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AMA Film Academy PROGRAMME

AMA Film Academy is a film school in Cracow / Poland that allows students to gain skills in all areas of the film industry. Our study programmes have been prepared by the renowned and experienced filmmakers comprising the AMA teaching staff. The Academy offers both intramural and extramural studies. We are currently recruiting students for the following majors: film direction, screenwriting, film production, cinematography,  lighting, post-production, sound production and design, film acting.

full-time study


FILMMAKING BASIC COURSE  – a course in English
A programme for people who want to gain experience in all areas connected with film, such as screenwriting, production, direction, camerawork, lighting and editing. It prepares students for working independently as a film director or continuing education in filmmaking.

CINEMATOGRAPHY 4 week course – a course in English and German
For students who want to study in these languages. The programme teaches skills in the key techniques, creative approaches, as well as working with cameras, lighting, cinematography and sound recording.

in Polish

BASIC FILMING MAJOR

year-long intramural study programme in comprehensive film production, encompassing film direction and cinematography at a basic level.

INTRAMURAL CINEMATOGRAPHY MAJOR

two-year study programme in cinematography at basic, intermediate and advanced levels, preparing students for working independently as a cinematographer or further education in the field.

EDITING AND COLOR GRADING MAJOR
a two-year comprehensive study programme in picture post-production, encompassing film editing and color grading with elements of VFX digital effects.

FILM AND MEDIA PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT MAJOR
two-year study programme providing a modern introduction to independent work as an assistant to a film or media production manager.

INTRAMURAL DIRECTION MAJOR

two-year study programme providing comprehensive education in film production, encompassing direction. It prepares students to work independently as a film producer or continue education
in the field.

INTRAMURAL ACTING MAJOR
A two-year study programme in acting specific to film, television and advertising, modeled after Camera Acting programmes. It prepares students to work independently as actors or continue education in the field.

INTRAMURAL SCREENWRITING MAJOR
A year-long intramural study programme in writing screenplays for narrative films and TV series. The programme comprehensively covers the specifics of a screenwriter’s skillset, preparing students for working independently in the profession.

INTRAMURAL SOUND PRODUCTION MAJOR
A two-year study programme encompassing the entirety of the issues connected with the production of sound and music in film, games, TV, advertising and multimedia. A unique major in a film school.

FILMMAKING BASIC COURSE  – a course in English
A programme for people who want to gain experience in all areas connected with film, such as screenwriting, production, direction, camerawork, lighting and editing. It prepares students for working independently as a film director or continuing education in filmmaking.

CINEMATOGRAPHY 4 week course a course in English and German
For students who want to study in these languages. The programme teaches skills in the key techniques, creative approaches, as well as working with cameras, lighting, cinematography and sound recording.

FILM AND GAME SOUND PRODUCTION MAJOR

two-year programme encompassing the entirety of the issues connected with the production of sound and music in film, TV, advertising and multimedia.

part-time study


FILM DIRECTION MAJOR

two-year study programme providing comprehensive education in film production, encompassing direction. Particular focus is placed on a practical approach to film and the teaching of the craft.

FILM PRODUCTION MAJOR

two-year programme providing a modern introduction to the work of a film producer. Students are taught professional techniques of creating an audiovisual product: from its inception to successful sales.

CINEMATOGRAPHY MAJOR

two-year study programme in cinematography at basic, intermediate and advanced levels.

POST-PRODUCTION MAJOR

two-year programme teaching film editing, VFX digital effects, 3D animation and picture post-production. During the first semester, students study together, learning elements of the film language, picture and sound technology, film analysis, the construction of a cinematic work, as well as the basics of all areas of picture post-production in film. Starting from the second semester, the students attend practical classes specific to their specialisation.

SCREENWRITING MAJOR

year-long programme preparing students to work on narrative films, TV series and documentaries. At the end of the programme, students prepare their own screenplay of a chosen film form.

FILM ACTING MAJOR
A
two-year study programme in film acting, encompassing working in front of the camera, the specifics of working on set, and cooperating with the director and cinematographer.

POSTGRADUATE DIRECTION MAJOR

an advanced, year-long programme consisting in working individually on producing a movie in professional conditions, excellent consultations with renowned film directors, as well as an obligatory individual internship at a film production company or TV station.

POSTGRADUATE CINEMATOGRAPHY MAJOR

one-semester programme in cinematography, providing advanced-level preparation for further filmmaking education or independent work as a cinematographer.
Are you planning a career in filmmaking? Have you missed exams or failed to get into the school of your dreams? Come to Cracow. Visit the AMA Film Academy website and see what we have prepared. Modern forms of education that can teach you the skills you need to work in the industry. Practice and work on cutting-edge equipment. Teaching staff composed of well-known, highly-valued people in the world of film. These are just some of the reasons to join us.

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