The CIEE: Film Studies program in Prague, Czech Republic is appropriate for students with a strong background in film studies and a desire to develop the skills necessary to work professionally in the film industry. It is designed for students with specific training and interest in film production or screenwriting and combines both theoretical and practical instruction and activities led by film professionals.

“Not everyone at Whitman is obsessed with film the way everyone on this program is. We constantly went to see movies and then would talk about it for hours. I had an amazing experience in Prague. It's truly an amazing city. The Czech buddy that lived in my apartment was fantastic and showed us around the best parts of the city. After the semester, Prague truly feels like home away from home.” - Chase F. '18

Fields of study:

Film Studies, Screenwriting, Czech Language

Eligibility:

Production Track - overall GPA of 2.8 (Whitman requirement) in art-related major (preferably Film & Media Studies). Demonstrated (formal or informal) experience with directing and use of digital/video camera. See program website for extra program application requirements.  Admission is selective.
Screenwriting Track - overall GPA of 3.0 in art-related major and minimum of 2 courses in screenwriting or creative writing. See program website for extra program application requirements.  Admission is selective.

Language Prerequisite:

None

Credits:

17 semester credits - Required Courses:

Production Track:
Intensive Czech Language (3 credits)
Topics in Production (4 credits)
Filmmaking Practicum and Mentorship (4 credits)
2-4 regular FAMU courses worth up to 6 credits total. At least one must be from the Production Track electives.

Screenwriting Track:
Intensive Czech Language (3 credits)
Feature Screenwriting (4 credits)
Script Analysis (4 credits)
2-4 FAMU courses worth up to 6 credits total. At least one must be from the Screenwriting Track electives.

Credit Conversion:

1 CIEE credit = 1 Whitman credit

Internships:

None

Housing:

Students live in apartments with other CIEE Film Studies participants and local students.  Apartments are located in various Prague neighborhoods.

Meals:

Students have access to kitchens and meals are their responsibility.

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Calendar:

late August – December, January – May

Deadline:

Rolling Admission, Selection is competitive.  Students should apply early with a complete portfolio.

Scholarships:

See Link to Financial Aid

Program Link:

CIEE: Prague Film Studies