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Film + Motion Design, BA*

Become an innovative all-rounder for moving images and audiovisual storytelling. 

Our way of communicating, thinking and feeling is characterised by digital, interactive and time-based media. Being able to professionally develop and design within this multidisciplinary creative field is one of the most exciting and forward-looking contemporary activities. In the Film + Motion Design course you will be part of these innovative developments.

In the practice-oriented (BA) Film + Motion Design programme, you will get to know fundamental methods, concepts and techniques for the design of time-based media. From camera work and sound design, analog stop-motion animation, CGI and 3D modelling to digital compositing, hybrid film and visual music, the course offers a wide range of creative expression. In this course you will learn the various methods and techniques of time-based media exclusively from renowned lecturers creative industry. For the realisation of your project ideas you can use the professional equipment, audio and video hardware, post-production and animation software at our university. You also have access to our professional animation and greenscreen studio. If you are interested in seeing what our student create and design during their studies, check out our Vimeo page with more FMD projects. 

* Accreditation in preparation due to new bachelor reform.

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Key Facts

Starting semesters
Starting semesters

· Winter semester: September 2021

· Summer semester: March 2022

· 6 Semesters

Language of instruction
Language of instruction

English (Berlin)

German (Hamburg)

Degree
Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Tuition fee
Tuition fee

EU applicants: 9,310 € / Non-EU applicants: 12,110 € (yearly)

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Internship semester / semester abroad
Internship semester / semester abroad

5th Semester

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Credits
Credits

180 ECTS

*Important note: There is no guarantee that classroom teaching will be possible throughout the semester due to COVID-19.

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Highlights
Highlights

· Individual development

· Creative freedom

Campus
Campus

Berlin (English)

Hamburg (German)

Important Info

Study Film + Motion Design and make a career

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With the focus on time-based design, the Film + Motion Design course prepares you for a variety of current and future professions in the fields of film, animation, design, scenography and media art. Your job opportunities are as varied as the media landscape itself.

After graduation, you will be expected to have a wide range of interdisciplinary skills as a motion designer, digital designer or film designer. You will be employed or freelance for agencies, television stations, film or game productions, in the entertainment industry, the liberal arts, advertising or knowledge transfer, in the media production of museums, trade fairs, theatres and event stages.

The programme, internships and semester abroad

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This programme is divided into various modules. In the foundational modules, we’ll first teach you the basic principles and techniques of artistic crafts, such as animation, storytelling, cinematography, sound design, 3D design, editing, post-production and digital composition. After you’ve learned these, you’ll be able to develop your own specialisations in elective modules. You will create music videos, documentary, animation films and experimental short films. You will also design motion graphics, animated logos, explainer videos or spatial multimedia installations.

The theoretical element will cover important historical and contemporary developments in art, film, photography and design. In the 5th semester, you’ll have the opportunity to test out your newly-gained design skills in practice through an internship or a semester abroad.

The interdisciplinary and international concept of the university and the future- and job-oriented Bachelor's in Film + Motion Design prepares you for the first step into the media industry, where both design skills and a growing network count. In the course of your studies, a comprehensive and versatile portfolio is created, which includes projects with cooperation partners from culture, research and business.

“Make it simple, but significant.”

–Don Draper

Special features of studying at UE

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At UE you will study in a practical and project-oriented manner. You will be in close and personal contact with the teaching staff and receive individual support for your talent. Our professors and lecturers are experienced experts from the private sector and contribute their networks from the creative industry to the study programme.

Through a well-balanced mix of compulsory and optional subjects, we ensure that you get to know all the necessary basics in your field of study, while at the same time enabling you to develop individually according to your personal interests and preferences. In the second year of your studies, you have the possibility to choose from a wide range of interdisciplinary offers and project modules from our other design programmes that complement your field of study.

Studying at UE in Germany

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The practice-oriented approach of our university includes hands-on experience with modern technical equipment, access to our greenscreen studio and animation studio as well as integrated internships and/or semesters abroad. The University of Europe for Applied Sciences was the first university in Germany to offer the combination of film and motion design, because it understood its potential as a future-oriented design field. 

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences is state-accredited, has received multiple awards and is a worldwide leader among universities with an international approach. To apply to our university, you only need a high school diploma from your home country.

Tuition fees and financing

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In contrast to public universities, the quality standard at UE is guaranteed by tuition fees. This ensures that we can continue to offer you modern equipment, experienced lecturers and a constantly growing network.

You can find out how you can finance our bachelor’s programmes on our website on tuition fees and financing. We will be happy to advise you on various ways of financing your studies.

“Play by the rules, but be ferocious.”

– Phil Knight.

How to apply

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1. Please complete our online application form in its entirety.
2. Upload the relevant certified documents.
3. Interview stage: it can take place at our campus, or via telephone or video conference (e.g., Skype).

4. Your portfolio: 

  • A selection of 5-8 creative works or project excerpts which show your keen interest and your previous experience in the field of Film + Motion Design. E.g.: showreel, short film, analog or digital animation, motion graphics, flip book, storyboard, picture story, photos, drawings, sketchbook, Files: texts, images as PDF or JPEG files, videos as MP4, Vimeo or YouTube links.

Important: When applying, you must choose one of the courses directly. However, you can still change courses later.

We regard our students as creative individuals. We want to foster your individual talents and skills and support you in developing into independent designers and filmmakers. The practice-oriented specialist knowledge and the confidence in conceptual design you will gain will prepare you for the creative industries. The balanced mix of theory and practice will give you a capacity for reflection that will serve you well in your professional life. During the course of your studies you will realise both artistic projects and applied projects. You will acquire a sustainable mixture of theoretical and conceptual knowledge and practical experience. In addition, working in small teams, you will gain important experience in the field of communication and project management.

Through the interdisciplinary modular system of the art and design faculty, and the integrated semester abroad or internship, you can actively shape your studies and career path according to your personal preferences. Our students are sustainably prepared to master the constantly changing professional requirements of the creative industry. Study in six project-oriented semesters at the university in Berlin and graduate with a BA in Film + Motion Design. 

Film & Motion Design BA

Hear from Professor Benjamin Dickmann, programme leader for our Film and Motion Design degree at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences

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This course consists of six semesters. Find out what will you study by downloading the course’s curriculum.

Curriculum Bachelor Film+Motion Design

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Collaboration Partners

Gain access to internships and real- life projects in a range of leading companies and cultural institutions.

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Gain access to internships and real- life projects in a range of leading companies and cultural institutions.

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