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National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale"
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DEPARTMENT: FILM AND TV DIRECTING AND FILM PRODUCTION

DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR :professor Doru NIȚESCU Phd
e-mail: doru.nitescu@unatc.ro

Bachelor’s Degree

The Cinematography, Photography, Media (FILM AND TV DIRECTING) program helps students study elements of cinematic semantics in depth, combining both theory and practice in the process. Graduates of this program become specialists in directing techniques used in fiction, documentary and television productions. The curriculum aims at getting students to acquire a cinematic culture and to create an author’s vision with respect to scripts, as well as to develop creativity. An extremely important aspect is the development of the director’s relationship with the actor and the production team, as well as the development of managerial skills, in order to coordinate a production team.

Occupations:

• motion picture, television and radio director • art consultant • art director assistant (motion picture, television and radio)

Courses:

First Year:

• Film and TV directing • Visual forms and structures • Audiovisual language workshop—Cinematography • Audiovisual language workshop—Scriptwriting • Audiovisual language workshop—Editing • Audiovisual language workshop—Sound • History of Film • Film theory • Visual arts • Manipulation techniques in film and TV • Theatre‑film interdisciplinary communication and collaboration • Film and TV acting • Foreign Language (English/French/Spanish) • Physical Education • Practice

Second Year:

• Film and TV directing • Visual forms and structures • History of Film • History of Romanian Film • History of performing arts • Philosophy • Screenwriting • Film Acting • Film and TV scenography • Film production • Foreign Language (English/French/Spanish) • Physical Education • Practice

Third Year:

• Film and TV directing • Management of film production • Screenwriting • History of Film • Aesthetics • Film scenography • Film music • Film and TV make‑up • National legislation in cinematography • Academic ethics and integrity • Practice • Bachelor’s thesis research and writing

Master’s Degree

Film Directing

The FILM DIRECTING Master’s program contributes to the training of future professionals in the audiovisual and cinematographic field. During the two years of studies, students deepen their knowledge of film‑specific notions, assimilating new creative techniques. The theoretical experience will be complemented by individual or group projects through which students will develop a personal creative portfolio. The graduates of this program will have a comprehensive grasp of directing for cinematography, finding creative means of expression in short and feature films. Interdisciplinary collaborations enable students to develop their team spirit and to understand project management in cinematography.

Courses:

First Year:

• Film Directing • Poetics of directing • Screenwriting • Film production • Film technology • European legislation in cinematography • Academic ethics and integrity • Cinematography research and creative workshop • Practice

Second Year:

• Film Directing • Audio‑visual dramaturgy • Film project management • Film postproduction • Copyright for artistic and audiovisual creation • Cinematography research and creative workshop • Practice • Master’s thesis research and writing

Film Production

The FILM PRODUCTION Master’s program aims at covering a necessary and specific area in the Romanian cinematographic industry. Throughout this program, students become part of creative teams, learning all about the techniques and technology of film from different perspectives. Courses aim at enhancing the creativity of the future producer. A particularly important aspect in this field involves the understanding of the various financial mechanisms in the development and management of a project. An essential aspect of this area of activity involves the understanding of how the financial mechanisms work and how to administer a project. By their concrete involvement in various projects, graduates also develop their managerial instincts.

Courses:

First Year:

• Film production • Cinematic language • Film techniques and technology • Script, concept, budget • Film project management • European legislation in cinematography • Academic ethics and integrity • Cinematography research and creative workshop • Practice

Second Year:

• Film production • Film postproduction • Audio‑visual dramaturgy • Workshop in applied scenography • Copyright for artistic and audiovisual creation • Exploitation of feature film • Film archiving • Practice • Master’s Degree thesis research and writing

Documentary Film

TThe DOCUMENTARY FILM Master’s program trains directors dedicated to this cinematic genre. The curriculum addresses all aspects of training for professionals in the field, combining theory with practice. The stages of creation and development of the documentary are conceptually and concretely taken on by the students, thus encouraging them towards the process of conceptualization regarding the language, working methods, role and social impact of documentary production. This Master’s program is taught in English, thus placing the university in an international context of academic study, professional development and creative collaboration, with all the subsequent benefits and responsibilities. Through the skills and knowledge acquired, graduates can easily integrate into international working teams or initiate and develop personal artistic projects that confirm the value of the Romanian film school worldwide.

Courses:

First Year:

• Documentary film directing • Narrative forms and structures • History of documentary film • Visual Anthropology • Film production • Film Techniques and Technology I • Academic ethics and integrity • Cinematography research and creative workshop • Practice

Second Year:

• Documentary film directing • Narrative forms and structures • Social and political issues in documentary film • Film Techniques and Technology II • Independent project development • Cinematography research and creative workshop • Practice • Master’s thesis research and writing