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  • Locations: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program Overview CIEE_Prague2

Bring your film production, screenwriting, or film studies experience to Prague and become part of its rich filmmaking tradition that includes Miloš Forman, Agnieszka Holland, Emir Kusturica, and Jan SvÄ›rák. Whether your focus is in production or screenwriting, you’ll choose from specially designed CIEE film courses and electives at the Prague Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), one of the preeminent film schools in Central Europe. Classes are in English and include a two-week intensive Czech language course to facilitate cultural immersion. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

  • Get an inside look at Barrandov Film Studios – Hollywood of the East – and Hafan Animation Studio.
  • Travel overnight to visit a film school or attend an international student film festival.
  • Make your visit official by traversing the Charles Bridge, constructed to cross the Vltava River in 1357

Program Focus

The Film Studies program is designed for students with experience in film production, screenwriting, or film studies to hone their production and writing skills. Students choose either the production track or the screenwriting track. In the production track, students create a 16-mm film, including pre-production, production, and post-production. In the screenwriting track, students begin a feature-length screenplay, completing its full treatment and writing about half of a first draft.
Students choose one of two tracks: 
  1. Production track: Overall GPA of 2.5 in an art-related major, preferably film. Demonstrate formal or informal experience with directing and use of digital/video camera. Sample in DVD/VHS converted format plus a Vimeo or YouTube link in a portfolio of recent work (maximum length 15’ per sample), and one or two storyboards/treatments for a short film to be shot in Prague. Recommendation letters from major department professors.
  2. Screenwriting track: Overall GPA of 3.0 in art-related major. At least two courses in screenwriting or creative writing plus an original screenplay and proposals for two additional screenplays. Recommendation letters from major department professors.
 
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Program Provider CIEE
Program Dates Current CIEE Calendar

Note:
Fall Semester with CIEE = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with CIEE = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Film Studies
  • Media
  • Screenwriting
  • Theatre
Credits Students enroll in 26 quarter credits per semester
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  Czech
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Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 3.00

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Program Fee Click here to view the CIEE Program Fee

PSU Students receive automatic discounts on CIEE programs!
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 
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