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

Study environment

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.

Video studio
Students learn the crafts of a 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. The 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.

Mounting 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?

  • an aesthetic, philological, and technical approach to the program is instilled by the best Russian and American film school traditions,
  • the only Master Studies program 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.

Program 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.

Program content

  • Cross-Media Technology and Integration,
  • Cinematography,
  • Photography,
  • New Media and Film Editing and Aesthetics,
  • Screenwriting,
  • Stereoscopic 3D and Virtual Reality,
  • Documentary Film Production,
  • Visual Semiotics in Media Design,
  • Game Analysis,
  • Motion Graphics and Design in Cinema 4D,
  • Interactive Cinema,
  • Advanced Soundscapes,
  • Directing for Stage, TV, and New Media,
  • Distribution and Niche Marketing,
  • Advanced Directing of Photography,
  • Animation and SFX,
  • Producing,
  • Conformity of Cultures,
  • Pipeline Route in Autodesk Smoke,
  • Filma Narratology,
  • 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 program content. For more specific information about the study course qualifications, please contact program creative director.

Admission requirements

  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.
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated April 29, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
2 years
3,300 EUR
- Fee per 2016/2017 year, EUR (for non-EU citizens); 3000 EUR - Fee per 2016/2017 year, EUR (for non-EU citizens)
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