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.

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.

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
Specialisations: Audiovisual Media arts
Multimedia Performing Arts
The 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

Credit points: 80
ECTS: 120
EKI: 7

Form of study and tuition fees

Apply now!

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Programme Director:
Janis Holsteins
+371 25618534
[email protected]
Creative Director:
Aigars Ceplitis
+371 25620270
[email protected]


Why RISEBA, why New Media and Audiovisual Art? 


  • 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 

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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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Programme curriculum*

For both specializations:
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

Audiovisual Media Arts specialization:
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

Programme description 2017/2018

New specialization - 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.



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