Audiovisual Media Arts

Academic bachelor’s programme 120KP/180ECTS

“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.

Accredited: until 17 January 2026

The programme is currently undergoing re-accreditation.

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General information

  • Duration:
    3 years (full-time)
    3.5 years (part-time)
  • Type:
    Full-time, Part-time in person (evenings and Saturdays) every other week
  • Language:
    English (full-time day studies), Latvian (full-time, part-time)
  • Credit points:
    120KP/180ECTS
  • Fee:
    For citizens and permanent residents of the Republic of Latvia:
    3500 EUR (Full-time in Latvian)
    3100 EUR (Part-time in Latvian)
    4200 EUR (Full-time in English)

    EU, EEA, EU candidate countries:
    4200 EUR (Full-time in English)

    Other countries:
    5400 EUR (Full-time in English)


“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 academic 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.

Academic bachelor study programme with 4 specializations: “Film Cinematographer”, “Film Producer”, “Film Director”, “Audiovisual Journalist”.

As this is a academic 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.

1st year

Audiovisual Technologies
Fundamentals of Audiovisual Editing
Principles of Creating a Photographic Image
Video and Sound Re-cording Techniques
Music in Communication
Audiovisual Journalism
Directing for Television and Film I
Television and Film Production I
Cinematography I
Cinematography II
Lighting Techniques
Screenwriting
Image. Space. Age.
Acting I
Acting II
Study Work I
Internship I
Business English
English for Audiovisual Media Arts
Latvian language (for foreign students)


2nd year

360 degree Visualization
Constructions of Composition and Color Psychology
Multimedia and Immersive Technologies
Sound Directing
Audiovisual Motage Aesthetics and Production Processes
The Dramatic Construction and Production of the TV series
History of Film
History and Theory of Art and Cuture
Fundaments of Theatre History
Civil Protection
Internship II

Study courses in the specialisation of Film Producer:

  • Television and Film Production II
  • Television and Film Production III
  • Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting
  • Private Funding in Culture
  • Public Relations and Mass Media
  • Working with a Set Designer

Study courses specialising in Film Director:

  • Basics of Computer Graphics
  • Aesthetics of Documentary Films
  • Directing Actors I
  • Directing Actors II
  • Public Relations and Mass Media
  • Directing for Television and Film II
  • Directing for Television and Film III

Study courses specialising in Film Cinematography:

  • Cinematography III
  • Cinematography IV
  • Aesthetics of Documentary Films
  • Film Technologies
  • Photojournalism
  • Basics of Computer Graphics
  • Gaffing of Film and Television

Study courses for the specialisation in Audiovisual Journalism:

  • Screenwriting I: Fiction
  • Screenwriting II: Documentary
  • Public Relations and Mass Media
  • Citizen Journalism
  • Audio Narrative: Radio Journalism and Podcasting
  • Photojournalism
  • Information Design I

3rd year

Production of 360 degree Cinematic VR
Analysis and Critique of Creative Industries
Creative Industries in Business and Management
Legal Aspects of Intellectual Property
Philosophy
Social and Applied Ecology
Research Work
Bachelor’s Thesis
Study Work II
Internship III

Study courses in the specialisation of Film Producer:

  • Television and Film Production IV
  • Project Management

Study courses specialising in Film Director:

  • Working with a Set Designer
  • Directing for Television and Film IV

Study courses specialising in Film Cinematography:

  • Cinematography V
  • Working with a Set Designer

Courses of study to be completed in the Audiovisual Journalist specialisation:

  • Analytical and Investigative Journalism
  • Artificial Intelligence in Journalism and Art
  • Audiovisual Journalism
  • Information Design II

Optional course

Film Semiotics
Digital Animation
Dramaturgy of Film
TV programming
Psychology of Advertising
Public Speaking Techniques
Psychology of Creative Processes

RISEBA “Audiovisual Media Arts” students have the opportunity to attend elective courses at the Latvian Academy of Culture by selecting the courses of their interest on the university’s website and confirming their choice with the RISEBA Study Department.

Apply at the Latvian Academy of Culture by e-mail: [email protected].

Faculty Mambers

Admission rules

Please read the admission rules published on our website under Study at RISEBA -> Admission rules


Career opportunities

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!

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Senior study program administrator
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Evita Petroviča
Admissions specialist
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