Program Overview

The CIEE  Film Studies program is designed for students who have prior experience in film production, screenwriting, or film studies and offers qualified students the opportunity to engage firsthand in film production and screenwriting work alongside faculty, staff, and students at one of Europe’s top film schools. Through a combination of specially-designed CIEE film courses and FAMU elective offerings, you will hone your production and writing skills and develop and produce your own short film in teams of two on the Production Track, or write your own screenplay on the Screenwriting Track.

Production Track: All students enroll in Beginning Intensive Czech Language, Topics in Production, and Filmmaking Practicum and Mentorship. In addition, students choose 2-4 regular FAMU courses. At least one of the courses must be from the Production Track electives.

Screenwriting Track: All students enroll in Beginning Intensive Czech Language, Feature Screenwriting, and Script Analysis courses. Students choose 2-4 regular FAMU courses, with at least one being a Screenwriting Track elective.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Film Studies 

Additional requirements

  • Production Track: 

-3.0 or above in art related major (preferably film)

-Demonstrated (formal or informal) experience with directing and use of digital/video camera

-Students must submit sample in DVD/VHS converted format in a portfolio of recent work (maximum length 15' per sample) and 1-2 story boards/treatments for a short film to be shot in Prague

-Recommendation letters must be from major department professors


  • Screenwriting Track:

-3.0 or above in art related major

-Minimum of two courses in screenwriting or creative wrtiting, film or screenwriting major recommended

-Recommendation letters must be from major department professors

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Application process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

1.    Completion of the GEO application process.
2.    Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Dates and Deadlines

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Semester20198/15/2018Mid-JanuaryMid-May
Fall Semester20193/1/2019Late AugustLate December
Academic Year2019-203/1/2019Late AugustMid-May
Spring Semester20208/15/2019Mid-JanuaryEarly May

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