Film and TV Directing

55.05.01 Film and TV Directing (Specialist)

Specializations:

 

Director of Fiction Film and TV Film

Director of Non-Fiction Film and TV Film

Director of Animation and Computer Graphics

Director of TV Programmes

Director of Multimedia

 

The Director of Fiction Film and TV Film Specialization, and

the Director of Non-Fiction Film And TV Film Specialization

Students acquire their professional skills to create their own film and video works based on the original screenplays or other literary works. This training offers students to develop directing skills to guide Actors, Cameraman, Art Director, Composer, Sound Engineer and other members of a creative crew.

Training process allows students to design their own shooting works and it creates environment for personal development and professional growth. Best students’ works take part in variety of festivals and competitions.

The Directing Department is headed by Sergey Ovcharov, a famous Director and Honored Art Worker.

Prominent Cinematography workers are involved in education process at the Department. They are Sergey Snezhkin, People’s Artist of Russia; Konstantin Lopushansky, People’s Artist of Russia; Vitaly Aksenov, and Victor Buturlin, Honoured Art Workers, and many others.

Majority of teachers at the Department are working cinematographers creating successfully films of various genres.

55.05.01 Film and TV Directing

Curriculum Disciplines for the Director of Fiction Film and TV Film Specialization

Humanitarian, Social and Economic Disciplines:

Foreign language; Russian History; Philosophy; Study of Culture; Science of Law; Russian Language and Speech Standards; Basis of Pedagogy; Psychology and Pedagogy; Economics; Sociology; Psychology of Art/Philosophy of Art

Electives: Copyright; Aesthetics

History and Theory of World Artistic Culture Disciplines:

History of National Cinematography; History of Foreign Cinematography; History of Russian Theatre Directing; History of Foreign Theatre Directing; History of Russian Literature; History of Foreign Literature; History of Russian and Foreign Fine Art; History of Television; History of World Theatre; History and Theory of Music/ Present-day Media Culture and Art.

Electives: History of Religions; History of Artifacts.

The Humanitarian, Social and Economic Disciplines and the History and Theory of World Artistic Culture Disciplines are the same for all specializations.

Specialization Disciplines:

Fiction Film Directing; Editing Theory and Practice; Cinematography Equipment and Technology; Actor’s Art; Basis of Cinematography Art (Basis of Film Dramaturgy; Basis of Film Sound Solutions; Basis of Film Graphic Solutions; Basis of Camerawork Art); Filmmaking; Tele-Film Directing; Director’s Interaction with Actors on Film Stage; Present-day Editing – Theory and Practice; Voice-training: Standards and Techniques; Present-day Video Technology and Digital Technologies; Photography and Photo Report; Multicamera Filming Technology; Directing of Serials, Video Clips, Screenplay Commercials.

 

Electives: Film Analysis; Producer Business; Dramaturgy and Screenwriting; Multimedia

 

Curriculum Disciplines for the Director of Non-Fiction Film and TV Film Specialization

Directing of Non-Fiction Film; Editing Theory and Practice; Actor’s Art; Basis of Cinematography Art (Basis of Film Dramaturgy; Basis of Film Sound Solutions; Basis of Film Graphic Solutions; Basis of Camerawork Art); History and Theory of Non-Fiction Film; Basis of Animation and Computer Graphics; Seminar of Modern Non-Fiction Film; Speech Standards and Elocution; Journalism; Photo Composition; Basis of Multicamera Filming Directing; Video Clip, Advertising; Computer Editing; Film Production; Cinematography Equipment and Technology.

Electives: Directing of Science Fiction Film and Educational Film; Multimedia; Film Analyses; Producer Business.

 

55.05.01 Film and TV Directing

The Director of Animation and Computer Graphics Specialization

Students of this specialization obtain knowledge and skills to create animated films of their own design based on the original screenplay or literary works applying a wide range of computer and animated technologies.

The Animation and Multimedia Department provides training for Directors of Animation and Computer Graphics, perspective animated film creators, Multimedia Directors who are in demand in the Media service market nowadays.

Students specialized in Directing of Animation and Computer Graphics learn how to work in a crew with Production Designers, Cameramen, Animator Artists, Computer Graphics Designers, Composer, Sound Engineers and other members of the creative group.

Graduates of the Directors of Animation and Computer Graphics specialization could perform creative activity in the Animated and Computer Films and Television area as well as to do organizational activity in this sphere. Graduated could work in Studios of Animation, Documentary, to participate in Russian and international Art Projects.

