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Bachelor programme Camera Technology and Cinematography

Content and focus of the degree programme:

This study programme is only available in German.

The course programme of the film academy consists of five bachelor programmes offered alongside each other (dramaturgy, camera technology and cinematography, film production, directing, and editing). The degree programme starts with an orientation phase. In the further course of the programme great importance is attached to a sound general education. The degree programme thus consists of compulsory subjects of the five central artistic subjects, i.e. camera technology and cinematography, dramaturgy, film production, directing, and editing. The focus of course is on camera technology and cinematography.

Higher education institution:
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Group of fields of study:
Art Studies
Degree programme:
Camera Technology and Cinematography
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Arts, BA
6 Semester / 180 ECTS*

Contact & information materials:

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 21,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2011/12, Sondernummer 1/1, i.d.F. MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 10 (Nr. 102), Stk. 12 (Nr. 139)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme Camera Technology and Cinematography focuses on the imparting of knowledge about camera technology and cinematography.


In the framework of the degree programme four work placements must be done: in the fields of camerawork in a documentary film without dub voice, camerawork or camera assistance in a film, camerawork in a documentary and camerawork in a feature film. The degree programme concludes with a bachelor examination. This includes an artistic-practical work and a written theoretical explanation of it, two bachelor theses and an examination before a committee including the presentation of the artistic-practical work and an oral question-and-answer session about the different parts of the bachelor examination.

Entrance examinations

The entrance examination consists of four parts: submission of the solved creative-practical assignments, oral question-and-answer session about the submitted works, practical-artistic work and oral examination by the examining committee. In the entrance examination proficiency in the German language must also be proved.

Supplementary examinations