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Film Studies

- Master´s programs

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for Theatre Studies
Seminar for Film Studies
Prof. Dr. Volker Pantenburg und Prof. Dr. Sabine Nessel
Grunewaldstr. 35
12165 Berlin

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.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

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.

1st Semester Admissions
Restricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
Restricted admission
Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 - May 31 (for winter semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester) and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Program Start
Winter and summer semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters