For the second time this year, FAMO faculty travelled to visit our partners at the Northern Virginia Community College in the USA to make sure that no student misses out on the study-abroad and transfer opportunities we offer.
Our partnership with NOVA (Northern Virginia Community College) revolves around 2 opportunities for their students.
The first of those is a study abroad program which takes place annually in the summer with us in Pisek, the Czech Republic. NOVA students are involved in the production of cooperative US/Czech student film projects which are prepared before they leave the States, so that once they arrive to the Czech Republic shooting and post-production can take place in earnest. While here NOVA students also participate in a multitude of masterclasses with FAMO faculty members (for example a masterclass with the head of Czech’s Cinematography Association shooting on 35mm film stock).
The second, is the possibility for NOVA cinema students to transfer into the 2nd year, of our 3 year long Bachelor of Arts Multimedia Production degree, the benefits of which are many, including the fact that our school is film specific (no maths, no science, only FILM and media studies), and taught 100% in English. Our staff are working industry professionals, not full-time, out-of-the-know teaching staff who made films 100 years ago. Are class sizes are small (10 max), and our teachers are more mentors and experienced friends than an unapproachable authority figure. In the 2 years a NOVA student would study with us to complete their BA (as they are fast-tracked into the 2nd year of a 3 year program), it would cost them just over $20,000 USD, with housing and other living costs also a fraction of what they would expect in the USA.