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Audiovisual and Cinema Studies

Goethe University Frankfurt

24 months
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The Audiovisual and Cinema Studies programme at Goethe University Frankfurt offers a research-oriented in-depth study and serves to provide scientific further qualifications for graduates of film and media studies, philological, art and musicological and philosophical degree programmes in or outside of Germany. 


The Audiovisual and Cinema Studies programme offered by Goethe University Frankfurt provides the student with profound knowledge about the history and theory of films and audiovisual media as well as competency to reflect upon current aesthetic questions, for competent analysis of texts and formats of audiovisual media, and for undertaking independent research (doctoral studies).

In close cooperation with the University of Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, University Paris 10-La Défense, Universität Liège, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Mailand, Udine University, Birkbeck College – University of London, Ruhr-University Bochum, University Pompeu Fabra-Barcelona, Université Charles de Gaulle Lille 3, Université de Montréal, Università degli Studi Roma 3 and the University of Amsterdam, the Master's degree is awarded on the basis of a continuous two year (four semester) period of study as well as passing of the examinations designed according to the provisions of the study and examination regulations of the universities mentioned and these regulations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History, theory and aesthetics of art and film
  • Cultural heritage, archive and history of cinema
  • Sociology, economics and technology of film and audiovisual media
  • Visual culture and anthropology of the image
  • Current practices of the image

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Film and/or Media Studies or a related field of philology, art history or social sciences. 
  • If you didn't study your undergraduate degree in the field of  "Theater-, Film- and Media Studies" at the Goethe-University:  Transcript of Records and an extra page with the study-related courses (title of the course, CP and if possible the grade) 
  • Letter of motivation with an abstract for a deepening project, which clearifies the specific research interests of the applicant. 
  • CV
  • Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Semester fee: 369 EUR

Living costs for Frankfurt am Main

941 - 1519 EUR /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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