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


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Data updated on: 19.07.2019

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


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:

  • Theatre processes
  • Poetics
  • Intersectional
  • Mimesis
  • Dramaturgy

... and many more.

     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 asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


    The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

    Graduates ...

    • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.3 (good)
    • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.1 (appropriate)

    → These results are based on feedback from 67 graduates.

    *Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the master's programme in Theatre, Film and Media Studies graduation survey (in German).

    Career Tracking of Graduates

    The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

    3 years after graduation ...

    • 71% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
    • graduates earn approx. € 2,351 gross/month.
    • 12% of graduates work in the motion picture, video, TV programme production sector; cinemas sector.

    *You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "Diploma Programme Theatre, Film and Media Studies".