In the following, you may consult the last cycle's conditions for admission as an example.
CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION (Deadline: winter/spring 2013 to be confirmed)
No more than 30 candidates will be admitted to the 2013-2016 cycle. Past experience has shown that a large number of applicants will be competing for these slots. Therefore the admissions process has been divided into two phases.
The tri-lingual exam commission will select up to 60 candidates from all the applicants, and invite them to Bolzano for a five-day battery of admissions exams.
Recommended age of applicants: 20-30 years.
Degree requirements: High school diploma. May be waived in cases of exceptional talent. Diplomas received abroad must be comparable to Italian high school diploma requirements. Candidates are expected to possess basic computer skills.
Languages: Studies at ZeLIG are trilingual: Italian, German and English. Upon admission, candidates are required to attend intensive language courses to strengthen their skills. Attendance of such courses is essential for final admission, and must be officially certiﬁed by the language schools attended. Language skills will be assessed during admissions interviews, allowing ZeLIG to determine whether candidates must attend special language courses.
The following are informations regarding the 2010 admission, new information is to be posted in fall 2012:
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR APPLICATION
I. Admissions application. > downloaded > downloaded <<
II. A video on the subject:
“This is me” (max. 2 minutes)
In this video you should introduce yourself.
There are no restrictions to your interpretation and approach to the topic.
You are responsible for the content and form. If necessary, you may have someone help you with the camerawork and editing.
The credits must clearly indicate who performed which roles in the production.
You must submit five (5) DVDs (PAL format) of the film. The DVDs must be playable on all standard DVD players, and may contain only VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders (data-DVDs with Quicktime, MP4 or similar types of files will not be watched).
III. Short biography
Describe your career to date and your current work situation (max. half a page)
IV. Project proposal (concept) for a documentary on the subject:
“If I had been born a ………..” (max. 1 page)
V. Photo series
Use five photographs to tell a story about the subject “This is how I live” Include five sets of prints (at least 10 x 15 cm), where the order of the photographs is clearly identified.
VI. Copy of highest diploma earned.
VII. Proof of any internships or jobs in the media industry.
For tasks IV and V send only work (photographs, texts) of which you are the sole author.
All written materials should be type-written, 1.5 spaced with characters no smaller than 11 points.
All documents should be no larger than DIN A4 format.
All works included must be clearly marked with the applicant’s name.
Five copies of all application materials must be submitted.
Required documentation may be submitted in German, Italian or English.
Please send only the required documentation and no other materials (including manuscripts, ﬁlms, etc.).
Documentation will not be sent back to applicants, but may be picked up personally at the ZeLIG ofﬁces before October 1, 2010. ZeLIG shall not be held responsible for the materials after this date.
Due to the high number of applications, the Selection Commission is unable to provide unadmitted applicants with a detailed explanation as to why they were not selected for admission.
Last courses deadlines, new deadlines are to be defined:
Monday, 1 February 2010
All application materials must reach the ZeLIG ofﬁces by Monday, 1 February 2010 at the latest. The postmark date will not be considered. Late arrivals will not be taken into consideration for admission.
Until Mid-March the Selection Commission will evaluate applications and select candidates to be invited to Bozen for the admissions exam. We will inform applicants of their status by letter or e-mail after 15 March.
Admissions Exam: 19-23 April 2010
The admissions exam will take place in Bozen/Bolzano from 19-23 April 2010. The exam includes a written section, an exercise section and a personal interview. The Selection Commission will be assessing the applicant’s skill in visual expression and storytelling as well as oral and written expression. No technical proficiency is required. The admissions exam may
be taken in Italian, German or English.
Those applicants who have been admitted and wish to register must do so immediately. Tuition fees must be paid no later than 30 May 2010. Annual tuition for students who are South Tyrolean residents is 900 Euros and for non-residents 1,300 Euros. Each year the Autonomous Province of Bolzano offers financial aid for students.
Autonomous Province of Bolzano, Amt für Schulfürsorge, Studienbeihilfen
Andreas Hofer-Str. 18. I-39100 Bozen
Newly registered students who require additional language preparation will be asked to attend a special meeting on language courses. The 2010-11 academic year begins 20 September 2010.
All application materials must reach the ZeLIG ofﬁces no later than
1 February 2010.
(date of receipt, not postmark)
ZeLIG - School for Documentary, Television and New Media
ZeLIG Application 2010
Via Brennero, 20/d.
39100 Bolzano (Bz). Italy
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