Professional training

About the training

„ I would like to be a graphic designer!” „I am interested in animation!” „I want to be a photographer!” We often hear these sentences before the choice of career. We would like to draw your attention to our school that has been working as an art school for 15 years. Besides graphic design, animated filmmaking and applied photography we also teach fashion design, style design and movie making.

Our main goal is to try to make students be more familiar with visual culture. The professional training take 2 years (after graduation in high school) and in the end of the 2nd year students have to take a special exam to receive an intermediate certificate. The education in progress is defined by the prevailing education laws.

The basic theoretical subjects, such as art history, art theory or aesthetics are important to base students’ diverse knowledge. Drawing and using the newest computer programs have a stressed role in the training.

At the end of each school year we organize an exhibition where students’ works and films can be watched – this way they can see the others’ work and show theirs to their parents, friends and invited experts.





Courses

  • applied photography
  • fashion and style designer
  • graphic designer
  • cinematic animation
  • assistant director



The teaching depends on the actual schedule from Monday to Friday between 9 and 17. To apply for the training you must have a baccalaureate. About the enrollment of the applicants we decide by their achievements on the entrance exam. About the application and entrance exam process see more at Application.



Applied photography (photographer)

An applied photographer is a creative thinker who is able to accomplish any given commissions on an advanced aesthetical level. He/she can individually fulfil the job of a photo reporter, do the laboratory work of black and white photos and learns how to control the work of the coloured laboratories properly.


Applied photographers acquire deep professional, artistic and art historical knowledge which make them able to solve applied photographical tasks.

Fields of training:

  • basic art theory knowledge
  • graphing practice
  • economical and juristic knowledge
  • creative design
  • dealing with basic photographic techniques
  • preparation to shooting
  • taking event and report photos
  • taking applied photos
  • taking fine artistic photos
  • post-production




Fashion and style designer

Although the fashion and style designer trainings are one of the youngest professions, they still belong to the most famous ones. Fashion and dressing has become a cultural factor and its importance can be compared to fine arts’ and theatres’. Since we find practical experiences essential, the professional subjects are always taught in practice – either in the professionally equipped rooms of the school or in other co-operative studios. Thus, besides the theoretical knowledge, students are able to acquire practical experiences as well and try the cooperation with other professions.

The aim of the course is to train people who can follow the prevailing design and are able to connect and control the different fields of the profession while working on a project. Theory-practice: 30-70%

Fields of training:

  • basic art history knowledge
  • graphing practice
  • economical and juristic knowledge
  • creative design
  • stage and style design
  • history of clothing, materials and execution




Graphic design

The graphic design students can learn from professionals and active artists. On the practical classes student scan acquire knowledge about editing, animation and movie making, advertisement making, illustration and other fields as well. After finishing the course, they are going to be able to prepare, work out and execute certain projects while taking clients’ requirements into consideration.


Fields of training:

  • basic art theory knowledge
  • graphing practice
  • economical and juristic knowledge
  • creative design
  • using computer programs
  • graphic and typographic design
  • doing graphic work
  • graphic illustration
  • designing and executing publications and advertisements
  • preparing the print
  • making unique and artistic graphic magazines




Cinematic animation

Challenge, creativity, persistence. Animation education has a nearly 10 years old history. In an informal atmosphere we offer a concentrated education from the basics information of animation until the individual process of filmmaking. During the 2 years students learn about the most different animation techniques: drawing, plasticine, puppet, pixilation, 2D and 3D. The biggest emphasis is on the individual, creative mentality. We strengthen the practical knowledge with various theoretical learnings: art, animation and film history; style and form story; 3 different creative developments. This year students have the chance to study Flash and 3D programs. Theory-practice: 30-70%


Fields of training:

  • animation and phase-drawing
  • basic art theory knowledge
  • film, art and animation history
  • from the beginning of drawing to an advanced level graphing
  • graphing practice
  • graphing techniques
  • creative design
  • background and character design
  • animation techniques (digital and analog)
  • working out on treatment and the script
  • building up the storyboard
  • editing, using camera in cartoons
  • cameraman knowledge
  • computer programs from the beginning to the advanced levels
  • creative computer program use
  • design and execution
  • film and cartoon making
  • film and computer film making
  • post-production, picture and voice cutting
  • digital and analog effects
  • workshop
  • graphic and typographical design
  • economical and juristic knowledge



During 5-6-week-long courses students can learn about the following work processes: storyboard, drawing, graphic design and so on. We find it important to let students have a look at the work of the other fields and because of this we often organize workshops involving all the professions. On these workshops students work together on a certain project, so this way they can try themselves out as a group member.

Our students can use MacIntosh computers to learn the tricks of computer animation. The personalized consultations teachers give all the help to students, so they can unfold their own ideas.

At the end of the second year students have to make an own short movie that can be showed in student festivals as well. We put an emphasize on verbal communication (besides visual of course), and the importance of presentations – this way they are going to be more confident in a job interview. We give help to students who prepare for an art university to get ready with their portfolio in time – every year a lot of them get accepted to these universities and colleges (MOME, BKF)


Movie maker

We started this course to train people who – after the 2 years – are going to be able to satisfy the needs of today’s TV and online moviemaking. To know the composition, the lightning, the movements of machines are essential. Students get to know the technical devices of filmmaking: lightning, editing, sound technique and different digital processes.

Practical education contains making etudes, short films, small TV shows and documentaries. While studying genre knowledge and film history our prospective directors can get to know the most important parts and works in the history of film. They learn how to write a script or a synopsis, and know exactly how an interview should look like. We also offer manufacturing, professional English, media law and other courses.

 





Tuition fees


In case of first professional training and under the age of 22: 150.000 HUF/semester (ca.500 EUR)

Registration fee: 50.000 HUF (ca. 170 EUR)

Both amounts can be paid in instalments if needed.


In case of a second professional training or over the age of 22 the tuition fee is defined by the prevailing normative support from the government. At the moment it is 220.000 HUF (ca. 745 EUR)Registration fee: 50.000 HUF (ca. 170 EUR)

The registration fee can be paid in instalments if needed.