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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, Blender, or Puredata.

Your classes help you create your project. Take in a new perspective from one of many visiting artists. Bounce ideas off your one-on-one mentor. Take theoretical and practical classes in new media, physical computing, interactive narrative, or even multi-channel sound creation. And at your end-of-semester exhibition, you’ll see all your hard work in action.

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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A Taste of the Industry

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill university—it’s one of Europe’s foremost film academies. As a student, your day-to-day will reflect the fast pace, fluidity, and even unpredictability of industry life. You’ll work with all kinds of peers—the creative process doesn’t stop for differences in backgrounds and perspectives. A class might get abruptly rescheduled, but that’s probably because your professor has a last minute re-shoot on set. And as visiting artists come through town, you might hear a lecture so inspiring that you decide to change the trajectory of your final project. If you’re looking to work in the creative field, FAMU is your chance to build useful skills and gain real world experiences.

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.
Are you a CET student from Spring 2018 or prior? You can find your syllabi here.

 

Two Core Courses

You take these courses:

New Media Mentorship & Workshop
4 credits

New Media History
2 credits

Electives

Many electives at FAMU and CAS are open to CET students. Take 1-3 electives to meet the recommended 12-18 total credits.

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.

PR/LANG 100 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.

David Olsen

Wellesley College

Associate Professor of Art

Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby

Syracuse University

Assistant Professors, 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.