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CET Prague: Film Production at FAMU

Prague: Perfect European City

Cobblestone streets, castles and open-air markets. Trams that make exploring Prague a breeze. Trains that put the rest of Europe within your grasp. The romance, the beauty, the ease, the art, the international flair…what will you love most about Prague?

Celluloid in a Digital World

This is one of the only programs that allows you to learn old-school film production techniques—16mm or 35mm. Working in these media means that planning is everything and every shot counts, lessons that only help you when you switch to digital later on.

Best Film School in Europe

The program is based at FAMU, the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. With state-of-the-art facilities, inspiring faculty mentors and a jaw-dropping roster of famous alumni, this is the school for aspiring filmmakers.

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Spring 01/18/2017 05/17/2017 17 Weeks 14-18 $21,990
What’s Included
Czech Language: None
Filmmaking: Various
October 15
Fall 08/23/2017 12/20/2017 17 Weeks 14-18 $21,990
What’s Included
Czech Language: None
Filmmaking: Various
April 1

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $19,390 goes to tuition & fees, and $2,600 goes to housing.

Spring or Fall

$21,990/ Semester

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $1,500 for airfare and $2,000 for meals. Students typically spend about $1,500 on personal expenses, too.

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What's Included

Funding for Film Project

We cover the costs of your film project. No crowd-sourcing necessary.

Excursions & Workshops

The excursions and workshops that we arrange are included in your tuition. All you need to do is get on the bus.


We arrange your housing in a downtown Prague apartment. In some semesters, we find you a local roommate, too.

Visa Fees

We process your standard visa in Washington, DC, and cover the fees for you.

Transportation Pass

We provide you a transportation pass, so you can use all the local public transportation you want. No charge.

Cell Phone

While you’re enrolled in the program, we’ll provide you a SIM card for your smart phone or a local cell phone.

Course Materials & Transcript

Your textbooks & course supplies are covered by tuition and waiting for you in Prague. And we’ll send you an official transcript at the end of the term.

Medical Insurance

We provide you medical insurance. Insurance is comprehensive and includes coverage for medical evacuation.

Staff Support

We support your journey, every step of the way. From pre-departure to orientation to on-site to re-entry. We’re here to help.


Need money? CET offers over $300,000 in scholarship awards each year. You can apply for a CET scholarship, or learn about other sources of funding, like Diversity Abroad or the Fund for Education Abroad.

Application Requirements

CET’s admissions requirements include an online application form, a transcript, a portfolio, and one letter of recommendation. Our programs are designed for undergraduates who maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students from any US college or university are welcome to apply.


  • For students interested in making a narrative film project, previous experience in filmmaking, film theory, visual arts, or photography is highly recommended.
  • For students interested in making a documentary film project, previous experience in documentary filmmaking is required.
  • For students interested in working in 35mm, previous experience in 16mm is required.

Documentary and 35mm options are open in the fall semester only. There is no Czech language prerequisite for any semester or any medium. Learn more about the application process.

What's Not Included

The program fee does not include round-trip transportation to & from the Czech Republic, meals, items & services of a personal nature, and medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided.

Price Subject to Change

CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control. This right includes, but is not limited to, surcharging students for additional costs incurred due to under-enrollment in any given course.