CIEE Czech Republic: Film Studies in Prague with FAMU

Language of Instruction: Czech, English
Czech Republic
Term: Spring, Fall

Study abroad program targeted for film studies majorsĀ 

The next application deadline is Oct 1, 2018
See other program dates


The CIEE Film Studies Program is an English-language program at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). Targeted at film studies students, you will develop and produce your own short film or screenplay. You will also take elective film studies courses. You will live in an apartment with other program participants.


The Prague Film and Television School of the Academy of the Performing Arts (FAMU) is one of the preeminent film schools in Central Europe. Famous FAMU alumni include Stanislav Barabas and Oscar-winners Milos Forman and Agnieszka Holland. You will participate in either a production or screenwriting track. You will create a short film or screenplay under guided mentorship. You will take practical and theoretical film electives courses at FAMU. You will take a Czech language course to help integrate into the local community.


You will live in a CIEE administered apartment with other program participants. You will also live with a Czech local student who will show you around Prague and organize activities.

You will take part in a wide variety of cultural excursions. Past excursions have included a visit to Barrandov Film Studios and an overnight trip to an international student film festival.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites. There are specific film studies course perquisites for this program.


To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved by the OGP on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. This program is selective and requires the submission of a portfolio. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.

Fact Sheet

Language of Instruction:
Czech Republic
Spring, Fall

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 1, 2018