Ryerson University partners with world-renowned Italian film school Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematographia
June 30, 2011
Ryerson's Faculty of Communication & Design has formed a new partnership with the Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy's leading film school dedicated to teaching, research and experimentation. The memorandum of understanding enables both schools to collaborate on a variety of opportunities including study abroad programs, supervision of visiting research students, project-based activities, joint short-term student programs and events such as conferences, seminars and symposia.
“Partnerships such as this promote the internationalization of both institutions which helps to break down cultural barriers and open up opportunities for creative collaborations,” said Alan Shepard, Ryerson University Provost and Vice President Academic. “Students and faculty both from Ryerson and the Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia will benefit greatly from this partnership.”
One of the oldest and most prestigious film schools in the world, Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia is headquartered in Rome and is comprised of two distinct branches, the Cineteca Nazionale (National Film Archive), one of the world's most important film archives and the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema (National Film School), which specializes in documentaries, fiction and animation. Some of the most famous figures in Italian cinema have studied here.
“We were delighted when the Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia approached FCAD to see how our School of Image Arts students and faculty could work more closely together,” said Gerd Hauck, dean of the Faculty of Communication & Design. “To be sought out by a renowned institution such as the Fondazione clearly demonstrates the high level of respect in which Ryerson's School of Image Arts programs are held.”
Ryerson's School of Image Arts, in the Faculty of Communication & Design, is recognized for graduating many of Canada's foremost creative and industry leaders in fields related to contemporary imaging. Students graduate from the school with more than a degree -- they are trained and educated to thrive in the real world of art and commerce, content creation and industrial production.
The School of Image Arts offers undergraduate programs in Film, Photography and New Media, a unique Master of Arts program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management and a Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media.
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