dBs Film Berlin

Introduction

One of our favourite questions to ask our new film students is 'how did you make your first film?' As the years pass, the answers get more surprising. Filmmaking has become increasingly accessible with the inventions of high quality camera phones and others. This means competition on the market is more fierce than ever. So when considering your options for film school it’s critical to ask, how will your experience give you an advantage?

When we describe our facilities, community, quality of instruction, uncompromising support, and location, we give you an image of why dBs Berlin is “no ordinary school”. It takes all these elements together to create our motto of passion in progress. This means not only is there intense joy in everything we do together, but also that together we will demonstrate how passion is the key to success.

Overview

Our newly renovated state-of-the-arts facilities here in Berlin are just a few years old. But we are building on the legacy of our institution which has been operating since 1999 in the UK. In 2013 we opened dBs Berlin to give our students access to the diverse and established art scene found here. Home to Berlinale and the European Film Market, this event is a must-attend for anyone looking to have relevancy in the industry.

Your lessons will take place at our purpose built spaces in our main education centre in the buzzing Friedrichshain district. Accompanying the instruction from our industry experienced tutors will be guest lecture events, to give you even more exposure to what’s happening today and how the future will look. This practical insight offers you a comprehensive look into not only technical expertise but also real industry practice.

If you are looking for a comprehensive introduction to Filmmaking, our one-year diploma programme is perfect. It’s also also a fantastic way to re-energise your mission as an artist, re-hone your skills in visual narrative and spend an exciting year abroad. You will also create an impressive showreel of 30 films!

If you are looking a high-value accredited degree, consider our (Hons) Bachelor degree which is administered through the University of St Mark & St John in the UK. This 3-year programme is for those who want to dive deep into concepts, theory, technical expertise and practice.

Learn more

Want to see what we are talking about? Sign up for one of our Open Days on our website (dbsfilm.net) and come meet us in person.

Don’t have an excuse to come to Berlin right now? Find out more about the kinds of opportunities you could have with dBs Film Berlin by exploring our profile here on Bachelor Studies. Or reach out to us today by sending us an email: admissions@dbsfilm.net

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Film Degree BA(Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

Learn the practical and theoretical underpinnings you need to become a well-rounded filmmaker, combined with a good chunk of the experience hours that are so essential to becoming an expert. Key to this are our applied modules on the business of filmmaking, building your brand as a filmmaker, funding, multi-platform distribution, audience building, and harnessing the power of social media for promotion. [+]

Overview Learn the practical and theoretical underpinnings you need to become a well-rounded filmmaker, combined with a good chunk of the experience hours that are so essential to becoming an expert. Key to this are our applied modules on the business of filmmaking, building your brand as a filmmaker, funding, multi-platform distribution, audience building, and harnessing the power of social media for promotion. Our degree is designed to prepare you for where the industry is going, not where it’s been. It will take you in-depth into each of the key areas and really focus on finding your own creative voice as a visual storyteller. Hands-on and practical, time is also given to really polish each production, with the expectation you will complete your studies with a festival-ready short film. You’ll take strides towards becoming a master storyteller with a profound understanding of light, composition, movement and mise-en-scene. Deconstruct the story and explore the power of moving images to engage and stir emotion in the viewer, and go in-depth into the art and mechanics of recording and editing sound and immerse yourself in the precision and power of post-production. Please be aware that if you take this course, you may never be able to simply sit back and enjoy watching a film ever again… COURSE LENGTH: 3 Years COURSE START DATE: Sept 2017 TERM TIME: Sept 2017 – May 2020 COURSE FEES: from €750 per month Entry requirements DEGREE Academic requirements If you are aged 18 or over and achieved one of the following or their equivalents, you are eligible to apply for any of our degree courses: A Level, Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Abitur, BTEC National Diploma, Scottish Highers, Diploma di Maturità, di Esame di Stato, Título de Bachillerato or other equivalents Practical requirements We'll ask to see evidence of film-related experience you've had with either camera equipment (e.g. a DSLR or handycam), filmmaking software (e.g. FCPx, or Premier Pro) or in the organisation of a production. Where possible you should provide links to a showreel showing films or videos you have either directed, shot, edited, or produced (or a combination of roles), or a CV detailing projects you may have worked on in other departments, photographic essays, or scripts you have written. We understand that people have vastly different types of experience and we will be happy to take the time to chat with you about where you are at, to help you figure out if this course is right for you. No formal qualifications? Don’t worry, you may still be able to apply for one of our courses. We will need to evaluate three things before deciding which course will be most appropriate for you: Your verbal and/or written communication skills in English Your subject knowledge Your practical experience Visa requirements Citizens of EU countries or those with an EU passport, do not require a visa to study in Germany. For non-EU citizens, before you make your application we ask that you investigate the options for obtaining a visa for your country of origin. If you are made an offer to study with us, you will be required to show evidence of your visa before we can officially accept you on to the course. For more extensive visa information please see our visa information page on the dBs Music website. [-]

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Contact

dBs Music Berlin

Address Gubener Straße 47
10243 Berlin, Germany
Website http://www.dbsmusic.net/
Phone +49 30 29009052