Compared to other schools at TLU the research practice at BFM is somewhat specific. For it does not only consist of the classical academic approach to research into media, arts, and communication, but also includes creative practice and development work. Indeed, the borderlines between these different activities in our institute are blurry. The research work at our School needs to have the capacity to be used as inputs in our other creative or development work. We have long traditions in conducting creative work in areas such film, television, cross- and transmedia, art, music and dance. We are used to carrying out development work with a variety of institutional partners, especially in the cultural sector. And we conduct academic and critical research work that supports other activities in the School.