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FAMU International (FI)

ANIMATED FILM

One Year Intensive Course

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course is based on the principal aesthetic notion that animated film is a specific genre of dramatic art. Animation is also approached as a specific kinetic form of fine art. During the course students learn about various techniques and technologies of animated film – both hand-made and digital (computerized). They are instructed about general animation concepts as well as specific topics like storyboarding or the structure of animation puppets, which they master as part of simple hands-on exercises. Students’ artistic sensibilities are refined throughout the course in the drawing lessons. Part of the course is also basic overview of the history of animated film, both in the Czech and global perspective, and theoretical principles of animated film. The course is scheduled for two semesters.

 

GRADUATE PROFILE

Animated Film course graduates master the various techniques and technologies of animation, both hand-made and computerized. They improve their artistic expression. They can create a storyboard. They master the fundamental principles and concepts of animation, which they get to test in simple animation exercises. They are knowledgeable in animated film theory. They know an overview of the history of animated film, both Czech and global. They are conversant with the current animated film and can navigate through this field. Having graduated, they can work as independent artists or further their career in creative professions as assistants and artists in professional animation environments.

THE CORE COURSES IN 2023/2024 INCLUDE:

  • Experimental animation
  • Stop-motion animation
  • Stop-animation puppet animation
  • Visual Expression and figural drawing
  • Body Animation and Mask
  • Animation of Drawings
  • History and Theory of Animation
  • Masterclasses with czech directors of animated films 1 a 2

The specifications are to be found in the course catalogue for 2023/2024.

ELECTIVES

Please see the elective courses and modules prepared for the one year course students.

Certification:

All students will receive a transcript of completed courses in accordance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). These credits are accepted by and transferable to universities, academies and advanced institutions of higher learning throughout the world. 
All students who successfully fulfill the requirements of their study plan will receive a Certificate from FAMU International. 

Please note that acceptance into the FAMU International one year Academy Preparation Program does not guarantee admission into further studies at FAMU, however the portfolio of main works completed within the course provides application material expected for most advanced studies of the discipline.

METHOD OF SUBMISSION OF MANDATORY DOCUMENTS:

Uploading all requirements stated in articles 1 – 7 according to the instructions to be seen here

For the login and password please contact app@famu.cz

Please note that all documents should be named according to  this pattern “Your_full_name_APP_2024_name of the assignment” (e. g. “Angelina_Jolie_APP_2024_form” or “Angelina_Jolie_APP_2024_selfportrait) and then uploaded.

TO APPLY, THE PROSPECTIVE STUDENT NEEDS TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS AND WORKS:

1. APPLICATION FORM 

Download the application form, complete it and e-sign it.
Name the form following the pattern “Your_full_name_APP_2024_form” and upload it. Alternatively, you can print it and fill it in by hand, then scan it, name it appropriately and upload it. The admission to each specialization is equally competitive. Please choose your specialization based on your preference.

Specializations are as follows: 
Screenwriting 
Directing Fiction 
Documentary and Non-fiction 
Cinematography 
Editing and Creative Post-production 
Photography 
Animated Film
Introduction to Film Sound

2. CV 

Brief description of the applicant’s academic and artistic records. Please also state level of English you speak. Name it “Your_full_name_APP_2024_CV” and upload it.

3. ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS 

From all previously attended institutions. (Secondary school transcripts are not necessary for those with higher levels of education.) Name it “Your_full_name_APP_2024_transcript” and upload it.

4. ARTISTIC SAMPLE 

Please submit the following: 

For Animated Film: 
a. an analysis of any animated film (1 – 2 pages) Upload as 1 pdf file named “Your_full_name_APP_2024_analysis” 

b. an original theme for own animated film (1 text page), it is possible but not necessary to submit a visual idea for the animated film (1 page). Upload as 1 pdf file named “Your_full_name_APP_2024_theme” 

c. own artwork (20 items) in .png format 1500px minimum. All images must be uploaded as one .zip file and named “Your_full_name_APP_2024_artwork"

5. STATEMENT OF INTENT

A short personal essay on what the applicant expects from their studies as well as what the applicant believes they can contribute to the creative and intellectual environment of FAMU, and the reasons they would like to come and study in Prague. 
Name it “Your_full_name_APP_2024_intent” and upload it.

6. SELF-PORTRAIT 

One minute video self-portrait. Upload on either Vimeo or Youtube in HD (it has to be downloadable), please make a .doc with the link of your self-portrait and name it “Your_full_name_APP_2024_selfportrait” and upload it as previous files.

7. APPLICATION FEE

A scanned certificate of having deposited the application fee of EUR 65 (or CZK equivalent) in the account number provided below must be submitted with every application. Name it “Your_full_name_APP_2024_deposit” and upload it.

The deposit must be EUR 65 exactly, 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: 33-23-022
Swift Code: KOMBCZPP 
IBAN format of KB account: CZ 5301000000195373180297 
Message for the payee: "your name and surname, APP Animated FIlm". Please make sure that the message for the payee is exactly in this format.

CALL FOR APPLICATION FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025: 

  • Application deadline: June 28, 2024
  • Admission results: July 2024

ELIGIBILITY:

Minimum 18 years of age, with completed secondary school education

TERMS OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025: 

Start of the orientation week: September 16, 2024

End of the second semester: June 30, 2025

ACCOMMODATION, HEALTH INSURANCE AND VISA: 

Not provided by FAMU. These are the responsibility of the student. FAMU provides accepted students with an Acceptance letter which serves as one of the required visa application documents.

ACADEMY PREPARATION PROGRAM YEARLY FEES:

all including 21% VAT

Screenwriting
EUR 10,400

Directing Fiction
EUR 22,490

Documentary and non-fiction
EUR 18,490

Cinematography
EUR 20,990

Editing and Creative postproduction
EUR 14,990

Photography
EUR 9,990

Animated Film
EUR 14,950

Introduction to Film Sound
EUR 11,990

The production of major Workshop Projects is covered by the tuition fee paid for the program.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT NOTICE: 

Please note that if you would like to pay in two installments – for each semester separately, a surcharge of EUR 80 including VAT applies to the fee for each semester.

Terms of payment and refund: 
Students may not enroll unless the fees for the coming term are paid in full or the Office has received written confirmation that grants or loans are forthcoming. Fees should be paid through bank transfer.

Checks should be made payable to: 
Account owner: AMU – Akademie múzických umění v Praze 
Bank: Komerční banka, Malostranské nám. 23, Praha 1, 118 00, Czech Republic 
Account number: 19-5373180297/0100 
Code: 33-23-022
Swift Code: KOMBCZPP 
IBAN format of KB account: CZ 5301000000195373180297 
Message for the payee: "your name and surname, APP Animated Film". Please make sure that the message for the payee is exactly in this format.

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.