If you have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in film or a related field, have a wealth of experience in film composing and wish to expand your knowledge and skills, enroll for Montage, a 3-year follow-up Master’s Program at FAMU.
This is a full-time program taught in English. Applicants are expected to have a keen interest in cinema, literature, fine art and other related fields. Applicants should demonstrate capability of analytical reflection, a sense of image and composition, communication ability and independent thinking.
Applications for studies in the 2021/2022 academic year must be submitted including all required documents and works by 15. 4. 2021 (Please note: all the deadlines are running in the Central European Time. Deadlines include the last given day, until 23:59:59.)
The admission procedure has two rounds – in the first round, a panel of experts selects the works presented; based on this assessment, selected applicants are invited to the second round in the form of a Zoom interview aimed at verifying the applicant’s talent and knowledge more in-depth.
Zoom admission interviews will take place at the beginning of May 2021. Applicants selected for the second round will be informed about the details regarding the interview in a timely manner.
During the admission procedure, applicants are required to demonstrate their knowledge of the English language at least on the B2 level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Maximum number of applicants accepted into the program every academic year: 7
More information to be found in Admission procedure terms and conditions - Montage.
In order to successfully submit all the necessary documents, the applicants are required to complete the following:
Upload all the required documents stated in articles 1 – 11 according to the instructions that can be found here.
In order to obtain login and password please send an email to email@example.com
Please name all documents as follows: “Your_full_name_MON_2021_number of assignment”
(e. g. “Sergei_Eisenstein_MON_2021_1”)
2. Scanned passport
3. Letter of recommendation
4. Structured CV
5. Cover letter
6. Administration fee
7. Diploma scan
8. Short film
9. Written analysis
A written analysis (600 – 1,200 words) of a worthwhile and authoritative film of your choice. Aside from a general analysis of the film, you should focus primarily on its composition – the dramatic structure. Mention usage of significant film language in the movie and explore its links of the visual part and the soundtrack.
10. Photographic storyboard
A storyboard with a maximum of 17 shots demonstrating your ability to tell a simple story with a series of photographs. We do not want to see a description only. The individual images represent the shots in a silent movie and you indicate their order in a sequence with numbers in photograph titles. Each snapshot captures the typical phase of the expected shot in terms of both content and composition. Where the content or the composition of the shot changes significantly during the intended shot (with camera movement, acting etc.), you may use two photographs for illustration, capturing the typical beginning and ending phases of the expected shot (indicated e.g. as ‘2a’, ‘2b’). Each such pair of photographs represents just one shot out of the maximum of 17 shots. Specify the title of the storyboard in an attached text document, suggesting the plot in not more than three sentences. The storyboard itself must be comprehensible even without any accompanying text. Since the content, continuity, composition and structure of the storyboard is assessed, applicants are required to take the photographs by themselves. Developing the photographs by themselves in the dark room is not required.
11. An audiovisual self-portrait
Applications will be accepted for admission subject to the compliance with all of the aforementioned requirements. We kindly request all applicants to please make sure that all documents submitted are named as requested, that non-English speaking films include English subtitles, and that they are submitted in a correct format.
(Please note: all the deadlines are running in the Central European Time. Deadlines include the last given day, until 23:59:59.)
Deadline for the applicant to inspect the material that is relevant to the decision to accept or not to accept it.
The applicant may inspect the materials that are relevant for the decision on his admission or non-admission to study, after delivery of the Dean's written decision, no later than 30 days after delivery of this decision. The date or method of inspection must be consulted with the secretariat of the relevant department.
Method of assessing the excuses for absence at the entrance examination, or the possibility of taking it on an alternative date.
If the applicant was unable to attend the second round of the admission procedure for very serious reasons, he may ask the Dean of FAMU not later than the day following the date of the second round of the admission procedure by a written application for the possibility to take it on an alternative date. In the application, the applicant shall substantiate the reasons for his absence by a relevant and reviewable document. The Dean, in cooperation with the Chairman of the Examination Board, will immediately assess whether or not the application can be met due to the timetable of the ongoing admission procedure and the capacity and personnel capacity of the faculty. The applicant has no legal entitlement to an alternative examination date.
Faculty reserves the right to not to give a personal feedback, comment or consult submitted works or provide further instructions how to improve in the case of rejection.