LUCA School of Arts is part of FILMEU, the European University for Film and Media Arts. FilmEU brings together eight higher education institutions:

Together, we collaborate around the common objective of jointly promoting high-level education, innovation and research activities in the multidisciplinary field of Film and Media Arts. This consolidates the central role of Europe as a world leader in the creative fields.


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The FilmEU consortium integrates eight institutions with strong expertise in Film and Media Arts education, a common internationalisation ambition and a long track record of past collaboration.

The partners share more than a decade of expertise in the development of European joint projects. These include E+ Knowledge Alliances, Strategic Partnerships and “Erasmus Mundus” Joint Master Degrees, besides other joint education and research projects, in order to foster the excellence and attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area.

FILMEU is focused on long-term strategic collaboration.
Our mission is:

  • To develop a European University that is a model for European collaboration and integration in the fields of the Arts and the creative industries.
  • To create a European University that will greatly contribute to Europe’s leading role as a provider of education and research in the creative and artistic areas.
  • To configure a European University that fosters the concretization of the knowledge triangle in these fields by contributing to the ongoing structural, economic and material reconfigurations of the cultural and creative industries.

From FilmEU European Alliance to a European University

FilmEU is more than a project. It is unlike any other undertaking in arts and culture education. Each of the partners of FilmEU – originally four now eight – have embraced this European Alliance for Film and Media Arts. FilmEU is the most positive and transformative whole of higher education initiative yet conceived for the sector in Europe. With the European Universities programme, the EU is building bridges between institutions and countries.

Having achieved so much in the initial phase, our ambition now and over the next ten years is to build something significant. Something that will last by implementing and expanding all the solutions we have designed together.

Something that will shape the education landscape for the screen arts in Europe and beyond. FilmEU will impact strongly across our entire institutions, but also across and beyond the cultural and creative sectors and industries in Europe and beyond. It will impact positively on society and inform the discourse on themes as diverse as sustainability, inclusion and climate and capacities such as research mobility, innovation and digital transformation.

Our core discipline of Film and Media will profit as will every other part of the alliance. It will extended to all the subject areas found in our HEIs, thus promoting the renewal of a broad church of disciplinary fields. By moving from a project mindset to a programmatic approach, FilmEU will empower each partner to become more than the sum of its parts.

To be involved, keep an eye out on this page and the social media of LUCA and FilmEU!

Visit the FilmEU website for more information

FilmEU audio-visual (AV) student team

The AV team consists of students from all partner institutions. A FilmEU ambassador is active on a national and international level and is expected to collaborate with fellow students and partner institutions in general.

FilmEU Cineclub

Cineclub is a recurring film evening for students. In addition to watching films, you get the chance to talk to guest speakers. The films will be linked to the host country. All students & staff from LUCA School of Arts are welcome to participate!

FilmEU Talks - Experts on air

FilmEU talks is a event where experts are invited to speak about their field of expertise, related to the audio-visual field.


FilmEU shares the belief that cinema and media arts lay at the centre of social transformations and economic growth which the creative sector can potentially impel if proper collaborative networks are successfully erected in Europe.

FilmEU aspires to build on the previous expertise in several education and research initiatives of the Alliance members. Namely in the joint design and implementation of the 5 existing European Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) “Erasmus Mundus” in the areas of Film and Artistic creativity, and in the joint development of the knowledge triangle linking research, teaching and industry, in order to achieve a high level of integration of its members’ policies and actions though fostering:

  • The ability of the Alliance members to educate future generations of creative artists, armed with critical and creative skills, who are able and willing to contribute to a multicultural, multilingual and inclusive Europe which is open to the world;
  • The societal impact of the creative and cultural industries at local, regional and international level. via the implementation and dissemination of jointly developed educational and research activities that integrate the constant production and dissemination of relevant cultural and artistic outputs useable at different levels across the knowledge triangle, while engaging different societal stakeholders;
  • The expansion and improvement of the joint research capacity of the partnered institutions and their ability to disseminate with greater impact the creative outcomes resulting from the education and research endeavours they support, further reinforcing the prominence of artistic research in the European Higher Education Area;
  • The development and implementation of new and original joint programmes, namely at Master and PhD level, with strong mobility features and a focus on innovative challenge-based pedagogical and didactic approaches that cover all domains of the knowledge triangle;
  • The implementation and sharing of common physical and digital structures and services, allowing for the streamlined management of mobility processes, the automatic recognition of competences and qualifications, the provision of virtual and collaborative learning spaces, and the development of innovative research activities;
  • The capacitation and competitiveness of the HEI that integrate the Alliance via the development of common quality assurance procedures, in accordance with the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG), the qualification of staff, and the implementation of common governance and management structures that evenly assure the participation of students;
  • The institutional capacitation of the alliance via the design and implementation of a common branding strategy, common recruitment of students and staff procedures, a joint office for student recruitment and support, and common mechanisms for staff evaluation and talent retention, namely via a jointly designed tenure program;
  • The Alliance members’ ability to better respond to the challenges which the creative and cultural industries face, namely in terms of coping with the uncertainties that these fields experience in many of the involved countries, and the precarious nature of the permanently transitional work they support;
  • Society’s ability to leverage the creative and cultural industries as a means to address some of the greatest challenges with which we are currently confronted;
  • The capacity of the Alliance members to directly apply the culture, practices, processes, and technologies of the digital era to society’s raised expectations on how its cultural industries, and in particular cinema, act as agents of economic, social and cultural change in the public sphere, particularly given that the symbolic content they convey plays an increasing role in the ongoing societal transformations;
  • The positioning of Europe as the main global provider of education in Film and Media Arts, able to attract enthusiastic and engaged students and researchers from all over the world.