International Film Studies (IFS) at the Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček offers three study programmes, listed below. The Film Courses and Master's Degree Programme are taught entirely in the English language. The Bachelor's Degree Programme is offered in two different forms; A) the whole programme is taught in English, or B) This variant is designed primarily for Slavic students, with the first year curriculum conducted in English, the second year partly in English and partly in the Czech language, and the third and final year entirely in the Czech language. 

Both - Bachelor and Master of Arts - Degrees are accredited by the Czech Republic´s Ministry of Education and are therefore recognised throughout Europe and the European Union (according to the Bologna Declaration and subsequent declarations).   

All our teachers are professional filmmakers who have been awarded for their work, within and outside the Czech Republic. Our academy's team of teachers exceeds the number of it's international students, and therefore we are able to offer a very rare and personalized approach to studying film. Our students gain invaluable contacts, and we can proudly boast a 100% employment rate of our graduates.

 

  • Film Courses
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree Program
  • Master of Arts Degree Program
 

Certificate film course

Length of studies: Fall semester
Tuition fee: 5,500 EUR / semester 
Languague of instruction: English

Applicant's profile: Beginners / Employees in Media / All those who are interested in further education in media and who might find the basic film disciplines useful in their professional lives.

Course description: The one-semester course serves as an introduction to the basics of all the important disciplines of filmmaking. The course focuses on theory and simple practical exercises. The final project is called The Meeting, during which students apply their newly acquired knowledge to develop a simple story in a visually understandable way.

Graduate’s profile: After completion of the course the participant should be able to develop an idea from the script to the final visual adaptation, using basic directing, production, sound and editing skills. Students who successfully complete this course can either choose to receive the graduation certificate (Film Course Certificate) or extend their studies to include the Spring semester, and complete the Diploma Film Course.

Curriculum: PDF
Practical Excercise: The Meeting
Output document: Film Course Certificate

Admission: Please find all the necessary information for admission in the section ADMISSION

Diploma film course

Length of studies: Fall semester + Spring semester
Tuition fee: 5,500 EUR / semester 
Languague of instruction: English

Applicants profile: Beginners / Employees in Media / All those who are interested in further education in media and who might find the basic film disciplines useful in their professional lives.

Course description: Having fulfilled the Fall semester's requirements (see Ceritificate Film Course), students continue to deepen their theoretical knowledge gained in the first semester, and develop their practical filmmaking skills in the Spring semester. The final project, The Silent Etude, offers students the freedom to experiment with more complicated storylines, without the pressure of dialogues and difficult sound design (only background music is used).

Graduate’s profile: After completion of the course the participant should be able to develop an idea from the script to the final visual adaptation, using basic directing, production, sound and editing skills. Graduates will master how all areas of AV creation should be processed to become a cohesive and comprehensive whole. Students who successfully complete this course can either choose to receive the graduation certificate (Film Course Diploma) or extend their studies at FAMO and continue in the Bachelor's Degree Programme from the 2nd year of study.

Curriculum: PDF
Practical Excercise: The Meeting + The Silent Etude
Output document: Film Course Diploma

Admission:  Please find all the necessary information for admission in the section ADMISSION
The deadline for application submission for the academic year 2018/ 2019: 31.05.2018

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS

A)

Study Programme: Theory and praxis of audiovisual work
Field of study: Creation of audiovisual work
Length of studies: 3 years (6 semesters)
Language of instruction: English 

Tuition fee:
1st year – 5,500 EUR / semester
2nd year – 5,500 EUR / semester
3rd year – 5,500 EUR / semester

Applicant’s profile: Graduates from high schools with a graduation certificate, preferably with an artistic specialisation or with a strong personal interest in arts and film creation.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree Programme (A) is offered in the English language. The programme is suitable for all students, and students also attend Czech language tuition.

Programme description:

THEORY During the three years of study, students focus predominantly on the following disciplines: Screenwriting, Directing, Set Design, Production, Cinematography, Sound and Editing and Animation. This is in order to gain an overview and broad understanding of Film and Television Production.

Subjects offered include Journalism, Storyboard creation, Film History, Film Music, Work with Actors, as well as various workshops.

PRAXIS Great emphasis is put on hands on experience and teamwork throughout the degree. Therefore, course work includes ongoing practical exercises that focus on specific skills according to the study programme.

At the end of each semester, students work in crews to create a short film which aims to develop an idea from concept to final product using their acquired technical and creative skills.  Our student's films regularly receive international awards at film festivals across the globe.

The first level project is a 5-10 minute, short film without dialogue, shot on a DV camera.

The second level project is a 10-15 minute, short film with dialogue and shot on a DV camera.

The third level project is a 15-20 minute, short film with dialogue and shot on a DV camera.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

B)

Study Programme: Theory and praxis of audiovisual work
Field of study: Creation of audiovisual work
Length of studies: 3 years (6 semesters)
Language of instructions: English / Czech

Tuition fee:
1st year – 5,500 EUR / semester
2nd year – 45,000 CZK / semester
3rd year – 35,000 CZK / semester

Applicant’s profile: Graduates from high schools with a graduation certificate, preferably with an artistic specialisation or with a strong personal interest in arts and film creation.

