Audiovisuaalse meedia õppekava

Audiovisual Media

We offer an international education with a curriculum dedicated to film, audiovisual storytelling for different distribution platforms starting from the Internet and ending with cinemas. You can master the technical field by studying cinematography, light, and sound design or venture onto the creative track gaining skills in screenwriting, directing, producing, and editing.

Study level Bachelor's Studies

Duration of study 3 years

Language English

Study form Regular studies

Cost per semester 2000

Degree awarded Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

The intake of students is organized into two specialty modules: ’creative’ and ’technical’. The students of the Creative module will study scriptwriting, directing, editing, and production. The Technical module contains cinematography, sound recording and –design, lighting, and color correction. Besides the specialty modules, all students study compulsory and elective courses. 

The selection of the students into either Creative Module or Technical Module is done right from the admission. In specific assignments, the students have to qualify for either one track or the other.

 

 

Studies take place in a multicultural environment, with students working side-by-side with professors and fellow students from many different countries. The Media curriculum offers a good balance between practical and theoretical studies. Student productions and creative assignments are developed and produced in teams, using up-to-date equipment and newly built production facilities. 

Course Outline

The 3-year Media BA programme adopts a ‘learning-by-doing’ approach to deliver the skills and understanding essential for the production of audiovisual content for multiple platforms. Students acquire hands-on experience in developing and creating audiovisual work in a variety of formats, including short films, documentaries, music videos and advertising.

The intake of students is organized into two specialty modules: ’creative’ and ’technical’. The students of the Creative module will study scriptwriting, directing, editing, and production. The Technical module contains cinematography, sound recording and –design, lighting, and color correction. Besides the specialty modules, all students study compulsory and elective courses. 

The selection of the students into either Creative Module or Technical Module is done right from the admission. In specific assignments, the students have to qualify for either one track or the other.

See the study programme

Admission Requirements

 

General requirements

The portfolio of the candidate for the creative module:

  1. The motivation letter is mandatory, has to be written in English;
  2. At least 10 creative photos;
  3. Short film/video link to website or Drive link;
  4. Essay, script, poem, etc. which should show us your creative expression skills in written language (PDF file!);

All required portfolio content can also be sent to us as a website or drive link (must be accessible to everyone without registration).

The portfolio of the candidate for the technical module

  1. The motivation letter is mandatory, has to be written in English
  2. The applicant has to select or take 10 photos as follows:
    1. 2x portrait

    2. 2x landscape / cityscape

    3. 2x still life

    4. 2x everyday life

    5. 2x of any theme, applicant's choice. 

      Please include both, color as well as BW photos. In case of having a larger photo portfolio, a link to it is recommended.

  3. Audiovisual portfolio (sound, video). Please select up to 10 minutes of your best work.

Also, provide the link to the full portfolio (must be accessible to everyone without registration)

  • Portfolio to be sent to: media@tlu.ee
  • For the purposes of identity verification at the admission procedure the Admission Committee has the right to take a screenshot during the oral part of the admission exam carried out via video bridge.

Please see the complete overview of the admission and application requirements for Bachelor's level applicants.

Why Baltic Film, Media and Arts School?

Baltic Film, Media and Arts School (BFM) has more than 20 years of teaching experience.

  • Graduates leave with an extensive portfolio of films and audio-visual content for further career, plus an internationally validated university degree.
  • BFM believes in hands-on approach.
  • Internship possibilities in different media enterprises and also in the Estonian Public Broadcasting.
  • Lectures at BFM are given by well-known filmmakers and media professionals in Estonia such as Arvo Iho, Renita Lintrop, Marianna Kaat, Dirk Hoyer, Jüri Pihel and Indrek Treufeldt.
  • The university provides students with a state of the art facilities and equipment. BFM building houses Estonia’s first 4K cinema hall, film and sound studios, and editing rooms.
  • BFM has over 30 partner universities in Europe and China, which offers a truly exciting mix of cultures that creates an invaluable professional network for your later career.
  • Scholarships available

Post-Graduate Destinations

Remarkable Alumni

Media programme alumni include known faces from Estonian TV but also filmmakers in the beginning of their journeys: Maksim Golomodov and Ivan Pavljutškov.

In what fields can you find work?

Alumni can find work in creative journalistic, editing or directing fields, as well as producing and production-related fields both in television and film.

Further Studies

 Students can continue their studies at Master level at BFM or in related fields.

Academic Staff

Riho Västrik is a documentary filmmaker and producer who has taught at BFM since 2009. He is the curator of the Audiovisual Media BA study program and the Documentary Film MA study program. 


 

Miguel Llansó - A big fan of experimental-punk-weird music and films, he studied philosophy and cinema before leaving on his many adventures. For him, filmmaking is friendship, risk, provocation, subversion and freedom.

Based in Tallinn since 2017, Miguel teaches writing and directing at BFM. His international recognition came when he started filming in Ethiopia. His films have been screened and awarded at many international film festivals such as Sundance, Rotterdam, Locarno, Fantasia, Sitges, Buenos Aires or Los Angeles.

Crumbs (2015), Miguel's feature film debut, was screened at more than 100 film festivals, TVs, airplanes and theatres worldwide. It got positive reviews in the New York Times, Hollywood Reporter and Filmmaker Magazine, among others.

Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2019) - SciFi political satire shot between Ethiopia, Estonia, Latvia and Spain - is getting selected at more than 60 film festivals and released by Arrow Films, the reference distributor for horror, sci-fi and cult films. The film got positive reviews in Variety, Screen Anarchy or CineEuropa.


 

Dirk Hoyer  is a German born filmmaker and scholar. He obtained his Master degree from the Sorbonne and his Doctor of Arts from Aalto University.

Dirk directed and wrote feature films and documentary films. In his research he focuses on Estonian cinema of the 90s, Dimitri Kirsanoff, the role of political imagination in contemporary culture and on storytelling.

Dirk Hoyer in ETIS.

Dirk Hoyer on IMDB.

 

Contact us

 

  • Specific questions regarding the programme should be directed to the Baltic Film, Media and Arts School’s Media Department:
study concellor and specialist:

addressNarva mnt 27, 10120 Tallinn

phone(+372) 619 9928

E-mailmedia@tlu.ee

 

  • For additional guidelines regarding admission procedure please contact the international admission specialist.