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The Prague Film School

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Sponsor: Prague Film School

Location: Prague, Czech Republic


Prague Film School is one of Europe’s leading film schools offering courses in filmmaking, documentary and acting for film. Students come from all over the world to study with top international faculty and gain production experience in one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals. One would be hard-pressed to find a program that provides as much practical exposure to filmmaking. More than 400 films are shot per year at Prague Film School and students in the year program participate on as many as 30 productions – 15 per semester.

In the Acting for Film Program, students rigorously train in on-camera acting, voice, Meisner, movement, film production and acting theory.  Coursework emphasizes training for the naturalistic portrayal of character, the most frequent style used in film and makes use of a variety of techniques exercises designed to calibrate performance for camera.

Prague Film School is well-stocked with the latest cutting-edge equipment used in professional film productions throughout the world. Students have immediate access to the school's fleet of cameras, including RED, Arri, Blackmagic, Canon and Sony high definition cameras, in addition to high-end lighting, sound and grip.

The prevailing ethos of Prague Film School is a mix of European art-house and American independent cinemas. Up to 80 students annually enroll at the school, drawn from the best schools around the globe and from a wide range of professions and backgrounds.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Read Credit Enrollment requirements for information about maintaining a full-time course load while abroad.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a Prague Film School application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, Czech


Self-catered apartments, private or shared, in the greater historic center of Prague.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2015: approx. $21,300

Billed by Northwestern:

Estimated additional costs: $8,722

  • Housing: $2,900
  • Meals: $1,850
  • Airfare: $1,200
  • Local transportation: $50
  • Books & supplies: $100
  • Personal expenses: $2,200
  • Czech visa & insurance: $270
  • HTH: $152

*Note: Northwestern will send the payment for your tuition and equipment fee to PFS via wire transfer. The exact dollar-amount you are charged by NU will depend on the exchange rate when the wire transfer is processed. All other estimates above are in U.S. Dollars.

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