New Media and Audiovisual Art

RISEBA offers master’s level studies in new media and audiovisual art. The programme has been developed according to a module system, offering RISEBA students the opportunity to choose one of two specializations – Audiovisual Media Art or Multimedia Stage Art.

The programme is implemented in collaboration with Liepāja University. RISEBA students will undergo 93% of the study process in Riga at the RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O6, and 7% – in Liepāja, at the Liepāja University Art Research Laboratory.


Degree awarded

Master of Audio and Visual Media Arts


Study form


Full time evening studies








80 CP / 120 ECTS


Tuition fee per year


3230 EUR (for citizens of EU, EEA, CIS countries, Georgia, Ukraine)

3800 EUR (other countries)


Programme length


2 years


Programme directors

Jānis Holšteins Aigars Ceplītis  

Programme director:
Mg. art., M. oec. Janis Holsteins
Phone: +371 25618534; e-mail:

Creative director:
Mg. art. Aigars Ceplitis
Phone: +371 25620270; e-mail:


Programme curriculum

For both specializations Audiovisual Media Arts specialization
A 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
Cross-Media Technology and Integration
Experimental Cinema
Interactive Art and Performance
Screenwriting and Narratology

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 

Study methods

This master’s study programme offers in-depth studies of digital technology use in new media environments and audiovisual arts. Alongside the traditional production practices of art and media, students will learn how to use more innovative forms, such as extended and virtual reality, 360-degree video, performances, culture analytics, data visualization, etc.

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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 background 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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RISEBA Architecture and Media centre H2O 6: addressDurbes street 4, Riga, LV-1007, telephone+ 371 29349122, e-mail:


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