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Tallinn University Master of Arts in Documentary Film
Tallinn University

Master of Arts in Documentary Film

Tallinn, Estonia

2 Years


Full time

01 Jul 2024*

01 Sep 2024

EUR 2,300 / per semester


* non-EU/EEA citizens residing in estonia, have a valid estonian TRP I EU/EEA citizens residing in estonia, have a valid estonian id-card

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The Documentary MA program is focused on the auteur concept of the creative documentary. During the two-year studies, the students are guided to find their author’s voice and develop their factual storytelling skills. Each student creates a short documentary each semester.

At Tallinn University it is possible to do that in a multicultural environment together with lecturers and coursemates from different countries. On a daily basis, our students are able to use a studio complex with modern TV, film, and editing equipment.

Why study with us?

First and foremost to develop your professional skills, knowledge base, and experience in the field of documentary filmmaking and also to develop your creative capabilities.

The Documentary Film MA curriculum has a good balance of general specialty courses and practical work, we place great emphasis on creatively finding yourself.

The subject-specific English acquired here helps you find international jobs.

Why BFM?

  • Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media, and Arts School (BFM) focus on professional hands-on training designed for international careers. BFM has over 1100 students, about 230 of them are foreigners from more than 50 countries worldwide.
  • Graduates leave with an extensive portfolio of films and audio-visual content for further careers, plus an internationally validated university degree.
  • BFM believes in the hands-on approach.
  • Lectures at BFM are given by well-known filmmakers and media professionals in Estonia such as Jarmo Valkola, Kersti Uibo, and Riho Västrik.
  • The university provides students with a state of the art facilities and equipment. BFM building houses Estonia’s first 4K cinema hall, film and sound studios, and editing rooms.
  • BFM has over 30 partner universities in Europe and China, which offers a truly exciting mix of cultures that creates an invaluable professional network for your later career.
  • Scholarships available

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