Film and Audio-Visual Culture Studies were established by Resolution No. 16/14 of the Senate of the University of Gdańsk on 27 February 2014.
Classes are held by film critics, cinema Historyns and theorists and well-known artists who lecture at the Gdynia Film School. A large part of the practical courses are conducted by specialists in film production, film education, marketing, as well as by journalists and artists. Apart from workshops and theoretical classes students work as interns in culture institutions, take part in the most important film events in the Tri-City and Poland, independently make short audio-visuals, write articles for film and media magazines such as Przeźrocze and Panoptikum.
Graduates can find employment in broadly-understood media (television, web portals, publishing houses), in companies and institutions dealing with the organising and economics of film and television production, animation and popularising of film culture and film promotion.
Graduates are also prepared to take up film journalism or, more generally, cultural journalism, can work as film archivists and conduct research on the history of cinema. Numerous workshops prepare them to carry out individual art projects in film, TV reporting and new media art.