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Film Production at SAE Institute Vienna

Breathtaking films begin in the mind and unfold their full power on the screen. In between are pre-production, production as well as post-production. The focus of the Film Production department is therefore on developing creative, technical and professional skills to transform unique ideas into moving images.

What do you learn at SAE Institute?


Impressive experiences in interdisciplinary projects not only open your eyes, but also underpin the theoretical course content with practical insights. You will go through all the tasks of a film producer in a film production, learn the professional craft of filmmaking and perfect common workflows to prepare you for an exciting and creative professional life.

For whom is the Film Production department suitable?

The Film Production program is designed for individuals who enjoy working in a team, want to bring their vision to the screen, and want to realize their dream of a career as a film producer, cameraman, cinematographer, or film editor.

Career­prospects for film and video­production

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Graduating from SAE Institute Vienna is the best preparation for gaining a foothold in the film industry. The opportunity to work with professional equipment allows you to realize your own ideas - whether in the green screen studio, the grading suite or at optimized workstations for digital film production. The market for film and video production is growing and includes not only the production of commercials, image films and music videos, but also feature films, television productions and documentaries.
Camera and Lighting Steadicam Operator, Camera Assistant, Lighting Technician, Cameraman/woman/and in between
Set and Production Production Assistant, Production Manager, Assistant Director, Recording Director
Postproduction Post Production Supervisor, Color Grading Operator, Film Editor, Editing Assistant

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Structure of our film production curriculum

Our Film Production curriculum is composed of the following modules:

Basics of filmmaking


Short-film project


Film Production


Postproduction


Documentaries & Reporting


Commercial Production


Projekt & Workflow


Teamwork


Marketing


Research & Development

A detailed description of the individual modules, including their main topics, is available in our brochure

Learning and studying
at SAE Institute Wien


In March and September, you can start your vocational training or your studies with us. You have the same opportunities to learn and study with us in all our departments:

Professional Qualification – Diploma

In 18 months, the SAE Diploma lays the foundation for your professional entry into the creative industries. A high proportion of practical work enables a sound knowledge of the subject, and many practical applications train your own technical skills at an early stage. Accordingly, this makes the SAE Diploma a technical vocational training with strong industry relevance, flexible time management and a high degree of self-determination

For those who focus on a comprehensive and meaningful portfolio, the newly introduced Advanced Diploma is a very good addition. In addition to an interdisciplinary or cross-semester project as part of a team, this learning section also examines the aspects that are involved in such projects. In this way, you develop a broader view of work processes and interrelationships, while at the same time deepening your technical skills. As a result, you add value to your diploma.

Academic Degree – Bachelor

The study regulations provide for two course parts, the prestigious and industry-recognized Diploma, and an undergraduate part, where additional skills are learned and areas such as creative industry processes, project management, copyright and special techniques are covered. The program culminates in an internationally recognized BA/BSc (Hons), validated by the University of Hertfordshire in London. The standard period of study for the BA/BSc (Hons) including the Diploma is 36 months.

Follow your passion for Film Production

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For information on the pricing of our educational offerings and a detailed degree structure, please see our online brochure.
For any further questions, please contact our experienced educational advisors. They will be happy to help you with your decision.
Our free workshops prepare you for your way into professional film production and give you a first taste of campus life at our film school in Vienna.
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