Credits: N ECTS cr
Resposible teacher: Professor Saara Saarela
Master’s studies with a major in Film Directing strengthen the student director’s idea generation skills, idea development, storybuilding and narration skills in addition to developing the director’s personal cinematic style.
Master’s studies in Film Directing deepen the student’s visual and dramaturgical abilities, provides competence in production and directing actors as well as enforces the student’s ability to lead a creative process in collaboration with other artistic leads. The goal of the education is to provide the necessary skills to direct a feature-length film and a fiction tv-series.
In master’s studies in Film Directing, the student develops his/her own artistic thinking and cinematic vision. The studies are built around the Master’s Thesis combining both artistic and research elements. The studies consist of joint compulsory content for all majors in Film, which develop the student’s skills in research and professionalism, and of specific study modules only for students majoring in Film Directing. These courses comprise thematic study modules with changing content and are a combination of theory, individual research and practical workshops. Some modules concentrate on working with actors for better understanding the different acting and directing methods. Other modules are laboratories built around a single central theme and realized in conjunction with one or more majors.
During the master’s courses, the student challenges his/her artistic thinking, studies the conventions and new forms of film and TV drama, their dramaturgical structure and examines the starting points of his/her personal artistic work in more detail. The studies enforce the director’s role and defines the responsibilities during the whole production line. The student also learns to understand the importance of resourcing when planning and realizing a film or a tv-series. According to the study plan drawn up in the personal study plan discussion, the director additionally deepens his/her competence in scriptwriting, visual narration or sound narration.
Major Studies 90 ECTS
|Joint MA Studies in Film and Television||30|
|Joint MA studies are obligatory for students studying in the Master's Programme in Film and Television.|
|Theory, Art and Artistic Practices||10|
|ELO-E1010||Master's Thesis Seminar||4-6|
|ELO-E1011||Theory, Art and Artistic Practices 1||2|
|ELO-E1012||Theory, Art and Artistic Practices 2||2-4|
|Working Life Practices and Skills||10|
|ELO-E1013||Group Dynamics and Leadership||2|
|ELO-E1014||Contracts and Copyrights||4|
|ELO-E1015||Wellbeing at Work||2|
|ELO-E1016||Entrepreneurship and Working Life Skills||2|
|Analysis and Vision||10|
|ELO-E1018||Artistic and Technical Breakdown of the Script 1||2|
|ELO-E1019||Artistic and Technical Breakdown of the Script 2||2|
|Choose two of the following courses:||4|
|ELO-E1020||Film History 5||2|
|ELO-E1021||Film History 6||2|
|ELO-E1022||Film History 7||2|
Advanced Studies in Film Directing
MA Master Class
MA Film Pre-production
MA Directing Workshop
MA Courses with Varying Content (Directing)
|ELO-E3516||Acting and Theatre Academy Courses||2–12|
|ELO-E2033||From Idea to Treatment Master Class||6-12|