International Academy of Film and Television and Jacksonville University Expand Global Opportunities for Film Students
New Agreement Allows IAFT and Jacksonville Students to Transfer Credits and Complete Degrees Abroad
Cebu, Philippines, 21 January, 2010 – The International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT)
continues to expand its Diploma Program in Filmmaking (DPF) with a new articulation agreement with Jacksonville University. Under the terms of the agreement, IAFT’s DPF students can transfer credits to Jacksonville University B.A. in Film program in Jacksonville, Florida in the United States, while Jacksonville University film students can complete their B.A. degree at IAFT. The agreement exemplifies IAFT’s commitment to providing flexible options for students to receive a high-quality film education for the global entertainment market.
The IAFT / Jacksonville University articulation agreement allows graduates of IAFT’s one-year Diploma Program in Filmmaking to transfer their credits to Jacksonville film program so that they can complete their four-year B.A. in Film program in three years. Reciprocally, upon satisfying their core, university and other program requirements, Jacksonville B.A. in Film students can fulfill their degree by completing their final year in IAFT’s DPF.
“As we enter 2010, IAFT is dedicated to expanding opportunities for our students to study film all over the world. We firmly believe that a global experience engenders the best growth and success in the entertainment industry,” said Keith Sensing, Executive Director, International Academy of Film and Television. “Our reciprocal agreement with Jacksonville University’s film program gives students from both schools the chance to explore film history, theory and criticism along with hand-on production experience while also broadening their cultural understanding and contacts in preparation for their future careers.”
IAFT offers Diploma Programs in Filmmaking and Performing Arts, as well as Certificate Programs in Filmmaking, Performing Arts and Sound Design. The school also offers short-term workshops in specific subjects in all three disciplines throughout the year at IAFT’s main campus in Cebu as well as Los Angeles.
About Jacksonville University (JU)
Jacksonville University is a private, independent institution located in Jacksonville, Fla. The University offers a personal approach to higher education, emphasizing the development of leadership skills and global perspective through student research, citizenship and community service. The Jacksonville University College of Fine Arts is celebrating its 48th year, and has been recognized as one of the most culturally significant institutions in the Southeast. Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne founded the College of Fine Arts, served as its Dean for eighteen years and established a legacy which we carry forth. The College of Fine Arts has a long history of preparing students for success nationally and in the Jacksonville community. With this history at its core and continued academic excellence, the Jacksonville University College of Fine Arts, continues to expand the comprehensive nature of the College with events in Dance, Film, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.
About The International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT)
Founded in 2003, the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) is a film school providing a new generation of aspiring filmmakers with a globally competitive education under the mentorship of leading industry professionals. The school offers each student hands-on experience using comprehensive equipment and facilities at a fraction of the cost of comparable institutions. IAFT offers short-term and long-term programs in Filmmaking, Sound Design and Acting that combine theory and application, and are designed for both new filmmakers as well as industry professionals looking to advance their skill set. The school also offers internships and opportunities to work on commercially-viable projects. Located in the heart of Asia on Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines, IAFT’s tropical campus has facilities for filming and post-production as well as housing. IAFT’s mission is to nurture the creativity and individual talents of every student while cultivating today’s global filmmakers, and to build upon the entertainment traditions of Hollywood and other film capitals of the world.
The International Academy of Film and Television is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bigfoot Entertainment. For more information, please visit www.filmschool.ph and www.bigfoot.com.
About Bigfoot Entertainment
Founded in 2004, Bigfoot Entertainment is an international entertainment company producing independent films for the global marketplace. The company finances and develops feature films, documentaries and reality TV shows, many of which have received industry accolades, festival awards and have been distributed throughout the world. Featuring both well-established and up-and-coming American and international talent, Bigfoot releases have shot on location worldwide including the United States, Hong Kong, China, Africa, Europe and Vietnam. Bigfoot Entertainment produces many of its projects at Bigfoot Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary that encompasses six sound stages and on-site state-of-the-art post-production facilities.
Headquartered in Los Angeles with studios in Cebu, Philippines, Bigfoot Entertainment creates content reflecting a Hollywood foundation with a global perspective. For more information, visit www.bigfoot.com.