The Department of Visual Imagery and Representation, a merger of esteemed faculties, serves as a bridge between classical and digital expressions. It encompasses traditional artistic forms such as autonomous graphic design and painting, as well as their contemporary digital counterparts. This comprehensive education covers both traditional and electronic imagery, motion pictures, and media, providing students with a solid foundation in both the traditional and digital visual realms. In addition to classic imaging, students have the opportunity to explore motion pictures, multimedia, and interactive forms of visual representation.
This program is designed for individuals who are intrigued by various forms of motion pictures and possess mature visual intelligence, along with excellent cooperative and communication skills. Throughout the course, students gain a holistic understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of filmmaking, allowing them to delve into specific domains of the profession.
Upon completion of the program, students possess secure theoretical and practical knowledge in visual communication, enabling them to create films. The extensive practical training also helps students identify their area of specialization based on their unique personality and interests.
The curriculum encompasses film theory, the history of motion pictures, motion picture art practice, motion picture technologies (including cameraman-directed writing studies, sound technique, and video postproduction), and visual study analysis and practice.
Motion picture art practice delves into regulations related to dramatic composition, editing, and production. Semesters focused on motion picture technique build on each other, providing insights into the form language of filmmakers, cameramen, and sound editors. Students have the opportunity to engage in one-camera or multi-camera shootings, acquire proficiency in key post-production software, and explore various motion picture genres and roles.
Career opportunities in this field are diverse, ranging from roles in institutes specializing in mass communication and media, to positions in film post-production, and roles as organizers in program production within editorial offices. Additionally, graduates can find opportunities as motion picture makers working in advertising and PR, utilizing their skills and creativity to communicate visually.
Notable achievements include being selected for the 73rd Cannes Cinéfondation for the film “AGAPÉ,” directed by Márk Beleznay. The film also received awards for Best Director and Best Actor at the Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival. Other accomplishments include the Grand Prix at the Bujtor Filmfestival for “TINNITUS,” directed by Áron Haász and Arian Honti, as well as the Golden Lenses Award in Looking China for “BEYOND,” directed by Jenifer Zuggo. The film “AWAY,” directed by Roland Ferge, also received the First Prize at the Berlinale Generation Kplus.
The department collaborates with various partners, including ATV, Átrium Film & Theatre, MAFILM, Hungarian Film Laboratory, Hungarian National Digital Archive and Film Institute, Pesti Magyar Theatre, Schwindl Kft., Ufa Hungary, Visionteam L.O. Filmtechnical Service Ltd., Origo Film Studio, and Video Assist Hungary Ltd., providing students with valuable opportunities for hands-on experience and industry connections.