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

This school also offers:

Master

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

The film directing degree program is built on the system of mentor-led workshops providing small groups of students (six or less) an intensive guidance on how to transfor ... [+]

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

Established in 2008, Cinema and Digital Media – Directing is a three-year follow-up Master's program taught in English for graduate students who already received a BA degree in Cinema or another field.

Program description

The students are selected for the program based on the evaluation of their talents and necessary skills level. The intentionally low number of students guarantees a personalized approach to every single student.

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

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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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 degree program is just the thing for you. We will help you to craft characters and c ... [+]

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

Screenwritting is a three-year follow-up Master's program taught in English for graduate students who already received a BA degree in Cinema or another field.

The students are selected for the program based on the evaluation of their talents and necessary skills level. The intentionally low number of students guarantees a personalized approach to every single student.

The core of the program is the intimate mentor-led workshop providing small groups of students (six or less) intensive hands-on and one-on-one guidance on how to transform a creative idea into a functional screenplay.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Study cinematography degree at FAMU and perfect your skills in technical and artistic aspect as well. ... [+]

As one of FAMU’s first three departments, Cinematography has always been most demanding and the professional standard of its graduates has been traditionally high, thanks to their teachers, famous creators of film imagery. The current teaching staff of the Department includes leading specialists and university professionals who have received many domestic as well as international awards.

The Department provides both theoretical and practical instruction for the highest qualification of Director of Photography in movies and TV alike. Specialised art, technical and technological classes are complemented by general academic and aesthetic education.

The study program aims to supply professional knowledge and skills the development of which is supported by the assignment of field and interdepartmental practical exercises. The Department Head is Prof. Jaroslav Brabec, the holder of five Czech Lions (most prestigious filmmakers’ award in the Czech Republic) for films he worked on.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

The Department of Photography offers a Master's Program, Bachelor's Program and a Short-term Study program in Photography in the English language. Students have an opport ... [+]

The Department of Photography offers a Master's Program, Bachelor's Program and a Short-term Study program in Photography in the English language. Students have an opportunity to participate in the lectures in the English language in the FAMU International Program. The students also have the possibility to work in the studios led by renowned teachers. These studios include the Studio of Documentary Photography, Studio of Staged Photography, Studio of Post-conceptional Photography, and the Studio of Multi-media.

ABOUT US

FAMU is the fifth oldest film school in the world. Its graduates include many influential filmmakers and scriptwriters, many of whom are known internationally as Oscar winners and laureates of international film festivals. | The Department of Photography was founded in 1975 which makes it one of the oldest institutions of its kind in Europe. The school is located right in the historical center of Prague. Our unique specialization is the interconnection of classical photography techniques with contemporary multi-media trends. Basic information about the programme, facilities, teaching methods and current events can be found on department's website foto.amu.cz/en. MORE APPLICATION INFO.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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English
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
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FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

If you have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in film or a related field, have a wealth of experience in film editing and wish to expand your knowledge and skills, enroll for ... [+]

If you have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in film or a related field, have a wealth of experience in film editing and wish to expand your knowledge and skills, enroll for Montage, a 3-year follow-up Master’s Program at FAMU.

The goal of the Montage Master’s program:

You will master montage as a natural way of your artistic expression and you will stand side by side with the director as his creative partner.You will have the expert ability and skills to solve various issues in composing sound and image. You will be able to approach the editing of an audiovisual work in a comprehensive manner, respecting and developing the director’s vision and the nature of the work in progress in a creative manner while using contemporary art and technology trends. You will get film editing into your blood, the montage will become your way of thinking.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
English
Full-time
Campus
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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