Akmi Metropolitan College Maroussi, Athens
The School of Film Studies of Metropolitan College in Athens, Greece, offers the unique BA in Media Production - Film Directing undergraduate programme, in collaboration with Queen Margaret University. It is a multi-awarded programme, as its student and graduate films have received several distinctions and Special Awards for Directing and Best Film in Greek and International Film Festivals throughout the years. The programme of studies is designed to meet the global requirements of Directing, both at an academic and at a practical level. It focuses on Digital Technology and on new technologies which constantly evolve and are considered sine qua non in the job market. Students attend theoretical film and media classes, as well as practical classes on the application of theory, by carrying out various projects (scriptwriting, short films, filming in studio and natural spaces), as well as Training visits to TV/cinema studios and TV channels. The programme includes the production of short films in the first and second year of studies and the compulsory completion of a graduation short film with which they can participate in international film festivals in Greece and abroad, thus making their work known and establishing links with the film industry.