Theatre, Film and Media Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Theatre, Film and Media Studies is a research-led degree programme, dealing with the development of theatre-, film- and media-related processes in (trans)cultural contexts. It investigates the importance of these processes for different aesthetic and technological forms of individualisation and the formation of collectives, perception and knowledge production. Furthermore, it addresses general characteristics of theatre-, film- and media-related constellations as well as their relevant cultural and historic dynamics. The master’s programme focuses on the integration and transversal connection of the different areas of research.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 583

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

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

It consists of the following modules: Compulsory modules: Theatre, Film and Media Cultures; and Specialisation; Elective modules: Historical and Theoretical Relations; Aesthetics and Poetics; Project Research; Artistic Research; Intersectional Perspectives; Open Module; Master’s Thesis Module: Master’s Thesis and Master’s Examination.

Five Concepts

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

  • Theatre processes
  • Poetics
  • Intersectional
  • Mimesis
  • Dramaturgy

     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 are qualified to work in the production of theatre, film, radio and television, as well as at museums, publishing companies and in social media. They are able to develop content and concepts for artistic processes, festivals and exhibitions. They work in the areas of editing, media design, digital communication, press and cultural administration. Another potential area of occupation for graduates of this master’s programme is the expanding field of film and media education at schools and in continuing education.

    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