FAMU International AMU = DAMU + FAMU + HAMU

FILM AND TV SCHOOL OF ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE

FAMU statuses

FAMU statuses

Statutes of the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Part One
Preliminary
Article 1
Legal Status and Registered Office
1., 1. Under the Higher Education Act (No. 111/1998 Coll., as amended, hereinafter the “Act”), the Film and Television School (hereinafter “FAMU”) forms a part of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (hereinafter “AMU”), a public institution of higher learning of the university-type.
1., 2. FAMU is historically a part of AMU, which was established by a Decree of the President of the Republic (Decree No. 127/1945 Coll.), on 27 October 1945.
1., 3. Under Section 10 of the Higher Education Act 1990 (No. 172/1990 Coll.), as amended in Act No. 216/1993 Coll., the last legal predecessor of AMU was the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
1., 4. Under Section 23.2 of the Act, FAMU is a self-governing, representative, academic organ. The schools’s organs are authorised to act or take decisions on behalf of AMU in matters stipulated in Section 24 of the Act and the AMU Statutes.
1., 5. The name of FAMU shall be:
- in English: Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
- in German: Film und Fernsehen Hochschule der Akademie der musischen Künste in Prag
- in French: L´Ecole du Cinéma et TV des Académie des Arts des Muses à Prague
- in Spanish: Facultad de Cinematografía y Televisión de la Escuela Superior de las Artes de Praga
- in Russian: Факультет Кино и Телевидения Академии Искусств в Пpaгe
1., 6. The registered office of FAMU is Smetanovo nábřeží 2, 116 65 Praha 1. FAMU also performs its activities on the premises of Studio FAMU, Klimentská 4, 110 00 Praha 1, in the teacher and training centre in Poněšice u Hluboké nad Vltavou, and in the teacher, training and accommodation centre Beroun, Barrandova 30, Beroun.
Part Two
Mission and Activity of FAMU
Article 2
The Mission of FAMU
2., 1. FAMU is a school which independently and freely creates and develops the conditions for activities in the field of education, artistic creation and its analytical responses, academic research and in other related areas.
2., 2. The mission of FAMU is to provide systematic practical and theoretical education in an accredited study programme. In offering university studies FAMU shall develop the individual creative talents of its students, their ability to produce comprehensive creative work in the preparation, creation and presentation of the results of their artistic work. An integral part of FAMU’s mission is the development of analytical thinking and broader contexts for the creative process in the social sciences.
2., 3. FAMU studies, which are based on the principle of freedom and democracy, provide opportunities for education, development, creation and experimentation to persons who, in addition to their own creative work, will be able to operate creatively in a wide area of audiovisual creation.
Article 3
FAMU Activities
3., 1. FAMU performs the following activity:
a) educational
b) artistic and academic
c) complementary.
3., 2. Educational activity is governed by the Attendance and Examination Regulations of AMU and FAMU.
3., 3. Complementary activity is conducted both in the educational (specialised courses) and commercial fields.
3., 4. As part of its curriculum FAMU organises an annual public review of the work of its students.

Part Three
Organisational Structure of FAMU

Article 4
Membership
4., 1. Membership of FAMU shall comprise the academic staff working at FAMU and students enrolled at FAMU.
4., 2. The academic staff comprises employees of the school who perform both pedagogic and artistic, or academic, research or other creative activity.
4., 3. A plenary session of the Membership is called, where necessary, by the Dean or the Chairman or Deputy Chairman of the Senate.
4., 4. An extraordinary plenary session of the Membership may be called on the basis of a written request by more than a quarter of all members of the Membership.
Article 5
Organs of FAMU
5., 1. Under Section 25 of the Act, the self-governing organs of FAMU are:
a) the Academic Senate (hereinafter the “FAMU Senate”)
b) the Dean
c) the Art Committee
d) the Disciplinary Committee
5., 2. The Dean’s Committee shall act as an advisory body to the Dean.
5., 3. An organ of FAMU shall also be the Secretary, who acts on its behalf in administrative and economic-legal matters in the extent stipulated by the Dean.