Curriculum Disciplines for the Director of Animation and Computer Graphics Specialization

Directing of Non-Fiction Film, Editing Theory and Practice; Actor’s Art; Basis of Cinematography Art (Basis of Film Dramaturgy; Basis of Film Sound Solutions; Basis of Film Graphic Solutions; Basis of Camerawork Art); History and Theory of Non-Fiction Film; Basis of Animation and Computer Graphics; Seminar of Modern Non-Fiction Film; Speech Standards and Elocution; Journalism; Photo Composition; Basis of Multicamerate Filming Directing; Video Clip, Advertising; Computer Editing; Film Production; Cinematography Equipment  Technology.

Electives: Science Fiction Film and Educational Film; Multimedia; Film Analyses; Producer Business.

55.05.01 Film and TV Directing

The Director of Multimedia Specialization

Students would aim at this Specialization, if they want to be professionals in creating various Multimedia works, whether it is a computer game based on a story, or an interactive, documentary or animated film in the Internet, or a story presented with means virtual and augmented reality.

The Multimedia Directors of a new generation contribute to success of the digital Media Industry development nowadays. Because they understand specific of the digital environment, gain methods of creation of audio-visual products, and able to apply the latest technologies in their work.

The educational programme, based on established traditions of training of Directors in Audio-Visual Arts, targets mostly at development of artistic thinking and creative skills of students who produce interactive works in future. And equipment and technology of modern times are considered to be the integral part of audio-visual creativity to implement the author’s concept.

Students, fulfilling the general Directing course of study, must learn expressiveness of modern computer art and obtain skills to work with computer programmes and to study computer graphics and audio-visual effects in film, telefilms, computer games.

Graduates gain specific skills and knowledge to create interactive Multimedia works and computer games, participate in current projects of film-, tele-, Multimedia studios in Saint-Petersburg (RWS, Creat Studio Inc,. Lest, Nival Network, etc.)

Students are supposed to participate in different international conferences, festivals and workshops during their study, as the Department cooperates with leading educational and research centres: CNAM-ENJMIN (France), MEDIA LAB (Finland),  Eszterkhazi Karoy Insitute (Hungary), and participates in the Digital Media International Student Exchange Programme.

 Curriculum Disciplines for the Director of Multimedia Specialization            

Editing Theory and Practice; Cinematography Equipment and Technology; Actor’s Art; Basis of Cinematography Art (Basis of Film Dramaturgy; Basis of Film Sound Solutions; Basis of Film Graphic Solutions; Basis of Camerawork Art); Multimedia Directing; Interactive Media Directing, Basis of Interactive Media Dramaturgy; Basis of Drawing; Basis of Painting; Digital Media Theory and History; Multimedia Work Graphic Solution; Computer Graphics and Animation; Media Production Technique and Technology; Computer Music Technologies; Digital Image Postproduction; Multimedia Sound Design.

Electives: Game Design Theory and Practice; Interactive Project Creation

Extracurricular: Web-design Theory and Practice; Interactive Advertising.

55.05.01 Film and TV Directing

The Director of TV Programmes Specialization

Students of the Director of TV Programmes, Pedagogist Specialization obtain skills to create television programmes of various themes and genres for live air or recorded broadcasting as well as direct broadcasting on location or interior.

This specialist is also a creator of news, documentary, staged reports for TV programme of any kind as well as of music clips, commercials, Multimedia programme.

The Television and Journalism Department, headed by Alexander Krivonos, an experienced Director of Leningrad-Petersburg Television and Laureate of State Prize, explores and studies television. He guides famous television directors, TV reporters and chief directors of TV studios.

Students perform and film different TV programmes, talk-shows where famous people invited to participate in the TV studio of the Department during their educational process.

The TV Programme Director can fulfill tasks of Editing Director of any TV report or programme including TV films; Director of live or recorded broadcasting with multicamera filming method; Journalist and Anchor Person during interviews and reports filming in a small creative crew.

Curriculum Disciplines for the Director of TV Programmes Specialization

TV Director’s Art; Editing Theory and Practice; Actor’s Art;  Cinematography Equipment and Technology; Work on TV Works of Different Genres in Creative Studios; Director’s Interaction with Actors and Non-Actors; Speech Standards and Elocution; TV Journalism; Basis of Mulricamera Filming; TV Production Equipment and Technology; Basis of Cinematography Art (Basis of Film Dramaturgy; Basis of Film Sound Solutions; Basis of Film Graphic Solutions; Basis of Camerawork Art); Film Production; Dramaturgy and Scriptwriting; Journalism.

Electives: Video Clip and Advertising Directing; Multimedia; Producer Business; Film Analysis; Computer Graphics and Combined Shooting; Present-day Musical Culture.