Film Production

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Film Production

The department for film and television makers of tomorrow. Your interest in film goes beyond the entertainment factor, and you love visuals, structuring content and crafting stories and images?

In addition to mastering professional workflows, the Film Production Department focuses on the confident handling of state-of-the-art production equipment and postproduction. You will acquire specialist skills in all aspects of visual-content development that goes beyond the film and TV industry. This will enable you to create exciting stories, gripping documentaries and captivating music videos.

Course content (excerpts from the curriculum)

Basics of filmmaking

film history, editing, design basics, color grading, compositing

Short-film project

camera & lighting, storyboarding, image composition, montage theory

Film production

casting & directing, film sound, camera crane, dolly & Steadicam


on-air screen design, 3D animation & motiongrafix, color grading & greenscreen

Project & Workflow

music video, commercial, documentary or short film


collaborative work processes in project work


financing, publication and marketing to target groups

Research & Development

research and analysis, project management and planning


Job profiles in the film industry

Camera & Light

Steadicam Operator, Camera Assistant, Lighting Technician, Cameraman/-woman

Set & Production

Production Assistant, Production Manager, Assistant Director, Recording Manager


Postproduction Supervisor, Color-Grading Operator, Film Editor, Editing Assistant

Learn and study

Course starts: March and September

Diploma: Professional training / Professional development

Bachelor: Full-time degree / Part-time degree

Master: Specialization / Professional qualification

24-Month Full-Time Degree
The Bachelor’s Degree is part of the “fast-track program” and takes 2 years to complete. This means, you will be qualified faster, be able to enter the job market and start earning sooner. This option combines a compact full-time course with professional training. In addition to studying interdisciplinary content and research methods, practical exercises and projects will help you to gain technical and practical skills.
36-Month Part-Time Degree
Thanks to its modular structure, the part-time Bachelor’s Degree allows students to be flexible and to study at their own pace. Professional and academic components are separated from each other and are taught in a complementary manner. As a rule, the Bachelor’s Degree in the part-time “extended model” is completed after 36 months; depending on your personal situation, the time can also be adjusted.
18-Month Professional Training
The SAE Diploma opens the door for a career in the creative industries in just 18 months. With a practical component of 75%, you will acquire sound knowledge of the subject, and practical exercises will help you to develop technical skills at an early stage. The SAE Diploma offers professional technical training that equips students with strong, industry-relevant skills. Moreover, it facilitates flexible time management and a high degree of autonomy.
18-Month Professional Development
Thanks to our flexible schedule, it will be easy for you to combine professional development with your current job. The part-time version of the 18-month SAE Diploma not only opens up new perspectives and professional fields, but also allows working students to gain sound expertise and practical skills at the cutting edge of technology.

Admission requirements

Own notebook with internet access for theory tests, online lectures and lecture notes

For Bachelor’s Degree: high-school diploma/vocational diploma; alternatively: minimum age of 18 years & intermediate school-leaving certificate & assessment of suitability for studies

For Diploma: high-school diploma/vocational diploma; alternatively: minimum age of 17 years & intermediate school-leaving certificate


Your career advisor at the campus

Our career advisors on campus will show you the opportunities within SAE during an on-site visit and inform you about departments, course content as well as job prospects and are happy to answer all your questions individually.

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