VIEWFINDER is a 2 year, full time, 120 credit international programme awarding a joint/multiple MA Diploma (EHEA-QF Level 7). It was granted the right to use the Erasmus Mundus brand name and the grant support of the European Commission for the first three editions.A maximum of twenty-four students from all around the world will study in Dublin for the first semester, in Budapest for the second semester and in Tallinn for the third semester. In the fourth semester the student body will be divided equally across the three schools.
VIEWFINDER will provide an MA in Cinematography through practice based learning. The course prepares the students to work as a Director of Photography and as a Camera Operator. Graduates can expect to find work in all branches of filmmaking such as TV Drama, Feature Film, Documentary, Music Video, Commercials etc. Viewfinder will shoot on digital equipment to Professional industry standard.
VIEWFINDER will place special emphasis on the study of visual story telling using new and innovative methods such as creative on set collaboration by participants with experienced professional film directors, the study of Drama in European painting and the study of psychological reception theories and how these can be exploited through cinematography to achieve dramatic effect in the perception of the viewer. Graduates will gain a thorough understanding of the skill of visual storytelling allowing for the closest of collaboration with directors in their future careers.