Published: 30 Jul 2015

Experimental Media student's Edinburgh success

A Prague College student is taking the next step in her creative career by moving to Edinburgh to study for a Master’s degree in Film.

student-charlotte.jpgCharlotte Vackova, who recently graduated with a 2.1 in the BA (Hons) Fine Art Experimental Media programme at Prague College, made a strong impression with her portfolio of film and video and was offered a place on the Master’s course starting this September. She will be specializing in Film Direction at Screen Academy Scotland, the Scottish film institute which runs the programme jointly with Napier University.

Like Prague College, Napier offers a highly practical and technical approach, while encouraging creativity. Alumni of Napier University include writer/director Shehzad Afzal, ‘Godfather of Blog’ Neil McIntosh, and designer Neil Poulton. Charlotte is looking forward to the challenge of directing, and feels she could not have had a better start to her studies than at Prague College:

‘I chose Prague College rather than a classical film school because I wanted to avoid the stereotypical approach and bring an edgier quality to my work. The BA (Hons) Fine Art Experimental Media programme was perfect as I had plenty of opportunity to introduce video concepts into my work, even when this was not the main objective. Prague College helped me to grow and see all the different options, as well as giving me as much support as I needed. Going on to study at Napier will allow me to develop in both my English language and the language of filmmaking'.

Charlotte’s ambition is to become even more involved in the film industry and to emulate the success of the contemporary directors who have been strong influences so far: Canadian Xavier Dolan and Swedish filmmaker Jonas Åkerlund. To see more of Charlotte's work, see the selection in the showreel above, or visit her website.