Motion Pictures offers an attractive and sustainable education in the dynamic environment of the media.
Aligned to an exciting and dynamic professional life
The course Motion Pictures offers a contemporary education in the field of video, TV and film. The specialized knowledge and the necessary competencies are conveyed by targeted educational contents, which are oriented towards the needs of the classic film, video and TV industry, but also to interdisciplinary future oriented media environments. A high proportion of these skills and knowledge is acquired through practice in workshops and projects as well as lectures and seminars.
Shaping, experiencing and discussing projects together: each semester, the „Aftermath“ takes place in our campus cinema. This event enables students to present, watch and discuss semester and bachelor films produced in Motion Pictures in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Depending on the student’s inclination, profiling is possible through appropriate elective courses in the areas of production and directing, screenwriting, camera or post production or visual effects. This choice allows trying out new topics, styles and technologies. In addition, most semester projects have only in the early semesters formal limitations, allowing students to plan and produce their own content, experimenting with genres and storytelling while being guided by their professors and teachers in the workshops.
„Filmmaking is teamwork, so working on projects in groups plays a significant role. The international orientation of the program gives you the opportunity to collaborate with fellow students from all over the world.“
Prof. Dr. Gabler
The seven-semester study program is divided into mandatory and accompanying elective courses. In the fourth semester, students complete the practical phase.
Our instructors and lecturers are filmmakers, scholars, and practitioners from the film and media industry. Our external lecturers are experts in their fields and are enthusiastic about teaching on campus to get to know the future generation of professionals.
Whether it’s a high-quality TV or sound studio, a usability lab, a 3D lab, or project studio, the Media Campus provides modern studios with top-notch equipment for successful studying, learning, and application.
Costs of the course
No tuition fees in Hessen
No tuition fees in Hessen
Since the summer of 2008, there have been no tuition fees in Hessen. At Hochschule Darmstadt only a semester fee of €292 (Winter semester 2023/24) is charged to cover the costs of administration, student services, the student council (Studierendenwerk) and ASTA.
Benefits for students
Students at Hochschule Darmstadt also enjoy some financial benefits:
- Free use of public transportation throughout the Rhein-Main Transport Area (RMV-Semestericket).
- 60 minutes bicycle rental for free; discounted car rentals (Mobilität).
- Free seats (subject to availability) at Staatstheater Darmstadt, Theater Moller Haus, Theater im Pädagog, Hoffart Theater (Kulturticket);
- Reduced-price cinema tickets at Cinemaxx Darmstadt and Citydome Darmstadt, and some additional discounts.