CIEE Film Studies at the Film and Television School of the Academy of the Performing Arts (FAMU)

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Academic Program

All students take Intensive Beginning Czech Language in addition to the required courses for each track plus several electives. Students will produce a short 16-mm film or a write a half feature-length screenplay.

  • Reviewed by: Professor T. Kim-Trang Tran
  • Fields of study: Media studies majors only - students choose between a Production Track or a Screenwriting Track
  • Eligibility: 7.5 cumulative GPA; For the Production Track - experience directing and using digital/video camera is required. For the Screenwriting Track - completion of two creative writing or screenwriting courses
  • Number of program participants: 20-25

Living Arrangements

Three US students and one local student share a two bedroom apartment located a short walk from FAMU. Students prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps based on the CIEE recommendation.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August to mid December
  • Spring: Late January to late May


  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
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