course in direction of photography at our school is a consolidated,
full-time MA course. It lasts 5 years and prepares students for the
profession of director of photography. During their studies students,
under the supervision of experienced and famous directors of
photography, artists from other areas of art, as well as specialists
in humanities and film technology, acquire the practical and
theoretical knowledge needed to shoot a film or make a television
Each year of the course has a strictly defined practical work program. The students under their professors’ guidance and supervision make various films and television productions of their own and also work as directors of photography on the film projects (including diploma films) of direction students. All these projects are made professionally on 35mm filmstock, or electronically.
The opportunity of working on 35mm is highly appreciated by both Polish as well as international students, the numbers of the latter constitute a significant amount among our school’s students.
On graduation, after five years of study, the students having presented their diploma work (film, or tv production, accompanied by a theoretical thesis) are granted the MA degree.
The school owns modern equipment for practical projects e.g. cameras, three studios with facilities – two film and one television studio - lighting equipment and its own transport. There are computer classrooms available for the students to be used for pre-visualization, postproduction and special effects.
The fully-equipped school units of shooting equipment, sound and editing participate in making of each project from the shooting stage to producing the final print, or digital screening format.
What distinguishes our school from other film schools is providing our students with the possibility to make films on professional 35 mm Kodak and Fuji filmstock. The school Student Film Production Unit deals with production organization of student projects in all film and television techniques.
During the course of the studies we organize workshops run by famous cinematographers or reputable film equipment firms. We make effors to have our students acquainted with each modern technology used in cinematography and television production as it becomes available.