Film and TV School (FAMU)

Film and TV School (FAMU) is an integral part of The Academy of Performing Arts, which was founded after World War II, in 1947. It is the fifth oldest film school in the world. Its graduates include many influential filmmakers and scriptwriters.

Studies At Famu = Filmmaking + Writing + Academic Disciplines

FAMU International has various programs in English, from one to six-week summer workshops to one semester programs organized abroad to one-year programs to full master degree programs.

Each program consists of a varying proportion of practical filmmaking, writing skills connected to practical processes and academic disciplines related to the audiovisual field with their reflections and methodologies. Each program has different conditions for admission.

Studying at FAMU means also spending your life in the heart one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Prague is a wonderful place for student life, full of culture and fun. Less than 5 hours from Vienna/Berlin/Munich/Budapest and other great cities of Central Europe.

History

The 1960s was perhaps the most brilliant period in the history of both Czech cinema and FAMU. The students and professors offered the most progressive and challenging ideas to the overall social discourse of the time.

After the occupation of Czechoslovakia in August 1968, several FAMU professors and graduates had to leave the country, among them Miloš Forman or Frank Daniel. Some of them contributed to the development of film art and industry in the world and played significant roles in the development of film education. After the fall of communism in Europe, FAMU maintained its status as the national film school but at the same time opened its gates for international students from all over the World.

FAMU is a founding member of CILECT (World association of film schools), of the European League of Institutes of Arts (ELIA), and of the European Association of Cinema and Television Schools GEECT. Works by its graduates have received many awards at international festivals and have often been co-produced with domestic television networks and broadcast over the nation.

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Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

Courses

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Meet the faculty behind the Czech animated film international success! Get in touch with the long tradition of the animated film at FAMU. ... [+]

Meet the faculty behind the Czech animated film international success! Get in touch with the long tradition of the animated film at FAMU.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course is based on the principal aesthetic notion that animated film is a specific genre of dramatic art. Animation is also approached as a specific kinetic form of fine art. During the course students learn about various techniques and technologies of animated film – both hand-made and digital (computerized). They are instructed about general animation concepts as well as specific topics like storyboarding or the structure of animation puppets, which they master as part of simple hands-on exercises. Students’ artistic sensibilities are refined throughout the course in the classical drawing lessons. Part of the course is also basic overview of the history of animated film, both in the Czech and global perspective, and theoretical principles of animated film. The course is scheduled for two semesters.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2020
Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
Read more in English
FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

In our cinematography course in one year, you will learn how to operate digital cameras as well as film ones, and your final film will be shot on a 35mm ARRI. What is the ... [+]

In our cinematography course in one year, you will learn how to operate digital cameras as well as film ones, and your final film will be shot on a 35mm ARRI. What is there not to love?

The One-year Program offers an intensive hands-on experience and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several artworks by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for studies in a particular discipline.

The course gives you intensive experience without the need for a longer commitment. The course helps you improve your skill set and portfolio to apply confidently for degree studies at the top institutions in the field (including degree programs at FAMU).... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2020
Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
Read more in English
FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

The directing course is built on the system of mentor-led workshops providing small groups of students (six or less) intensive guidance on how to transform a creative ide ... [+]

The directing course is built on the system of mentor-led workshops providing small groups of students (six or less) intensive guidance on how to transform a creative idea into a fully realized short film.

The One-year Program offers an intensive hands-on experience and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several artworks by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for studies in a particular discipline.

The directing course gives you intensive experience without the need for a longer commitment. The course helps you improve your skill set and portfolio to apply confidently for degree studies at the top institutions in the field (including degree programs at FAMU).... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2020
Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
Read more in English
FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

The documentary and non-fiction directing course are built on the system of mentor-led workshops providing small groups of students (six or less) intensive guidance on ho ... [+]

The One-year Program offers an intensive hands-on experience and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several artworks by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for studies in a particular discipline.

The course gives you intensive experience without the need for a longer commitment. The course helps you improve your skillset and portfolio to apply confidently for degree studies at the top institutions in the field (including degree programs at FAMU).

The production of all scheduled practical exercises and the final film is included in the price of tuition.

The One-year Intensive Course (originally Academy Preparation Program - APP) at FAMU aims to provide its participants the opportunity to explore and become acquainted with the broad range of crafts, professions, arts and skills that comprise the artistic endeavor on both a practical and theoretical level.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2020
Full-time
1 - 1 find your juris doctor
Campus
Read more in English
FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Are you detail-oriented? As an editor, you will have an unquestionable impact on how the final results will look like. You will learn the basics of storytelling and how t ... [+]

The One-year Program offers an intensive hands-on experience and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several artworks by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for studies in a particular discipline.

The course gives you intensive experience without the need for a longer commitment. The course helps you improve your skillset and portfolio to apply confidently for degree studies at the top institutions in the field (including degree programs at FAMU).

The production of all scheduled practical exercises and the final film is included in the price of tuition.

The One-year Intensive Course (originally Academy Preparation Program - APP) at FAMU aims to provide its participants the opportunity to explore and become acquainted with the broad range of crafts, professions, arts and skills that comprise the artistic endeavor on both a practical and theoretical level.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2020
Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
Read more in English
FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Two semesters of workshops in analogue and digital photography complemented with courses in theory and history of film and photography. ... [+]

Photography students gain training within the Photography department. Their projects are supervised by FAMU faculty and mentors.

The One-year Intensive Program offers an intensive hands-on experience and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several artworks by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for studies in a particular discipline.

The one year course gives you intensive experience without the need for a longer commitment. The course helps you improve your skill set and portfolio to apply confidently for degree studies at the top institutions in the field (including degree programs at FAMU).

The One-year Intensive Course (originally Academy Preparation Program - APP) at FAMU aims to provide its participants the opportunity to explore and become acquainted with the broad range of crafts, professions, arts and skills that comprise the artistic endeavor on both a practical and theoretical level.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2020
Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
Read more in English
FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Is writing your passion? Do you have an enormous amount of stories to tell? Then this track is just the thing for you. We will help you to craft characters and compelling ... [+]

Is writing your passion? Do you have an enormous amount of stories to tell? Then this track is just the thing for you. We will help you to craft characters and compelling stories.

The One-year Program offers an intensive hands-on experience and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several artworks by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for studies in a particular discipline.

The course gives you intensive experience without the need for a longer commitment. The course helps you improve your skill set and portfolio to apply confidently for degree studies at the top institutions in the field (including degree programs at FAMU).... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Read more in English

Preparatory Programs

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several artw ... [+]

The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several artworks by the end of the academic year.

Would you like to become a filmmaker, but you are still not definitively decided in what capacity? Would you like become a photographer? The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several artworks by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for MA studies in a particular discipline.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The one-year Academy Preparation Program (APP) at FAMU International aims to provide its participants the opportunity to explore and become acquainted with the broad range of crafts, professions, arts, and skills that comprise the cinematic/photographic endeavor on both a practical and theoretical level. Filmmaking hands-on program includes a large variety of practical student projects and exercises in formats from HDV, HDSLR to 16mm and 35mm. There is also practical work within a TV studio environment. Shooting is designed for locations as well as in studios. Photography students gain the skills within Photography department. Projects are specifically designed for the program curriculum and are supervised by FAMU faculty and mentors. The production of all mandatory practical exercises and final film is included in the price of tuition.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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English (US)
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Address
FAMU International Smetanovo nábřeží 2
11665 Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Phone
+420 234 244 311