Since the dawn of the 21st century, visuals reign supreme and capturing reality in an investigative light has become increasingly important across the globe. Documentary filming (non-fiction cinema) has gained significant exposure at festivals, in cinemas, and on television networks. The theory and criticism of documentary filming has likewise expanded and enables a new perspective into different societal issues.
Located at the Tisch School, our MFA in Documentary Cinema gives Israeli and International students access to state of the art equipment and editing facilities. This unique program deals exclusively with documentary filmmaking. Recently, documentary cinema has become a powerful tool for spreading stories and ideas. The Tisch Film and Television School provides world renowned resources and tools, making it an excellent place through which students can enter the exciting world of documentary cinema. This program, held for four terms, gives students a comprehensive education in visual production. Students spend the first three sequential terms in Tel Aviv gaining research skills, learning about script writing, producing, editing, and directing. Immensely hands on, students will simultaneously gain a theoretical grounding and practical knowledge of all aspects of documentary filming. Students will learn from world-renowned filmmakers about: using camera equipment, adjusting lighting, sound and setting, and scriptwriting. The practical workshops will provide students with comprehensive skills to produce their own films and television. During the fourth semester, students produce a film or television series in the location of their choice on a topic they are passionate about under the (virtual) guidance of a supervisor. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to meet with world-renowned filmmakers and visual artists and will be encouraged to participate in the International Student Film Festival. Students will have the opportunity to present their own work as well as take part in documentary and non-documentary film workshops.
Upon completion of this degree, students will be positioned to work in the television industry, cinema production, or as directors. The TAU Tisch Faculty look forward to helping share the student’s films.
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Tel Aviv University International
Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel's largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning; it is home to over 30,000 students studying in 9 faculties and over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and the arts....
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