FAMU International (FI)

If you have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in film or a related field, have a wealth of experience in film composing and wish to expand your knowledge and skills, enroll for Montage, a 3-year follow-up Master’s Program at FAMU.

This is a full-time program taught in English. Applicants are expected to have a keen interest in cinema, literature, fine art and other related fields. Applicants should demonstrate capability of analytical reflection, a sense of image and composition, communication ability and independent thinking.

The applications for 2020/2021 open in November 2019.

Applications for studies in the 2020/2021 academic year must be submitted including all required documents and works by January 31, 2020. The admission procedure has two rounds – in the first round, a panel of experts selects the works presented; based on this assessment, selected applicants are invited to the second round in the form of a Skype interview aimed at verifying the applicant’s talent and knowledge more in-depth. 
Skype admission interviews will take place approximately in the middle of February 2020. Applicants selected for the second round will be informed about the details regarding the interview in a timely manner. 
During the admission procedure, applicants are required to demonstrate their knowledge of the English language at least on the B2 level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

In order to successfully submit all the necessary documents, the applicants are required to complete the following: 
Upload all the required documents stated in articles 1 – 11 according to the instructions that can be found here
In order to obtain login and password please send an email to montage@famu.cz
Please name all documents as follows: “Your_full_name_MON_2020_number of assignment” 
(e. g. “Sergei_Eisenstein_MON_2020_1”)


1. Application 
An application form is available on-line. The application is to be filled, printed, signed and scanned. 
Send the application form in hard copy to the following address: 
Akademie muzickych umeni v Praze 
FAMU International – MONTAGE 
Smetanovo nabrezi 2 
116 65 Praha 1 
Czech Republic 
Send an email containing a scanned application and a confirmation of the successful upload to montage@famu.cz 
Email subject: MONTAGE application, your full name 
Please name the application “Your_full_name_MON_2020_1” and send as an email attachment. 
The applicant will receive a confirmation that the email was received. 
There are no other documents in the application that you need to send by email or by post apart from the application form. 
Also, please upload the application along with the requisites described in articles 2 – 11.

2. Scanned passport 
A scan of the pages in your passport that state your date of birth and full name. 
Name it “Your_full_name_MON_2020_2” and upload it.

3. Letter of recommendation 
A letter of recommendation from a current or previous teacher outlining the applicant’s ability and motivation to study. The letter must be sent directly to montage@famu.cz by the person providing the recommendation. The referee must provide the full name of the applicant for whom they are providing the reference.

4. Structured CV 
Your structured CV. Name it “Your_full_name_MON_2020_4” 
and upload it.

5. Cover letter 
Motivation letter (1,000 words maximum). Please describe: 
- Your motivation for and expectations from studying MONTAGE at FAMU
- The expected topic for your theoretical thesis 
- Your idea of your graduate project 
Name it “Your_full_name_MON_2020_5” and upload it.

6. Administration fee 
A scanned certificate of having deposited the application fee of CZK 818 (or EUR equivalent) in the account number provided below. Name it “Your_full_name_MON_2020_6” and upload it. 
The deposit must not be lower than CZK 818 regardless of other banking 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 
Code 33-00-011 
Swift Code: KOMBCZPP 
IBAN format of KB account: CZ 5301000000195373180297 
Message for the payee: “your name and surname, [application code]”. Please make sure that the message for the payee is exactly in this format.

7. Diploma scan 
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. Please upload it and name it “Your_full_name_MON_2020_7”. Please note: to enroll in September you need to undergo the diploma recognition procedure.


Works for the first round of the admission procedure:


8. Short film 
A short film (40 minutes maximum) demonstrating your qualities as the editor. 
A film must be uploaded on either Vimeo, Youtube or GoogleDrive in HD and the file has to be downloadable. Please make a .doc with a link of your work and name it “Your_full_name_MON_2020_8_film” and upload it as previous files.

9. Written analysis 
A written analysis (600 – 1,200 words) of a worthwhile and authoritative film of your choice. Aside from a general analysis of the film, you should focus primarily on its composition – the dramatic structure. 
Mention usage of significant film language in the movie and explore its links of the visual part and the soundtrack. 
Name it “Your_full_name_MON_2020_9” and upload it.

10. Photographic storyboard 
A storyboard with a maximum of 17 shots demonstrating your ability to tell a simple story with a series of photographs. We do not want to see a description only. The individual images represent the shots in a silent movie and you indicate their order in a sequence with numbers in photograph titles. Each snapshot captures the typical phase of the expected shot in terms of both content and composition. Where the content or the composition of the shot changes significantly during the intended shot (with camera movement, acting etc.), you may use two photographs for illustration, capturing the typical beginning and ending phases of the expected shot (indicated e.g. as ‘2a’, ‘2b’). Each such pair of photographs represents just one shot out of the maximum of 17 shots. Specify the title of the storyboard in an attached text document, suggesting the plot in not more than three sentences. The storyboard itself must be comprehensible even without any accompanying text. Since the content, continuity, composition and structure of the storyboard is assessed, applicants are required to take the photographs by themselves. Developing the photographs by themselves in the dark room is not required. 
All images must be uploaded as .zip and named “Your_full_name_MON_2020_10_photostory” 
Upload the document with the name and content of the storyboard separately and name it “Your_full_name_MON_2020_10”.

11. An audiovisual self-portrait 
A self-portrait (one minute maximum) must be uploaded on either Vimeo, Youtube or GoogleDrive in HD and the file has to be downloadable. Please make a .doc with a link of your work and name it “Your_full_name_MON_2020_11_selfportrait” and upload it as previous files.

Applications will be accepted for admission subject to the compliance with all of the aforementioned requirements. We kindly request all applicants to please make sure that all documents submitted are named as requested, that non-English speaking films include English subtitles, and that they are submitted in a correct format. 
If you apply, please be aware that the payment of the tuition fee is a prerequisite for enrollment. 
The application deadline for the academic year 2020/2021 is January 31, 2020.

(Admission announcement: February 2020)

The tuition fee for academic year 2020/2021 is 320,000 CZK (approx. EUR 12,700). The first year´s tuition fee might be forgiven in special cases if the school decides so.