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Scuola Nazionale di Cinema

The Scuola Nazionale di Cinema of the CSC is the oldest and most prestigious film school in the world

Established in 1935, the CSC – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia is an indispensable point of reference for the Italian cinema. It includes the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema, a historical place of excellence for cinema professions, and the Cineteca Nazionale, one of the oldest and most important film archives in the world.

Founder member of the CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision), the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema, directed by Headmaster Adriano De Santis, is a primary education site for audiovisual and film professionals and a relevant discussion place for students, scholars, teachers and researchers coming from all over the world.

The school is structured into 17 educational areas, all run by professionals: Alba Rohrwacher (Acting), Maurizio Nichetti (Advertising and Industrial Cinema, Piedmont Venue), Chiara Magri (Animation, Piedmont Venue), Paolo Tosini (Conservation and management of the audio-visual heritage), Maurizio Millenotti (Costume Design), Daniele Luchetti (Directing), Costanza Quatriglio (Documentary Directing, Sicily Venue),  Matteo Gherardini and Desideria Rayner (Documentary Film Editing, Sicily Venue), Marco Alessi and Laura Romano (Documentary Film Production, Sicily Venue), Francesca Calvelli (Film Editing), Gianluca Arcopinto and Viola Prestieri (Film Production),  Giuseppe Lanci (Photography), Francesca Mannocchi (Reportage, Abruzzo Venue), Francesco Frigeri (Scenography), Franco Bernini (Screenplay), Stefano Campus (Sound Design), Renato Pezzella, Eros Puglielli and Daniele Tomassetti (Visual effects supervisor & producer).

The course in Immersive Arts is currently being set up (director: Sara Tirelli, Veneto Office).

Cinema professions are a point of excellence in the entertainment industry. Cinematographic institutions and productions draw on these places to start new projects and find good professionals. The number of students who rapidly enter the world of work is high.
The teaching staff is constituted by prominent members of the national and international cinema.

The wide variety of works produced by the students – awarded all over the world – testifies the wealth of proposals in their style, in the topics covered and in the technical skills.

Cinema is a living matter, in constant flux. Film industry consolidated aspects have been affected by media and communication continuous changes, influencing both the procedures and the use of the filmic product.
Epochal changes require a constant updating in learning and a level of knowledge able to meet the constantly evolving labour market demands.

Interpreting these new requirements, the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema plays a proactive role in students global training by proposing up-to-date courses and innovative and at the forefront lessons. Tradition and innovation, fundamental skills and research constitute the solid foundation of both a classical and an experimental education.

In order to meet the labour market requirements, the educational offer is designed to unlock students’ potentials and aspirations through the school’s human and technological resources.

Following the spirit of integrating and comparing the different professional skills, including communication expression abilities, the different courses flow into a permanent workshop.