Национална академия за театрално и филмово изкуство (НАТФИЗ)

National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA)

Full member



Basic facts

Complete Name and Acronym (in original language):
Национална академия за театрално и филмово изкуство (НАТФИЗ)
Complete Name and Acronym (in English language):
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA)
Year of Foundation:
1973
Year of Admission as CILECT Member:
1982
Year of Receiving a State Accreditation:
1973
Agency (-ies) Who Awarded the State Accreditation:
Bulgarian Council of Ministers
Name of Director:
Prof. Dr.Stanislav Semerdjiev
Address :
108A Rakovski str., Sofia 1000
Country:
Bulgaria
Website:

Mission & Strategy

The National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts is Bulgaria's premier tertiary school and one of the top training European institutions in the fields of Stage and Screen Arts, founded in 1948 and remains the only state funded educational institution in the country.

The Screen Arts Faculty’s initial degree programs were opened in 1973.The curriculum in the faculty combines professional training with studies in the liberal arts. Students are provided with a variety of creative experiences, from basic to advanced, in both the conceptual and production phases of film, TV and video products as well as in classical and computer animation.
Intensive course work is available in a variety of areas including animation, directing and screenwriting as well as in the craft and technical skills of cinematography, design, editing and photography. Classes in film and TV critical studies provide a theoretical and historical perspective to the analysis of artistic endeavours.

Liberal studies in the sciences and humanities are an important part of the educational process and are required of all students, to ensure that they have the background necessary for participation in a profession that influences attitudes, opinions, and ways of thinking in every aspect of human experience.

The teaching staff features the most prominent Bulgarian directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, editors, designers, animators, photographers and critics. The Faculty members are known for their high artistic achievements both in the country and abroad. Their teaching is informed by their rich professional experience, and they aspire to develop curricula and programs which meet the individual needs of the students and enable them to form their own creative and methodological approaches.

Financing

Sources of financing

Percentage of the Total
State Funds:
70%
Public Funds:
3%
Private Funds:
2%
Students’ Fees:
17%
Sales of School Product:
1%
Rentals of Premises/Facilities/Equipment/Services:
5%
Donations:
2%

Types of financing

Percentage of the Total
Cash:
99%
In-Kind :
1%

Degree areas

Acting For Cinema and Theatre (Master of Arts - 1 year, Full-Time)
Animation (Bachelor of Arts - 4 years, Full-Time)
Art Photography (Bachelor of Arts - 4 years, Full-Time)
Film & TV Cinematography (Bachelor of Arts - 4 years, Full-Time)
Film & TV Critical Studies and Journalism (Bachelor of Arts - 4 years, Full-Time)
Film & TV Directing (Bachelor of Arts - 4 years, Full-Time)
Film & TV Editing (Bachelor of Arts - 4 years, Full-Time)
Film & TV Research (Doctor of Philosophy - 3 years, Full-Time)
Film Arts (Master of Arts - 1 year, Full-Time)
Playwriting & Screenwriting (Bachelor of Arts - 4 years, Full-Time)
Screen Arts Management (Master of Arts - 1 year, Full-Time)
Stage and Screen Design (Bachelor of Arts - 4 years, Full-Time)

Non-degree courses

Basic Short Courses
(for students with a high Institution diploma ONLY):
Yes
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with a B.A degree):
Yes
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with an M.A or M.F.A. degree):
Yes
Advanced Training of Professionals:
Yes

Student incentives

Total value of scholarships for
tuition per year:
60 000 Euro
Total value of scholarships for
research per year:
37 800 Euro
Total value of scholarships for
living costs per year:
6 000 Euro
Total value of fee reductions per year:
0 Euro
Percentage of students receiving
scholarships per year:
25 %
Percentage of students receiving
full fee reductions per year:
0 %
Percentage of students receiving
partial fee reductions per year:
0 %
Percentage of students receiving
paid internships:
15 %
Percentage of students using
institutions residential halls:
35 %
Percentage of students using
institutions canteen :
40 %

Staff

Full-time
Part-time
Professors (incl. Full, Associate & Adjunct):
24
18
Teaching Assistants:
10
8
Industry Professionals:
0
20
Administrative Staff:
8
0
Technical Staff:
22
8

Key teaching staff (Tenure Staff and/or Industry Professionals)

Key guest lecturers (Visiting for Masterclasses, Seminars, Workshops, etc.)

Facilities, equipment & production

Area:

Total Area of the Institution:
12 330   sq.m.
Total Area of Recreational & Social Facilities (gyms, pools, bars, lounges, restaurants, parks, etc.):
8 277   sq.m.
LAN Access Area :
8 000   sq.m.
Wi-Fi Access Area:
12 330   sq.m.

Library & Film/DVD Archive:

Number of Volumes
Specialized Books on Film/TV/Media/Arts/etc. (Total):
15 500
Professional Films on 35 mm (Total):
53
Professional Films on DVD, Blu-Ray, etc. (Total):
1 500
Student Films (Total):
1 944

Technical Facilities:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*30 sq.m.
Lecture Auditoriums:
10*40 sq.m.; 8*30 sq.m.
Computer Auditoriums:
1*240 sq.m.
Sound Stages:
1*200 sq.m.
TV Studios:
1*150 sq.m., 1*50 sq.m.
Theatre Stages (for work with actors):
3*200 sq.m.
Editing Studios:
1*100 sq.m., 2*75 sq.m.
Sound Studios (recording, editing, mixing, foley):
2*10 sq.m.
Music Recording Studios:
2*10 sq.m.
Still Photography Studios:
1*170 sq.m.
Visual Effects Studios:
1*30 sq.m.
Animation Studios:
1*100 sq.m.
Film Labs:
1*60 sq.m., 1*100 sq.m.
Screening Halls (with capacity less than 50 people):
1*20 sq.m.(15 seats)
Screening Halls (with capacity between 50-350 people):
1*100 sq.m.(60 seats)
Screening Halls (with capacity more than 350 people):
1* 500 sq.m.(460 seats)

Camera Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 3*Canon EOS 6D, 5*ARRI D21
Film Cameras 35 mm:
2*ARRI-II C
Film Cameras 16 mm:
1*ARRI ST, 2*Bolex SBM
Digital Cinema Cameras:
1*Sony Z7
HD Cameras:
2*Sony PD 175, 2*Sony PD 170 (optical lense)
SD Cameras:
2*Panasonic 3CCD,2*JVC

Editing Stations :

Number and Type
Example: 2*AVID
Film:
0
Digital:
2*FinalCut, 6*Adobe PremierePro

Sound Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Sennheiser Mic
Basic Field Recording Equipment:
1*Adobe Audition, Nuendo
Advanced Film Recording Equipment:
0
Editing Sound Stations:
1*Adobe Audition, Nuendo
Basic Mixing Tables:
0
Advanced Mixing Tables:
0

Visual Effects Stations:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Apple iMac
Basic:
6*Adobe After Effects
Advanced:
0

Production Design Equipment:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*20 sq.m.
Carpentry:
1*18 sq.m.
Moulding:
1*22 sq.m.

Total Annual Production:

Hours
35 mm:
10
16 mm:
0
Video:
10
Digital:
12

International research/creative/pedagogical collaboration

StudAVP
Summer MEDIA Studio
New research

Strategic alliances with the industry

Nu Boyana Film Studio

Past successful graduates

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