Master of Arts Programme
Head of programme: Prof. Dr. Svetoslav Ovtcharov
About the programme:
The programme is oriented towards students who wish to deepen their knowledge in the field of directing for film, Tv and the internet industries and to elaborate their abilities to build projects for seeking funding from Bulgarian and international financing institutions.
Form of education:
One year, full-time studies (2 semesters)
During the first semester students work on building the structure of their own stories and shoot a demo episode with a maximum length of 7 min.
During the second semester students prepare a package for applying to national and international financing institutions.
The students graduate with a package of documents (in Bulgarian and in English): screenplay, treatment, synopsis, annotation, director`s statement, characters` bios, photos and videos of locations and casting, demo episode, detailed budget, producer’s strategy for securing the project`s financing, financing plan, plan for dissemination of the project.
Stage 1: The candidates submit – A) creative autobiography and B) portfolio, which consists of their creative products – films, screenplays, photos or other materials, which, in according to the applicants, represent their professional development.
Stage 2: The Selection Committee conducts interviews with the candidates on questions in the fields of world culture and public maters, as well as on their professional creative development, endeavours and plans.
The final score is a summary of the scores of Stage 1 and Stage 2. Successful candidates are finally ranked in a descending order.
DIRECTOR`S PROJECT /MASTER`S THESIS/ – supervisor chosen by the student (genre feature films, film adaptation, documentary film, children`s film, TV series, TV reality)
SCREEWNRITING FILM ANALYSIS (PRACTICUM) – Nelly Dimitrova
SOCIOLOGICAL FILM ANALYSIS (PRACTICUM) – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexander Donev
INTERNATIONAL AUDIOVISUAL FORUMS – Alexandra Hroncová (FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic)
TRASMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS – Prof. Alessandro Nani (BFM, Tallinn, Estonia)
PRODUCTION MODELS IN VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY – Prof. Francisco Menendez (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)
DIRECTING OF MULTIPLATFORM PROJECTS – Prof. Simon Jon Andreasen (DDF, Copenhagen, Denmark)
AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION FOR CHIDLREN – Prof. Motti Aviram (BAAD, Tel Aviv, Israel)
EDUCATION IN NON-FORMAL EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanya Bojilova
FUNDAMENTALS OF DIRECTING (mandatory for students not graduated from NATFA, Faculty of Screen Arts)
FUNDAMENTALS OF AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION (mandatory for students not graduated from NATFA, Faculty of Screen Arts)
WORKING WITH THE ACTOR (mandatory for students not graduated from NATFA, Faculty of Screen Arts)
AUDIOVISUAL COPYRIGHT (mandatory for students not graduated from NATFA, Faculty of Screen Arts)