New Media and Audiovisual Art


Humanities Master Studies in Audiovisual Media Arts is one of the most innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary training in Latvia. It is rooted in the best traditions of Auteur Cinema and expanded across various specialities: filmmaking, directing of photography, animation, video and CG generated graphics, interactive 2D and 3D production, and game development. 

While comprehensive in its structure to train the future executives in film and television studios, ad agencies, animation studios, creative departments of social networking, and SFX and post-production houses, the programme offers its students to specialise in a chosen field via Independent Studies cycle.  The minor is declared by a student under auspices of an esteemed faculty member and, generally, in the areas of film directing, art directing, animation, and post-production supervision.

Degree awarded: Master of Audio and Visual Media Arts
Specialisations: Audiovisual Media arts
Multimedia Performing Arts
Language of instructions: English
Admission requirements:

1) Copy of previous education certificate/diploma + transcript of records
2) CV in English
3) Creative portfolio (photo, video, design, script or similar)
4) Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5+, TOEFL 69+ or equivalent)
5) Copy of Passport

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Programme Director:
Janis Holsteins
+371 25618534
[email protected]
Creative Director:
Aigars Ceplitis
+371 25620270
[email protected]
Creative Director of Multimedia Performing Arts:
Simona Orinska
+371 29394500
[email protected]

Why RISEBA, why Audiovisual Media Arts? 

  • The aesthetic, philological, and technical approach to the programme is instilled by the best Russian and American film school traditions.
  • The only Master Studies programme in Latvia where additional coursework in art theories and a selected course load in advanced workshops may be undertaken at the Latvian Academy of Art.
  • The only programme where the graduates are offered a business module to increase their effective competitiveness in the global audiovisual market sectors.
  • A number of courses, be it Game Design, Film Narratology or Dramatic Construction via on-line with Hollywood Industry professionals, to name a few, are unique in the Baltic States.
  • Very individual approach to every student and instructed by the international group of accomplished artists and academics,
  • Flexible study and payment schedules.
  • An effective ERASMUS exchange with similar programmes at TAMK University of Applied Sciences, the School of Art and Media, the Academy of Visual Arts, Design and Pop Culture, MINERVA, Netherlands.
  • An effective network of similar programmes worldwide that conduct cutting-edge workshops throughout the academic year,
  • Technically best-equipped infrastructure in media studies in the Baltic States.

Study environment 

RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6

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Theoretical lectures are usually held in auditoriums. All auditoriums are equipped with computers and projectors for lecturers’ and students’ presentations. The biggest auditorium is also equipped with large screens in order to provide better visibility.

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Video studio

Students learn the crafts of the camera operator and lighting in a 300 sqm big video studio. Students can also take advantage of this studio for their own academic projects outside the lectures. the studio is equipped with a full-featured black and green screen backgrounds and floor. Cameraperson’s special machinery, such as camera crane and Steadicam, is also available. The studio is equipped with a stationary lighting system. 

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Editing studios

Architecture and Media Centre H2O6 has two big and two small editing studios. Both big editing studios are equipped with 15 – 20 iMac desktops. In these studios, audiovisual editing lessons and practical workshops are held.  Small editing studios are meant for students’ unsupervised work after the lectures. All computers for video editing are equipped with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium, Logic Studio and other editing software.

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Programme curriculum*

For both specialisations:
Perusal of Conceptual Vision
Contemporary art
Music History and Theory of Sound
Composition of Sound
Production of Audio Recording
New Media and Film Editing and Aesthetics
Visual Culture and Semiotics
Aesthetics of New Media
Interactive Cinema 
Producing and Fundraising
Processual Art
Cross-Media Technology and Integration
Experimental Cinema
Interactive Art and Performance
Screenwriting and Narratology
Media and Advertizing
Creative Industries and Intellectual Property Rights

Audiovisual Media Arts specialisation:
Directing of Audiovisual
Theory and Production in Audiovisual Media Arts
Motion Graphics and Design in Cinema 4D
Game Theories and Technologies
360-degree interactive visualizations
After Effects postproduction

Multimedia Performing Arts specialisation:
Contemporary Dance
Multimedia performance and Visual Perception of Space
Theory and Production in Multimedia Performance
Somatic Methods, Butoh and Body Awareness 
Voice and Body in Physical Theatre 
Video Composition and Scenography

* RISEBA reserves the right to make adjustments up to 20 % of the programme contents.

Programme description 2016/2017

New specialisation - Multimedia Performing Arts 

Multimedia Performing Arts - direction offers to acquire knowledge and skills in the interaction of media in performing arts, including:

• body techniques
• the video, animation
• visual art
• acoustics art.

The programme offers to develop the skills of:
• organizer-director-producer of a variety of multimedia performances
• independent performer and self-producer.

Form of study, course duration and tuition fees

Study form Duration


Fee per 2017/2018 year, EUR (for EU citizens)

Fee per 2017/2018 year, EUR (for non-EU citizens)

Full-time evening studies 2 years


3000 EUR per year

3500 EUR per year


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