Master of Arts in Film with specialisation in Animation, Short Motion or Interaction
Graduates of the Master in Film programme are able to do the following:
- Have a high level of competence in developing and telling stories.
- Devise own creative projects of high artistic potential in a given professional context.
- Plan and execute the creative process and overcome problems using appropriate methodological approaches.
- Absorb new content, independently research and analyse topics in detail, and condense the information acquired in a synthesis that offers criteria and options for continuing the creative process.
- Assess the individual interests of participating stakeholder groups of funding committee and production contexts and gauge their relevance to the project.
- Provide information on the economic framework of the project environment in question and position their projects on the market.
- Name and analyse reference works relevant to the project in question and use such knowledge to critically situate and reflect on their own work.
- Locate their own work in a superordinate theoretical framework.Develop a range of different solutions and justify their approach through logical argument.
- Implement decisions satisfactorily in the form of convincing designs.
- Critique other’s work professionally and accept as well as implement criticism.
Graduates of the Master in Film programme have developed an artistic mindset that is reflected in independent creative praxis.
Graduates who have specialised in Animation for the most part make a name for themselves as directors or take up responsible positions in large-scale animation film productions. But they may also position themselves in the commissioned productions field and work on commercial or applied animation productions, such as advertisement or didactic formats for museums and exhibitions.
Graduates who have specialised in Short Motion and Interaction participate in the development of new cinematic formats as employees or independent artists. They work as cross-media and motion designers in television or journalism or with agencies; they create artistic projects or work in a range of professional contexts as competent, solution-oriented partners, planning and realising films for a variety of purposes.
The Master in Film also prepares graduates for an academic career in teaching and/or research. Graduates have a sufficiently firm grasp of theoretical fundamentals and the required number of ECTS points to begin doctoral work after obtaining the master’s degree.
The prerequisites for enrolment in the master’s programme include the following:
a) A bachelor’s or equivalent university or tertiary level degree in a design-related field, or
b) In justified exceptions: evidence of several years of practical work of proven excellence, which can be evaluated to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or diploma.
c) Passing an aptitude evaluation.
Comprehensive information on entrance requirements may be found on the Admission Procedure and Admission Requirements page in the section of Information for Prospective Students.
Interested candidates should apply using the Online Registration Form form of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and include their credentials, a CV, a letter of motivation and – if available – a sketch of their project. In addition a portfolio documenting previous artistic and creative work is expected.
After the admissions board has reviewed the application documents, suitable candidates will be invited for an interview. Selection for the degree programme is based on the application documents and the results of the personal interviews with the admissions board.
Admission procedure information sheet
Academic year 2020/21: Thursday, 5 March 2020
(later applications possible)
Academic year 2019/20: 16 September 2019
Academic year 2020/21: 14 September 2020
The semester dates and our academic calendar can be found here.