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Film & Television

Top Up Year (Level 6 / 60 ECTS)

Schedule: Daytime: 9am to 1pm.

Credits: Level 6 / 60 ECTS

Duration: October to June.

Application Dates: May to September.

Language: English.

Format: Project classes on location. Including online classes.

Intro

It is going to be a special year to further develop your practice and thought, as well as to deepen your awareness of the skills and methodologies needed for an international career. Film and TV is an extraordinary field of ever new possibilities for contemporary study and creation, and for innovative production and business.

You will have the chance to develop your existing knowledge and expand your creative, technical and professional skills. You will also be part of a worldwide community of students and I hope you enjoy your time and take full advantage of this.

Our aim is to create courses which prepare the students to successfully overcome the professional challenges ahead by promoting a fruitful relationship together with the community, businesses and institutions. ETIC encourages the talent and professionalism of the students so as to tighten their relation to the market.

ORIENTED TOWARDS AN INTERNATIONAL CAREER.

This Top Up Course offers a unique blend of critical studies and professional creative practice. It provides the fundamental skills you need to pursue an international career in various fields of the Film & Television industry.

STATE-OF-THE-ART STUDIOS AND EQUIPMENT.

ETIC is equipped with state-of-the-art technological resources to which students have access for school work or for their personal projects. Students feel free to use the school as their work space, their studio, the place where they can create freely.

You will have access to a modern Multimedia Video Studio with a fully equipped broadcaster regie, Sony’s 4 HD studio cameras with image control, a Jimmy Jib, Ross video mix, 2D and 3D Xpression graphics system, virtual system with Augmented Reality from Pixotope and Motion Capture from Xsens. An innovative technology that allows a total intergeneration of all graphic tools in real-time and in multi-camera.

A CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT CONNECTED TO THE INDUSTRY.

The school is also known for its creative environment and its closeness between students, teachers and staff. There is a strong link to the industry, which results in many partnerships with companies and organizations. Real life briefs and market challenges are often included in school projects. On a regular basis, the school endorses the participation of students in competitions, events and festivals where they can practice side by side with experienced professionals.

UPGRADE YOUR EXISTING QUALIFICATIONS.

Apply to a Top Up course so you can get your British full honours degree, a worldwide recognized diploma delivered by Solent University Southampton at ETIC, in Lisbon, the sunny, safe and cool capital of Portugal.

FAQ

HOW DO I GET THIS DIPLOMA IN ONE YEAR?

British education allows you to obtain a university degree with the completion of a year of study if you have previously completed a two year course, or level 5 qualifications (120 ECTS). Applicants with relevant professional training and experience are also welcomed. This curricular year is called Top Up Year and allows you to achieve a Bachelors Degree.

WHAT IS A TOP UP COURSE AND A BACHELORS DEGREE?

Top-up courses are equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree and allow you to ‘top up’ an existing qualification into a full honours degree. Top-up degrees enable students to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of a particular topic while also receiving a Bachelors Degree, an internationally-recognized diploma.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR A TOP UP YEAR?

Those who have completed a two-year course or have obtained a Level 5 qualification (120 ECTS) can apply for a Top Up Year.

WHERE CAN I ATTEND A TOP UP YEAR?

In the majority of universities in the United Kingdom, such as Solent University Southampton, or at ETIC, in Lisbon, in partnership with that prestigious university.

TOP UP COURSES AT ETIC ARE FOR PEOPLE FROM WHICH AREAS?

The Top Up Courses at ETIC are perfect for those who have backgrounds in areas such as Art and Design, Multimedia, Digital Image, New Media, Digital Communication, Illustration, Web Design, Film and Television, Editing, Audiovisual Production, Animation, Graphic Production, Motion Design, Visual Effects, Sound, Music, among others.

WHO CREATES THE COURSE CURRICULUM AND WHO ISSUES THE DIPLOMA?

The course curriculum is entirely developed by Solent University and is taught by British and Portuguese teachers in both in-class and online lessons. The B.A. Bachelors of Arts diploma is awarded by Solent University Southampton.

WHY AT ETIC?

ETIC is a reference school in the creative fields. Project-oriented, it combines technique, creativity, and personal and professional development. Its connection to the industry links school projects to the reality of the labor market.

The school has state-of-the-art technological resources, such as HD video and virtual reality studios, professional HD régie, sound studios, photo labs and studios, design and computer labs.

DO I NEED TO TAKE AN ENGLISH TEST?

Yes, one of the following tests:

VEPT (minimum score of 57), IELTS 6.0 (minimum score of 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 (minimum score of 20).

WHY LISBON?

The capital of Portugal is a real cool destination for millions of Europeans. The city has exceptional cultural attractions, a relaxed lifestyle and wonderful weather — you can go to school in the morning and surf in the afternoon on amazing beaches 15 minutes away.

