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The Cinematography Master?s degree program at FAMU's Cinematography Department is designed to run for two years*. Our students will spend two full years mastering the art of narrative cinematography, immersing themselves in the craft of studio lighting, colour conceptions and photographic design. We expect applicants to have experience in cinematography, usually with a Bachelor?s degree in film. Students should have their own light meters, spot meters and colour meters for serious advanced exponometric and colorimetric exercises. The program language is English; the program is a full-time paid course.

Graduate profile

Profile of Cinematography MA Program Graduates The graduates of the two-year MA program at the FAMU Cinematography Department is a professionally and intellectually mature cameraman for fiction and non-fiction films, as well as for projects exploiting special technology and advertising spots. Their professional expertise forms an inseparable part of the individual approach to specific projects, including the ability to find and create adequate methods of production and work. That makes them reliable partners for the producers, costume designers, scenographers, but first and foremost, for the directors. The cameramen are capable of precisely distinguishing the rights and obligations in all of the camera team and move and lighting equipment team. Theme analysis and the following inspiration of individually classified models enables the cameraman to create an image concept which fundamentally supports the literary dramaturgy of the script theme, with options of alternative designs of imagery concepts. The cameraman has mastered all of the components available to expressive imagery, not only during the filming but also during film project preparation and finish. The demands of the specialised study program along with the graduate?s moral and communicative properties are directly linked to the encouragement to human development of the cameraman?s individuality, making the cameraman a significant member of the creative team for both Czech and international film productions with no limit on the depth and demands of the film piece.


Applications start 10th January 2018
Applications end 16th March 2018
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Admission requirements

A successful completion of a Bachelor?s degree at a college with a similar or related focus, possibly accompanied with the applicant?s practical experience with filmmaking. PREREQUISITES: Knowledge in maths: general secondary school level; particularly simple equations, goniometric functions, common logarithm. Knowledge in physics: general secondary school level; particularly electromagnetic radiation, optics International cinematography and the cameraman?s job General knowledge in the field of art



Degree master post bachelor
Study duration 2 years
Language English
Place Prague
School fees € 19000 per year
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