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Credits: N ECTS cr

Responsible teacher: Professor Rauno Ronkainen

Learning Outcomes

In master’s studies in Cinematography, the student deepens his/her vocational competence to achieve a greater mastery of the overall artistic, production and technical entity of his/her professional area in various film, TV and advertising productions. A student of cinematography has a wide-ranging mastery of artistic means of expression, cinematography methods and challenging technical concepts, equipment and work methods.

The goal of education is to reinforce the student’s personal strengths and development in line with personal artistic vision, deepen cooperation skills with others responsible for artistic film work, and provide the skills needed for independent research work.

Education Content

During the education, the student’s personal vision is strengthened with a focus on artistic-technical cinematography competence and cooperation skills.

The job description of a cinematographer is reinforced and deepened in extensive master’s study modules and workshop exercises, both in Finland and internationally and by means of courses on vocational technology and artistic expression. The education is mainly based on practical learning by doing, work in small groups, personal guidance and dialogue-based interaction. During the studies, the student is introduced to all phases of preliminary planning in cinematography and artistic and production cooperation in film and television productions.

Courses

Major Studies 90 ECTS

Code

Name

ECTS Credits

Joint MA Studies in Film and Television30
Joint MA studies are obligatory for students studying in the Master's Programme in Film and Television.
Theory, Art and Artistic Practices
10
ELO-E1010Master's Thesis Seminar4-6
ELO-E1011Theory, Art and Artistic Practices 12
ELO-E1012Theory, Art and Artistic Practices 22-4
Working Life Practices and Skills10
ELO-E1013Group Dynamics and Leadership2
ELO-E1014Contracts and Copyrights4
ELO-E1015Wellbeing at Work2
ELO-E1016Entrepreneurship and Working Life Skills2
Analysis and Vision10
ELO-E1017Seventh Art2
ELO-E1018Artistic and Technical Breakdown of the Script 12
ELO-E1019Artistic and Technical Breakdown of the Script 22
Choose two of the following courses:4
ELO-E1020Film History 52
ELO-E1021Film History 62
ELO-E1022Film History 72
Advanced Studies in Cinematography30
Students choose the advanced and elective courses according to their Personal Study plan.

ELO-E4015

Movement and Perspective, Cinematography

10-12

ELO-E3032

AVFX 2

2

ELO-E4003

Character Lighting 2

2

ELO-E4007

Color Definition 2

2

ELO-E4016

Cinematography Methods 3

2

ELO-E4001

Night Interior Lighting

3

ELO-E4002

Night Exterior Lighting

3

ELO-E1540

Documentary Cinematography 2 (in collaboration with Documentary Film)

2

ELO-E1005

Courses with Varying Content in Film

8–14 *

ELO-E3515

Directing Techniques (One Image Story, in collaboration with Directing)

4

ELO-E4531

Course with Varying Content in Film Sound Recording and Sound Design (Auto workshop, in collaboration with Sound Design)

2

ELO-E4017

Visiting Cinematographers 

2

ELO-E4018

Presentation Techniques

2

ELO-E4010

Advanced MA Lab for Film Art

4–20 *

ELO-E3017

Film Editing, Course with Varying Content (Associative Visual Narration 2, in collaboration with Editing)

2-12

ELO-E3015

Experimental Film (in collaboration with Editing)

4–7

ELO-E5515

Dramaturgy of Light and Space (in collaboration with Production Design)

4

Master’s Thesis

30

ELO.thes 

Master’s Thesis

30

* ) Students have the right to be credited with components of courses from courses over 12 ECTS.