Master of Arts in Cinema

The two-year master’s course in Cinema is the result of a close partnership between two teaching institutions that have made a name for themselves both in Switzerland and abroad: HEAD Geneva and ECAL and is part of the Réseau Cinéma CH. The course aims to help students develop their creative abilities and technical mastery in the fields of directing, editing, sound, screenplay and production and includ theoretical work.

We set out to encourage the development of a personal, unusual approach to cinéma d’auteur, and an understanding of every stage of film production. Students acquire specialized skills and grasp the economic and production aspects of film projects, in order to help them integrate into professional circles when they graduate.

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.

Next Master cursus: 2022-2024
Online registration is open till April 8, 2022.

Duration of studies: 4 semesters
120 ECTS
Yearly fee (materials included): CHF 2'225.-
Languages: French and English

Head of department :
Nicolas Wadimoff, HEAD – Genève and Lionel Baier, ECAL
Coordinator : Jasmin Basic
Assistants : Irene Munoz (HEAD), Jules Pourchet (ECAL)
Production and film distribution, Jean-Guillaume Sonnier (ECAL)

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