MFA in Filmmaking
EICAR, the only film school in continental Europe with an English language curriculum, offers a two year Master of Fine Arts program in filmmaking with 5 Majors – Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Producing and Editing.
The School provides degrees and programs with an emphasis on practical filmmaking experience and team working process. With a class size of 15 students, we favor direct studio work and small-group practical exercises where lessons can sink in.
EICAR MFA program also integrates a direct understanding of professional responsibilities such as the Producing for a Client class where students are expected to produce a commercial on deadline as a team.
Studying in Paris with an international network of professionals
EICAR provides an international environment with over 60 nationalities present within the school’s student and staff community. Our international faculty of working film and television professionals has a continuing presence in the industry and are on the front-line of all changes and challenges confronting the film and television business. Because EICAR instructors are not academics but active professionals, they are able to offer a real world, cutting-edge approach to film education where students are prepared to confront and master the latest technical changes and artistic tendencies in the rapidly evolving audiovisual industries.
Completing our curriculum’s emphasis on preparing the student for the competitive audio-visual industry is the International Department’s Master Class Lecture Series with its guest speakers, top professionals from the film and television, lecturing on the most recent technical and artistic developments that can’t be found in the textbooks or the classroom.
Subjects as diverse as How to Find an Agent, Communicating with your Music Composition, Tips and Tricks for Creative Sound Design, Financing low budget films the Digital Way, are just a few of the recent lectures.
The European Master of Fine Arts is a degree-level diploma
which is accredited by EABHES, the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools.
The Master’s degree is recognized in affiliated Universities and Higher Education Schools and gives students a high level of geographical mobility, in terms both of their studies and their professional activities. They are a genuine European passport for the world of work.
Between 60 to 120 ECTS credits are required for the MFA degree. These credits include classes, personal study and internships.
A compulsory Foreign Language test is also required for the degree qualifications.