Film & Motion Design

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 7 Semesters
  • on campus
  • 210 ECTS
  • €650/Month
  • Full time

Telling stories and creating cinematic designs. Producing spots, short films and animations. Study (B.A.) Film & Motion Design in Berlin and learn how to direct, revise and post-produce movies and transport them to the big screen.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
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Your studies | B.A. Film & Motion Design
Designing and producing films

Our B.A. Film & Motion programme is your ticket to the movie industry. Learn how to write scripts and produce films from the initial idea to screening. We will teach you camera and editing skills, storytelling, directing, post-production and digital techniques as well as 2D and 3D visualisation.

In addition to film theory, dramaturgy, lighting and sound technology, your curriculum will include innovative narrative approaches as well as interactive campaigns, short films, music clips and commercials for the big screen.

Motion design is the movie industry's biggest field of innovation. Combined with traditional film formats, it makes for a unique study programme that teaches professional skills in directing, camera techniques, editing or post-production.

B.A. Film & Motion Design
Your career perspectives

The B.A. Film & Motion Design focuses on film and cinematic commissions for the communication industry. The Berlin School of Design and Communication provides you with the latest hardware and software for your film projects. Large studios, a film and motion studio, 4K camera technology, editing and post-production workstations, lighting and sound equipment help you realise your cinematic ideas.

As an expert in audiovisual design, you are a sought-after expert in film production companies, in advertising agencies, communication agencies and TV stations.

Possible careers include:

  • Motion designer
  • Director
  • Creative producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Cutter
  • TV designer

In addition, the internationally-recognised Bachelor of Arts degree gives you access to numerous postgraduate and master's programmes at home and abroad.

Films by our students


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Curriculum B.A. Film & Motion Design Your curriculum

7 Semester 210 ECTS
1. Semester
  • Dramaturgy and Directing I 5
  • Basics of Design I 5
  • Basics of Design II 5
  • Design/Communication Studies 5
  • Media Lab Photography 5
  • Elective Design I 5
2. Semester
  • Film Studies 5
  • Motion Design I 5
  • Sound Design I 5
  • Design/Media Studies 5
  • Media Lab Film 5
  • Elective Design II 5
3. Semester
  • Communication Strategy Design 5
  • Dramaturgy and Directing II 5
  • Sound Design II 5
  • Research and Aesthetics I 5
  • Camera Technology 5
  • Elective Design III 5
4. Semester
  • Film Production I 5
  • Motion Design II 5
  • SRH Elective 5
  • SRH Lab Project 5
  • Project-based Work 5
  • Elective Design IV 5
5. Semester
  • Internship 20
  • Free Project 10
6. Semester
  • Integrated Production I 5
  • Motion Design III 5
  • Academic Colloquium 5
  • Research and Aesthetics II 5
  • Film Production II 5
  • Elective Design V 5
7. Semester
  • Integrated Production II 5
  • Innovative Feature/Report 5
  • Entrepreneurship/Media Law/Job Application 5
  • Writing Workshop 5
  • Bachelor's Thesis 10

Admission requirements
Our requirements

Admission requirements vary according to the educational background and citizenship of all applicants. Our admission requirements are in accordance with German legal stipulations. 

The basic requirements are:

  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or university of applied sciences entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife). In case you have not graduated yet, please apply with your existing transcripts or your latest interim certificate. However, we need your final degree certificate before you can start your studies.
  • Portfolio with about 2 - 3 works from the cinematic field (e.g. script, scenic sketches, storyboard or links to finished works on Vimeo or YouTube).
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • CV
  • Copy of your identity card or passport

Please find our English language requirements here:

  • Duolingo 95 Pts
  • TOEFL 87 ibt (direct entry)
  • TOEFL 79 - 86 ibt (with additional agreement)
  • TOEIC 785 (Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150)
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5 average - please see Language Centre guidelines if results differ
  • CAE (grade A, B, or C)
  • CPE (grade A, B or C)
  • FCE (grade A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A) 59 points
  • Linguaskill: 176 - 184 (CES) - all four skills required

You don't feel prepared yet? More information about the Academic English Preparation Course

Fees and Funding
Your tuition fees

As a state-recognised, private university, SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences is financed by tuition fees. This revenue goes towards equipping our campus, providing services for our students, and quality assurance. In this way we ensure that you receive the best possible education under optimal study conditions.

Tuition fees

  • EUR 650 / month (Citizenship EU/EEA incl. Switzerland, Western Balkans and Ukraine)
  • EUR 4,500 / semester (Citizenship non-EU/non-EEA)

Enrolment fee

  • EUR 500 (Citizenship EU/EEA incl. Western Balkans, Switzerland and Ukraine)
  • EUR 900 (Citizenship non-EU/non-EEA)


Information on financing options & scholarships can be found here.

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Application process and deadlines

Please find the Application and Late Arrival deadlines here.

We are happy to welcome you to our university. This is our application process:

  1. You submit your online application via the SRH application portal
  2. If you meet the admission requirements, we will invite you to a personal/phone interview
  3. If the interview is successful, you will receive an acceptance letter and the study contract
  4. You sign the study contract and send it back to us
  5. You pay the enrolment fee (all students) and – if you are a non-EU/non-EEA student - a EUR 3000 deposit
  6. You receive your letter of admission
  7. You take part in our Welcome Week and then you are good to go!
Get started now Your path into the future
  • You will take part in a step-by-step learning experience
  • You will study in practice-oriented tasks in small teams
  • You can concentrate on what's important in 5-week-blocks
  • You will receive individual support from your lecturers
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