From 2019 onwards, successful applicants will be admitted into the newly accredited Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts study programs "Multimedia Production". These degree programs have been granted continuation by law until 2024. 

The International Film Studies (IFS) department at the Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček offers three study programmes, as listed below. All of these are taught exclusively in the English language, however in the Bachelor's Degree Programme there exists an alternate pathway allowing students to transfer from the English Bachelor Programme into the Czech language Bachelor's program following the successful completion of assessment of the student's common and specialized language skills at the end of the first year of study. 

Both - Bachelor and Master of Arts - degree programs 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). From 2019 successful candidates will be admitted into the newly accredited Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts study programs "Multimedia Production".

All of our teaching staff are professional filmmakers / industry professionals who have received praise 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 proudly boast a 100% employment rate of our graduates.

 

  • Intensive Summer Courses
  • Certificate and Diploma Film Courses
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree Program
  • Master of Arts Degree Program

 

Summer courses

For more information on intensive summer courses click here.

 

Certificate film course

Length of studies: Fall (Autumn) 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: This one-semester long 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 Work Flow, 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.


Practical Excercise: Work Flow (3 - 5 minute film)
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, with a focus on film language, 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.


Practical Excercise: Work Flow (3 - 5 minutes) + The Silent Etude (5 - 7 minutes)
Output document: Film Course Diploma

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

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Study Programme: Multimedia Production

Study Plan

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 (who have 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, Documentary Film and Animation. This is in order to gain an overview and broad understanding of Film and Television Production. 

All students complete a common first year of studies which imparts the basics in all film areas to give them an all-round understanding of a film process. After this (from the second year onwards) students will chose a major focus in one of the above areas and specialize in this area both theoretically and in practical exercises as part of a film crew.

Minor subjects offered include News and Journalism, Set Design, Storyboard Creation, Film History, Film Music, Working with Actors, Advertisements (and many more), as well as various workshops by film professionals. 

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.

Students work in crews throughout the semester to produce short films from the idea development stage to final film product using their acquired technical and creative skills.  Our student's films regularly receive international awards at film festivals across the globe. All students will participate on at least one film per semester.

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.

The Film Academy actively cooperates with several studios and televisions (Czech TV, TV NOVA, Universal Production Partners, ACE, Cinepost, JAKT etc.). ALL students have the opportunity to participate in study abroad / internship opportunities as part of their study programme.

Practical Excercise:
1st year: Work Flow  + The Silent Etude
2nd year: Short Documentary + In flagranti + Real Exercise
3rd year: Commercial + Graduation Film

Output document: Bachelor of Arts Degree (recognized throughout EU and Europe, in other countries it depends on the certain recognition policy)  

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

BACHELOR OF ARTS (alternate Czech language pathway)

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

Admittance into the Czech language Bachelor's programme from the English BA programme is dependent on the successful completion of assessment of the student's common and specialized language skills at the end of the first year of study. The school reserves the right to refuse the movement of students from the English to Czech programs, the decision being influenced by the number of students in each program and field of specialization of studies.

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

MASTER OF ARTS

Study Programme: Multimedia Production

Study Plan

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.

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).

The Film Academy actively cooperates with several studios and televisions (Czech TV, TV NOVA, Universal Production Partners, ACE, Cinepost, JAKT etc.). ALL students have the opportunity to participate in study abroad / internship opportunities as part of their study programme.

Practical Excercise:

A 20 - 30 minute narrative / documentary / animated film.

Output document: Master of Arts Degree (recognized throughout EU and Europe, in other countries it depends on the certain recognition policy) 

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