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Master & Bachelor in filmmaking

The International Film & Television School of Paris was founded in 1972. The school is offering students from all over the world postgraduate and undergraduate degrees in Filmmaking with an emphasis on practical filmmaking experience & team working process. Both curriculums are fully taught in English.

Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking

The minimum admissions requirement is a bachelor’s degree. Direct second year entry is not permitted.

The Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking is a two-year comprehensive degree in the art and craft of filmmaking, with the emphasis on hands-on instruction coupled with practical exercises in all the essentials of film and television production including directing, production, editing, cinematography and screenwriting.

In the second year of study, while taking the required core courses comprising the basis of their degree, the student chooses from five possible options: directing, production, editing, cinematography and screenwriting and prepares an end of year project related to the field of choice. This, in addition to selective workshops offered in the MFA curriculum forms the basis of the program. Consequently, the student is trained to become a well-rounded and polyvalent filmmaker with additional practice in their chosen option.

After successfully completing all core classes, required workshops, and final year project, amounting to 120 ECTS, the student is awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking degree issued by the European Board of Higher Education Schools (EABHES).

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Filmmaking

The minimum admissions requirement is a High School Diploma or completion of secondary school. Direct second year entry is permitted if prior credits earned in a filmmaking related program.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Filmmaking is a three-year comprehensive degree in the art and craft of filmmaking, with the emphasis on hands-on instruction coupled with practical exercises in all the essentials of film and television production including directing, production, editing, cinematography and screenwriting.

The first year is oriented towards learning the fundamentals of film and television production with the emphasis on documentary and other non-fiction forms in film and television production. Second year, the emphasis is on fiction and the mastering of the technical and artistic aspects of film and television production.

In the third and final year of study, while taking the required core courses comprising the basis of their degree, the student chooses from five possible options: directing, production, editing, cinematography and screenwriting and prepares a project related to their selected option. This, in addition to selective workshops offered in the BFA curriculum, forms the basis of the program. Consequently, the student is trained to become a well-rounded and polyvalent filmmaker with additional practice in the area of their chosen option.

After successfully completing all core classes, required workshops, and final year project, amounting to 180 ECTS the student is awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Filmmaking degree issued by the European Board of Higher Education Schools (EABHES).

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BFA & MFA in Filmmaking options