Marter in Arts of Sound and Image

Open Applications 2021/2022

Course presentation

The Master in Arts of Sound and Image wants to provide a solid, broad and indepth background for creators who wish to define a singular artistic practice within the audio-visual arts, to explore flexible models of production and create an approach focused in the chosen artistic strategies, either in a specialized area, or in the passages between several fields.

The Master aims to cover a wide range of expressive modes: from film and video, whether fiction, documentary, film essay or experimental cinema and animation, to the sonic arts and photography, without beeing limited to them. The emphasis of the degree leans toward neither fixed professional formulas nor mere technical expertise, but rather toward a creative and critical engagement over the entire working process. Each student produces an audiovisual work, followed by a report, developed in an interdisciplinary context which aims to provide the technical, formal and conceptual skills appropriated to each project.


  • Enabling specific skills for innovation in the several developing stages of the project in Arts of Sound and Image: in research methodologies, writing processes, structures of working and production, exhibition and display strategies;
  • Promoting students’ autonomy for technological experimentation having in sight the needs of each project;
  • Extending the expertise of technical skills in film and video, photography and the sonic arts;
  • Developing a proper discursive strategy capable of communicating the artist’s own decisions with the public,
    technicians, producers, curators and other cultural agents;
  • Encouraging the development of a singular working methodology, able to articulate critical skills and material
    expression in the context of the heterogeneous panorama of contemporary audio-visual technologies;
  • Encouraging the involvement in the interdisciplinarity of the curriculum while concentrating on a chosen
    disciplinary area.

Curricular plan

CodeCurricular Unit Period ECTS Workload
Project I1st Semester1260 h
Lab I -Cinema and Video1st Semester430 h
Lab I - Photography1st Semester430 h
Lab I - Sonic Arts1st Semester430 h
Thematic Option I1st Semester330 h
Images and Ideas of the World1st Semester330 h
Project II2nd Semester1260 h
Lab II -Cinema and Video2nd Semester430 h
Lab II - Photography2nd Semester430 h
Lab II - Sonic Arts2nd Semester430 h
Thematic Option II2nd Semester330 h
Contemporary Debates2nd Semester330 h
CodeCurricular Unit Period ECTS Workload
Project III1st Semester6018 h
Research Seminar1st Semester645 h
Questions of Method1st Semester645 h
Final Project2nd Semester30

Conditions of admission

May apply to the master in Arts of Sound and Image (henceforth designated as MASI):
a) Holders of a BA degree or equivalent in Sound and Image, Cinema and in similar degrees or in artistic and
related areas;
b) Holders of a foreign academic graduation degree, organized according to the principles of the Bologna
Process by an adherent State;
c) Holders of a foreign BA degree, recognized as relevant by the Technical Scientific Council of ESAD.CR;
d) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum, recognized as attesting the capacity to carry
out this programme by the Technical Scientific Council of ESAD.CR.

International Student
All information related to the  international student application should be consulted on our International Students webpage.

More information

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