You will master montage as a natural way of your artistic expression and you will stand side by side with the director as his creative partner.
The 3-years master’s program is fully taught in English. You will gain the expertise in solving various issues in composing sound and image. You will also be able to approach the editing of an audiovisual work in a comprehensive manner, respecting and developing the director’s vision. All by using contemporary art and technology trends. By the end of the programme, film editing will run through your veins and montage will become your way of thinking.
The core of the program is based on intensive practise in workshops. Always led by active professional film editors, capable of conveying their current working experience and a theoretical view of film editing to students. There are never more than seven students in each workshop, which allows us to have an individual approach to each student. Thanks to many assignments and projects throughout the 3 years, students are able to build their own portfolio.
The program covers all types of audiovisual creation (film, TV, new media). Aside from Avid, DaVinci and ProTools software, students get an opportunity to work with the physical analog film on a Steenbeck flatbed editor for both 16mm and 35mm films. FAMU provides the amenities of a comprehensively equipped film studio (Studio FAMU – the official production house of FAMU) and two high-end screening rooms with both analog projectors and a 4K projector for both post-production and teaching screenings.
The final graduation project can take two forms. One is participating in the final short film in cooperation with schoolmates of other international Master’s programs – as being the editor of a new film. The second option is editing independently a raw footage of an existing feature film, resulting in the student's own original interpretation and meaning. Both projects will challenge students' perceptions and provide an unique experience.
By enrolling at FAMU you will tap the growing environment of international study programs with access to an entire ecosystem of optional courses outside the range offered by the Montage track. You will encounter, mutually inspire and work with colleagues from around the world studying international programs as well as Czech students from other FAMU programs of Directing, Documentary filmmaking or Animation. We emphasize on creating a vibrant, open minded and family-like atmosphere in the entire school.
The Czech Republic and its capital Prague are a charming and inspiring place to live and create in. Its position in the heart of Europe has always made it a place full of energy where various cultures and ideas would encounter each other. Prague has cultivated their film artistry since 1890’s and until today it is hosting some the biggest film productions from Hollywood to Bollywood.
The program is well balanced between core subjects, electives and assignments.
Core subjects are taught in blocks in order to balance your time between lectures and workshops and your creative time in the film studio or while working on assignments and projects.
If you have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in film making or a related field, have gained experience in film composing and wish to expand your knowledge and skills, you may enroll for Montage, a 3-year follow-up Master’s Program at FAMU.
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.
Applications for studies in the 2020/2021 academic year must be submitted including all required documents and works by April 15, 2020. (Please note: all the deadlines are running in the Central European Time. Deadlines include the last given day, until 23:59:59.)
Montage is a three-year Master’s follow-up program focusing on film editing open to anyone who has completed a Bachelor’s degree. The working language of the program is English, and the applicants must demonstrate their knowledge of English at least B2 level based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) during the admission procedure.
The admission procedure has two rounds. In the first round, 5 members of the admission committee evaluate the submitted materials, observing in particular: elementary knowledge of the filmmaking craft, ability to develop the dramatic character and plot, ability to convey the information and the message by the means of the audiovisual work, ability to structure the visual storytelling and to express the plot flow visually without the verbal commentary. The evaluation has a form of points awarded by each member of the committee to the individual categories of submitted works: Short film (25 points maximum), Self-portrait (10 points maximum), Written analysis (10 points maximum), Photographic storyboard(15 points maximum). The minimum number of points needed for passing to the second round is 20.
Based on this assessment, maximum of 14 selected applicants are invited for the second round of the admission procedure, which will be conducted via Zoom or equivalent video-call. Applicants will be informed by e-mail about the result of the first round in 10 working days following the
application deadline. Applicants selected for the second round will receive the instruction for the Zoom interview alongside the first-round result information. Zoom admission interviews will take place in the course of February 2020).
The maximum number of accepted applicants for an academic year2021/2022 is 7.Dean of FAMU can decide about the additional admission of the applicants who reached the number of points above the minimum but were not accepted due to capacity reasons in a given year, in case that there is a vacancy caused by resignation of any already admitted applicant. In such case, the preference is given to the applicants with the higher points score achieved.
The applicants will be informed about the result of the second round of the admission procedure within 10 working days following the interview by e-mail(recommendation of the application committee), the final official decision about the admission approved by Dean will be issued within 30 days following the interview
The complete information to be found in Admission procedure terms and conditions - Montage.
The application requirements consist of 11 assignments. Bare with us, we will help you throughout the process. However, only completely submitted applications will be accepted into further process.
First of all you need to obtain a login and a password. Which you will be given when sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You will be transferred to an encrypted site of the The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague which FAMU is part of. You will then upload your application and all your documents here.
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