Bachelor of Arts in Cinema

This three-year bachelor’s course provides a sequence of introductions, discoveries, suggestions and key encounters. Students are invited to produce a number of films, from ones lasting just a few minutes to demanding productions that meet international distributors’ expectations. The workshops and classes on History and Aesthetics of Cinema are developed in dialogue in order to train students in the practices and ideas associated with contemporary cinema. We endeavour to mark out the complex field of documentary and fictional film history in order to encourage interplay and crossovers between these two traditional genres. Our understanding of ‘cinéma du réel’ is striking, fleshed-out creation that observes and questions the world in order to discover identities, memories and utopias – creative practices derived from personal, intimate experience, with mature narratives telling stories that are imaginary and yet true. The Cinema faculty: a testing ground for cinematographic adventures.

Two options: film Directing and Editing
From 2017/2018 onwards, the BA formation will offer two options : Directing and Editing. After a common core for the first year, the students will choose between those two options for the rest of their BA course.

Access to the blog Département Cinéma / Cinéma du réel

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Invited speakers

Claire Atherton, Jean-Pierre Beauviala, Yaël Bitton, Stephane Breton, Philippe Ciompi, Rudy Decelière, Jimmy Glasberg, Mike Hoolboom, Pierre Maillard, Fernand Melgar, Peter Mettler, Boris Mitic, Dominique Païni, Rithy Panh, Jan Peters, Vasco Pimentel, Alessandro Rossetto, Stefano Savona, Albert Serra, Tariq Téguia, Patrick Tresch, Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd, Tanguy Viel