The Bachelor of Fine Arts
with an emphasis on Screenwriting
is a 3 year programme in English which provides a broad introduction to the technical and aesthetic elements of filmmaking with an emphasis on Screenwriting.
- The Screenwriting specialization within the BFA Filmmaking curriculum is specifically designed to give students professional preparation for a career as a Screenwriter in film and audio visual media. This is accomplished through theoretical courses and practical exercises as well as “learning by doing” work where students, write, not only screenplays for their own films but for their classmates’ films as well. Working as part of a creative team, the students learn the craft of screenwriting, will learn and master the technical and aesthetic principles of editing
- After completing the first year of cross-disciplinary studies which covers the fundamentals of filmmaking, the students begin to specialize in their second year with screenwriting workshops and modules with practical exercises where they will study the principles, techniques, practices and theories of visual narrative construction to help develop storytelling skills. This includes an overview of the elements of theme, plot, character, and dialogue in dramatic writing for film and the integration of these elements into scenes and sequences.
- In the second year, the emphasis is on “learn-by-doing” work so students will have not only the opportunity to write screenplays, but see their screenplays produced on screen within the context of supervised EICAR film and HD productions.
- The programme’s final year consists of writing a feature-length theatrical screenplay based on the treatment developed the previous year. Although small intense screenwriting modules and individual tutoring are part of this third and final year, the student’s participation in school productions, his ability to work as part of a team, and the quality of his contribution to the finished film are the most important factors in evaluating his work.
- At the end of the three year programme, the student will have had a well-rounded curriculum with experience in practical problems and assignments encompassing film, video, and non-linear media with a specific professional preparation for a career as a film or audiovisual writer.
The European Bachelor of Fine Arts
is a degree-level diploma
which is accredited by EABHES, the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools.
The Bachelor’s degree is recognised 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.
A minimum of 180 ECTS credits is required for the BFA degree. These credits include classes, personal study, internships, and compulsory English as a Foreign Language test.