The curriculum is made up of two main components: Lectures/Seminars and Filmmaking Practice. New students receive dedicated instruction in seminar classes within each specialization. At the same time, they undergo comprehensive education as filmmakers by attending lectures on compulsory subjects covering theory of filmmaking and scriptwriting and documentary film.
Filmmaking Practice covers practical subjects (see 1-5 below) and their Degree Project Production (see 6 below), which is the equivalent of a master’s thesis. Production costs are covered by the school depending on the scale of the work. During the first year, students gain an overall understanding of the processes involved in the collaborative work of filmmaking while honing their individual skills. In the second year, students develop these skills through their work on short films. In the Degree Project Production, students aim to produce films meeting the standards of caliber of top international film festivals to fully demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired during the program (see 7 below).
- 1.Orientation Practice: Production of short films with faculty members taking the initiative. Students gain an overall understanding of the collaborative work processes from shooting to final screening.
- 2.Summer Term Practice: Production of short films in groups
- 3.Combined Seminar Practice: Production of short films in groups spanning multiple courses based on scripts produced as part of Scriptwriting Study in the previous term.
- 4.Documentary Practice: Production of documentaries in groups spanning multiple courses
- 5.Spring Term Practice: Production of short films in groups
- 6.Degree Project Production: Production of films in groups. Includes a short thesis on the work. For the Scriptwriting Course, a feature film script is submitted as a master’s thesis.
- 7.Project Planning
Academic Year: Practice / Degree Project Schedule
Courses Presently Offered