Audiovisuaalse meedia õppekava

Audiovisual Media

We offer an international education with a curriculum dedicated to audiovisual storytelling for different distribution platforms starting from the Internet and television, ending with cinemas. You can master the technical field 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

The intake of students is organized in to 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.

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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 TV programs, 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 the right from the admission. In specific assignments the students have to qualify for either one track or the other.

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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. 


 

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.

 

Admission Requirements

General requirements

Entrance exams

  • Entrance exam is a part of admissions procedure. It consists of:
    • Written assignments (testing general intelligence and creativity) 20%
    • Creative assignments (personal photo camera needed) 30%
    • Portfolio and interview with admission committee 50%
  • Creative portfolio containing examples of creative works, including photographs, short films/videos, essays, scripts, poems, etc.
    Portfolio to be sent: 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.

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.

Why Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School?

Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication 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

Contact us

 

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

Ms. Siiri Häidma

CONTACT

aaddressNarva mnt 27, 10120 Tallinn

 

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

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