This second variation of The Bachelor of Arts Degree Programme is offered only partially in English, therefore we recommend applicants to consider their language abilities in advance in order to avoid linguistic barriers and problems of communication later. The programme is aimed at Slavik students, since they can adjust to the school’s environment easily throughout the first year of study within an international group of students. They attend Czech language classes at the school (and usually receive private language tuition outside of the school and at their own expense). After the first year, students should be capable of continuing their studies in the Czech language, with an option to take individual consultations in English if necessary. The third year of study is taught entirely in the Czech language.

Programme description:

THEORY During the three years of study students focus mainly on following disciplines: Screenwriting, Directing, Set Design, Production, Cinematography, Sound and Editing or Animation. This is in order to achieve an overview and broad knowledge of Film and Television Production.

Subjects such as Journalism, Storyboard, Film History, Film Music, Work with Actor, etc., various workshops, as well as Czech Language are also required components of study.

PRAXIS Great emphasis is put on direct experience and teamwork throughout the studies. Therefore, course work includes ongoing practical exercises that focus on specific skills according to the study programme.

At the end of each semester, students work in crews to create a short film where the aim is to develop an idea from concept to final product using their acquired technical and creative skills.  A lot of these films is annually awarded at international film festivals.

The first level project is a 5-10 minute, short film without dialogue, shot on a DV camera.

The second level project is a 10-15 minute, short film with dialogue and shot on a DV camera.

The third level project is a 15-20 minute, short film with dialogue and shot on a DV camera.

Graduates profile: Graduates will recognize creation and structure of an artistic work. They will be equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge of multimedia artistic creation and its artisanal nature. Through theoretical education and practical artistic creation school graduates acquire all relevant knowledge and skills as well as practical experience to such a level that they can responsibly hold the profession in a creative team of production staff, creative producer groups and centers. They will be ready to operate in similar positions in radio, dubbing and other professionally related studios or in adequate positions in theaters. They will master the production of various television genres to such extent, so that they will be able to work on implementation of various television formats and different forms of filmmaking.

Film Academy actively cooperates with several studios and televisions (Czech TV, TV NOVA, Universal Production Partners, ACE, Cinepost, JAKT etc.)

Curricula: PDF

Practical Excercise:
1st grade: The Meeting + The Silent Etude
2nd grade: Písek Marginals + In flagranti
3rd grade: Commercial Order + Graduation Film

Output document: Bachelor of Arts Diploma (recognized throughout EU and Europe, in other countries it depends on the certain recognition policy, but it is usually recognized without problems as well)  

Admission:  Please find all the necessary information for admission in the section ADMISSION
The deadline for application submission for the academic year 2018/ 2019: 31.05.2018

 

MASTER OF ARTS

Study Programme: Theory and praxis of audiovisual work
Field of study: Creation of audiovisual work
Length of studies: 2 years (4 semesters)
Language of instruction: English

Tuition fee: 6,500 / semester

Applicant’s profile: For students who have already completed a Bachelor's Degree in Film Art or in Media and Humanities in schools abroad, the Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček offers the possibility to continue with their studies in the Master's Degree Programme in one of the following specializations: Screenwriting and Directing, Cinematography, Sound design, Production and Animation.

Programme description:

THEORY As advanced students the primary focus of the MA is on developing practical skills in their specific field of interest. The education during the first year is based on individual exercises and consultations with teachers – active professionals - and supported by theoretical lectures. The first year will be also dedicated to preparing for their diploma film project.

PRAXIS In their second year, students concentrate entirely on their graduation project. Students are encouraged to form their own crews, to experience the filmmaking process from the pre- to post-production stages, and to develop their collaborative and communicative skills. Students have the possibility to attend professional work placement in studios, post production companies and television stations.

The diploma movie is a 15 – 25 min. short drama/documentary or animated movie.

Graduates profile: The aim of the MA is to build upon a student's knowledge and practical filmmaking skills of audiovisual creation obtained during their BA studies, which provides students with professional confidence and and job security in creative professions. Students are pushed to realise their own artistic creation, to reflect upon their own creative projects, to broaden their imagination, and to sharpen the aesthetic and dramatic feeling of their work. They are continuously acquainted with modern technological innovations and methods, which expands the possibilities of their multimedia production.

During studies focused on production and producing, emphasis is placed on the precise mapping of all the economic aspects of multimedia production, on the financial analysis of a proposed project to decide it's viability, and on the adequate preparation of presentations for multimedia projects which are necessary for conferring with co-production partners, sponsors and other entities (at various levels of production and multimedia development).

Admission:  Please find all the necessary information for admission in the section ADMISSION
The deadline for application submission for the academic year 2018/ 2019: 31.05.2018