FILMEU brings together four European Higher Education Institutions. Together, these institutions collaborate around the common objective of jointly promoting high-level education, innovation and research activities in the multidisciplinary field of Film and Media Arts and, through this collaboration, consolidate the central role of Europe as a world leader in the creative fields.
FILMEU’s main objective is to implement a European University of excellence focused in the fields of Film and Media Arts. Our vision implies that FILMEU must be constituted as an exemplary collaborative structure able to deepen existing cooperation and foster the involved HEI ability to act in the cultural and creative industries and across other societal areas they impact. Film + EU = FILMEU but for us, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
The Alliance is set to transform existing teaching and learning practices by leveraging our individual strengths across borders while internationalising opportunities and collaboration for students and faculty alike. Our core innovation is simple, we break free from institutional, departmental and national silos to embrace interdisciplinary explorations that put creativity and media literacy at the centre of the teaching and learning process. Through this, both students and teachers become creative leaders in a diverse Europe and beyond. We abide by these central tenets:
- Challenge-based learning is critical to innovation
- Digital media dominates the landscape and is both a tool for and a product of creative learning
- Rapidly evolving media technology demands elastic sensibilities across the knowledge triangle
- Cross-border and cross-curricular methodologies define our pedagogy
- Common but flexible curricula empower students and faculty
- Mobility for students and faculty (physical and virtual) is fundamental to European values and the relevance of teaching, learning, and research
- Innovative artistic research activities lead to meaningful collaborations with industry, government and cultural stakeholders