FAMU International AMU = DAMU + FAMU + HAMU

FILM AND TV SCHOOL OF ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE

How to apply to the Academy Preparation Program (APP)

Would you like to become a filmmaker, but you are still not definitively decided in what capacity? Would you like become a photographer? The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several art works by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for MA studies in a particular 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_2018_number of assignment”
(e. g. “Angelina_Jolie_APP_2018_1” or “Angelina_Jolie_APP_2018_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
Please select the specialization, complete the application on computer, sign it, scan it, name it “Your_full_name_APP_2018_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

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_2018_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_2018_3” and upload it.

4. ARTISTIC SAMPLE
Please submit the following:
For Screenwriting concentration:
a. 10 to 15 page script sample (It could be a part of a longer script.)
b. synopsis for a full length feature film of up to 3 pages
c. a list of 10 films from any period and style of film history that you consider important for your personal inspiration to date

For Directing Fiction concentration:
a. short film which you have directed
b. a 3 to 5 page treatment for a short fiction
c. a list of 10 films from any period and style of film history that you consider important for your personal inspiration to date

For Directing Documentary and Non-fiction concentration:
a. statement of your plans for the year (for instance, I have shot material I want to explore and develop into a documentary, or I will work on an experimental film as an individual artist, etc.)
b. a film sample
c. written explanation of your participation on the submitted film (up to 2 pages), and other material, which supports your ability to carry out your plans
d. a list of 10 films from any period and style of film history that you consider important for your personal inspiration to date

For Cinematography concentration:
a. a short film on which you have worked as cinematographer
b. written explanation of your participation on the submitted project (up to 2 pages)
c. a portfolio of 10-15 thematically related photos – either as a storyboard or photos which reveal one situation/event. (Presentation in .jpg not exceeding 2000px in length, each photo has its number to show the ascending order.)
d. a list of 10 films from any period and style of film history that you consider important for your personal inspiration to date

For Editing and Creative Post-production
a. a series of 12 photographs representing a storyboard – that is, a narrated action (documentary or acted) from the beginning to the end, understandable without any other explanation, except for the title. (Presentation in .jpg not exceeding 2000px in length, each photo has its number to show the ascending order.)
b. a short film on which you have worked as editor
c. a list of digital software (non-linear editing, special effects, sound design) you are familiar with and the level of your knowledge (software competence not required, this is just for information)
d. a list of 10 films from any period and style of film history that you consider important for your personal inspiration to date

For Photography
a. collection(s) of photographs of your choice which represents your skills and creative talent the best. (Presentation in .jpg not exceeding 2000px in length, each photo has its number to show the ascending order.) The minimum number of photographs is 20 and the maximum is 40. Try to present independent photo series to prove your ability to compose collections of images.
b. a list of 10 photographers of any genre you consider the most influential (with a short explanation, please)
c. the project – a brief, written idea about the courses you would like to take as well as photographic work you would like to dedicate yourself

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_2018_4_title_of_the_piece” and upload it as previous files.
All texts must be uploaded and named “Your_full_name_APP_2018_4”
All images must be uploaded as .zip and named “Your_full_name_APP_2018_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_2018_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_2018_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_2018_7” and upload it.

The deposit must be EUR 50 exactly, regardless of other banking or transfer fees.
Account owner: AMU – Akademie múzických umění v Praze
Bank details: 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, 360/33-18-001". Please make sure that the message for the payee is exactly in this format.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Application deadline: April 23, 2018
(Admission announcement: May 21, 2018)

Eligibility: Minimum 18 years of age, with completed secondary school education, BA in any field recommended.

Terms of Academic Year 2018/2019:
Fall semester: September 17, 2018 – December 21, 2018
Spring semester: February 4, 2019 – May 31, 2019

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.

FAMU INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY PREPARATION PROGRAM FEES:

Concentration Screenwriting
One year tuition fee of EUR 6,800 + 21% VAT = EUR 8,228

Concentrations Directing Fiction, Documentary and non-fiction
One year tuition fee of EUR 13,200 + 21% VAT = EUR 15,970

Concentrations Cinematography
One year tuition fee of EUR 13,980 + 21% VAT = EUR 16,920

Concentration Editing and Creative postproduction
One year tuition fee of EUR 10,200 + 21% VAT = EUR 12,340

Concentration Photography
One year tuition fee 8,200 + 21% VAT = EUR 9,920

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 EUR including VAT applies to the fee for each semester.

In order to comply with current regulations of the Czech government, all participants are required to remit an additional 21 percent VAT (Value Added Tax) with their tuition payments. This tax is not included within the base tuition fee.

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, 360/33-18-001". Please make sure that the message for the payee is exactly in this format.