Article 6
The Senate
6., 1. The FAMU Senate comprises elected representatives of the Membership: the academic staff is represented by five members and students by four members. Members of the FAMU Senate are responsible for their activity to the FAMU Membership.
6., 2. The activity of the FAMU Senate is governed by the Rules of Procedure and Electoral Regulations of the FAMU Senate.

Article 7
The Dean
7,. 1. FAMU is headed by the Dean, who manages it, represents it and acts on its behalf within the extent stipulated by the Act and the AMU Statutes. The Dean is responsible for his/her activity to the FAMU Senate and also, within the extent stipulated by the AMU Statutes, to the Rector of AMU.
7., 2. The Dean of the school is appointed by the Rector. The Dean gives his/her oath to the Rector of AMU and the Chairman of the FAMU Senate. The wording of the Dean’s oath is contained in Annex No. 1 of these Statutes.
7., 3. In particular, the Dean shall:
a) with the approval of the FAMU Senate appoint and recall members of the Art Committee, members of the Disciplinary Committee and its Chairman. Following consultation with the FAMU Senate he/she shall appoint and recall Deputy Deans, heads of departments and workplaces, the FAMU Secretary, and the Director of the Studio FAMU;
b) appoint and recall members of the Dean’s Committee;
c) manage personnel affairs at FAMU;
d) after consulting with the Dean’s Committee stipulate the conditions for submitting applications and the conditions for acceptance to study and conditions of study for international students;
e) submit for approval to the FAMU Senate the plans and results of FAMU’s economic activity;
f) after consulting with the Dean’s Committee submit to the FAMU Senate the aims and plans for FAMU’s teaching and artistic activity;
g) submit to the Art Committee the proposals for the habilitation committee and the launch of habilitation proceedings, and shall submit proposals for the appointment of docents to the Rector of AMU and for the appointment of professors to the Art Committee of AMU;
h) coordinate the activity of the departments and Studio FAMU;
i) issue guidelines, orders and other organizational measures within the scope of his/her competence;
j) be answerable to the FAMU Senate and the Rector of AMU for the management of FAMU’s financial resources;
k) execute tasks involving the development, construction activity or modernization of FAMU and Studio FAMU;
l) submit to the FAMU Senate for its approval a partial report on FAMU’s activity and financial management for the past calendar year.
7., 4. The Dean is the head of the Dean’s Office, the management and administrative workplace of FAMU.
Article 8
Vice-Deans
8., 1. The Dean shall appoint three Vice-Deans:
a) for study matters,
b) for academic and research work,
c) for international relations.
8., 2. The Vice-Deans shall represent the Dean in the scope defined by the Dean.
Article 9
The Art Committee
9., 1. The Art Committee shall have thirteen members, who are appointed and recalled by the Dean with the agreement of the FAMU Senate. The Dean shall be a member of the Art Committee.
9., 2. The Dean shall convene the Art Committee at least once a semester.
9., 3. The manner in which the Art Committee shall conduct its business is set forth in the Rules of Procedure of the Art Committee.


Article 10
The Disciplinary Committee
10., 1. The Disciplinary Committee handles disciplinary misdemeanours by FAMU students. The Committee comprises five members, of which one is delegated by the FAMU Senate and two are students of FAMU.
10., 2. The Disciplinary Committee is governed by the Disciplinary Procedures of AMU.
Article 11
The Dean’s Committee and other advisory bodies
11., 1. The Dean’s Committee is the permanent advisory body to the Dean. Its members are: the Deputy Dean, the FAMU Secretary, the Heads of Departments, the Director of FAMU Studies and other members of staff asked to join by the Dean, or also students of FAMU.
11., 2. The Dean and the FAMU Senate, or other organs of FAMU’s self-government, may establish permanent or temporary advisory bodies to resolve problems pertaining to the School.

