Film and Video
The goal of the field of study Film and Video is to qualify students in artistic or creative authorship in the area of time-based media, in particular film and video. The entails procuring advanced competence in media.
The object of the study is time-based media and their artistic formation. The time-based media are particularly reliant on the technical and creative processes of film and the electronic and computer-based audiovisual media of moving images. Analyzing and acquiring these processes in their historical and technological contexts is the focus of the program. This is based on a comprehensive examination of the history and theory of time-based media, as well as art history and cultural theory. Interactive forms and usages, which are the object of one of the independent Pathways (New Media), are also dealt with.
Over the course of the program, several projects are realized, covering one or more semesters. The main thrust is smaller format projects, in which documentary, fictional, or experimental forms and their combination (essays, docu-fiction) are both possible and desirable. Workshop courses and exercises not only give the student practical knowledge in how to deal with digital video technology, but also experience in production planning and development. The practical training provides insights into professional working spheres of time-based media. Lectures, courses, and excursions delve into conceiving, financing, and realizing films in television and cinema, as well as in an art context.
The program in the Pathway Film and Video supports the experimental trial of (new) visual languages and dramaturgical means, aspiring for innovative use of multimedia technologies. The technical media of moving images are to be researched for their inherent laws, and their combined possibilities are to be used to develop timely artistic and creative expression.