FILM, TV AND MEDIA PRODUCTION

In our study programme we not only obtain a broad range of expert knowledge on film, television and the media but also on the economic background of the industry.

The programme is intended to cover all aspects relevant to the media by familiarising us with various fields.

Kevin Li, BA, Alumnus

 

 

Qualification awarded
Bachelor degree programme (6 semesters, 180 ECTS credits): Bachelor of Arts in Business; abbreviated: BA

Level of qualification
Bachelor degree programme: first cycle, ISCED 5A, EQF level 6

Specific admission requirements
Admission to a bachelor degree programme at a university of applied sciences is granted upon the basis of the Austrian higher secondary school leaving certificate (Reifezeugnis), its foreign equivalent, or the successful completion of a special university entrance examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung). Students of compulsory lower schools who have completed additional schooling in the form of apprenticeships as skilled workers may also take a vocationally based examination acknowledged as equivalent to the higher secondary school leaving certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung). Admission to universities of applied sciences is based on a selective admissions process. The admission process for the bachelor degree programme Film, TV and Media Production consists of a written application, a multiple-choice test and an oral interview.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (formal, non-formal and informal)
Students who have acquired certain competences through prior learning can apply for the recognition of these. If the competences were acquired within the framework of a formal learning process (university or equivalent, or other recognized training /education institutions), the programme director decides on the basis of the provided documents (transcripts, course descriptions, etc.), if the credits for the prior learning can be transferred. If competences were acquired in a non-formal or informal context, students can request a competence ascertainment test. If the student passes this test, the competences acquired through prior learning will be credited. Applications for recognition of prior learning have to be submitted within 14 days of the beginning of the semester in which the course is situated. Students must substantiate a request for recognition of prior learning with original documents or officially authenticated copies.

Recognition of study abroad periods
Before the study abroad period every prospective mobile student draws up a learning agreement which has to be approved by the UAS bfi Vienna and the host institution. In case of changes in the study programme the learning agreement may be amended. All changes have to be approved by both the UAS bfi Vienna and the host institution. After the mobility period students hand in their transcripts of records to the mobility coordinator, who will facilitate the recognition based on the signed learning agreements and the approved changes. The credits obtained at the host institution in accordance with the learning agreement are automatically transferred into the transcript of records of the UAS bfi Vienna with their original titles and a reference to the host institution, where the study abroad credits were obtained.

Qualification requirements and regulations
The bachelor degree programme Film, TV and Media Production does not require previous knowledge that goes beyond the level of the general university entrance examination. What you should definitely have is:

  • media competence for everyday use;
  • an affinity for audiovisual media;
  • a general interest in commercial and logistic planning;
  • an interest in economic correlations;
  • teamwork skills;
  • communication skills;
  • interest in foreign languages and international and intercultural challenges.

 

Profile of the programme
The bachelor degree programme Film, TV and Media Production offers practically oriented training in the organizational and commercial fields of film, TV and media production at the university level. Changes in the field of production technologies (digitalization) as well as in the field of distribution caused by developments such as media convergence and the establishment of new channels on the World Wide Web, have led to a great demand for well-trained people with business, legal and technical competences who also offer know-how regarding content and creativity. At the same time we offer a high degree of practical orientation in order to ensure that all relevant approaches to film, TV and media production are taught in close cooperation with the professional field and to guarantee high accessibility into the future labor market. An internship in the future vocational field during the 6th semester is mandatory.
The main subject areas of the bachelor degree programme are: production techniques, film and media techniques, civil law and contract law, project management, social skills, production finance, PR.

Key learning outcomes
The graduates are able to:

  • work in leading positions in the production and economic utilisation of cinema and TV films, and documentary formats;
  • run web-based multimedia animation projects;
  • produce AV-formats in convergent contexts (e.g. in multimedia houses, cultural projects, for the integration of social media formats in mass media communication, corporate publishing etc.);
  • exercise top controlling functions in film, TV and media production.

 

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
The vocational fields of graduates of the degree programme Film, TV and Media Production can mainly be found in production companies, funding institutions, TV stations and the TIME industry. These include jobs in traditional, long-established vocational fields of film production (production management, film production accounting, line production management) for cinema and TV as well as management and interface management in the context of cross-media productions, multimedia formats and AV formats in converging contexts. Furthermore, the economic exploitation (rental, distribution, etc.) of all formats mentioned above presents a vocational field for graduates of this degree programme.

Access to further studies
Graduates of UAS bachelor degree programmes may enrol in master programmes at universities and UASs.

Course structure diagram with ECTS Credits
Film, TV and Media Production BA (PDF, 113.40 KB)

Course descriptions in German
Course descriptions in English

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Every examination can be repeated twice, whereby the third examination is before a commission. In case of a negative commission examination, a once only application to repeat a year can be made to the degree programme director. According to the modalities for examinations outlined in the curricula, achievement may be evaluated upon the basis of oral and written exams or project related work. In principle oral examinations are open to the public (Source: Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research Unit III/7).
Final examination: For UAS bachelor degree programmes, independently written works, so-called bachelor papers, are to be produced within the lectures, the concluding bachelor examination is held in the form of a commission.

Austrian Grading Scheme (PDF, 38.95 KB)

Additional information about the grading system is provided in the Transcript of Records (ToR) and the Diploma Supplement.

Graduation requirements
For UAS bachelor degree programmes, independently written works, so-called bachelor papers, are to be produced within the lectures, the concluding bachelor examination is held in the form of a commission.

Mode of study (full-time, part-time, e-learning…): full-time

Programme director or equivalent: Kai Erenli, tel.: ++43-7201286-940