In the framework of the degree programme four work placements must be done: in the fields of camerawork in a documentary film without dub voice, camerawork or camera assistance in a film, camerawork in a documentary and camerawork in a feature film. The degree programme concludes with a bachelor examination. This includes an artistic-practical work and a written theoretical explanation of it, two bachelor theses and an examination before a committee including the presentation of the artistic-practical work and an oral question-and-answer session about the different parts of the bachelor examination.
The entrance examination consists of four parts: submission of the solved creative-practical assignments, oral question-and-answer session about the submitted works, practical-artistic work and oral examination by the examining committee. In the entrance examination proficiency in the German language must also be proved.