The goal of EICAR's Directing major

is to give the students the fundamentals of the key disciplines of film and video production enabling them to become visual storytellers.  

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  • The program emphasis is twofold:
    • Cross-disciplinary courses that give the students the knowledge and understanding of all the aspects of visual storytelling enabling them to direct and communicate with their collaborators and to fully express their ideas on film or video.
    • Hands-on-film teaching where the students "learn by doing" in a collaborative environment. This lets the student develop his own "creative voice" through teamwork. The students have the opportunity to work in most film and digital formats including 16mm, 35mm and HD, including the latest Red and Panasonic HD cameras.
  • The Directing major is specifically designed to give students professional preparation for a career as a film, television or digital media director. This is accomplished through theoretical courses and practical exercises as well as extensive "hands-on-film" work where students will have the opportunity to master the technical and aesthetic principles of filmmaking by directing their own productions.

EICAR offers two degrees 

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts is a 3 year program which provides a broad introduction to the fundamental elements of filmmaking with the possibility to major in Directing.
    >> Bachelor with a major in Directing
  • Master of Fine Arts is a highly personalized 2 year program designed for students who have either a Bachelor’s degree in cinema or Fine Arts or who have had extensive professional experience.

    The first year consists of intermediary and advanced courses in the key disciplines of filmmaking as well as hands-on-film exercises and shorts.

    In the second year
    the emphasis is on the student’s end-of-year film as well as specialization. Students have additional required courses in their major as well as workshops, and one-to-one tutoring. Students also have the possibility, when available, to work on professional productions, as interns.
    >> Master with a major in Directing


Additionally, EICAR offers One year Filmmaking program

a non-degree curriculum which is a comprehensive program in the fundamentals of filmmaking. The program serves as a powerful springboard for students looking to begin their film education by testing the waters. Special Directing modules are available to One year program students.
>> One year Filmmaking program



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