About course

About course

ERASMUS+ (2014-2020)

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education
Erasmus Policy Statement

SVOŠF received the Erasmus University Charter under the Erasmus+ Programme in 2017.

SVOŠF offers a three-year postsecondary study : Educational programme 82-43-N/07, Theory and Practise - Multimedia Production (Directing and Scriptwriting, Film Animation, Camera, Sound, Editing, Production) 

Autumn semester

The autumn semester study programme is designed for achieving a broad knowledge in Film and Television Production. 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 up to five-minute film on DV.

Spring semester

This course will be mainly a practical one with emphasis on practical excercises, workshops and individual consultations. All trainers and 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 will form their own crews.

It is a very ‚packed programme' but still, when possible, we would like to arrange for students trips to Prague's Barrandov Studios and if time will allow, we will arrange trips to discover Bohemia's beautiful historic towns and countryside.

There is a school's cinema to watch some of the most important films from the school's film library. At the beginning of the course we will include couple of lessons in the schedule‚ how to get by in Czech', meaning the language, customs and basically, how not to get lost if something happens. Teachers and trainers are all working professional, specialists in their chosen field. All lessons will be conducted in English.

For more practical information about SVOŠF and FAMO please visit the International Film Studies section.

Academic calendar 2017 / 2018

Academic calendar 2017 / 2018

Autumn semester: 18. 9. 2017 – 16. 12. 2018
Application deadline: -

Spring semester: 1. 2. 2017 – 30. 6. 2018
Application deadline: 15.11.2017

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 that have to be fulfilled to complete the semester successfully are announced with beginning of each semester. Students find the information, such as list of subjects, number of credits for each subject, semester when the subject is delivered, on the website. The Learning Agreement is intended to give the student the 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 - didactic activities, school shooting movies and individual work. Following general ECTS principles are adopted at 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 entire scholar life, 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.

Autumn semester

Screenwriting I  3
Directing I  3
Set design I  3
Storyboard  3
Production I  3
Post – production I (Editing & Sound)  3
Cinematography I  3
Audio-visual work analysis I  3
Journalism I  3
Workshops (Dubbing, Film grammar, Basics of animation, etc.)  3
Practical exercises  5

Spring semester

Screenwriting II  3
Directing II  3
Set design II  3
StoryboardI  3
Production II  3
Post – production II (Editing & Sound)  3
Cinematography II  3
Audio-visual work analysis II  3
Journalism II  3
Workshops (Dubbing, Film grammar, Basics of animation, etc.)  3
Practical exercises  5
Czech language course

Czech language course

Every international student at SVOSF has the right to attend classes of Czech language. There are lessons of Czech grammar and conversation, at least 2 hours 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 1500 CZK (app. 50 euro) to 5000 CZK (app. 170 euro). The final amount depends on how many students are sharing the appartment. The school will help Erasmus students in their search for the appropriate appartment or room 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 70 - 100 CZK (2,50 - 4 EUR) 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 there is a public transport and you can catch local buses (a monthly bus ticket costs 300 CZK, approximately 10 euro). But as Pisek isn´t a large city, you can reach all the necessary places in the center 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 long list of famous Czech poets, composers and painters. No wonder - the background of the historical centre of the town, the river and the nature around are highly inspiring, mysterious and visually attractive. Sometimes Písek is also called "the Pearl on Otava river". South Bohemia is a very popular filming location. Písek itself appears in many of Czech classical movies. The town provides excellent environment for students, who focus on their filmmaking studies without the inconviences of a larger city. The cultural 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 is quite easily reachable from Prague / the capital city of the Czech Rep. /. It takes approximately 1,5 hour to get here by car or by bus, from the capital. 


Partner in Slovakia :  http://www.filmovaskola.sk/home



Ordu University
Faculty of Fine Arts (Cinema and Television)











RheinMain University of Applied Sciences
Media: Conception and Production department (Bachelor’s degree program taught in English)



Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Audio Visual Technique and Media Production department (taught in English and Slovak languages)



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

Erasmus + coordinator

Erasmus + coordinator

Daniel Weller - Head of International Film Studies

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.