Article 12
Organizational Components of FAMU
12., 1. The basic teaching, artistic and organizational units of FAMU are departments and workplaces established for the purpose of implementing accredited programmes of study.
12., 2. FAMU Departments and Workplaces:
a) Centre of Audiovisual Studies
b) FAMU International
c) Animated Film Department
d) Documentary Film Department
e) Photography Department
f) Cinematography Department
g) Producing Department
h) Directing Department
i) Screenwriting and Script Editing Department
j) Film Editing Department
k) Sound Design Department
Workplaces:
a) Division of Image Technology
b) Studio of the Photography Department
12., 2. The Dean shall appoint heads of departments and workplaces.
12., 3. The Secretary shall be responsible for the administrative and economic activity of FAMU. The rules of FAMU’s financial management are governed by the rules of AMU’s financial management.

Article 13
The Head of Department and Head of a Workplace:
13., 1. manages the department or workplace and creates the conditions for good work and is in charge of the artistic and teaching level;
13., 2. the term of office of the head of department or workplace is three years;
13., 3. organizes the activity of the department or workplace and is responsible for the creation and fulfillment of study plans;
13., 4. via the Dean or Deputy Dean submits proposals for changes to study programmes to the FAMU Senate;
13., 5. submits to the Dean proposals on personnel, salary and qualification matters and proposals for the material and financial needs of the department or workplace;
13., 6. is responsible for the financial management and proper use of the funds entrusted;
13., 7. discusses matters of fundamental importance with the Dean and with the plenary session of the department or workplace;
13., 7. appoints his/her representative with the consent of the Dean. If a head’s representative is not appointed the Dean shall entrust a member of the department or workplace with this duty;
13., 8. submits documents for the annual report to the Dean;
13., 9. within the scope authorized by the Dean is entitled to perform acts which ensue in obligations for FAMU.
Article 14
Studio FAMU
14., 1. Studio FAMU is a facility intended chiefly for practical training as part of accredited FAMU study programmes.
14., 2. Studio FAMU runs complementary activities in the remaining production capacities.
14., 3. Studio FAMU’s activity is set forth in its organizational rules and regulations.
14. 4. Studio FAMU is headed by the director, who is appointed by the Dean following consultation with the FAMU Senate. The Director shall be subordinate to the Dean.
14., 5. The Director of Studio FAMU shall in particular:
a) manage the operations of the Studio; its technical and organizational development he/she shall coordinate with the Dean;
b) organize the production activity of the Studio, including complementary activity;
c) ensure that the schedule for use of the Studio’s production capacities is observed;
d) be responsible for financial management and the proper use of entrusted funds;
e) within the scope authorized by the Dean is entitled to perform acts on behalf of FAMU which ensue in obligations for FAMU;
f) observe the AMU rules of financial management;
g) submit documents for the annual report, including the results of financial management.

Part Five
Common and Concluding Provisions

Article 15
Medals, prizes and other distinctions
A proposal for the awarding of an AMU commemorative medal or other state distinction shall be submitted to the Rector by the Dean after the approval of the Dean’s Committee, the Art Committee or the FAMU Senate.

Article 16
Concluding Provisions
16., 1. Under Section 27.1 b) of the Act, the FAMU Statutes in this wording were considered and approved by the FAMU Senate on 15 October 2007 and by the AMU Senate on 7 November 2007.
16., 2. The FAMU Statutes of 13 February 2002 are hereby annulled.
16., 3. These Statutes come into effect 7 November 2007.

PhDr. Michal Bregant Doc. Mgr. Jiří Myslík Doc. PhDr. Jan Dvořák
Dean of FAMU Chairman of the FAMU Senate Chairman of the AMU Senate

Annex to the Statutes



The Dean’s Oath
"In taking on the office of Dean of the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague I solemnly undertake to uphold its Statutes and the Statutes of AMU, and to see to it that the statutory norms of the Czech Republic are observed in the academic field.
I undertake to perform my office for the benefit of the entire school and in the interest of all the School’s students and academic and other members of staff to the best of my knowledge and ability."