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Master programme Camera Technology and Cinematography

Content and focus of the degree programme:

This study programme is only available in German.

The aim of the master programme is a qualified further development of the special artistic and academic interests and the consolidation of the knowledge and the creative abilities. The master programme is one apart from five other master programmes of the film academy, which are dramaturgy, film production, directing, digital art – compositing, and editing. Although the degree programme allows students to attend courses in all of these areas the focus is of course on camera technology and cinematography. In the framework of the degree programme the following subjects must be studied: central artistic subject camera technology and cinematography, theoretical written paper, compulsory subjects, combination of courses, and elective subjects. In the framework of the combinations of subjects one of three focus areas must be chosen: documentary, feature film or compositing.

Higher education institution:
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Group of fields of study:
Art Studies
Degree programme:
Camera Technology and Cinematography
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
4 Semester / 120 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

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 three work placements must be done, one in camerawork in a feature film and in a documentary, a camera assistance and a compositing placement. The degree programme concludes with a master thesis consisting of two parts: an artistic-practical work and a written theoretical explanation of it, and an examination before a committee, in which the artistic-practical work is presented and an oral question-and-answer session about it.

Entrance examinations

An entrance examination is to assess the artistic aptitude of prospective students. The entrance examination consists of two parts: submission of the solved creative-practical assignments, oral question-and-answer session about the submitted works. In the entrance examination proficiency in the German language must also be proved.

Supplementary examinations