The programme’s aim is to prepare and educate assistants and directors of editing and creators of the artistic, editing, sound, technical production process of the creation audiovisual productions for all film and TV genres. After the interdisciplinary education in the first year, the priorities fall on the screen and computer editing, editing of documentary and feature films, editing of film adaptations and TV productions, etc. The perimeter of compulsory disciplines is expended by editing of TV commercials, special visual effects and TV music videos, methods and standards in color correction; history of – Bulgarian cinema, plastic arts, philosophy, mythology and religion; aesthetics and psychology. In the educational process the students independently realize yearly course works and screen editing productions, as editors in the projects by the students in the programme Film and TV Directing – short films and TV productions in different genres – in NATFA’s educational audiovisual complex.



Fulltime studies, duration – 4 years. The students graduate with a public diploma defense on a realized project, containing editing work in a film or TV production, up to 20 minutes, and a theoretical work – minimum 25 pages.



The graduated students acquire the educational qualification degree of “Bachelor” with professional qualification of “Film and TV Editor”. The graduates have the opportunity to work as assistants, managers of editing crews, directors on TV operating board, editors, experts in the field of audiovisual production and new media; the graduates could also continue their education in the educational qualification degree of “Master”.


ADMISSION – Specialized exam  

When submitting their documents, the candidates are required to deposit a complete portfolio. which could contain: screenplays, essays, poems, short stories, plays, novels, paintings, drawings, photographs, films, music compositions, recordings of songs and music instruments, recordings of musical performances and other creative materials by choice of the candidate. The literary materials must be in PDF format and not be longer than 10 pages. The pictorial materials must be in JPG format. The audiovisual materials must be in MPG-4 format and not be altogether longer than 15 minutes. The audio materials must be in MP-3 format and not longer than 15 minutes. The portfolio`s purpose is to represent in detail the candidates` potential, their interests, creative predilections and worldview. When submitting the documents, the portfolio is enclosed in an envelope with the name of the candidate.


Stage 1 – practical exam (anonymous)          

Creation of a complete screen narrative with clear message and title, with a duration up to 5 minutes (from a video material up to 30 minutes) with the help of a NATFA’s editor. The video material is the same for all candidates – it contains a set of film shots, without sound. Besides this material, the candidates have on their disposal 6 musical composition, which could use for bringing sound to the narrative.

Duration: 4 hours. The candidates who have received a score lower than Average (3.00) drop out of participation in Stage 2.


Stage 2 – oral exam 

The edited film creations of the candidates admitted to Stage 2 are watched by the jury, in the presence of each candidate. They analyze the results and respond to questions related to the theme and message of the narrative, the chosen title, the used editing, creative and sound solutions and other components. The jury interviews the candidates on materials presented in the portfolio. The purpose of this stage is for the jury to get an in-depth knowledge about the candidates’ abilities, interests, general knowledge, independent thinking and creative reflectivity. The candidates who receive a score lower than Average (3.00) drop out of participation in the ranking.