The courses taught at the Dutch Academy for Film and Photography (Film Department) are entirely devoted to audiovisual storytelling and new media, both of which are creative and versatile fields where techniques are constantly changing.

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Film is all around us. In a world with countless videos on social media, virtual reality, films made with drones and films made with simple cameras, moving images have definitely taken on a new role. As a result, the call for well-rounded filmmakers is greater now than ever before. This is one of the primary focuses of the DAFP. News editors require authentic film images to tell their stories, websites often have audiovisual content to hold the attention of visitors, and performers are increasingly interested in using artistic clips to express themselves. At DAFP, you will learn to communicate through film, offer a complete audiovisual experience, but most of all, you will learn to stimulate the senses of the audience with your films.

Our programs keep you constantly up-to-date with cutting-edge trends. Our course durations differ; students have the option of training to be professional and holistic filmmakers or take a short course to improve their skills.


With your accredited bachelor’s degree, you will be widely employable in the film labor market. The experience gained in the fields of corporate film, fiction film, documentaries, and TV formats, ensures that you’ll be ready to work as an independent entrepreneur in different roles, such as storyteller, screenwriter, filmmaker or as a format developer. Your degree will make you an invaluable asset to employers such as film producers, broadcasters, production companies and advertising agencies.

to expect?

At DAFP, you will learn how to:

  • Prepare commercial proposals
  • Pitch projects to potential clients
  • Acquire new clients
  • Maintain customer relationships

You will receive instruction in various courses, including:

  • Film history
  • Ethics
  • Photography

You will be able to gain vital work experience through internship placements with a range of partners including:

  • Advertising agencies
  • Film production companies
  • Editorial offices in TV studios

During the four-year bachelor program, you will build up a portfolio by developing film concepts. The focus of our program is to provide students with ample opportunities to produce films, with their own genuine vision and conceptual approach.