In the framework of the degree programme three work placements must be done, one in camerawork in a feature film and in a documentary, a camera assistance and a compositing placement. The degree programme concludes with a master thesis consisting of two parts: an artistic-practical work and a written theoretical explanation of it, and an examination before a committee, in which the artistic-practical work is presented and an oral question-and-answer session about it.
An entrance examination is to assess the artistic aptitude of prospective students. The entrance examination consists of two parts: submission of the solved creative-practical assignments, oral question-and-answer session about the submitted works. In the entrance examination proficiency in the German language must also be proved.