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The curriculum presented here, as a result of the accordance with the Bologna Process, is based on the following principles:
Take due account of the accumulated experience, in which it is possible to identify "constancies" sufficiently robust and tested in order to be declared as best practice
Take the 6 key areas adopted by both the film industry and other similar reference schools: - Screenwriting, Film Production, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Sound - as structural variants of the training offered; in terms of curriculum design are organized into two triangles: the first, focused on the design of the project, whose vertices are the Screenwriting, Film Production and Directing, is aimed at developing the skills of design, planning and creative development of a project; the second, more performative, whose corners are occupied by Image, Sound and Editing, is based on the development of technical and artistic skills, applied in the execution of film projects, in their different stages of production.
The Lisbon Polytechnic Institute is a public institution involving six Schools and two Superior Institutes.
The Lisbon Theatre and Film School is one of the six Schools of Lisbon Polytechnic Institute.
The Lisbon Theatre and Film School was set up in Lisbon by Decree-Law nr. 310/83, dated July 1 (1983). The object of this legal document was to reconvert the National Conservatory, the centenary and prestigious establishment of artistic education, and the setting up of several new establishments offering degrees in the same artistic areas as the Conservatory, among which this school, specifically directed at drama and cinema education.
By governmental Decree nr. 46/85, of November 22 (1985), the Lisbon Theatre and Film School was integrated in the Lisbon Polytechnic Institute, a public polytechnic higher education establishment created by Decree-Law nr. 513-T/79, of December 26 (1979).
The objectives of the Lisbon Theatre and Film School, according to its Statutes, are:
- Training of highly qualified professionals;
- Research activities;
- Artistic experiments and production;
- Launching or participation in development projects;
- Community involvement.
6 semesters, 3 years
Have successfully completed secondary school or have an equivalent qualification
Have completed one of the following university entrance exams (central exams prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science): Descriptive Geometry; or History of Arts and Culture; or English Language; or Portuguese Literature; or Mathematics; or Portuguese Language
There are some institutions in Portugal that give scholarships to international students and it is advisable that applicants confirm every year whether these grants are available and the eligibility terms: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Foundation for the Sciences and Technology; Fulbright Commission; Instituto Camões; Luso-American Development Foundation; Fundação Oriente.
1067,85 €/academic year
By CP Train: Sintra Line (Amadora Station)
By Lisboa Transportes bus: 101, 104, 105, 106, 113, 114, 118, 127, 133, 134, 135, 143, 154, 155, 163, 186
By Vimeca bus: 20
IPL doesn’t provide accommodation for incoming students, however a list of possible accommodation is provided to incoming students.
There is a study centre for students in Lisbon, Ágora, near the Tagus River and not far from de Cais do Sodré railway station. This centre has study rooms, graphic design services, computers and a bar.