2014 structure

In curriculum under:Study modules:CreditsMA1MA2
Advanced studiesJoint MA Studies in Film and Television30 cr16 cr12 cr
Advanced studiesAdvanced studies in major subject30 cr--
Advanced studiesMaster's thesis30 cr--
Elective studiesElective studies30 cr--

Director of the Master's Programme

Professor Pietari Koskinen

Aims of the Master of Arts (Art and Design) degree

The aim of the degree is to provide students with:

  1. good theoretical and general knowledge of as well as artistic and practical expertise in their field of study as well as a general knowledge of the field of arts;
  2. knowledge and skills needed for independent and demanding artistic work and for multidisciplinary collaboration as well as knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific knowledge and scientific methods;
  3. knowledge and skills to perform, both independently and collaboratively, demanding expert, development and management duties of the field, and to cooperate internationally;
  4. knowledge and skills needed for education leading to a Doctor of Arts (Art and Design) degree and for lifelong learning;
  5. good language and communication skills for work in the field of arts and for international operations and cooperation.

The education shall be based on scientific research and artistic activity and professional practices in the field.

Learning Outcomes of the Master's Programme in Film and Television

A graduate of the Master’s Degree Programme in Film and Television:

  • Is able to work as the artistically responsible person in his/her competence area (Head of Department) in a feature-length fictional or documentary film or television
  • Knows how to use traditional and modern storytelling techniques and  how to use  dramaturgical tools for story development.
  • Can master broad artistic and production concepts.
  • Is able to apply previously acquired knowledge and skills.
  • Can assess and question the traditions in film and television.
  • Is able to apply storytelling skills in new areas and  platforms of audiovisual storytelling
  • Can develop new working methods and processes, for example by using research and/or experimental approaches.
  • Is able to identify and develop his/her artistic strengths and characteristics and  build an artistic identity.
  • Can take initiative and work as an active co-operator in  the production’s artistic working group.
  • Can expand his/her professional skills by further developing personal competences and thinking.
  • Can work independently and contribute to renewing the field.
  • Can function in an international working group.
  • Can continue his/her education by applying for continuing or doctoral studies.

Education Content

A quarter of the MA-studies in Film and Television consists of jointly taught studies within the Department. These studies cover areas such as Arts and Theory, Working Life Skills and Industry Practices, and Film History and Analysis.

The Master's Degree Programme in Film and Television provides the students with advanced level artistic and vocational skills. The student’s skills are developed both in the areas of independent work and group work.  Students are encouraged to find a research perspective on their own area of specialisation. Student can also choose to specialise in an applied area in the audiovisual and media industry.