About the course

About the course

ERASMUS+ (2014-2020)

FAMO has been selected to hold the Erasmus University Charter under the Erasmus+ Programme since January 2014.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education ECHE (JPG)
Erasmus Policy Statement (PDF)

SVOŠF, our tertiary education institution, was selected to hold the Erasmus Univeristy Charter under the Erasmus+ Programme in 2017.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education ECHE (PDF)
Erasmus Policy Statement (PDF)

Fall semester

The fall semester study programme is designed to impart a broad knowledge in Film and Television Production to our students. All students take classes in Screenwriting, Directing, Set design, Cinematography, Animation, Production and Post-production techniques.

Students are involved in number of practical exercises focusing on craft skills. In the first semester they make a five-minute film on DV.

Spring semester

This course is primarily a practical one with emphasis on practical excercises, workshops and individual consultations. All of our tutors are practicing filmmakers and the tution is provided in English. In the second semester, students make a ten-minute film on 35mm or video and they can make their own documentary film. It is expected that students form their own crews.

We have organised a very packed study programme for our students, but when possible, we still like to arrange trips to Prague's Barrandov Studios, and if time allows, to Bohemia's historic towns and scenic countryside.

We have a school cinema where student's are able to watch some of the most important films from the school's film library. At the beginning of the course we include a couple of cultural based lessons in the schedule‚ ''how to get by in The Czech Republic'', where we provide students with a background on the language, customs and, basically, how not to get lost in this beautiful country. All of our teachers are working professionals and specialists in their chosen field. All lessons will be conducted in English.

For more practical information about our academy please visit the International Film Studies section.

Academic calendar

Academic calendar 2019 / 2020

Fall (Winter) semester: 16. 9. 2019 – 24. 01. 2020
Application deadline: 30 . 04 . 2019

Spring (Summer) semester: 27. 1. 2020 – 29. 5. 2020

Application deadline: 31 . 10 . 2019

Subjects and credits

Subjects and credits

The average number of credits is 60 per year / 30 per semester. All credits gained during the period of study abroad - as agreed in the Learning Agreement and confirmed by the Transcript of Records / Traineeship Certificate - should be transfered without delay and counted towards the student´s degree. The requirements to be fulfilled for the successful completion of the semester are announced at the beginning of each semester. Students can find information, such as subject lists, the number of credit points awarded for each subject, the semester in which the subject is taught, on our website. The Learning Agreement is intended to give the student confirmation that the credits he/she successfully achieves during the mobility period will be recognised. The learning outcomes of the whole programme of study abroad should be compatible with (or complementary to) the learning outcomes of the home degree programme for which recognition is to be granted after the study period abroad. This makes it easier for the credits gained in the receiving institution to replace flexibly an equivalent number of credits in the sending institution´s degree programme.  Methodology used at SVOSF : One credit equals to 25 hours of study - educational activities, school shootings of movies and individual work. General ECTS principles are adopted at an institutional level : Credits allocated in the curriculum are obtained by the student through his/her participation to the compulsory activities and also individual study plus working on student films. Such credits obtained for a subject are valid for the entirity of the term of study, their recognition does not make a difference if the curriculum is changed. Credits obtained by students based on contracts with SVOSF may be recognized through bilateral agreements. The general internal rule: coefficient  "K"  multiplied by two-thirds the number of credits.



History of culture 1


Fundamentals of multi-media techniques 1


Development and realization of multi-media work 1


Professional terminology in the English language 1


Copyright law 1


Creative composition of multi-media piece 1


Studio 1


Professional practical experience – studio exercise 1








History of culture 2


Fundamentals of multi-media techniques 2


Development and realization of multi-media work 2


Professional terminology in the English language 2


Copyright law 2


Creative composition of a multi-media piece 2


Studio 2


Professional practical experience – studio exercise 2






Application requirements

Application requirements

Firstly, the Erasmus+ applicant's university needs to nominate the student(s) via email to our Erasmus+ co-ordinator. Nominations must include the following information:

  • Erasmus code of the sending institution
  • full name and date of birth of the applicant
  • their gender and nationality 
  • intended duration of exchange 
  • specialization of study at home university

Secondly, the applicant must fill-in an application form, found here: and email it through to the Erasmus+ co-ordinator, complete with:

  • a recent photo
  • motivational letter
  • CV
  • trascript of records
  • learning agreement

It is not necessary to provide any proof of proficiency in the English language, however, we will request a Skype call to determine if the level of English is of the required level.

