The specialisation area of Directing educates directors with a personal style of cinematic narrative who master the film production process and are able to work in a team. Studies in Directing lay a good foundation for developing into a visionary artist who masters the art of personal cinematic narrative with courage to renew cinematic expression.
The aim of the specialisation area of Directing is that through mastering a single scene, the student is able to produce more extensive narrative entities. In practice, the tuition is based on directing assignments completed in workshops and on courses, as well as the joint film exercises of two or several specialisation areas. Theoretical studies of the specialisation area of Directing consist of film history, screenplay and film analysis, learning about methods of directing through the lectures of visiting directors as well as knowledge of film literature.
A graduating director must have an overall understanding of the film-making process progressing from an observation to a film and an ability to perceive and manage the various aspects of the film-making process: from analysing the screenplay and preliminary planning of the production to the post-production tasks of image and sound.
The education is based on directing workshops, tuition in the theory and history of cinema and joint courses with other specialisation areas, degree programmes for actors and the audiovisual programmes of universities of applied sciences.
After graduation, the student is able to assume principal responsibility as the director of a fictional film and in drama productions for the television and the new media.