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.)
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 for the academic year 2024/2025 is CZK 498 000.
The maximum number of accepted applicants for the academic year 2024/2025 is 8.
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.
A) An application form is available online.
Fill out the online application form and send an email to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Your structured CV.
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.
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.
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.
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)
6.2 A storyboard presenting an original narrative based on an “encounter” (exactly 16 photos or images, without text).
6.3 Two original short synopses for short fiction films.
6.4 An audiovisual self-portrait (maximum two minutes, up to 3 GB in size).
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.
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.