CET Prague: Film Production at FAMU
Produce and direct your own stories on 16mm or 35mm film. Take hands-on courses and workshops at one of the world's finest film academies, FAMU, the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. You'll participate in all aspects of filmmaking: directing, cinematography, screenwriting and editing. The program is open to challenge-seeking students who are excited to collaborate with peers and mentors.
Create Your Own Film. Live in Prague While You're At It.
Visit the CET website to apply and learn more about this program
- Hands-on courses and workshops with faculty mentors
- Based at FAMU, the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
- Collaboration in small groups with Czech students, international students and CET peers
- Documentary option for fall term students
- 35mm option for advanced fall term students
- Courses taught in English
- No language prerequisite, but previous film experience, such as coursework in film production, is strongly encouraged
In cooperation with CET Academic Programs and FAMU, the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Ohio State encourages applications from students interested in working with masters in filmmaking to further their skills.
The program is located in Prague, Czech Republic at FAMU, the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts. This is the only location for the program. For more information, please visit international.famu.cz.
Students will be provided housing as part of their program fee. They share spacious, centrally located apartments with CET peers and, in some terms, Czech roommates. Apartments are fully furnished and offer washing machines, equipped kitchens, and wifi.
Meals are not included in the program fee. Students dine in Prague's many eateries, or cook for themselves at home.
Education Abroad Specialist
Courses and Credits
For information regarding AU, SP program courses, visit cetacademicprograms.com.
Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
- Be approved via the credit evaluation process; students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
- Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
- Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
Completion of the credit evaluation process does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students are encouraged to have multiple back-up courses approved. Students who cancel their participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy.
Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797. Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, be a film studies major, and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Applicants are required to submit TWO applications:
1. OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
2. CET application.
IMPORTANT: Both applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline
Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Visit cetacademicprograms.com for more information.
Students will pay the CET program fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021.
The CET program fee includes tuition, housing, on-site orientation, Prague local transportation pass, course materials and/or textbooks, transcript, and overseas insurance. Airfare, meals, personal expenses, and independent travel are not included in the program fee.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please visit OIA's Cancellation Policy.
Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.
Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed. After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.
To Be Announced
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
*Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.