The Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC) is a private teaching centre affiliated to the University of Barcelona, where future professionals in cinema and the audiovisual industry learn their art. The educational content and characteristics of the syllabus are based on a theoretical and practical concept of preparing students and providing them with the mechanisms and knowledge which will be of best use to them in their future careers.
The ESCAC programmes offer training in the following areasBA Degree in Film and Audiovisual Communications Masters and Postgraduate courses VFX School Summer School
01/ ESCAC is ranked as one of the best film and audiovisual schools in the world, according to the leading magazines in the sector: The Hollywood Reporter, Premier and Variety.
02/ ESCAC and its production company have won over 400 international awards with work carried out by its students. The most important include the Silver Sun from the San Sebastián Festival of Cinema Advertising, the prize for the best international short film awarded by the Sundance Festival in 2006, and the Critical Eye Film Award in 2008. ESCAC graduates have collected 5 Goya awards, Oscar nominations for Student Academy Awards, and Sant Jordi and Golden Reel awards, among others.
03/ Over 1,600 students of 27 nationalities have trained at ESCAC.
04/ ESCAC is located in a newly-constructed building of over 6,000 m2, especially designed for the teaching of film and audiovisual communications. There are also facilities in Barcelona for the development, extension and international departments and the new VFX school.
05/ ESCAC keeps in direct contact with the major production companies and service industries in the audiovisual sector.
06/ The teaching staff at ESCAC consists of a eminent team of active national and international professionals.
07/ The Trustees of the ESCAC Foundation, the legal representative of the school, include prestigious institutions such as the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, EGEDA, SGAE, ICIC, Terrassa City Council, Image Film, Luk Internacional and Escola Pia de Cataluyna.
08/ ESCAC has an extensive and dynamic community of former students.
09/ ESCAC is an associate member of CILECT, an international organisation comprising the best film schools, facilitating exchanges between students and teachers with member schools all over the world.
10/ ESCAC has a national pioneer development centre where graduates can research and experiment with new audiovisual formats.
11/ We have trained professionals the likes of J.A. BAYONA (Director of EL ORFANATO, THE IMPOSSIBLE), EDUARD GRAU (Director de Photography of A SINGLE MAN, BURIED, LADY GAGA), XAVIER GIMENEZ (Director of Photography of ÁGORA, THE MACHINIST), KIKE MAILLO (Director of EVA), LUIS CASTELLS (VFX Director of EL ORFANATO, THE IMPOSSIBLE, AGNOSIA, EVA), BERNAT VILAPLANA (Editor of HELLBOY 2, EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO) and many, many more.
12/ When ESCAC students complete their studies, their relationship with the school does not end. We work with various organisations to provide free ongoing training for our best students.