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A Master’s Program to bring stories to life.
The cinema-audiovisual sector now includes not only cinema and TV series, but also infotainment and branded content products, and it is one of the industries that has grown the most during the past five years, at national and international level. This evolution implies a structural transformation of the sector and increasing attention to the rules of engagement, the new equilibrium between production, traditional and current distribution sector, and the digital streaming platforms, the legal-economic aspects of intellectual property rights. These changes highlight the need to bring highly qualified professionals into the job market.
The Master in Cinema and New formats production aims at training professionals able to cover different roles within this new sector: production secretary, production inspector, production manager, general organizer, production delegate, marketing manager, development manager, acquisition manager, sales agent, creative producer, executive producer, independent producer.
The Master is intended as an advanced training program in the field of creative development of audiovisual works, their production and distribution management, and budgetary and financial management. It welcomes both those who have studied or worked in the film industry and those who have studied or worked in the management and marketing field.
The program focuses on strategic aspects related to the production of the various audiovisual formats: films, TV series, web series, documentaries, animation movies, video clips, advertising films, branded content, and includes the techniques of audience design, talent casting, idea development and presentation from a production point of view, pitching to broadcasters, the marketing strategy planning, copyright and intellectual property rights exploitation, with a specific focus on the dynamics of independent production and funding.
The Master in Cinema and New formats production has many partners who can host students for a 250-hour curricular placement, including Ballandi, Banijay, Bartleby Film, Bibi Film, Cannizzo, Cattleya, Ciao Ragazzi, Creative Nomads, Teatro Eliseo, Fandango, Groenlandia, ITV Movie, Lucky Red, Minerva Pictures, Viola Film, Vivo Film, Writers Guild Italia.
Lessons start in March and include mandatory attendance until February, including 250 hours of internship.
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MASTER’S DEGREE IN CINEMA AND NEW FORMATS PRODUCTION
Principles of video production: Cinema
Production methods and techniques of cine-audiovisual production for films with a focus on client management, budgeting, project management, and general production organization.
Law, legislation and economics of audiovisual and advertising
Regulatory framework and legal practices related to intellectual property rights and copyright in the cine-audiovisual sector, in particular in the case of international co-productions.
Organization and production of media artworks: Independent productions
General management and production techniques for independent films and series, with a focus on distribution strategies, fund raising and crowdfunding practices, and submission to contests and festivals.
Principles of video production: TV and series
Methods and practices related to the production of TV series and other serial works distributed through TV broadcasters and streaming platforms with a focus on audience design and pitching techniques.
TNew integrated media: branded content
General management methods and production techniques for emerging formats, advertising and branded content with a focus on audience engagement, talent discovery and management and omnichannel strategies involving social media.
In order to access the RUFA first-level Academic Masters programmes, a three-year academic diploma (new system), four-year academic diploma (old system), university degree, or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable by the Academy in compliance with international agreements, is required.
The Master in Cinema and New formats production prefers knowledge and training in the Cinema, Photography and Audiovisual Area or in the humanities and economics area.
Enrolment in Master’s programs is on the basis of an admission assessment, which aims to understand the candidate’s potential and verify their commitment to undertake the chosen Master’s program. Candidates must submit their Curriculum Vitae, a 500-word personal statement and the certificate of English language proficiency (min. B2). The admission assessment consists of an interview with our academic staff discussing the applicant’s portfolio, experience, projects, and any works and documents that may be relevant for admission purposes. The interview may also be held online.
Applications may be sent throughout the year and the admission test may be held at different times depending on when the application is sent. In order to be admitted to the academic Master’s programme starting in January of the following year, applications must be sent no later than 31 January 2023. The admission test will be held shortly after receipt, while applications sent close to the deadline will be assessed no later than 17 February 2023.
Online application for admission
Photocopy of identity document and tax code
Original academic qualification or self-certification – Download Template
Online application form
Two passport photos
Receipt of payment of the enrolment fee of € 800.00
Language certification or documentation proving knowledge of the English language, B2 level, for all students
For non-EU students: study visa/residence permit required to attend academic programs
For foreign students or Italian students who obtained their qualifications abroad: declaration of value, request in the country of origin, or certificates of verification and comparability issuedby CIMEA.
For further info please contact the Orientation office.
|Italian Students||International Students|
|€ 11.800,00*||€ 13.800,00*|
*The admission test fee of € 100.00 is excluded from the costs.
€ 800.00 Annual enrolment fee to be paid upon enrolment each year, directly at the secretary’s office or by bank transfer addressed to Rome University of Fine Arts S.r.l. IBAN: IT29D0306905048100000012207, BIC CODE (Swift): BCITITMM, entering your name and surname as the reason for payment, or by cheque, or directly on site in cash. The remaining part of the annual tuition fee and educational contribution can be paid, using the PagoPA payment system, with slips available in the “Payments” section of the student’s personal area, in:
• one off payments by 31stMarch 2023, with a 5% reduction;
• 3 payments (31st March, 30th April, 31st May);
• 4 payments (31st March, 30st April, 30th June, 31st August);
• 6 payments (31st March, 30th April, 31st May, 30th June, 31st July, 31st August);
• 12 payments using 0% interest financing. (The last pay slip or tax return is required, as well as a photocopy of the guarantor’s ID and tax code).
€ 800.00 Annual enrolment fee to be paid upon enrolment each year directly at the secretary’s office or by bank transfer addressed to Rome University of Fine Arts S.r.l. IBAN: IT29D0306905048100000012207, BIC CODE (Swift): BCITITMM, entering your name and surname as the reason for payment, or by credit card on rufa.flywire.com.
The remaining part of the annual tuition fee and educational contribution must be paid no later than the 10th February 2023, by bank transfer.
If the international student chooses to pay the remaining part of the annual tuition fee and educational contribution by the 31st December 2022, he/she will be entitled to a reduction of 15%; or if he/she chooses to pay by the 31st January 2022, he/she will be entitled to a reduction of 10%.
*Early Bird cannot be combined with scholarships and/or with other economic support.
For the academic year 2023/2024, RUFA is offering n. 2 scholarships to Italian and international students enrolling in the Academic Master’s programs in Cinema and New formats production.
For each Academic master RUFA offers 2 scholarships, one of 50% and one of 30% of the attendance fee, which will be directly deducted from the tuition fee. For the Masters the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic and artistic merit subject to the evaluation of the requested documents and the admission interview. A panel composed of 3 lecturers will evaluate the candidates for the scholarship considering the strength and consistency of the academic profile, the examination of the thesis, portfolio, projects shared by the applicant and on the overall outcome of the interview.
Applications for the scholarship must be submitted no later than 25 November 2022.
Call for Cinema and New formats production
RUFA strongly believes it is vital to provide visible pathways of access across our programs to those in financial hardship and those from a diverse range of backgrounds:
• “zero interest financing” 12-month payment;
• “per merito” student loan does not require any guarantee for students in good standing with the chosen study course
• exemption of € 2,000.00 students with > 66% disability;
• 5% reduction by paying in one installament by 31st January 2023;
• 10% reduction for enrolled brothers and sisters;
• 15% reduction for RUFA graduates.