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New Media at FAMU

Create New Media Projects

Use state-of-the-art facilities. Work with a faculty mentor. Push your creativity to new levels.
  • Hands-on learning 
  • Electives support your project 
  • Courses taught in English
  • Work with faculty mentors one-on-one
  • Exhibit your work at a local venue 

Your Vision, Your Project

You create an intermedia project, and that project guides your semester. The sky’s the limit for your project—use biosensors, video, Arduino, or Raspberry Pi. Experiment with open-source software such as Processing, Nuke, or Puredata.

The classes you take support your project. Visiting artists introduce you to new perspectives throughout the term. You’ll examine themes like “Everything Aural” or “Instructions for Employing Tools.” And you’ll work one-on-one with a faculty mentor to discuss your work and plan your end-of-semester exhibition.

Cutting-Edge Facilities

The program is based at FAMU, the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, one of the world’s best art schools. FAMU’s Center for Audio Visual Studies (CAS) houses the program. CAS boasts state-of-the-art facilities—a Virtual Reality CAVE environment, cameras, projectors, and a black box theater with a 12 channel sound system and 360 degree projection. Your CAS faculty mentors will work with you individually to make sure you know how to use every gem in this treasure chest of artistic equipment.

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Learn From Other Artists

You’ll have plenty of chances to collaborate with peers, faculty, and other artists. You may also take Visiting Artist Modules—events, performances, and workshops put on by FAMU-invited artists on topics related to new media art. And be sure to take full advantage of the weekly crit sessions, where you’ll show and discuss your work with faculty.

Exhibit Your Work

You’ll have the chance to exhibit your work in Prague. Faculty will help you locate the right venue, and then you’ll transform the space with your project. One past student did his project on sound—an underwater microphone submerged in a fishbowl played back the sounds of the room as filtered through the water, while a drone hovered and generated sound as it changed its position in the space above.

Curriculum & Syllabi

Previous academic experience in New Media, Transmedia or Intermedia is required. Learn more about the application process.

Two Core Courses

You take these courses:

New Media Mentorship & Workshop
3 credits

New Media History
3 credits

Electives

Many electives at FAMU and CAS are open to CET students. We assign you an international student mentor to make sure you get the most out of your choices.

FAMU or CAS Electives
1 to 3 credits each

Visiting Artist Modules

You attend modules by visiting artists. Modules are events, performances, workshops, lectures, and collaborations based on both the artist’s own work and topics in new media art.

Visiting Artist Modules
typically 1 credit each

Czech Language

You take 20 hours of survival Czech in the first week, and reduced class hours after that. Most students are Czech language beginners, but if you’ve taken Czech before, we have a class for you, too.

CE100 Beginning Czech Language
3 credits

Faculty Advisory Committee

CET maintains a faculty advisory committee of US-based scholars that provides guidance and expertise, and helps shape program development.

Cooper Battersby

Syracuse University

Assistant Professor, Department of Transmedia, College of Visual and Performing Arts

John Douglass

American University

Associate Professor, Director of Film & Media Arts Division, School of Communication

Todd Forsgren

Maryland Institute College of Art

Adjunct Professor of Photography

Gary Griffin

American University

Filmmaker in Residence, School of Communication

Sean Griffin

Southern Methodist University

Chair and Associate Professor of Film and Media Arts, Meadows School of the Arts

Pavel Jech

Chapman University

Artistic Professor of Film & Media Arts, Chair of Graduate Programs, Dodge College of Film & Media Arts; Dean, FAMU (2008-2016)

Alice Lovejoy

Syracuse University

Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature

Miso Suchy

Syracuse University

Associate Professor, Department of Transmedia Studies

Emily Vey Duke

Syracuse University

Assistant Professor, Department of Transmedia, College of Visual and Performing Arts

ECTS Credit Conversion

CET recommends credits for FAMU elective courses according to the standard 2:1 ECTS conversion ratio that is used at most US colleges and universities. This means that if you enroll in a 3-credit course at FAMU, we will recommend that you earn 1.5 credits. That said, final credit allocations are always ultimately at the discretion of your home school. Please check with your home school about credit conversions before you leave the US.