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Go to the Czech Republic via UNO's Exchange Program with FAMU!


The Film and Television School at the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague
Flim and Television courses
Classes in English
Housing not included

FAMU, the Film and Television School at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, is one of Europe’s oldest and finest film academies. Located in a cultural landmark, the Lazansky Palace, in the center of Prague, FAMU has played an integral role in Czech cultural history for the last sixty years fostering the New Wave of the '60s, and serving as a headquarters for the student-led Velvet Revolution that helped end the Cold War.

The school is divided into 10 departments: still photography, directing, documentary, script writing, cinematography, sound design, animation, producing, and a recent interdisciplinary department - the Center of Audiovisual Studies. Integral part of the school is the FAMU Studio, providing complete professional facilities from digital Betacam and HDV to 16 and 35mm film for students´ work. Academy alumni include such famous directors and writers as Jiri Menzel, Milan Kundera, Milos Forman,Vera Chytilova, and Vaclav Havel, who continue to visit the school and lecture. The presence of such luminaries allows FAMU International students an unparalleled experience.

If you are interested in going on an exchange program to FAMU click here.

If you are a FAMU student coming on an exchange program to UNO click here.


UNO-ISEP: The duration of the program is of one semester. All students who wish to go on this exchange must first apply and be accepted to the UNO International Student Exchange Program (see our site for Outgoing students). Once accepted, students then complete the requirements to apply to the program at FAMU.

Accommodation and Cost of Living: Applicants need to be aware that FAMU cannot provide housing in Prague. To find housing in Prague, click here. In order to get an unofficial breakdown of meals, accommodation and transportation, click here.

Course and language of study: In accordance with the regulations of the Erasmus program students may attend all theoretical lectures and seminars that are accredited at FAMU. These lectures are common to both the Erasmus and the FAMU International study programs.

Each semester, a number of 3-4 students is allowed to participate at lectures and seminars of the Department of photography. Their selection takes place after their arrival to FAMU.  Those specialized in photography should bring their own camera and a portfolio (set of photos) or send them in advance. For the list of all the courses offered at FAMU, click here.

All the courses are just in English!

For more information on deadlines and application process, visit: FAMU-ERASMUS.

Programs in English
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Screenwriting and Dramaturgy Studies
Non-fiction filmmaking

Photography Program


Film History
Art and Culture
Czech Language
Non-fiction filmmaking
Visual Design
Visual Theory
Survey of Czech and World Animation

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