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Education / Master's Degree

Master in
Film Directing

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Master in Film Directing

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Program details
Degree: Master in Film Directing
Dates 22-23: January 2023 – November 2023
Dates 23-24: January 2024 – November 2024
Modality: On-site, face-to-face sessions
Language: English
Course Coordinator: Christian Checa

Presentation

Escac’s Master’s Degree in Film Directing provides students with the knowledge and techniques that enable them to direct fictional audiovisual works.
It is a specialised programme in which students will learn and carry out the functions of a director and the rest of the crew in the preparation, shooting and post-production processes. They will also gain overall knowledge of the duties of the other members of a production team – photography director, art director, editor, sound designer, etc. – through the development of guided practical exercises and short films produced by them, which will be complemented with masterclasses led by professionals from the sector.

Final Master’s Degree Short Films

At the end of the Master’s Degree, students can present their individual or group short film projects in a pitch session. This session will be preceded by script tutoring sessions during the month following the end of the academic term. Depending on their quality, and after selection by a panel of judges, two of them will be produced by ESCAC Films with a schedule and a financial endowment adjusted to the characteristics of the proposals.

Objectives and Skills

  • Understanding and being able to use the mechanisms of audiovisual language to tell stories, regardless of the technological tools.
  • Carrying out all the director’s duties in the production of an audiovisual work: planning, carrying out and supervising the different production processes.
  • Understanding and being able to carry out the duties of the other team members.
  • An introduction to the techniques involved in directing different genres and types of film sequences.
  • Being able to work as part of a team in the production of an audiovisual work, collaborating with others and leading a common project.
  • Being mature and analytically rigorous in the self-evaluation of the work carried out, both on a personal level and as part of the team as a whole.

Target Audience

Graduates of university-level degrees related to the audiovisual field with practical experience in the development and shooting of audiovisual projects.

Students from film schools or artistic disciplines.

Students with a Higher Degree in audiovisual projects and shows or equivalent.

Professionals in the film or audiovisual sector who wish to gain more in-depth knowledge of film directing.

Professionals with experience in the audiovisual sector who wish to switch or update their discipline.

Admission requirements

Course applicants must pass a selection process and meet the administrative requirements to study in Spain.

The school does not require you to have a certificate of competency in English but you must be fluent in written and spoken English.

To enter this course it is necessary to present a portfolio as a director, a videopitch of 3 min maximum, a statement of 600 words and a CV, as well as:

  • At least one short fiction film shot as director, or
  • Two or more professional audiovisual works (videoclips, advertising videos, fashion films…) as director, or
  • Proof of experience as a member of the directing team (script, assistant) of two or more professional productions, or
  • Proof of experience as head of another department (photography, art, editing…) in professional productions and include in the motivation letter the reason for the move to directing.

It is necessary to dominate the basics of film scriptwriting.
A basic command of Adobe Premiere, Avid or Final Cut is required in order to edit the projects and exercises.

You can apply for this Master only in these three periods:

  • First call: from 1 to 15 November 2022
  • Second call: from 1 to 15 March 2023 (subject to availability of places)
  • Third call: 1 to 15 June 2023 (subject to availability of places)

Applicants who need a student visa are advised to apply in the November or March call for applications.

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