The educational project of the Lusófona University is the largest and most important education and training initiative that emerged from within the civil society in contemporary Portugal. Nowadays, this project goes beyond the frontiers of our country and finds echo in similar educational initiatives in Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, being the Lusófona University the institution that leads the wider educational project of “Lusófona Group “. Currently, more than 25,000 students attend the 22 education institutions that comprise the “Lusófona Group” in the various Portuguese-speaking countries.
The educational project of the Lusófona University not limited to its objectives of contributing to a quality higher education in all Portuguese-speaking countries. This project is that and more, it symbolizes a desire to contribute to the development of all these Countries and Peoples through education and scientific research and through that process create a fairer and more developed society. The educational project of the Lusófona University has clear missions and objectives and proven achievements. In the future as in the past, we will continue to give our contribution so that Portugal and all the Portuguese-speaking countries go beyond the difficulties that so often block them and reach the cultural, scientific and economic wealth that all wish for and certainly deserve.
Lusófona University assumes itself as the leading provider of film and media education in Portugal and an active participant in the european training and research landscape in all the areas.
The Film and Media Arts Department at Lusófona University is committed to providing hands-on specialized skill training, to foster individual and collaborative creative growth, and to serve as a testing ground for the application of emerging film and media technologies. Our Department promotes both initial, continuous and advance training in the different areas of film and media creation and development, besides actively being engaged in several research projects with partners and organizations at a national and international level.
The Film and Media Arts Department offers a state of the art facilities and equipments in the midst of a vibrant environment that nourishes our students talent and their strive for creative and technical fulfillment.
The Department and the students’ productions are regularly funded by the Portuguese Film Institute (ICA) and the university is a full member of CILECT – Centre International de Liaison des Écoles de Cinéma et de Televisión and GEECT – Groupement Européen des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision, besides being accredited by the EU for the provision of initial and continuous training, it is also integrated under the European Network of Excellence for film and audiovisual training.
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Fernando Lopes movie theater, Lisbon, Portugal
Fernando Lopes movie theater is located on the Campus of Lusófona University (Lisbon, Portugal).
The movie theater is exclusively dedicated to cinematographic exhibition and for eminently academic use and activities of the Film and Media Arts Department. Aware of the need to promote interaction and synergies between academia and society, the Department established a cooperation protocol with Leopardo Filmes for exclusive events open to the general public, as well as such as the regular program of thematic sessions aimed at an academic audience but also film fans. The cinema is equipped with the most modern DCP technology for digital cinema projection and 7.1 audio technology, our institution takes another significant step in consolidating its educational offer in the areas of cinema and media arts, asserting itself as a reference institution in this field in Portugal and in the European Area.
University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest is the only institution in Hungary to offer a university degree to prospective artists in theater, film and television. As other higher education institutions, private schools and studios also offer learning opportunities for young people with a commitment to the profession, the mission of the University of Theater and Film Arts is to create training conditions that are of the highest professional standard. Many successful life paths have started here, and many of the most outstanding consider it an honor to educate the generations that follow.
Today, the University of Theater and Film Arts is one of the most versatile institutions, one of the flagships of Hungarian cultural life, however the institution is not limited to one culture-specific objective but welcomes possibilities which enable the communication and cooperation on an international level.
With the help of The Foundation for the University of Theater and Film Arts, the new operating model of our university can respond more quickly to economic needs, so our students can receive a competitive training and education that is more valuable in the labor market.
The University of Theatre and Film Arts is one of the few art institutions in the world that offers a wide variety of film and television training programs in addition to courses in theatre arts. The Vilmos Zsigmond Institute of Motion Picture Arts offers courses in the fields of film, documentary and television. We lay great emphasis on trainings in small groups and often a rather personalized curriculum helps us to bring the best out of our students. The faculty is composed of renowned artists and experts of Hungarian and international motion picture therefore mentorship plays an important role within the education process.
Every year hundreds of final projects are done in the institute and many among them are equal to individual pieces of art as testified by the achievements at international and Hungarian festivals.
6×6, our latest form of training, combines former experiences, traditions and challenges modern motion picture faces. Film and television directors, cameramen, dramaturges, editors, dubbers and production assistants are taught at a joint course of six specializations. At the joint lessons and through fulfilling their common tasks, students learn together all what it takes to become a competitive expert in any field of motion picture. This results in creative partnerships that may serve as a basis for setting up creative workshops after graduation.
The Institute offers two MA level documentary courses under the names DOKMA and Docnomads, both being international consortium trainings with the former having Hungarian and the latter English as the language of instruction. Our English language international consortium training for cameraman students, Viewfider, is also available.
In all courses of the Vilmos Zsigmond Institute of Motion Picture Arts we are seeking to release proficient graduates who are capable of renewing themselves and their art.
LUCA School of Arts is the only university college in Flanders exclusively dedicated to art and design, making it unique in the region. The art school combines the strengths and expertise of five renowned Flemish higher education institutions for art and design, spread across Brussels, Genk, Ghent and Leuven.
LUCA is a member of the KU Leuven Association. Catering to over 3,000 students, LUCA offers more than thirty programs in Audiovisual Arts & Techniques, Interior & Product Design, Construction, Music & Drama and Visual Arts & Design. LUCA School of Arts offers both professional and academic bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and advanced master’s degrees. Together with KU Leuven, LUCA also organizes an arts PhD program.
