Theatre, Film and Media Studies (Master)

Building of the study programme

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In the master’s programme in Theatre, Film and Media Studies you will deal with theatre, film and media from a cultural studies perspective. The degree programme is research-led, meaning it is oriented to theoretical and analytical questions. The history, aesthetics and theory of the subject areas are equally discussed. Students have the possibility to set their own focus and, if desired, to concentrate on one of the three areas. Having completed a degree programme in Cultural Studies is an important admission requirement. Moreover, experiences and competences in at least one of the three fields are appreciated.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 583

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The degree programme offers great freedom for setting your own focus. Competence-oriented seminars, that are designed in a dialogical manner, are the core component. Independent reading and preparation, discussions in the course (but also beyond), joint subject analysis, and working in groups will characterise your everyday university life. There is also space for experimental forms and topics - such as artistic research, project research or an open module that you can design according to your own ideas and interests. Political theory, dance theatre, inter-war film, sound studies, baroque music theatre, horror films and social media - it is the diversity that makes this degree programme special. The study programme is characterised by numerous collaborations with cultural institutions, theatres and festivals.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Staging analysis
  • Theoretical work
  • Film analysis
  • Cultural Studies
  • Self-determination

... and many more.

     Overview of the programme structure & topics

    Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

    After Graduation

    Graduates are qualified to work in the production of theatre, film, radio and television, as well as at museums, publishing companies and in social media. They are able to develop content and concepts for artistic processes, festivals and exhibitions. They work in the areas of editing, media design, digital communication, press and cultural administration. Another potential area of occupation for graduates of this master’s programme is the expanding field of film and media education at schools and in continuing education.

    Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

    Graduates ...

    • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.3 (good)
    • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.2 (appropriate)

    → These results are based on feedback from 32 graduates.

    *You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the master's programme in Theatre, Film and Media Studies (in German).

    Graduates ...

    • find employment within 3 months after graduation on average.

    *You can find further information on career entry and career paths in the tracking of graduates "MA Theatre, Film and Media Studies".