Short Film Production in Prague

Learn about film production in the Czech Republic and earn course credit toward your degree this summer. MSCH-X478: Short Film Production takes students to Prague for a four-week summer intensive course. 

The program covers screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing. When the course ends, students will have completed a short film inspired by the history, people and places in Prague. Situated on a hilltop overlooking the winding Vltava River, Prague is an ideal location for students to produce their own short films.

The course is offered in collaboration with the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and taught by Media School lecturer Susan Kelly.

This is an advanced course. Applicants will be asked to submit their resume, select a preferred production role and describe their experience.

Program Dates

June 1-30, 2019 (approximately)


Enrollment in this course is by application. To apply, you must:

  • be an undergraduate or graduate degree candidate at any IU campus and be making normal academic progress.
  • be in at least your fourth full-time semester of college.
  • have satisfied the following prerequisites with grades of C- or higher:
    • MSCH-C 223 or TEL-T 206
    • MSCH-C 228, MSCH-G 320 or TEL-T 283
  • have approximately a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.


The Media School provides a scholarship to all Media School students admitted to this course to lower the course fee that is assessed for travel.

Full program cost: $4,900
Scholarship: $1,225
Cost after scholarship: $3,675

The course fee covers lodging, all required activities, health insurance, excursions to Terezín and Kutná Hora, and some meals. Students are also responsible for their transportation to and from Prague (estimated cost: $1,300-$1,500), meals (estimated cost: $1,000-$2,000) and other personal expenses. Students are also responsible for the tuition cost of three summer credit hours. Your tuition rate varies based on your student status.

These costs can be reduced through other scholarships and grants, such as the Hutton International Experiences Program grant.


Apply by Jan. 15.


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