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One Year Acting Program

Particulars of One Year Acting Program

  • Type of program: Academic education
  • Programs offered: Program in English
  • Length of program: One year
  • Prerequisite: Degree or experience in acting
  • Diploma: Certificate stating the completion of the program

EICAR offers a One Year Acting program offering an advanced  approach to screen acting for the camera. One of the advantages of a multidisciplinary film school is to offer resources and training unavailable in most Acting schools: offering expertise in auditioning  technique, dubbing and voice over, musical comedy training, and a reel that will set the working actor apart when he is in front of the camera professionally.

This is not a beginner’s course and there will be no training in fundamentals of the craft. The One Year Acting student should be expected to pass an audition and have a good grounding in basic voice and movement and scene study before he or she applies for the Acting program.


After successfully passing all core classes, the One Year Certificate is issued by EICAR. The One Year is a non-degree, non ECTS program.


Students are introduced to screen craft in acting via classes and workshops in: voice over, professional audition technique, working with playback for musical training and choreography, screen continuity and lens familiarity and the chance to collaborate with filmmaking students in producing a filmed monologue.  There will also be coursed in film history and culture added to round out the cinematic knowledge of the actor.

The program serves as a powerful training ground for students looking to perfect their acting training and orient themselves toward a film and television career against the backdrop of the world’s most cinematic city with all the cultural advantages it offers.

English language Hands-On Acting program

  • Complete “learning by doing” curriculum
  • Faculty and tutors – A-list film professionals
  • Membership at La Cinémathèque Française (French National Film Archives)
  • This is a non-degree, non ECTS program.

For more information please contact John McNulty.

Master Class Lecture Series

Master Class Lecture Series is a weekly program where guest speakers, internationally renowned film, television and media professionals, all celebrated in their specific fields, give a two–hour lecture on the subject of their expertise.

You will meet directors, producers, actors, editors, authors, musicians, costume designers, directors of photography, sound designers and more. Our guests come to share their work, their stories and their experience. Films and film clips will be shown to illustrate their work.

Film School - EICAR Master Class Lecture Series

Guests we have welcomed in the past include:

  • Jan Harlan  – Kubrick’s producer
  • Richard Leacock – Founder of the modern documentary
  • Gloria Katz & Willard Huyck – Screenwriters (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, American Graffiti’s)
  • Douglas Kennedy – Screenwriter & novelist
  • Matthew Robbins – Writer / Producer (Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Guillermo Del Toro, Walter Murch)
  • Charlotte Rampling – Actress (Oscar nominee Best Actress)
  • Adrian Smith – Production designer (Full Metal Jacket)
  • Stephen M. Katz – Director of Photography (Blues Brothers)
  • Agnès Godard – Director of photography (Best Photo César for Claire Denis’s film Beau Travail)
  • Olivier Megaton  – Director (Transporter 3, Colombiana, Taken 2)
  • Randa Haines   – Director (Children of a Lesser God nominated for Golden Globes, BAFTA & Academy Awards)
  • Hervé Schneid – Editor (Alien: Resurrection, Delicatessen, Amelie, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet)

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Every year, EICAR, the International School of Film and Television invests and updates its inventory of equipment and the school’s production and post – production facilities to keep on the cutting edge of the industry …

Camera Gear

For class work and final film projects, students in our Bachelor, Master and One-Year Filmmaking programs have access to a wide range of cameras, both digital and film:

  • SONY PMW-F5 et PMW-FS7
  • Blackmagic URSA 4K
  • Super 16 mm with lenses
  • Panasonic DVX200 4K
  • Panasonic AF101, HPX 250, P2 HPX 500, P2 HVX 200, HMC 151, HMC 41
  • HD playback and monitor
  • Numerous prosumer cameras for quick practical work : SONY, JVC, CANON

Sound Equipment

The production teams have access to various microphones depending on the shooting situation as well as mixers and digital recorders to record pro sound.

  • Directional mics, lav and shotgun mics (Sennheiser, Røde…)
  • Sound mixers (Sound devices)
  • Digital recorders

Lighting Equipment

As far as lighting, kits can include (according to level and production needs – HMI, LED, Tungsten, Fresnel… and are regularly dedicated to serving actual practical production classes like cinematography and lab directing:

  • 575 up to 1,2kWatt HMI lighting units
  • 200 W LED lights equipped with fresnel lenses
  • LED PANEL lights
  • Tungsten units ranging from 750W to 2kW
  • 300 watt to 5K Lighting units with Fresnel lenses
  • Kino fluos

Post-production materials

In post-production, student filmmakers can work on editing and sound in 85 post production work stations equipped with the latest software including :

  • Final Cut Pro
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Adobe CC, After Effects, Premiere


A number of shooting accessories are available to help students in shooting their exercises and final film projects :

  • Dolly and rail
  • Flags and nets
  • Lightweight grip gear : clamps, arms, stands