Doc Nomads Joint Master Mobility Scholarship in Documentary Film Directing (Erasmus Mundus)

  • Master
  • Not Funded
  • 8 January 2017

The DOC NOMADS Joint Master Degree in Documentary Filmmaking is a two-year, full time, international graduate program (120 ECTS) delivered by a consortium of three prominent European universities across three countries: Portugal, Hungary and Belgium.

About twenty-five students from all around the world follow a mobility track from Lisbon to Brussels, via Budapest. In doing so, students are immersed within different cultural environments, learning how to make use of their abilities outside their usual social contexts.

Taught entirely in English and taking a practical approach, DOC NOMADS’ unique curriculum and supportive faculty aims at expanding students' skills and creativity, while providing an integrated training that combines a focus on the arts with contemporary practices in film production.

Directing is essentially learnt through making films out in the real world. Students are asked to confront the aesthetic and practical challenges generated by the actual process of filmmaking and in doing so develop their critical thinking skill; gain autonomy in multifarious disciplines; and build – throughout the course – their own repertoire of formal approaches.

Upon completion of the program, degree holders will be prepared and qualified to enter a professional life in the craft of documentary filmmaking – as directors, as producers, as independent artists.


DOC NOMADS Erasmus Mundus Masters Course is aimed to students from all over the world with a BA degree in Film Studies, in Arts or in Media Communication studies.

Other degrees may be accepted from applicants with a convincing artistic portfolio.


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This year Erasmus Mundus scholarships are not available. You can apply for self-funded places only. However, after completing the first semester, students admitted to the DocNomads master course are eligible for Erasmus mobility scholarships. Grant applications will be submitted to Universidade Lusofona in the first semester, to the University of Theatre and Film Arts in the second semester and to LUCA School of Arts in the third semester. The applications will be evaluated together with the applications of the local students. Students may receive the grant for a maximum of 12 months of the training. The grant amount is between EUR 200 and 450. In the past years, around one third of students were awarded the grant concerned, for different periods.

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