We prepare students who write for and about film – future screenwriters, film critics and researchers. Alongside the other Film Faculty departments (focusing on Film Directing, Cinematography, Editing/Sound, Animation), the Screenwriting - Film Studies Department offers an initial contact with cinema, both in practice and in theory – looking at its role in contemporary world and throughout a 125-year-long history.
Following a BA in Film Directing and a million questions about what will become of my life after college, I started writing. Despite receiving encouragements, I permanently felt like a sort of impostor. In my mind, at that moment, nothing made my writing about film legitimate, so for almost two years I thought of this master progam as a saint who will lift me up from ignorance. The Film Studies Master helped me build up a bit of self-esteem - with solid theoretical bases, along with (especially!) warm-hearted professors with whom you can talk for hours about film and beyond them. Finally, I cannot guarantee that Film Studies will irredeemably change your vision on films; however, it will help you see that there are more sides of the same glass that you've been staring at for such a long time.
film critic, Scena 9, Films in Frame
I think many people will be reticent before applying to a master program in a less lucrative area of the film industry. I think so because I was like this myself. Yet I was surprised that the experience was pretty different and helped considerably to settle the information acquired in college. The courses were more detailed and specific, the fact that we were three-four people with a common interest lead to more satisfying discussions, and at the end of the two years I acquired the self-confidence to actually work in the industry, even if this means only criticism. Which is really important, from my point of view. Generally, by the way, at the beginning of the journey, I think the confidence if one's own ability is what holds us back. And certainly, the Film Studies master helped me quite a lot in this direction.
film critic, Acoperisul de Sticla, Aarc
If you recognize yourself as:►keen on cinema► wanting to acquire knowledge concerning filmmaking►eager to learn how to raise the value of your ideas►able to thrive in an academic environment where you can develop your research skills►constantly developing your creativity, we’d like to welcome you in the Screenwriting-Film Studies Department, to a profile that matches your […]See Details
Beyond Netflix and HBO Go, which are the most popular streaming platforms in Romania, there are multiple possibilities of watching films online, and the pandemic lockdown that led to cinemas closing down has catalized an even greater array of daring, demanding films, for anyone willing to watch them in a browser. You may remain skeptical […]See Details
The restrictions imposed by the pandemic took us all by surprise – the university shut down at noon on a Monday, so that the classes programmed in the morning took place, but those in the afternoon did not. However, since we prioritize everybody’s safety – the professors’, the students’, not to mention the technical staff […]See Details
B.A. (Screenwriting-Film Studies)
Exam 1 (written)Visual adaptation of a text
Exam 2 (written)Film analysis on first viewing
Exam 3 (oral)Interview
Exam 1 (written)Cinema culture essay
Exam 2 (oral)Portfolio discussion
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Discover writing for ~ and about film and the history of global cinema and its reception.
Practice writing short and feature films and, more than that, be a good storyteller.
Film Studies MA
Between film journalism, research, festival curation, film studios have many applications to go to.
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