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In our cinematography course in one year, you will learn how to operate digital cameras as well as film ones, and your final film will be shot on a 35mm ARRI. What is there not to love?

The One-year Program offers an intensive hands-on experience and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several artworks by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for studies in a particular discipline.

The course gives you intensive experience without the need for a longer commitment. The course helps you improve your skill set and portfolio to apply confidently for degree studies at the top institutions in the field (including degree programs at FAMU).

The production of all scheduled practical exercises and the final film is included in the price of tuition.

The One-year Intensive Course (originally Academy Preparation Program - APP) at FAMU aims to provide its participants the opportunity to explore and become acquainted with the broad range of crafts, professions, arts and skills that comprise the artistic endeavor on both a practical and theoretical level.

This filmmaking hands-on program includes a large variety of practical student projects and exercises in formats from DSLR to 16mm and 35mm. There is also practical work within a TV studio environment (lighting exercises).

Course based on a mentor workshop (up to 6 students). In the workshop, students work under the one-on-one tutorship and develop their practical assignments.


  • Filming exercises digital and 16mm with given creative limits
  • Lighting exercises
  • DOP of directing student‘s projects
  • Your 35mm final exercise


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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated June 28, 2019
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