Study overview

 

The Film and TV Production Management degree programme is a cooperative degree programme with in-depth practical training. It trains the production managers, production supervisors and recording managers who are indispensable for the production of any kind of moving image. According to the generally used differentiation, the term film production not only refers to the production of a cinema film, but also of television, online, advertising and image/industrial films, including further audiovisual content such as multi-platform, 360° or VR/AR films.  

The degree programme is currently unique in the German-speaking world and is run in cooperation with the University of Television and Film Munich. The individual modules are tailored to the requirements of the film industry, so that the PMF degree programme is a suitable response to the film industry's great need for academically trained personnel in the field of production management.

Short formPMF
Type of studyFull time
Standard period of study7 semester
AwardBachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Start of studiesSummer semester 2022
Admission restrictionsspecific
Lecture locationAnsbach, München, online
Language of instructionGerman
Course management Prof. Martin Feldmann
Student advisory service

Prof. Renate Hermann

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Admission requirements

 

Requirements according to §4 of the SPO:

  • General university entrance qualification
  • Employment contract with a company in the film or TV industry in the area of production (in consultation with Ansbach University of Applied Sciences)
  • Proof of at least one year of full-time employment in a field related to the field of study
  • Suitability assessment procedure if required

Additional requirements, which may be checked in an aptitude test:

  • Basic understanding of production processes in terms of timing and duration.
  • Basic access to creative-artistic thinking and acting
  • Organisational and planning skills
  • Basic understanding of financial aspects and interrelationships
  • Ability to work in a team, conflict management and leadership skills

 

Study structure

The structure of the programme is based on the phases of a media production: assessment of scripts, material development, preparation for shooting/pre-production, shooting, post-production and marketing. The focus of the training is on the organisational and financial areas of production. Students receive a sound education in general production management, which enables them to work on media productions in a managerial capacity.

The great advantage is the close cooperation with the industry. The students are employed in production companies parallel to their studies and are thus in the midst of practice. This is just as true for the lecturers who, due to their proximity to the market, are able to impart concrete knowledge about current developments and provide the students with valuable background knowledge.  

The study programme begins with an introduction to all sub-areas and concerns of a production, which are analysed from the first moment of idea generation to the start of marketing.

In the following semesters, this structure is deepened and explained in detail.

Occupational fields

The qualification of employees in the field of production management is an important factor for Germany as a production location. The qualifications acquired thus result in the following career opportunities for graduates:

  • Production management (HL): The HL supervises and controls the production of a film work in the name of and on behalf of a production company (producer) during the preparation period, shooting and final production in organisational, technical, economic and financial respects.
  • Production management (PL): The PL carries out audiovisual production projects (cinema film, TV, industrial, advertising, documentary and educational film) as a salaried employee with economic and organisational responsibility. He/she takes over the project financed and prepared by the HL and carries it out under the supervision of the HL and the producer.
  • Film management (FgF): In close cooperation with the PL, the FgF takes over the financial and accounting management of film and TV productions and ensures that the financial accounting is correct under tax law and the payroll accounting is correct under social security and payroll tax law.
  • Production management (AL): The AL's field of activity includes the planning, organisation and execution of filming, taking into account temporal, local, dramaturgical and financial aspects. The AL is active in all areas of film production: Cinema and Television, Commercials, Industrial Film, Documentary, Show and Current Affairs.
  • Post Production Supervisor (PPS): Similar to the PL during the shoot, the PPS takes care of the completion of the film after the shoot. This post-production process, which lasts several months, is planned, calculated and cost-monitored by the PPS (in consultation with the HL). This includes hiring team members (editors, sound editors, sound mixers, etc.), booking editing rooms and studios, coordinating dubbing work and acceptance tests.

Staff

Prof. Martin Feldmann – Studiengangleiter Produktionsmanagement Film und TV (PMF)

Prof. Martin Feldmann

Studiengangleiter Produktionsmanagement Film und TV (PMF)

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Prof. Martin Feldmann

Prof. Martin Feldmann – Studiengangleiter Produktionsmanagement Film und TV (PMF)

Studiengangleiter Produktionsmanagement Film und TV (PMF)

Funktionen:

  • Studiengangleiter Multimedia und Kommunikation (MUK)
  • Mitglied Prüfungskommission Multimedia und Kommunikation (MUK)
  • Professor Digital Learning (DL)
  • Leiter Mobiles TV-Studio

Lehrgebiete:

  • Szenischer/Fiktionaler Film
  • Dokumentarfilm
  • Multikamera Produktion
  • Projektmanagement für Digital Learning
  • Beratung für virtuelle Events und Messen

Ulrike Stroh

Ulrike Stroh – Fakultätsassistentin Medien

Fakultätsassistentin Medien

Funktionen:

  • Fakultätsassistentin Medien

Betreute Studiengänge:

  • Multimediale Information und Kommunikation
Prof. Renate Hermann, M.A. – Professorin Produktionsmanagement Film und TV (PMF) / Studienfachberatung Produktionsmanagement Film und TV (PMF)

Prof. Renate Hermann, M.A.

Professorin Produktionsmanagement Film und TV (PMF) / Studienfachberatung Produktionsmanagement Film und TV (PMF)

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Prof. Renate Hermann, M.A.

Prof. Renate Hermann, M.A. – Professorin Produktionsmanagement Film und TV (PMF) / Studienfachberatung Produktionsmanagement Film und TV (PMF)

Professorin Produktionsmanagement Film und TV (PMF) / Studienfachberatung Produktionsmanagement Film und TV (PMF)

Funktionen:

  • Studiengangleitung Multimediale Information und Kommunikation (MIK)
  • Vorsitzende Prüfungskommission Multimediale Information und Kommunikation (MIK)
  • Professorin Multimedia und Kommunikation (MUK)
  • Professorin Ressortjournalismus (RJO)
  • Wissenschaftliche Leiterin Pixel Campus

Vita:

Nach dem Studium der Kommunikationswissenschaften, Biologie und Psychologie an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München langjährige Erfahrung als Medizin-Journalistin (u. a. „Die Neue Ärztliche“/ FAZ, „International Medical News“) Filmautorin für Gesundheitsmagazine im BR und der ARD  („Die Sprechstunde“, „Ratgeber Gesundheit“, „Report“, „alphamed“), Redakteurin „Bleib Gesund" (SAT 1), Dokuserie in Kooperation mit der Weltgesundheitsorganisation, WHO („Traditional Ways of Healing“), Stv. Chefredakteurin „Health Online Service“ (Burda / Bertelsmann) und Programmdirektion für medizinische Spartenkanäle (IP-TV)

Lehrt seit 1998 an der Hochschule Ansbach in den Bereichen Multimedia und Kommunikation sowie Telemedizin. 

Schwerpunkte im Rahmen der Professur (seit 1.11.1999): Konzeption und Realisation von Printtiteln, Internetportalen und Multimedia-Projekten, Cross-Media-Marketing, Digitale Videoproduktionen für Industrie, staatliche bzw. kommunale Einrichtungen und Lehre, Weiterbildung von Akademikern (Zweitstudium und Ärztefortbildung)

Aufbau und Leitung des Studiengangs „Ressortjournalismus“ (Start Wintersemester 2008/09), Masterdozentin/DIZ, Mitglied der Programmkommission der Virtuellen Hochschule Bayern (vhb)

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