Theatre, Film and Media Studies (Bachelor)

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Theatre, film and media studies is a discipline within cultural studies. It investigates theatric and media constellations and processes, and investigates the history and theory of theatre, film and media.

In this regard, it is crucial to clarify the characteristics of these three subject areas – a task that repeatedly poses new challenges. The bachelor’s programme does not only focus on the analysis of productions, the discussion of film theories and social media but also on political theories, economics, philosophy and culture theory.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 580

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 30 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in Theatre, Film and Media Studies covers a wide thematic area and provides students with the opportunity to independently organise their studies according to their own interests. Students have to write short academic papers as part of seminars, enabling them to practice thinking from the perspective of cultural studies. Reading and understanding philosophical texts as part of their studies often requires patience. The bachelor’s programme in Theatre, Film and Media Studies does not provide a training for artistic professions (directing, acting, camera, etc.).

For an overview of the structure of the bachelor’s programme, please click here: graphic representation of the curriculum of the bachelor’s programme in Theatre, Film and Media Studies

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Performance analysis
  • Forms of media staging
  • Film theory
  • Body practices
  • Narrativity

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates of the bachelor’s programme are qualified for a career in a wide range of occupational fields that require an analytical understanding of the history and social dependence of theatre, film and media aesthetics. These include:

  • traditional and innovative professions in theatre, film and media production, distribution and reception, in the area of arts, organisation and communication
  • academic and administrative activities at public institutions, research institutions and universities.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates