master's programme qualification
General information about admission process
Successful completion of an entrance examination, which consists of a theoretical part and a talent part. The admissions process for the Master?s programme at FAMU?s Production Department takes the form of an oral interview including a defence of the submitted required works (see below). The talent examination has the greatest weight in the admissions process, and it allows for the assessment of the following prerequisites: the level and comprehensiveness of the knowledge acquired during the Bachelor?s programme, the ability to defend independently his/her own production project and overall personal goals and direction.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
The programme does not have any specific requirements for the recognition of prior learning.
The procedure for recognition at AMU is governed by Articles 89 and 90 of the Act on Higher Education Institutions No. 111/1998 Coll., as amended, and by the AMU Attendance and Examination Regulations (Articles 8, 14, 18).
Qualification requirements and regulations
Required qualifications: Completed university education in a Bachelor?s programme in the field of economics, law or a related field (e.g. media studies, theatrical or music management, etc.).
Regulations: The Czech education system is governed by the Act on Higher Education Institutions, as amended (Act No. 111/1998 Coll.), and by the internal regulations of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
Field of study characterization
The two-year Master?s programme is conceived as selective studies focused on the student?s individual professional growth, and trains producers and media experts. The programme provides professional growth in two key areas of the audio-visual environment ? it prepares creative film and television producers who are able to seek out projects independently, evaluate their potential, work with the creative team and successfully complete the planned project. A second current is focused on training experts in the areas of distribution, film marketing, dramaturgy and conception of media organisations and institutions, etc.
Creative producers and media managers are an important component of the film industry?s successful and dynamic development in a given country. The two currents complement each other and play a significant role in shaping the audio-visual space. The programme?s goal is to train a new creative generation of producers and film/media professionals capable of shaping the valuable media/audio-visual environment in the Czech Republic, of forming and directing this new environment to achieve the optimal situation, and of helping Czech cinematography to develop further and to reinforce public awareness of it at home and abroad.
In addition to providing specialist knowledge in the field, the Production Department should provide students with space for developing their own personal style and support them in the process of discovering and reinforcing their own creativity and individuality as producers. Theoretical knowledge, which is absolutely fundamental and important for all areas of production, dramaturgy, organisation and management of the media, is supplemented by a great number of practical tasks.
Key learning outcomes
The Master?s programme is intended for students who are interested in and capable of creating, initiating, influencing and collaborating on the emergence of new projects, including the financing of such projects. A graduate of the Master?s programme in the Production Department can apply his/her acquired skills in practice, and independently initiate the creation of audio-visual works in film and television genres as well as in new media. He/she assumes the responsibility for the process of developing, producing and completing the audio-visual work. He/she coordinates and secures the production of the film work or television programme with respect to its dramaturgical, business/economic, artistic, material, technical, organisational and operational aspects.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
The programme?s objective is to equip students with such knowledge and skills and to develop their aptitudes of personality and talent so that they are able to work in the top management and organisational units in all areas of art and culture. The student?s specialist knowledge brings together knowledge in the technology of film production, business negotiations, economic (financial) management, controlling, management of SMEs, marketing and advertising in culture and art, and public relations.
Professional application for the graduate: producer of audio-visual works, television programmes, producer in advertising and the media sphere, manager of a film distribution company, manager in various areas of the media sphere.
Access to further studies
The doctoral programme in the field of Film and TV Production. Lifelong learning programmes, training seminars for beginning producers, etc.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Studies are assessed by credits and examinations stipulated by study plans. The student is informed of these through the information system.
The student registers for examinations using the information system, and is entitled to a second and third attempt to pass an examination. If neither of these attempts proves successful, the Dean may in exceptional cases permit a fourth attempt (administered by a commission). It is not permitted to repeat an examination for the main subjects or to repeat written examinations.
The credit is an ungraded form of assessment of studies. It is allocated upon fulfilment of requirements stipulated for individual subjects and is recorded in the information system with the word ?Credited? (Z). An examination is a graded form of assessment of studies, which tests knowledge and level of creativity in the relevant subject. In the main subjects, examinations are administered by a commission. An examination may be practical, written, oral, or involve a combination of these methods. Examinations are graded on the scale ?A, B, C, D, E, F?.
The student fulfils the requirements set by the study plan.
The student passes the final state examination.
A condition for advancement to the Master?s examinations is in particular the realisation of an independent creative project, the defence of which is part of the state examination.
The State Master?s Examination consists of the following parts:
- the diploma thesis and its defence;
- the defence of the creative Master?s project;
- Film and TV Production
- Film Distribution
- Management and the Media Business
Mode of study
Qualification director or equivalent