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BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Film Production


Summary and Overview

If you are a passionate film fan and want to launch or further develop a career in the film industry, then completing the BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Film Production* will teach you the basic skills and knowledge for beginning a career in the industry. During your studies you will carry out projects to help you learn the necessary knowledge and skills which are important in the production of films.

There are two possible course study schemes. One is aimed at earning a respected SAE Digital Film Production Diploma, recognised by the industry. The second scheme combines the above with an additional BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Film Production* in which supplemental skills are learned and which also covers topics such as project management, copyright law, and special film techniques. This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.

The estimated duration of the BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Film Production* is 42 months.





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In Partnership with Middlesex University

* This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by SAE Institute, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University.

In accordance with the accreditation and inclusion of SAE in the Austrian registration directory pursuant to § 27 HS-QSG (Higher Education Quality Assurance Act) for the implementation of study operations in Austria, we would like to point out that no determination of equivalence with Austrian studies and corresponding Austrian academic degrees is associated with this.


Module 1: Basics of Film-Making 1

  • Camera and Lighting Basics
  • Scriptwriting Basics
  • Film History
  • Film Analysis Basics
  • Video Editing Basics
  • Montage Theory
  • Optical Basics
  • Set Seminar
  • Digital Signal & Information Flows
  • Cutting
  • Production Basics & Image Composition;
  • Light and Colours
  • Video Basics & Media Operating Techniques

Module 2: The Art of Storytelling

  • Dramaturgy
  • Script / Scripting
  • Screenplay analysis
  • Scenography
  • Revision
  • The Screenwriter
  • Acting direction
  • Visual language in Videos
  • Storyboarding
  • Moodboarding

Module 3: Basics of Film-Making 2

  • Camera & Light
  • Director
  • Audio Engineering
  • Direct Quote
  • Audio Editing
  • Production Scenic Film
  • VFX Theory & History
  • Camera & Light Greenscreen
  • Colorgrading
  • Compositing & Animation
  • VFX Supervising

Module 4: Documentary Film

  • Film History
  • Documentary Film Formats
  • Material Development Research
  • Camera Light
  • Production Documentary Film
  • Interview Techniques
  • Cut
  • Documentary Narrative Structures
  • Film & Media Ethics
  • Multicam Cut

Module 5: Production of a Short Film / Advertising / Music Video

  • Production Scenic Film
  • Production Advertising
  • Production Music Video
  • Camera Light
  • Grip
  • DIT
  • OnAir - Screen Design
  • Audio Dubbing / Synchronization
  • Film Music
  • Digital Photography

Module 6: Production & Distribution Streams

  • Production Preparation
  • Film Law
  • Film Funding & Budgeting
  • Production Management
  • Press Kit
  • Finishing (DVD / BluRay / Optical Media)
  • Project Revision
  • Audio Mastering
  • Broadcast & Cinema Technology
  • Finishing (Online)
  • Film History

Module 7: Information, Communication & Professional Media Practice

  • Job Portfolio / Master CV
  • Overview of the Media and Game Industry
  • Creative Industries
  • Media Analysis
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Time Management
  • Project Management
  • Scientific Work
  • Editorial Formating
  • Theory of Learning
  • Comparative Discussion Paper

Module 8: Marketing, Business Planning & Law

  • Business Management Basics
  • Project & Team Management
  • Specialty Lectures
  • Business & Management Basics
  • Product & Service Development
  • Market Analysis, Target Group Analysis
  • Marketing (Branding, Pricing Policy, Distribution Policy, Communication Policy)
  • Business Management Basics (Forms of Enterprise, Entrepreneurship, Bookkeeping, Cost and Performance Accounting, Taxes)
  • Pitching
  • Contract Law
  • Copyright
  • Licensing
  • Professional Business Practice

Module 9: Research Practice & Society

  • Analysis Methods
  • Cultural Theories
  • Trends & Currents
  • Creativity Techniques
  • Various Major Project Proposal Review Dates
  • Works Studies / Literature
  • Presentations of Ideas, Creative Input & Major Project Proposal

Module 10: Advanced Specialized Project

  • Realisation of a team project
  • Project Planning & Project Management
  • Resource Planning
  • Time & Team Management
  • Presentation, Constructive Criticism & Reporting
  • Self-Assessment & Self-Evaluation

Module 11: Major Project

  • Targeted development of an industry-relevant media project or research work
  • Research of the current state of knowledge
  • Development of an appropriate methodology
  • Carrying out the production or research
  • Evaluation and interpretation of the results
  • Final thesis presentation
Entry Requirements
  • Admission requirements for our BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Film Production* is first and foremost the successful completion of the Diploma. This requires a minimum age of 18 years.
  • The admission must be completed by a positive completion of the 9th grade.
  • It is necessary to bring your own laptop.
Fees & Funding
  • Prepayment: 2 payments at the beginning of each course (beginning diploma, beginning of Bachelor)
  • Standard: 36 payments on the 1st of the month


  • Kameramann/-frau
  • BeleuchterIn
  • Grip
  • RegisseurIn
  • ProduzentIn
  • AufnahmeleiterIn
  • RegieassistentIn
  • ProduktionsleiterIn
  • ProduktionsassistentIn
  • Editor / Cutter
  • SchnittassistentIn
  • Color Grading Operator