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

Head of Department


Pablo Briones
Pierre Schlesser
Marie-Elsa Sgualdo
Aline Suter

Teaching staff

Invited speakers

Mathieu Amalric, Séverine Barde, Donigan Cumming, Susan Mogul, Béla Tarr, Frederic Wiseman, Nicolas Humbert, Molly Dineen, Naomi Kawase, Harun Farocki, Nicolas Wadimoff, Fernand Melgar, Patricio Guzman, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Frédéric Moser & Philippe Schwinger, Nino Kirtadzé, Eyal Sivan, Gianfranco Rosi, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Vadim Jendreyko, Andrea Staka, Jean-Claude Rousseau, Abbas Kiarostami, Julie Gilbert, Hugues le Paige, Cristi Puiu, Dominique Marchais, Lech Kowalski, Jorge Yglesias, Yaëlle Bitton, Denis Jutzeler, Pierre Creton, Pierre-Yves Vandenweerd, Teresa Villaverde, Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci-Lucchi, Vasco Pimentel, …