In this program you will learn the essentials of general filmmaking which are necessary for a successful career in the film industry. In addition, you can choose to specialise in the field according to your interest (select on the application form). The specialisations are relevant for your practical classes.
Your main focus during the study will be to shoot a film of festival-quality at the end of each semester. You will invest most of your free time developing your final films. Through guidance of your tutors, you will prepare your film on the same level as a professional film production. You will shoot your movies with the professional filmmaking equipment at the value of more than 90 000 USD.
During study you will turn all knowledge acquired in the classroom into practice. During the course you will shoot up to 60 short films and scenes of different styles which you can be used for a high-quality showreel.
Small class sizes means more time with tutors and individual guidance on your projects. Our teachers are actively involved in the film industry and can offer tips on the latest trends in filmmaking.
Our best students will get a chance to have a filmmaking internship on a professional film set. The internship will grow your network of all-important contacts and set yourself apart in this very competitive career field.
During the study you will shoot at least 6 festival-worthy films for which you will have access to locations on our premises including a green screen and light studio and professional equipment, including RED cameras.
The program is taught in English but at the same time classes of Czech language are an essential part of the program. During study, English will be permitted until your Czech language skills are sufficient. This program offers the benefit of learning a new language in an authentic environment. By the time you finish your filmmaking program you will have foundational understanding of Czech language, giving you an edge in the film industry in Prague.
The first two years you will study the same modules as students from the 2-year filmmaking degree course and at the same time have several specific classes included in bachelor at Silesian university. The third year you will study advanced modules according to your specialisation and focus on writing and finalisation of your bachelor thesis under guidance of teachers.
These optional subjects will further evolve your knowledge in the field of filmmaking. Class sizes are limited, though. Students can sign up on a first come, first served bases in the beginning of each academic year.