artists and academics,
a flexible study schedule and a flexible payment schedule,
an effective ERASMUS exchange with similar programs at TAMK University of Applied Sciences, the School of Art and Media, the Academy of Visual Arts, Design and Pop Culture, MINERVA, Netherlands
an effective network with similar programs worldwide that conduct cutting edge workshops throughout the academic year,
technically best equipped infrastructure in media studies in the Baltic States.
Programme entry requirements
Copy of previous education certificate/diploma + transcript of records
CV in English
Creative portfolio (photo, video, design, script or similar)
Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5+, TOEFL 69+ or equivalent)
Copy of Passport
Cross-Media Technology and Integration
New Media and Film Editing and Aesthetics
Stereoscopic 3D and Virtual Reality
Documentary Film Production
Visual Semiotics in Media Design
Motion Graphics and Design in Cinema 4D
Directing for Stage, TV, and New Media
Distribution and Niche Marketing
Advanced Directing of Photography
Animation and SFX
Conformity of Cultures
Pipeline Route in Autodesk Smoke
Intellectual Property and Legal Aspects in Creative Industries
Modular Synthesis in Post Production Sound
Mobile Game Technologies
*RISEBA reserve rights to make adjustments up to 20 % of the programme content. For more specific information about the study course qualifications, please contact programme creative director.
1. Copy of previous education certificate/diploma + transcript of records
2. CV in English
3. Creative portfolio (photo, video, design, script or similar)
4. Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5+, TOEFL 69+ or equivalent)
5. Copy of Passport