The Thesis

KEM | The European Movie Masters

The learning outcomes of the program were envisioned following the value chain of film production and in particular the co-production model that nowadays characterizes the international film scene.

The two core outcomes of KEM are the students final projects - a complete team developed project for a feature film with parts of the project already shot and all production variables defined and in place, a fact that implies that students must move from school to school to follow the final project they are involved in – and the individual thesis.

The fact that along the last two semesters of the program the curriculum of the course is completely project oriented, implies the students’ progress must not only follow the project’s own development, but also that this mimics an actual production development in an international context, a unique feature of mobility that KEM design makes possible.

The two core subjects on the third semester - Research and development for final project production and Advance Short fiction development and production - creative voicing – mark the beginning of each team development of its final project.

Two teams will work in each country. During the last semester of the final year the students will continue on developing both the collective projects and the individual thesis and then meet again in the end of the course for one common public evaluation session that includes projects screening and discussion in front of an internal and external evaluation board.


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Living cost by city

The site gives information about the cost of living and other useful information. Check it for more information about the cost of living in the 3 cities of our universities: LisbonEdinburgh 
and Tallinn.


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Academic Board

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Mart Raun

He is cinematographer for feature, documentary, short and educational films, commercials and a freelance storyboard ...

Manuel José Damásio

Manuel is a full professor and the head of the film and media art department at Lusófona University. He obtained his...

James Mavor

“James Mavor leads the post-graduate courses in screenwriting and...