DEGREE IN FILM
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is an advanced dynamic and streamlined two year study arc.
With a class size of 15 students, we favor direct studio workand small-group practical exercises where lessons can sink in. Classes and workshops in the MFA take into account the students’ levels and allow them to develop and streamline their study toward the professional film industry integration.
EICAR MFA program also integrates a direct understanding of professional responsibilities such as the Producing for a Client class where students are expected to produce a commercial on deadline as a team.
The International Department’s MFA is an intensive two-year program concentrating on single camera fiction filmmaking with supplementary workshops and thesis options in the field of documentary.
Although we encourage specialization in later year of the MFA degree programs, we believe that students must have a well-rounded understanding of all aspects of the filmmaking process.
The first year consists of courses in the key disciplines of filmmaking and an introduction to the latest digital technology accompanied by hands-on-film exercises and production of short films.
Access to workshops include Recording Production Sound and Documentary Filmmaking Bootcamp.
Additionally, students have the opportunity attend to a series of specialized intense workshops covering a wide array of film, television and media subjects including such varied topics as Aesthetics of Sound in the Cinema, Lighting for Mood, Preparing the Film Canvas, Painting with Light, How to Make a Tease, The Large Sensor (R)evolution, DaVinci Resolve, etc.
While continuing to develop their polyvalent skills in the disciplines outlined in the first year, students complete the cycle with a second year of specialization where concentration is placed toward the thesis project which can be oriented toward one of the five majors:
During this second and final year the students prepare their thesis project through a series of specialized workshops, one-on-one tutoring and a program of independent study. The third term (May through July) is dedicated exclusively to the production of student’s thesis project.
Additionally, students have the opportunity attend to a series of specialized intense workshops outside their major covering a wide array of film, television and media subjects including such varied topics as Aesthetics of Sound in the Cinema, Lighting for Mood, Preparing the Film Canvas, Painting with Light, The Large Sensor (R)evolution, DaVinci Resolve, How to Make a Tease, etc.
which is accredited by EABHES, the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools.
The Master’s degree is recognized in affiliated Universities and Higher Education Schools and gives students a high level of geographical mobility, in terms both of their studies and their professional activities. They are a genuine European passport for the world of work.
Between 60 to 120 ECTS credits are required for the MFA degree. These credits include classes, personal study and internships.
A compulsory Foreign Language test is also required for the degree qualifications.
Although internships are not required for a degree in our Department, international students who have graduated from EICAR MFA program may apply for a one-time and nonrenewable temporary residency authorization valid for 12 months beyond the date of expiration of the student’s residency permit.
The authorization enables the student to work at any job and internship up to the limit of 60% of the official workweek.