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What kind of student attends the international department programs? Who are you looking for?
What type of programs do you offer in the international department? What are their duration?
What are class sizes like?
What is the rate of selection?
How do you apply to the degree programs and the one year?
A portfolio sample is obligatory for the Masters application but not for the undergraduate programs or one year.
We also require a copy of your passport and your last year of grades.
Candidates submit a copy of your high school or secondary school equivalent for application to the BFA and one year programs.
A copy of your undergraduate degree (it can be in any subject) is required for application to the MFA.
Documents must be in either English or French.
We also schedule a skype interview as part of the process.
When is the admissions period?
Do I need to know French in order to go to the international programs?
When does the academic year start?
Do you offer scholarships?
Are you approved by the GI Bill and Veteran’s administration?
Is your school accredited?
How does the credit system work?
MFA: you earn 120 ECTS credits which is comparable to 80 US credits.
One Year Filmmaking program : you earn 60 ECTS credits which is comparable to 40 US credits. Successfully completing the one year program allows students to continue study in the Bachelor of Fine Arts second year. Students with previous undergraduate degrees who wish to enter the Master of Fine Arts after the one year are obliged to start in first year.
What is the average age of students in the programs?
Students under the age of 18 must have completed their high school education and have a note from their guardian in France.
The MFA average age is the candidate who has already completed their undergraduate work, the average age being 25.
Who is the one year program designed for?
What are the summer workshops designed to do?
What makes the international department different than the Francophone programs offered at EICAR?
The English language curriculum of the International Department is specifically conceived to meet the demands of the global audio-visual, film and television industries. In the tradition of the Anglo-Saxon method of film education, a combination of theoretical classes, “hands-on-film” workshops and production, along with extensive personal one-on-one tutoring are the foundation of the program. Additionally, International students have a membership to the French Cinémathèque, the world’s first and foremost film museum, with free access to the screenings, library and cultural events.
Our International students, as well as the professors, come from the four corners of the globe creating a potential network of employment opportunities. The multinational nature of the faculty and student body is also one of the things that make the “EICAR experience” one of the most unique and productive in film education with the majority of our students finding employment in the audio-visual industries after graduation.