Master Film Studies
Developing a personal cinematographic vision, understanding the filmmaking process and apprehending the stakes of production so as to pave the way for graduates to smoothly join professional circles – such are the main objectives of this programme. This Master course, which is unique in Europe, is aimed at the holders of a Bachelor’s degree, or with equivalent experience, wishing to further their knowledge in one of the following fields: direction scriptwriting, editing, sound or production.
Through courses and workshops provided by renowned lecturers in each field, the students develop a personal project throughout the curriculum. For their master project, they are involved in the production (direction scriptwriting, editing, sound or production) of a short, medium or feature length film (fiction, documentary, TV series, art-house, transmedia…). Several films gain international visibility through renowned festivals or/and TV broadcasting.
This Master programme relies on a partnership between ECAL and HEAD/Geneva University of Art and Design and on collaborations with Lausanne University (UNIL), Zurich University (UZH), Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK), the Swiss National Film Archive in Lausanne, Swiss National Broadcasting RTS, and la Manufacture (school of performing arts) in Lausanne, University of Music Lausanne and Swiss Literature Institute in Bienne.
Registration deadline, interview www.ecal.ch/en/admission
Yearly fees (materials included)
French and English
Master of Arts HES-SO in Cinema, major in Direction, Scriptwriting, Editing, Sound or Production
Heads of Department
Lionel Baier (ECAL)
Nicolas Wadimoff (HEAD – Genève)
Alice Riva (HEAD)
Production and distribution
Jean-Guillaume Sonnier (ECAL)
Professors and Visiting Lecturers
Abdel Raouf Dafri
Thierry de Peretti
Mahamat Saleh Haroun