CET Florence: Film Production

CET Film Production in Florence

Make Movies

Study film at the New York Film Academy in Florence, and live and breathe cinema with hands-on practice in digital filmmaking and expert instruction. You’ll create five short film projects over the course of the semester. Collaborate with international students coming from Europe and around the world. Learn to use professional-grade cameras as you strive for the perfect take. Capture a piece of historic and beautiful Florence through your lens.

Florence: Gateway to Europe

Study in the birthplace of the Renaissance, and take in the history and art as you walk to class, scout for locations, and explore world-renowned museums. Hike to the Piazzale Michelangelo to see Florence at sunset or enjoy a gelato in the Piazza del Duomo. And the rest of Italy and Europe are right at your doorstep. Easily catch a train and explore Tuscany and the Amalfi coast. Or catch a short flight to experience the Notre-Dame in Paris or the Sagrada Família in Barcelona.

Support from Staff

You’ll receive individual attention from dedicated CET program staff. Have a question about your apartment? Need help finding a doctor? Want a recommendation of a great local spot to shoot your next film project? Just ask the staff. They go the extra mile for students, and you’ll have everything you need for an exceptional semester abroad.

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arrival date
departure date
program length
recommended credits
application deadline
Fall 08/29/2018 12/15/2018 15 Weeks 16 $21,590
What’s Included
None Deadline: May 1

Your transcript will come from the University of Minnesota, CET’s School of Record.


CET partners with the NYFA to operate this program. You get the best of both worlds—NYFA’s hands-on approach of learning to make films by actually making them + CET’s three decades of experience in study abroad. Receive the filmmaking support you need from the NYFA faculty, and the support you need living abroad from the CET staff.

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $17,395 goes to tuition & fees, and $4,195 goes to housing.

Spring or Fall

$21,590/ Semester

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $1,400 for airfare and $2,500 for meals. Students typically spend about $3,000 on personal expenses, too.

What's Included


Any activity that we arrange is included in tuition. All you need to do is bring a camera.

Group Trip to Rome & Tivoli

We’ll take you on a four-day trip to Rome & Tivoli. We take care of the transportation, hotel, entrance fees to must-see sites, and some meals.

Housing in an Apartment

We arrange your housing in a downtown apartment, right in the historic city center.


We guide you step-by-step through the visa process. You do the legwork, but we’ll make sure you have the documents & information you need, when you need it.

Course Materials & Transcript

Your textbooks & course supplies are covered and waiting for you in Florence. And we’ll send you a transcript at the end of the term, too.

Staff Support

From pre-departure to orientation, from on-site to re-entry, CET provides you with the support you need every step of the way.

Medical Insurance

You’re provided with a comprehensive insurance plan that includes medical evacuation coverage.


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 foreign language writing sample, and one letter of recommendation. Our programs are designed for undergraduates who maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. However, admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, so students with lower GPAs are encouraged to apply. CET programs are open to students from any US college or university.

What's Not Included

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

Homestay fees are not included in tuition. These additional fees cover lodging with daily breakfast and dinner. The homestay fee for Fall 2018 is $2,900.

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.