FilmEU brings together four European Higher Education Institutions:
- Institute of Art Design and Technology Dún Laoghaire Dublin / Ireland
- ULHT Lusófona University Lisbon / Portugal
- SZFE University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest / Hungary
- LUCA School of Arts Brussels / Belgium
“IADT is delighted to have been selected to help shape the vision of what the university of the future will look like. Along with our international partners we have been awarded funding of €5m to create the concept of FilmEU, a European University of Film and Media Arts.
Involving students, staff and industry stakeholders we will spend the next three years finding best practice within our institutions and across the globe to synthesise and pilot innovations that encompass all spheres of activity of a modern university.”
Barry Dignam, Head of the Department of European Projects
National Film School IADT
European Universities Initiative
Together, we collaborate around the common objective of jointly promoting high-level education, innovation and research activities in the multidisciplinary field of Film and Media Arts and consolidate the central role of Europe as a world leader in the creative fields.
FilmEU is focused on long-term strategic collaboration and our mission is to create a European University that is a model for collaboration in the fields of the Arts and the creative industries and that will greatly contribute to Europe’s leading role as a provider of education and research in the creative and artistic areas.
FilmEU believes Europe has all the right leads needed in order to play a key role at international level in the area of Film and Media Arts. These include the relevance of Europe’s historical filmic cultural heritage, the dynamism of its production sector, which services all creative outputs from pure entertainment to the highest artistic formats, and the unique educational offer already in place.
We share the belief that cinema and media arts lie at the centre of social transformations and economic growth which the creative sector can spur if proper collaborative networks are successfully erected. Building on more than a decade of successful cooperation, we envision positioning ourselves as key players in driving education, innovation and research in Film and Media Arts and in promoting the central role the creative and cultural industries can and should have in our societies.
In order to do so, FilmEU institutions will deepen their existing collaboration. We will develop and implement a joint governance model that engages all stakeholders including students. We will reinforce mobility within the Alliance via the implementation of digital tools. We will develop new joint programmes while harmonising the curriculum and pedagogical approaches of existing ones. We will increase the sharing of resources, services and staff in the context of joint education and research activities. Moreover, we will jointly work in order to increase the overall capacity and competitiveness of our institutions.
Barry Dignam | Head of Department of European Projects
Rónán O’Muirthile | Head of Faculty of Film, Art & Creative Technology
Linda Carroll | European Projects Coordinator
- A common joint governance structure that will implement cooperatively designed policies and action plans in order to increase the profile of Film and Media Arts education, innovation and research in Europe;
- Common degrees with harmonized curriculums and alternative paths of specialization and embedded mobility;
- A network of centres of competences named “FILMEU HUB” based on a number of common infrastructures – labs – that span the main areas of research and technical expertise on which the consortium is focused and that support an innovative challenge based pedagogical model;
- Common virtual spaces and digital tools for learning and services including a virtual learning and collaboration space, a common production management tool, a common media management tool and repository, and a common media facilities and equipment management tool;
- The harmonisation of existing curricula at the bachelor level and three new Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees and a joint PhD programme, coupled with a common quality assurance system, a common staff development program focusing on pedagogical competences as well as a common tenure system to attract and retain talent.
- The design and enactment of a set of common structures of governance and sharing of human resources, physical and virtual infrastructure;
- The implementation of joint digital services and common system for digitize mobility management;
- The positioning of entrepreneurship education as a vital part of all the programmes offered by the Alliance;
- The implementation of a common model for practice and artistic-based research and a common tenure system;
- The development of new joint educational programmes at all levels, from bachelor to PhD, to attract students from all over the world in order to build a multicultural community of engaged and critically aware citizens.