FAMU
FAMU International (FI)

Description
Courses
Certification
Application & Fees

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 classical 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 include:

  • Experimental animation
  • Stop-motion animation
  • Visual Expression and figural drawing
  • Body Animation and Mask

The specifications are to be found in the course catalogue.

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.


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

Please note that all documents should be named according to this pattern “Your_full_name_APP_2020_number of assignment” 
(e. g. “Angelina_Jolie_APP_2020_1” or “Angelina_Jolie_APP_2020_4a) and then uploaded. For the login and password please contact app@famu.cz

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

1. APPLICATION FORM 
Download the application form, complete the form on computer, sign it, scan it, name it “Your_full_name_APP_2020_1”, upload it and also send it as a hard copy. Applications are available at the bottom of the page. 
The admission to each concentration is equally competitive. Please choose your concentration based on your preference.

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

The original application form is the only document to be sent in hard copy to the following address: 
Akademie muzickych umeni v Praze 
FAMU International 
Zaneta Cagaskova 
Smetanovo nabrezi 2 
116 65 Prague 
Czech Republic

The date of the post stamp is the date of deadline at the latest.

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_2020_2” 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_2020_3” and upload it.

4. ARTISTIC SAMPLE 
Please submit the following: 

For Animated Film: 
a. an analysis of any animated film (1 – 2 pages) 
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) 
c. own artwork (20 items) in .png format 1500px minimum

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY: 
All audiovisual artistic samples must be uploaded on either Vimeo or Youtube in HD and the files have to be downloadable. Please make a .doc with the links of your audiovisual works and name it “Your_full_name_APP_2020_4_title_of_the_piece” and upload it as previous files. 
All texts must be uploaded and named “Your_full_name_APP_2020_4” 
All images must be uploaded as .zip and named “Your_full_name_APP_2020_4_IMAGES"

5. STATEMENT OF INTENT: 
A short personal essay on what the applicant expects from her/his studies as well as what the applicant believes she or he can contribute to the creative and intellectual environment of FAMU, and the reasons she or he would like to come and study in Prague. 
Name it “Your_full_name_APP_2020_5” 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_2020_6” and upload it as previous files.

7. APPLICATION FEE: 
A scanned certificate of having deposited the application fee of EUR 50 (or CZK equivalent) in the account number provided below must be submitted with every application. Name it “Your_full_name_APP_2020_7” and upload it.

The deposit must be EUR 50 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 33-00-011 
Swift Code: KOMBCZPP 
IBAN format of KB account: CZ 5301000000195373180297 
Message for the payee: "your name and surname, 360/33-19-006". Please make sure that the message for the payee is exactly in this format.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 

  • Application deadline: March 31, 2020 
  • (Admission announcement: April, 2020)

Eligibility: Minimum 18 years of age, with completed secondary school education

Terms of Academic Year 2020/2021: 

Start of the orientation week: September 14, 2020

End of the second semester: June 30, 2021

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:

Screenwriting 
209,000 CZK including 21% VAT (approx. EUR 8,230)

Directing Fiction, Documentary and non-fiction 
406,000 CZK including 21% VAT (approx. EUR 15,980)

Cinematography 
430,000 CZK including 21% VAT (approx. EUR 16,930)

Editing and Creative postproduction 
314,000 CZK including 21% VAT (approx. EUR 12,360)

Photography 
252,000 CZK including 21% VAT (approx. EUR 9,920)

Animated Film 
323,000 CZK including 21% VAT (approx. EUR 12,720)

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: 33-00-011 
Swift Code: KOMBCZPP 
IBAN format of KB account: CZ 5301000000195373180297 
Message for the payee: "your name and surname, 360/33-19-006". Please make sure that the message for the payee is exactly in this format.