Czech language course

Czech language course

Every international student at FAMO has the opportunity to attend Czech language classes. There are at least 2 hours of Czech grammar and conversation lessons every week.

Living expenses

Living expenses


Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček doesn´t have it´s own dormitories. However, there are many possibilities to rent a shared appartment, stay in a private hall of residence, or another college dorm.

The average rental fee per month is from 4000 CZK  to 5000 CZK, though these costs depend on free accomodation and season. Private shared accomodation is the best solution for students, though this depends on first meeting a group you'd be comfortable living with, and how many of you there are. The school will help Erasmus students in their search for the appropriate appartment or shorter term accomodation before their arrival.

Food & drink

There are many tasty and cheap restaurants in Písek with typical Czech cuisine as well as Italian, Indian, Greek or vegetarian dining rooms. Their daily menus cost usually about 100 CZK to 150CZK per meal. For home-cooking there are supermarkets, discounts like Lidl, Kaufland, Tesco and others. For food and eating you should spend max. 3500 CZK per month (app. 130 euro).


In Pisek you can get around without any difficulty on foot or by public transportation. Local buses offer a monthly ticket, which costs 300 CZK (10 euros). But, Pisek is small enough to comfortably travel around town on foot. 

About Písek

Písek was officially established as a royal city in the beginning of the 13th century. It has the oldest bridge (Písek Stone Bridge) in the Czech Republic and the second oldest in the whole central European region. It has around 30,000 inhabitants and is connected with a long list of famous Czech poets, composers and painters. No wonder - the backdrop of the town's historical centre, the river and the surrounding countryside are highly inspiring, mysterious and visually attractive. Sometimes Písek is also called "the Pearl on the Otava river", and South Bohemia is a very popular filming location. Písek itself appears in many of the classic Czech movies. The town provides an excellent environment for students, who are able to focus on their filmmaking studies without the inconviences of a large city. The cultular tradition still lives in the town. There are theaters, cinemas, music clubs, the municipal library, the important regional museum and the multifunctional space of the Old Malt House, which provides amazing place for exhibitions and interactive performances. The landscape offers beautiful countryside, historic castles and certainly has its charm. Therefore, come here a lot of foreign film crews. 

Písek can easily be reached the Prague (the Czech Republic's capital city), and takes approximately 1.5 hours by car or bus.  


Partner schools




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Edge Hill University
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Filmuniversität "Konrad Wolf", Potsdam-Babelsberg 




Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava
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Universidad Cardenal Herrera, Valencia
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Anadolu University
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Ordu University
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University of Silesia in Katowice
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englandUnited Kingdom



University for the Creative Arts




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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
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Faculty of Dramatic Arts (taught in English and Slovak languages)

Internships and work placements


Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation
Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to researching and defending the biodiversity of the Greek seas and islands, as well as the NE Mediterranean overall.


ceskoEurope-wide via Czech Centers





reckoEspinho Portugal

Fest – New Directors New Films Festival
Students have the opportunity to participate in the international film festival’s organization, documentation and marketing, as well as in the events themselves.

“Since its establishment in 2004, FEST has quickly become one of the leading showcases of groundbreaking films by emerging filmmakers, as well as a platform for international film professionals, up-and-coming and established alike, to come together to present their work, develop their skills and create synergies. Set in the coastal resort town of Espinho, Portugal, FEST presents a selection of feature and short films and an extensive industry program that includes masterclasses, workshops, debates, roundtables, case studies; a development and co-production event and more - featuring the most promising new talents from around the globe, as well as some of the biggest names in world cinema, industry thought leaders, decision-makers and experts…”


Erasmus + coordinator

Erasmus + coordinator

Daniel Weller

+420 773 285 311
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