Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts has been offering the first master’s program in television journalism in the German-speaking world since the 2008/09 winter semester. The two-year, full-time program is a pioneer in Germany: Whereas in most journalism programs, specialization is only possible in higher semesters, at Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts you enter the TV field on the very first day.
Every year about 20 students are accepted to become TV journalists and filmmaker.
TV makers of tomorrow are coming from Hanover
Scientific and practice-oriented
The program offers a scientific and at the same time practice-oriented qualification, which is also reflected in the degree: In addition to the scientific master’s thesis in the fourth semester, all students produce their own graduation film in the second and third semesters. Since the focus of the program is on longer formats, 30- to 60-minute documentaries, reports and features are common.
Adapted to the requirements of television
The curriculum is specifically tailored to the requirements of television and offers the following central content: Basic scientific knowledge of television journalism, market developments, new production models, production and post-production, media economics, corporate media, media law and dramaturgy. New formats and developments in the television market are continuously integrated into the teaching.
Working with modern technology
Students at Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts have access to technical facilities of the quality of established television stations. From current high-end cameras and standard cameras, to sound and lighting technology from the cine area, to the television studio as well as the AVID-based editing suites. Use of the equipment and facilities is free of charge for MTV students. The equipment is regularly renewed.
Learning by doing
The focus of the Master’s in Television Journalism is on practical work. From day one, our students take the camera in their own hands and are introduced to various editing systems. This results in numerous film productions. Below you will find a small selection from past years.