The Master's Programme in Film and Media, with specialisation in Directing Fiction is aimed at those who wish to specialise in and deepen their knowledge about directing documentaries. The programme qualifies the student for third-cycle studies and consists of two years of full-time studies at second cycle level.
A film director's job is to tell a story in film that touches. With film fiction, this is about communicating the vision of the film with the others in the film team, interpreting the script, directing the work at the filming location, instructing actors and, together with the rest of the film team, realising the film's artistic vision. After filming, the director participates in the process of editing and adding sound to the film. The director is a creative artist, an inspiring and responsive supervisor and a driving force in the collaborative process of film making.
The Master's Programme in Film and Media, with specialisation in Directing Fiction
The Master's Programme in Film and Media is a programme for going more indepth that is also research preparatory and has a common programme structure for all specialisations. In the programme’s theory courses, students are introduced to different perspectives on knowledge, theory, reflection and artistic research methods.
The specialisation in Directing Fiction is one of the team specialisations in the master's programme that forms film teams and collaborates. The students work together on joint lab courses where they explore different forms of film, television and new media. You gain in-depth knowledge of film making as a creative process with focus on team work as well as individual artistic practice.
The programme also has methodology courses specific to the specialisation. As a master’s student in fiction directing, you can practise different methods of personal directing and staging (mise-en-scène). You also gain in-depth knowledge of dramaturgy, script analysis and project development. The insights and knowledge that you acquire in the specialisation-specific courses are applied in the lab courses and film exercises, which are carried out in teams.
During the programme you will have many opportunities for interactions across traditional professional boundaries, for example through elective courses that are common to the university’s departments. Here, each student identifies his or her need for further knowledge.
The programme leads to gaining specialist knowledge that prepares for research and for being able to work as a documentary film director.