An artistic hub
LUCA School of Arts works with many partners, both in Belgium and abroad, including fellow educational institutions, museums and art houses, public authorities, private companies, and non-profit organizations. Students enjoy an immersive artistic and creative environment with numerous symposia and exhibitions, concerts, film and theatre performances and master classes. Many activities also arise from student-led initiatives. All these elements make LUCA what it is today: an intriguing community where creativity flourishes even after classes end.
An international network
LUCA has an extensive international network of art and architecture schools spread across five continents. The school is, among others, a member of the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT), the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), the Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC), the European Association for Music in Schools (EAS) and CUMULUS for design education. Students and staff from LUCA therefore have the opportunity to participate in exchanges with up to two hundred higher education institutions both within and outside Europe.
Dedicated artists and designers
Students at LUCA School of Arts are taught by a dedicated team of renowned practicing artists, designers, and architects. Many of our tutors continue to develop their artistic disciplines through research projects. Rather than imposing a particular style or way of working, our tutors guide students to find and formulate their own artistic solutions.
A research environment
Research and Innovation play a prominent role at LUCA School of Arts. LUCA stimulates and facilitates inspiring research across a wide variety of disciplines, from visual and audiovisual arts to performing arts and design. Drawing from both practice and theory, our research is cultivated in the creative environments of our 5 campuses (Genk, Ghent, Leuven and two in Brussels), enriching the creative practice and overall knowledge of our students. LUCA collaborates with KU Leuven for its PhD program in the arts, further demonstrating its leading status as a center of excellence for research in the fields of art and design.
Within the Luca school of Arts, three different campuses focus on the multidisciplinary field of Film and Media Arts:
Brussels: Narafi campus
On the Campus Brussels (Narafi), LUCA School of Arts organizes professional bachelor courses in Film, TV and Video and Photography. Narafi was founded in 1939, making it the oldest film and photography school in Belgium. From the beginning, our students found a home in the Duden Castle in the park of the same name in Forest.
Brussels: Sint-Lukas campus
The teaching of art and architecture on the Sint-Lukas campus in Brussels stretches back more than a hundred years. On this recently renovated campus, young artists and designers can choose from two professional bachelor’s degrees, six academic bachelor’s degrees and seven master’s degrees in Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Design, Film, Animation Film and Documentary film (DocNomads).
Our alumni include, amongst others, filmmakers Michael R. Roskam and Patrice Toye, artists Luc Tuymans and Hans Op de Beeck, designers Danny Venlet and Sarah De Bondt, illustrators GAL and Tom Schamp, and photographers Charif Benhelima and Stephan Vanfleteren.
Genk: C-Mine campus
C-mine offers an excellent framework for art education. C-mine is an inspiring place for creative entrepreneurship and a breeding ground for young, creative talent.
Furthermore we create an interesting cross-fertilization with the professional field through collaboration with partners such as C-mine Crib, FabLab, IDE (Innovation & Design Euregio), FLACC and other creative organizations and companies. On this campus, young artists and designers can choose from five academic bachelor’s degrees and six master’s degrees in Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Design, Film, Animation Film and Re:Anima.
IADT is unique. It is Ireland’s only institute of art, design and technology with a specific focus on the creative cultural and technological sectors, when you visit IADT you’ll discover a campus alive with ideas, innovation and entrepreneurial activity.
Programmes in both the Faculty of Film, Art + Creative Technologies and the Faculty of Enterprise + Humanities are unique in that they combine practical, transferrable skills with academic learning. Because we believe in being active in research and practice, our students get to work with fantastic staff, many of whom are internationally acclaimed in their fields. Our fresh, modern campus in Dún Laoghaire is currently home to over 2500 students and staff with outstanding facilities and a lively, friendly atmosphere. We believe third level education is the most exciting adventure of all.
For almost thirty years IADT and the National Film School (NFS) has provided the highest standard of applied film education thanks to its world-class facilities and excellent staff. It is a place where story and craft are at the centre of what we teach.
With its roots as an art college in Dún Laoghaire, in 1997 the long-held ambition of Dún Laoghaire VEC, the staff of DLCAD and the wider community was realised in the creation of a fully-fledged third-level Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
The Department of Film and Media at IADT is home to the National Film School (NFS) and boasts the largest selection of film-related courses in the country – spanning undergraduate courses in Film and Television production, Animation, Photography and Visual Media and Design for Film. Post-graduate courses include Broadcast Production, Screenwriting, Creative Production & Screen Finance, Producing and Direction Television and an Erasmus Joint MA in Cinematography and Kinoeyes a European Joint Film MA. A generation of award-winning Irish filmmakers owe their success to the skills IADT equipped them with as students.
The National Film School building was officially opened by President Michael D Higgins in November 2013. IADT and its National Film school (NFS) specialises in all aspects of film and television production – from ideation through to final delivery of the creative project. The NFS at IADT is, however, a creative transdisciplinary hub that brings together all the aspects of the modern screen industries. It includes CGI and VFX research, sound design, creative technology, VR, AR, UX design, 3D design, sculpting and fabrication, 2D Animation, costume, character and set design.
Staff in the NFS possess considerable industry and academic experience; a high proportion of our staffing team continue to work as practitioners. Our world-class visiting lecturers have included Academy Award® nominees, Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy Awards®, BAFTA, Césars, European Film Academy Awards, Camerimage and IFTA winners. The school was recently recognised as one of the top film schools in the world by Variety magazine.