Lisbon hosts numerous music and film festivals, technology events like the Web Summit, and a large ecosystem of startups and creative hubs. Living here is affordable, easy and fun. Lisbon is one of the safest capitals in Europe and Portugal ranks third safest country in the world.

What will you study

Projects
IN FOCUS: SCREENING CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

On this module you will analyse and debate social, political and cultural contemporary issues, relating them with the contribution screen has to such analysis and debate. To do so, you will learn how to critically think about concepts and approaches that characterize contemporary culture. You will be challenged to uncover how our identities shape screen culture and are shaped by it, exploring representations and impacts that some topics have in this mutual relation between our contemporary selves and the screen.
You will develop your skills and competences on research applied to these questions present in our cultural context, producing analysis of film and television case studies.

ETIC Unit Leader: Fabrícia Valente
Solent University Southampton Unit Leader: Darren Kerr

GLOBAL SCREENS: THE TRANSMEDIA AGE

Production, distribution, exhibition and consumption of film and television in the global age is the main theme of this module. You will emerge in contemporary film and television studies,  through a range of dynamic topics, debates and screenings considering some of the most important and critical issues that circulate contemporary film and television markets around the world. You will analyse and reflect about globalization and cultural centralization, in a local and global perspective. Promoting reflection and critical thinking, you will be challenged to create an original and independent line of research, considering team and collaborative work in a project for a screen festival in the global age.

ETIC Unit Leader: Tatiana Macedo
Solent University Southampton Unit Leader: Terence McSweeney

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE PORTFOLIO

This module is about yourself, specifically about your ability to recognize and reflect on the skills you have at this point of your academic life. The goal is to enable you to be capable of deciding the best ways to communicate those skills to a potential employer in the creative industries and beyond.

You will make and present a portfolio that reflects your skills and yourself, promoting your self-awareness and critical thinking approaches to your own work. Your reflections will be important in identifying strengths and weaknesses in a way that can allow you to promote a career plan and develop goals and objectives. You will also learn how to plan, research and share your portfolio looking for professional development and determination of your own career objectives.

ETIC Unit Leader: Pedro Florêncio
Solent University Southampton Unit Leader: Jonathan Plummer

FINAL MAJOR PROJECT RESEARCH

This module is the starting point of your Final Major Project. Here you will produce the research base that will support the development of your Final Major Project. You will develop your research skills at the same time you will be challenged to arouse critical and analytical thinking that will turn theoretical concepts and investigation into a practical instrument to develop your project.
You will learn how to conduct research and research methodologies to widen your knowledge and understanding of your chosen subject for the Final Major Project. With the outcomes of this research, through the critical analysis of a wide range of sources, you will determine your own perspective to apply in Final Major Project work.

ETIC Unit Leader: João Cunha
Solent University Southampton Unit Leader: Stuart Joy

FINAL MAJOR PROJECT

From the outcomes of Final Major Project Research, in this unit you will create your final project. It can be a written or a production-based project (dissertation, script, fiction, documentary, television pilot). This will be the culmination of your journey in the top up year, and should reflect your knowledge, understanding and skills around film and tv from the last three years. This project is a demonstration of critical, creative and professional skills by exploring and deepening the subject of your research, turning it on a practical and technical work, according to film and tv professional practices. You will undertake this project to aim the same goals (such as pitch, publication or production) you can find in the industry.

ETIC Unit Leader: Francisco Merino & Nélia Cruz
Solent University Southampton Unit Leader: Stuart Joy

Tutors

Pedro Senna Nunes

Etic Course Leader

Fabrícia Valente

Unit Leader

Tatiana Macedo

Unit Leader

João Cunha

Unit Leader

Pedro Florêncio

Unit Leader

Francisco Merino

Unit Leader

Nélia Cruz

Admissions

You can apply for a Top Up Year if you have completed two years of training or a Level 5 qualification (120 credits).

Portfolio, Showcase or Showreel.

One of the following English tests:
VEPT – minimum score of 57 (57 in all components). IELTS  – minimum score of 6,0 (5.5 in all components). TOEFL IBT – minimum score of 80 (20 in all components).

The same English language entry requirements are mandatory for all applicants.

Tuition fees

PROMOTIONAL FEES 2021/22
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Alumni ETIC:
Registration: €600,00 + 12 consecutive monthly payments (€416,72).
Or 14 consecutive monthly payments (€357,18).
Discount: 5.5% with full payment of the course (€ 4 750.20).

New Students:
Registration: €600,00 + 12 consecutive monthly payments (€441,68).
Ou +14 consecutive monthly payments (€378,58).
Discount: 5.5% with full payment of the course(€5 035,10).

Citizens without fiscal residence in Portugal:
Registration: €600,00 + 30% of the entire course cost on enrollment.
Contact the Admissions Office (Secretaria) for detailed information and conditions.

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