“Audiovisual Media Arts” is a programme where talented and up-and-coming professionals, without whom the media, arts and marketing industries are unthinkable, polish their skills. The professional bachelor’s studies prepare TV and film directors, cinematographers, producers and scriptwriters. During the courses of the programme, students can learn about the development of TV and cinema projects from idea to production, acquire film crew management skills, learn about technical possibilities of audiovisual content creation, the latest trends in visual, audio, aesthetic and compositional design, various content solutions, as well as acquire skills to work with information. In addition to audiovisual arts-specific subjects, the studies also include project management, business activities, public relations and other courses that prepare an arts professional for a working environment where they need to be able not only to create, but also to plan and promote the competitiveness of the arts in the market. The clear advantage of this RISEBA programme is its lecturers – outstanding Latvian and foreign audiovisual specialists.
Currently, the program is in the process of accreditation and it is planned that it will be changed to an academic program with 4 specializations: “Film Cinematographer”, “Film Producer”, “Film Director”, “Audiovisual Journalist”.
As this is a professional study programme, both full-time day and part-time evening studies are delivered in person and, alongside the theoretical courses, there are many practical classes in the video and editing studios located in the RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O6. Students of this programme have the opportunity to undergo an internship in real audiovisual industry companies and participate in various projects, working side by side with professionals in the field.
Philosophy Semiotics of Cinema Applied English Research work Art History and Theory History of Culture Creative Process Audiovisual Technologies Acting Fundamentals of Composition Fundamentals of Photo Art TV and Video Camera Work Script Development Music in Communication Principles of Lighting
Business Activities Applied English Fundamentals of Theatre History of Cinema History of Costume and Fashion TV and Video Camera Work TV Directing TV and Cinema Production Fundamentals of TV Journalism Essentials of Audiovisual Montage Multimedia Sound Directing Video Editing and Sound Recording Equipment 360-Degree Visualisation History of TV
Psychology of Advertising Analysis and critique of creative work TV and Film Dramaturgy 360-Degree Cinematography The Work of a Gaffer Aesthetics of Documentary Cinema Psychology of Colour TV Directing Director’s Work with an Actor Cooperation with the Set Designer Photo Genres Latvian (or English) in Communication Creation of Scenarios TV Adaptations History and Theory of Literature Script Development Television and Video Camera Work Crisis Management TV Programming Accounting TV and Cinema Production Cinema Technology Private Financing in Culture Project Management
TV and Cinema Production Television Directing Television and Video Camera Work Script Development Legal Aspects of Business Activities Public Relations and Media TV and Cinema Production Fundamentals of Computer Graphics Director’s Work with an Actor Bachelor’s thesis
Second Foreign Language Advertisement Creation Fundamentals of Video Art Sound Design Digital Post-Production
Please read the admission rules published on our website under Study at RISEBA -> Admission rules
Graduate directors, cinematographers and producers are in great demand in TV companies, film and independent producers’ associations, websites, portals and other new media. These professionals will always find well-paid jobs in the field of video ad production. The knowledge a student gains from studies will also enable him/her to turn his/her personal creative ideas and creations into a private business.
Opportunities for further study
After graduation, a student can continue his/her education in the following programme: New Media and Audiovisual Art
Any student of the bachelor’s programme “Audiovisual Media Arts” who has completed at least one year of study can participate in the Erasmus+ exchange programme. A student can study for 1 or 2 semesters at one of RISEBA’s partner universities. The duration of study mobility is 2–12 months. The student does not have to pay for the period spent in the study and internship exchange programme abroad; the tuition fee is covered by the partner university, but the student continues to pay the RISEBA tuition fee. For the period spent abroad during mobility, the student is awarded an Erasmus+ scholarship to cover the costs of transport and accommodation. * Erasmus+ internship mobility provides that a student can undergo an internship in one of the companies of interest in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries. For this internship period, the student receives an Erasmus+ scholarship. The duration of internship mobility is 2–12 months. Find out more about Erasmus+ and how to apply here!