Filmmaking - Semester program

Prague Film School

Program Description

Filmmaking - Semester program

Prague Film School

Spring 2018: January 12 - May 12

Autumn 2018: September 7 - December 22

The semester program at Prague Film School is a highly-intensive, praxis-oriented course with a steep learning curve. The objective of the program is to instruct concrete craft skills through substantial production and course work. By the program's end, students will have developed a certain fluency in both the technical aspects of filmmaking and in film language in general.

Semester Program Review

Students enrolled in the semester program are required to follow courses in each of the core modules of screenwriting, editing, cinematography and directing. Students attend classes in sound, camera-related workshops and two elective courses from a menu of courses listed below. Within the first semester, each student directs four film productions while working on an additional 16 - 20 film sets.

By the end of the course, students will be competent in: shooting with RED, Black Magic cameras; operating and designing with lights ranging from dedos to 4K HMI, editing with AVID Media Composer systems, color grading, applying graphics and animation using Affer Effects, location sound recording and sound post production. Students will have also received training in screenplay structure and dramaturgy, character development, script analysis, visualization, color theory, directing the camera, directing actors and more.

Core courses:

  • Screenwriting
  • Directing
  • Cinematography
  • Editing - 3 credits

Elective courses:

  • Film analysis
  • Film history
  • Directing music videos and commercials
  • Central and eastern european cinema
  • Directing actors
  • Documentary film production
  • Documentary film theory and history
  • Film shot as a component of film language
  • Photography for cinematography
  • Color theory
  • Lighting
  • Computer animation
  • Czech language

Obligatory workshops:

  • Sound (boom, wireless, sound post production)
  • Crew protocol

*The semester program at Prague Film School is identical to the first semester of the year program.

Application Deadline

Spring Semester 2018 - January 12 - May 25, 2018 (for advanced acting students only)

Early Action Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017

Fall Semester - September 7 - December 22, 2018

Early Action Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Fees

Autumn: 9,800 Euro

Spring: 9,800 Euro

Equipment Fee: 490 Euro

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 15, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2018
Sept. 7, 2018
Duration
Duration
1 semester
Full time
Price
Price
9,800 EUR
Information
Deadline
Request Info
Early Action Application Deadline: September 1, 2017
Locations
Czech Republic - Prague
Start date: Jan. 2018
Application deadline Request Info
Early Action Application Deadline: September 1, 2017
End date May 25, 2018
Start date: Sept. 7, 2018
Application deadline Jan. 31, 2018
Early Action Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
End date Dec. 22, 2018
Dates
Jan. 2018
Czech Republic - Prague
Application deadline Request Info
Early Action Application Deadline: September 1, 2017
End date May 25, 2018
Sept. 7, 2018
Czech Republic - Prague
Application deadline Jan. 31, 2018
Early Action Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
End date Dec. 22, 2018
Price
Autumn: 9,800 Euro; Spring: 9,800 Euro