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FAMU International

HOW TO APPLY

 MASTER'S DEGREE

DIRECTING CINEMA AND DIGITAL MEDIA

SCHEDULE OF THE ADMISSION PROCEDURE

1 November 2023 – 25 January 2024: Application open 

25 January 2024: Deadline for submission of applications including mandatory attachments 

26 February 2024: Announcement of the results of Round 1 

29 February – 1 March 2024: Round 2 (presence – MS Teams)

(Please note: all the deadlines are running in the Central European Time. Deadlines include the last given day, until 23:59:59.)

METHOD OF EVALUATION (EVALUATION CRITERIA)

The admission procedure has two rounds.

In the first round, 5 members of the admission committee evaluate the submitted materials, paying particular attention to: sufficient knowledge of the craft of filmmaking, the ability to develop the dramatic character and plot, the ability to convey the elements of the story and the theme through the means of the audiovisual medium and creativity within the artistic samples submitted.

The second round will be conducted by means of a video call. Applicants will be notified of the result of the first round by February 26, 2024. Applicants selected for the second round will receive instructions for the video call interview. The video call admission interviews will take place from 29 February to 1 March 2024 (an internet connection with a minimum transmission rate of 8 MBPS is required for successful data transmission during the interview). In the course of the second round the committee will further consider the submitted material. The video call interview aims to verify the applicant’s general knowledge of the audiovisual work, talent, motivation and suitability for the DCDM study program.

THE TUITION FEE

The tuition fee for the academic year 2024/2025 is CZK 498 000.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF APPLICANTS ADMITTED FOR STUDY 

The maximum number of accepted applicants for the academic year 2024/2025 is 8

MORE INFORMATION TO BE FOUND IN ADMISSION PROCEDURE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Faculty reserves the right to not to give a personal feedback, comment or consult submitted works or provide further instructions how to improve in the case of rejection.

DESCRIPTION OF MANDATORY DOCUMENTS AND THE METHOD OF SUBMISSION 

1

A) An application form is available online

Fill out the online application form and send an email to cdm@famu.cz to request the login credentials for the FAMU online platform, where you can upload all the required materials. 

Email subject: DCDM Application_Your Full Name_Request for Login Credentials 

Upload the required materials stated in the following articles 2 - 7 according to the instructions found here and send an email confirming the successful upload to cdm@famu.cz  

Email subject: DCDM Application_Your Full Name_Upload Confirmation 

The applicant will receive a confirmation once the upload has been checked by the Admission Officer. 

2

Scan the pages of your passport that state your date of birth and full name.  

  • Name it “Your_full_name_DCDM_2024_passport” and upload it.

3

Your structured CV.

  • Name it “Your_full_name_DCDM_2024_CV” and upload it.
4

Written answers to the following questions:

 4.1 STUDY (500 words maximum)  

- What are your expectations for studying the DCDM program at FAMU?
- What areas of study reflect your previous experience with artistic production?
- In what areas would you like to develop your creativity? Directing, screenwriting, non-fiction writing?
- What is your experience with academic writing?

 

4.2 PERSONALLY RELEVANT ARTWORKS 
(Follow a simple rule - do not try to impress, we prefer it when you are honest).  

- Include five images of your choice that visually express your taste and inclinations –art, photography, graphic design, personal – and give a brief rationale (just a few lines) for each image.
- List three movie titles that represent you cinematically; your favourite, your beloved, admired, or, if you wish, despised movie, and write a brief justification for your choice.
- Name three books, novels, essays, dramas, literary products that best represent who you are, your tastes and inclinations, and include a brief motivational note.
- List three pieces of music that express your personality, tastes, and inclinations well.
- At the end, write no more than ten lines about who you are.

  • Put the part 4.1. and the part 4.2. together in a pdf file and name it "Your_full_name_DCDM_2024_intent" and upload it. 
5

A scanned certificate of payment of the application fee of 931 CZK (or the equivalent in EUR) to the account indicated below. 

  • Name the certificate "Your_full_name_DCDM_2024_deposit" and upload it. 

  • The deposit must be exactly 931 CZK, regardless of any other bank or transfer fees. 

BANK DETAILS:

Account owner: AMU – Akademie muzickych umeni v Praze 
Bank details: Komercni banka, Malostranske nam. 23, Praha 1, 118 00, Czech Republic 
Account number: 19-5373180297/0100 
Variable code: 64913
Specific code: [application code you obtain via prihlaska.amu.cz]
Swift Code: KOMBCZPP 
IBAN format of KB account:CZ 5301000000195373180297 
Message for the payee: 64913 + [application code] + your name and surname + CDM2024. Please make sure that the message for the payee is exactly in this format.

6

All of the following samples must be submitted to complete the application. 

6.1 A short fiction or documentary film directed by the applicant (up to 10 minutes in duration, up to 10 GB in size) 

  • Please create a .doc or .docx with the link to your audiovisual work and name it “Your_full_name_DCDM_2024_FILM_title_of_the_piece” and upload it as previous files.
  • If the film is longer than 10 minutes, a 10-minute excerpt must be submitted. If the submitted film is longer than 10 minutes, the committee may decide to disqualify it.
  • The applicant must be the sole director of the film.
  • The submitted film must include closing credits.

6.2 A storyboard presenting an original narrative based on an “encounter” (exactly 16 photos or images, without text).  

  • All images must be uploaded as a .pdf and named “Your_full_name_DCDM_2024_storyboard". 

6.3 Two short synopses for short fiction films.  

  • Texts must be uploaded as a .pdf and named “Your_full_name_DCDM_2024_synopsis1” and “Your_full_name_DCDM_2024_synopsis2” 
  • Each synopsis must be of 1 page in length maximum
  • The applicant must be the sole author of the stories which have not been filmed yet

6.4 An audiovisual self-portrait (maximum two minutes, up to 3 GB in size).  

  • Please create a .doc or d.docx with the link to your audiovisual work and name it “Your_full_name_DCDM_2024_selfportrait” and upload it as previous files. 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:  

All audiovisual artistic samples must be uploaded to either Vimeo or Youtube in HD and the files must be downloadable. 

7

A copy of your Bachelor’s Degree diploma. If your Bachelor’s diploma is in English, there is no need to translate it. If your diploma is in another language, we require an English translation. 

  1. Please upload it and name it “Your_full_name_DCDM_2024_diploma". 
  2. Please note: To enroll in September, you must undergo the diploma recognition procedure. (You do not need to upload the scan of the diploma if you do not have the it yet - if you are in the final year of your bachelor's degree.)