Baltic Film and Media School
actualización 28/03/2011 - Presentation & Philosophy:
Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School (BFM) is the only higher-educational institution in northern Europe teaching film, television and media studies in English. It offers hands-on three-year BA and two-year MA programmes, as well as courses in:
- Electronic media and television production
- Mass communications and media
- Sound Design
- New media technologies and processes
Classes are currently taught by academics and professionals from Europe and North America. Students start their first year of studies with practical tasks and assignments, and eventually graduate with an internationally accredited university degree. BFM offers a well-equipped study and production environment in the capital city of Tallinn. BFM courses are geared towards providing essential practical media skills to enter today's changing media landscape right after graduation.
Number of students/ full-time/ part-time workshops: more than 350 degree students and 250 participants in different training courses every year
Number of students in film/animation studies: around 150 film and 200 media students
Number of international students: around 50 international students from 15 countries
Number of teachers: 16 full-time and 40 adjunct lecturers
Degree category / length of studies: 2-year Master of Arts in Film Arts, Master of Arts in Cross-Media Production, 3-year Bachelor of Arts in Media.
Programme objective and structure:
BA in Media: The 3-year Audiovisual Media BA programme adopts a learning-by-doing approach to deliver the skills and understanding essential for the production of audiovisual content for multiple platforms. Students acquire hands-on experience in developing and creating audiovisual work in a variety of formats, including TV programmes, short films, documentaries, music videos, advertising, and corporate videos.
The English-language curriculum includes both practical and theoretical courses and prepares graduates for careers in the television and media industry as producers, journalists, directors, editors and cameramen. Graduates can continue their academic studies in the BFM’s Master of Arts programmes in Film Arts or Cross-Media Production.
MA: BFM teaches principal filmmaking professions in 3-year Bachelor's and 2-year Master's level courses through intense hands-on training. Shooting films in real life-like crews, students can specialise in
- sound design
- film theory
- TV and documentary film.
A 1+1 year MA course, divided into an initial year of taught classes on the principal filmmaking professions, and a second year dedicated to the completion of final examination films, is designed for students with prior training and experience in filmmaking. During the first year, students are supervised individually and in teams by tutors in a hands-on learning process. In the second year, students develop the scripts for their Master’s Thesis films, and produce them in complete student teams under the supervision of international tutors. School provides all the equipment and budget to complete their Master’s Thesis films.
A new innovative 2-year MA programme in Cross-Media Production trains future professionals in audiovisual production for multiple platforms, creative business development and applications for interactive media. It is a joint programme with the University of Tartu and Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (Latvia). Emphasising a practical hands-on approach, the programme is also in close co-operation with leading media and communication companies in the Baltics.