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University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund

Germany

The Bachelor Programme Film & Sound is a practically and job-oriented full-time course of studies. The programme aims at qualifying students as team players in 7 semesters for the BA and as leaders and supervisors for film and sound projects in two other 3 semesters for the MA Film and the MA Creative Audio Director.

In the two major fields of study “Film” and “Sound Design” the visual and sound skills in the team complement each other to plan and implement film projects in fictional, documentary but also experimental formats and in commercials as well as in audio-visual forms of design for scenographic concepts. Through the exchange and collaboration with the course programmes Communication Design, Photography, and Object Design and Design of Rooms, Environment and Public Spaces but also with the Master Programme Scenographic Design and Communication offered within the same department this cross-disciplinary approach to film is embedded in a project-focussed course of studies resulting in four self-contained film or audio-visual projects, in addition to exercises and short formats, over a period of three and a half years. The continuously changing technical and production possibilities make it particularly important to teach methodical skills in film and sound design. This means that it is not only necessary to learn about certain contents and procedures but also to gain systematic knowledge. The students are meant to be enabled to analyse and assess a large variety of models and apply them to their own projects. Thus, it is not only additive knowledge which matters but the ability to generate innovative film products and methods.