Bachelor in Film

Well-rounded film professionals

At DAFP, we expose you to a wide-range of disciplines in order to develop you into the most well-rounded and professional filmmaker possible. The development of a clear view on filmmaking is paramount to our bachelor program. As such, we encourage you to develop distinctiveness through your own vision and cinematographic eloquence.

Our bachelor programs are created in direct relation to the overall ambition of our Academy, which are: to prepare technically skilled graduates who are capable of directly entering the labor market; to instill creative methodologies that allow an understanding that sees below the surface to the depths of a memorable moment; to train and nurture the ability to synthesize content and present it in an organized and palpable way; and, to ensure that our graduates are socially sensitive and globally aware.

Curriculum Bachelor in Film

The DAFP bachelor’s degree in Film is a four year program that provides you with everything you need to become a highly capable filmmaker. Courses in this program are designed to develop skills such as: script writing, cinematography, scouting locations, casting, research, production, filming techniques, editing, and sound techniques. All of which will support you as you shape your perspectives and develop your personal cinematographic vision. In addition, DAFP’s bachelor’s degree in Film also includes: History of Film, Film Semantics and Film Analysis, as well as Cultural Entrepreneurship, Finance, Film Marketing and Multimedia Design. All of which are expected to make you fiercely competitive as you embark on the professional role of your choosing.

The development of a clear view on filmmaking is paramount to your success in our bachelor program. As such, we encourage you to develop distinctiveness by blending concept development, script writing, direction and production skills, with a carefully curated perfect mix of creativity and technical skills.

1st Year

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
History of film History of film disciplines Internship Semantics
Basic camera, lighting and sound techniques Editing Photography Basic Audiovisual disciplines
Editorial and research skills Basic film and audiovisual disciplines History of Film 2 Basic post-production of fiction film and documentary
Basic Preproduction of fiction film and documentary Basic production of fiction film and documentary Basis production of fiction film and documentary Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Mentorship

2st Year

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
History of film genres Advanced camera, sound and lighting techniques Theorie of the AV media Editing
Interviewing techniques Entrepreneurship:
Marketing Plan
Production of documentaries Entrepreneurship: Project management
Basic script writing Script writing Entrepreneurship:
Market Research
Advanced postproduction corporate film
Entrepreneurship:
Market Research
Pre-production corporate film Advanced production fiction film

3st Year

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
Special post-production techniques Advanced production fiction film and documentary Entrepreneurship: Business plan Entrepreneurship: Film quote
Advanced Pre-production fiction film and documentary Advanced pre-production television Advanced production fiction film and documentary Entrepreneurship: Communicating with the client
New media and online strategy Ethics Advanced production television Advanced production television
Entrepreneurship: Marketing Research techniques

4st Year

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
Research Research Grad project and final internship Grad project and final internship
Personal Branding Personal branding and final internship
Entrepreneurship: Finance

Locations, dates & costs

Locations

Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Apeldoorn

Dates

September 2020

Course duration

4 Years

Tuition Fee

€ 15.000 per year

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to our bachelor program in Film and Audiovisual Media, you need to have completed your high school education, or a level 4 vocational training of higher education. All high school profiles are admittable.

  • High school transcript (If in Progress-Proof of Completion Required After Graduation)
  • Three-hundred-word personal statement that answers the questions:

    • Who you are
    • What you want to study at DAFP
    • Why do you want to study at DAFP
    • What you plan to do after completion of our program

  • Portfolio Sample (Program Dependent)
  • Language Examination Scores: TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/Cambridge
  • Application Fee: 70 Euros

As always, when embarking on a new academic adventure, there will be an application process to ensure that your interest and academic history are in line with our expectations. This ensures that we will be able to provide you with the highest possible level of instruction, no matter your artistic ability, you will be able to meet both our standards and yours.

We will require a copy of your high school transcript. If you are still completing your program, send us all you have done up until your most recent term of grades. After you graduate, before enrolling, we will require proof of completion.

We will also require a three-hundred-word personal statement that answers the questions: Who you are, what you want to study at DAFP and why and what you plan to do after completion.

Depending on your program of interest, we would like to see a sample of your work. Note, if this applies to you, we are not looking for professional level portfolios. We simply want to see what you have done so we can assess how far we can take you. To ensure that you can comprehend the courses and contribute to class discussion, we require evidence of English language capability, as all courses are taught in English.

The application fee is 70 Euros. This tells us that you are as serious about us as we are about you.

Smart choice

  • DAFP is the only private educational institution in the Netherlands with recognized and accredited Bachelor Programs in Film.
  • Teachers are celebrated professionals in the field of Film, with a passion for education.
  • DAFP students benefit from high levels of personal attention and small class sizes.
  • DAFP provides students with access to our large national network of internship
  • offering companies, studios, publishers, media companies, TV production companies and museums.
  • Support is offered to international students in the areas of visa application, insurance, grants and other requirements.

Facts

Level Bachelor Program
Course duration 4 years

Degree

Bachelor of Arts
Tuition Fee € 15.000
Accomodation Not included