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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

English

Duration

2 years

Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

Katowice

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

The studies are an offer for people who have a bachelor's or master's (MSc) degree and want to strengthen their competences in the field of communication in social media, as well as expand, organize and consolidate knowledge about new tools and techniques for the use of social media. The studies will prepare in a comprehensive way to work in the era of media convergence and smooth movement in the world of digital media.

Studies are fully in English.

Studies can be undertaken by graduates of journalism, theatre and film, marketing, PR, film and television production, photography, people creating creative network messages and operating in the field of communication in virtual space using a film image, people who intend to run or already run their own business in the film industry, television or social media.

Carefully prepared program of classes allows to gain knowledge about the film workshop to the extent enabling the implementation of their own independent film, promotional and advertising or production projects, and also allows the student to acquire team management skills and creative abilities. During the course, systematic theoretical and practical knowledge about all stages and aspects of the creation of film, television and advertising works will be conveyed. Students learn technology and techniques used in the production of films and multimedia. Students not only learn the tools, but above all gain knowledge about how and in what context to use the acquired knowledge and how to measure the effectiveness of their activities.

The studies include 1,200 didactic hours in four thematic areas:

  • artistic and creative area (script writing techniques, animated film, music video, advertising film, television and film genres, new media journalism, film editing, sound production, the basics of cinematography, basics of directing, cooperation with an actor, basics of design graphics, film history and television, music in the film),
  • social media area (copywriting, social media technology, media project management, new media development directions, self-promotion techniques in social media, content management in social media, social media marketing, social media analysis, e-Commerce),
  • business area (business plan of the media undertaking, social psychology basics, production team management, conducting business negotiations, multimedia project budget, multimedia art sales techniques, obtaining funds and sponsoring, creative thinking techniques),
  • legal area (copyright, intellectual property protection in the network, information security management)
  • film, TV and new media workshops (30h per semester) conducted as part of the study program,
  • workshops conducted by foreign lecturers (60 hours per semester) as part of the POWER 3.5 program 2018 edition.

The program and study plan were also developed based on the ongoing international cooperation in the field of student education in the discipline of film and theatre arts, as well as the results of the current monitoring of graduate careers.

Teaching modules, the contents of which are related to various aspects of media and audio-visual law, correspond to scientific research on copyright, civil-legal contracts in the audio-visual sector, and protection of the right to image. The media and social media communication modules as well as media management correspond to the research on communication processes in the use of new media, in particular on network media. The projects relate to changes in the social, cultural and political space in the context of technological changes, first of all digitization and convergence. Topics taken up by younger researchers concern the issue of activating local communities using new media in Poland, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The aim of the studies is to educate professionals in the field of digital film art, taking into account all aspects of effective communication in virtual space. After graduation, the graduate will be a specialist in visual communication, a specialist in the field of content creation in social networks, an analyst in the field of social media. Regardless of whether the graduate will run his own blog, video blog, profiles in social media, operate an online store, work in a creative agency, e-marketing department or run a company in the media industry - they will understand what is communication using modern means of communication and how to achieve business goals using digital media, as well as how to use the phenomenon of media convergence using a film and television tools.

Admissions criteria

Studies in English

Graduates of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree diploma studies in film and television directing
in one of the following disciplines may apply for admission to studies: film and theatre, social communication and media sciences, management and quality sciences, law, sociology, humanities, psychology, music, art or related disciplines.

In order to join the admission process, a candidate must submit a portfolio with information about:

  • completing 1st or 2nd cycle studies in a degree programme in one of the following disciplines: film and theatre, social communication and media sciences, management and quality sciences, law, sociology, humanities, psychology, music, art or related disciplines;
  • activity related to performance of creative tasks in the audio-visual industry.

Admission to studies (until the limit of places has been filled) will be based on:

Submitted portfolio and interview in English verifying the knowledge of contemporary creative industry, cultural institutions, audio-visual sector economy, as well as verifying the aptitude to work in the audio-visual industry.

In the case of candidates with the same final diploma grade, the following admission criteria are further applied respectively: average study grade, and then diploma thesis grade.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Payment for semester
for Polish citizens and foreigners entitled to education at full-time studies conducted in Polish without paying the tuition fee.

No tuition fees


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

Tuition paid in full

PLN5,050.00

Tuition paid in 3 installments

  • PLN1,716.00
  • PLN1,716.00
  • PLN1,768.00

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

ul. św. Pawła 3
40-008 Katowice
32 359 24 11
32 359 24 08
32 359 24 09
http://www.writv.us.edu.pl/pl/

sf@us.edu.pl
ada.grzelewska@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

International Admissions Office

Bankowa 12, room 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl