In the framework of the degree programme practical assignments must be done, namely the writing of screenplays for several short films and one 90-minute film. The degree programme concludes with a master’s thesis consisting of two parts: an artistic-practical assignment (screenplay for a feature-length film) and a written theoretical explanation of it and a written theoretical paper. Moreover, an examination before a committee must be sat, in which the artistic-practical work is presented and an oral question-and-answer session about it takes place.
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, and oral question-and-answer session about the submitted assignments. Proficiency in German must also be proved in the framework of the entrance examination.