The Department of Motion Picture was previously part of the Department of Performance Arts, and was expanded to become an independent department in 1981. The Department now has eight full-time faculty members (three Associate Professors, two Assistant Professors, and three Lecturers) and twenty part-time faculty members. Two teaching assistants help the Chair manage administrative work and equipment.
The Department of Motion Picture at NTUA has been a full-member of CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinema et de Television--International Association of Film and Television Schools in English), the association of the world's major film and television schools. The Department currently provides courses for undergraduate and graduate students in both day and night divisions.
The department strives to nurture individual talent and skills within a collaborative learning/working environment. In addition to full-time faculty, the department also invites part-time and visiting professionals to provide high professional standards of education and training. Through a focus on artistic, social and cultural diversity, the department encourages students to develop an international perspective; the department also encourages student exchange programs. The internship program, on the other hand, is designed to provide students a wide range of pre-professional experience. The department also organizes an international student film festival annually to provide a venue for the presentation and promotion of student films.
Our program offers intensive hands-on production experience coupled with a broad exposure to the liberal arts. Students are encouraged to become creative practitioners/thinkers in the field of film production and/or film studies.
The Department of Motion Picture offers basic courses, required general courses, required departmental courses, and elective courses. These courses instill general knowledge of the humanities and sociological sciences, foster artistic abilities, provide cinematic technical training, and teach research methods.
The three basic aspects of the curriculum are aesthetics, techniques, and creativity. Courses offered are as diverse as Directing, Screenwriting, Film Techniques, Sound, Film History, Theories and Critical Studies.
Two course tracks are available, and students may choose either film production or cinema studies. Students pursuing BA or BFA degree are required to take no less than 128 credits. Students will be required to complete either a thesis or a creative work in the form of screenplay or film production, depending on the track they select.