For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in film studies or an equivalent degree that corresponds to the bachelor’s degree program at Freie Universität Berlin in terms of content and structure.
The admission is limited.
The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.
Engaging with new and older forms of the art of film represents the starting point of an increasingly differentiated understanding of the moving image: history, aesthetics, and the theory of film and/or audiovisual media both constitute the subject and have provided the conditions leading to the emergence and impact of the cinema, which include the interdependence of various cultural and aesthetic systems. As a result, the object can be grasped only in an interdisciplinary fashion. The program intensely focuses on research and continues the humanities orientation of the bachelor’s program.