CET Film Production at FAMU
Spend a semester at FAMU, the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts. Among the oldest and finest film academies in the world, FAMU has played an integral role in Czech cultural history, fostering the New Wave of the 1960s and serving as a headquarters for the student-led Velvet Revolution that brought an end to communist rule in Czechoslovakia. Besides your course work, several trips and activities are planned while you are in Prague. Past activities included guided visits to Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter, the Czech Parliament and Radio Free Europe. Each semester includes an overnight excursion to Cesky Krumlov, a medieval/renaissance castle town on the Austrian border, featuring the world’s best-preserved baroque theater.
Spring 2021 update: Please refer to the CET website for Spring 2021 program modifications.
- Minimum GPA: 3.0
- SU required course load: 12-19 credits for undergraduate students
- No language prerequisite
- Spring only
- Open to 3rd year and graduate film majors only.
Spring Semester ONLY: late January to mid-May
You will enroll in a required Master class on 35-mm film, required Czech language course and two to three elective courses from FAMU’s international program. All courses are taught in English and all but the language course are available at the graduate level.
Consult your academic advisor about which courses will fulfill your degree requirements.
- FIL 380.1/580.1 – Narrative Film: Pre-Production and Production (6 credits)
- FIL 380.1/580.1 – Narrative Film: Post-Production and Final Product (3 credits)
- FLL 180/280/380 –Czech Language (3 credits) –may fulfill studies in culture requirement by petition
- Elective courses (2 credits each) – a final list will be available in Prague before registration
For a list of courses pre-approved for SU credit, please click on the "Courses Offered" link at the top of this page. There is no guarantee courses on the list will be offered during your semester abroad, so please refer to the World Partner website for the most up-to-date course offerings. If you want to take a course that is not already approved, Syracuse Abroad will assist in obtaining approval from the appropriate SU academic department.
You will share spacious, centrally located apartments with other CET students, as well as local Czech students. Apartments are fully furnished and offer washing machines, equipped kitchens and wifi. Housing, not meal cost, is included in the program fee. Students dine in Prague’s many eateries, or cook for themselves at home.
Students are required to have a student visa in order to enter the country. CET provides assistance with the visa application process and requires that you have a valid passport at the time of applying.
You will pay SU tuition and can apply all SU financial aid except work-study. You are also charged a program fee that includes: housing, study trips, excursions and activities in and around Prague, transportation pass, cellphone for duration of program, medical insurance, visa fees, pre-departure meeting and international travel insurance. The fee does not include round-trip transportation, meals, textbooks, personal supplies, additional medical expenses not covered by medical insurance. For the most recent program fee and further explanation of estimated costs, please see the financial planning budget here: CET-FAMU.pdf
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Applying to this program requires completion of both the Syracuse Abroad and CET applications by the due date. Applications are first reviewed for acceptance by a committee from the Department of Transmedia Film.
- Complete the Syracuse Abroad application (includes submitting a portfolio of your best work).
- All application material must be submitted by the Syracuse Abroad application deadline.
- Complete the CET Application. Check the CET website for the application deadline.
- Follow instructions from CET for supplemental documents and visa application materials.
CET Film Production at FAMU