The “International Master Audiovisual and Cinema Studies” programme of study offers a research-oriented in-depth study and serves to provide scientific further qualifications for graduates of film and media studies, philological, art and musicological and philosophical degree programmes in or outside of Germany.
The study course provides the student with profound knowledge about the history and theory of films and audiovisual media as well as competency to reflect upon current aesthetic questions, for competent analysis of texts and formats of audiovisual media, and for undertaking independent research (doctoral studies).
In close cooperation with the University of Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, University Paris 10-La Défense, Universität Liège, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Mailand, Udine University, Birkbeck College – University of London, Ruhr-University Bochum, University Pompeu Fabra-Barcelona, Université Charles de Gaulle Lille 3, Université de Montréal, Università degli Studi Roma 3 and the University of Amsterdam, the Master's degree is awarded on the basis of a continuous two year (four semester) period of study as well as passing of the examinations designed according to the provisions of the study and examination regulations of the universities mentioned and these regulations.
- Bachelor's degree in Film and/or Media Studies or a related field of philology, art history or social sciences.
- If you didn't study your undergraduate degree in the field of
"Theater-, Film- and Media Studies" at the Goethe-University:
Transcript of Records and an
extra page with the study-related courses (the title of the course, CP and if possible the grade)
Study-related courses are courses in theory, aesthetics, history and analysis of film and media.
- Proof of language skills in two foreign languages (at least niveau B2): English, French, Spanish, Italian, Catalan are to be proven by standardised tests or:
- high school diploma (A-levels diploma), or corresponding high school certificates and transcripts rated no lower than "adequate" (4.0), or certification of classes in English 5 years
- certification of successfully completed language courses from a German and/or-or foreign university or other institution
- lecturers (or other experts) report on language proficiency acquired through international residency, university language courses, or self-study
- at least one study year in the appropriate language area
- native speaker
You have to submit the proof with your application.
- Letter of motivation with an abstract for a deepening project, which clarifies the specific research interests of the applicant. The project will be further developed during the two-year study programme and prepare the final master thesis.
The letter of motivation presents, in particular, the personal and specific interest in the Master's Course film culture, possibly with a description of previous professional or practical experience or relevant, even extra-curricular activities that can provide specific information on the ability for the Master's programme (maximum 700 words).
- Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance.
Applicants to become students with a foreign university entrance qualification and a foreign basic degree must also demonstrate that they have adequate knowledge of German according to the DSH regulations.
Provisional admission is possible on the basis of a current transcript of records (at least 80% of the required for the bachelor's degree CP - normally 144 credit points); the Bachelor’s thesis must be finished or almost finished and a letter of recommendation from the thesis advisor must be submitted as well as a certification of enrolment.
Mode of admission
Admission is restricted.
This school offers programs in:
Last updated January 25, 2018