History of the ESCAC Foundation
The Superior School of Cinema and Audiovisual of Catalonia was founded in 1993 from the studies of the Professional Formation of Image and Sound of the Calassanç Center.
ESCAC is a member of the International Center of Liaison des Écoles de Cinéma et de Télévisión (CILECT), an organization that brings together 120 specialized training centers in the field of audiovisual creation, and a founding member of the Groupement Européen des Écoles de Cinéma et de Télévisión ( GEECT) and the Federation of Schools of Image and Sound of Latin America (FEISAL).
At ESCAC you will create your professional family
Did you know that Javier Ruiz Caldera is still shooting his films with fellow ESCAC members? The same as Juan Antonio Bayona, Mar Coll, Kike Maíllo, Patricia Font ... Because ESCAC does not end when you finish your studies, the Community continues in the professional sector.
From your first weeks at school, you will get used to working on projects and setting up your work teams, which in most cases will accompany you throughout your professional career.
If you want you can.
The ESCAC community is a way of making and understanding cinema
At school we encourage work by projects, in teams and with technical rigor.
Students work as a team with the aim of collaborating with each other and thus contribute to a common project. Developing the ability to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and multicultural teams. All this will allow you to develop your talent in an environment where creative spaces and interaction between graduates of different promotions are promoted.
Terrassa, Film City
We are in the university area of Terrassa, 30 km from Barcelona. With more than 12,000 students, Terrassa is the second university city in Catalonia and as such, it combines leisure and services to cover all the needs of students during their stay in the city.
Recently Terrassa has been chosen as the city of cinema of the "Creative Cities Network" of UNESCO.
To get here you have two train stations near the school: FGC: Vallparadís - Universitat and RENFE: Terrassa Nord). The bus company SARBUS also offers the route Barcelona - Terrassa, departing from Sagrera.
You can stay in the Giralt i Serrà Residence Hall or in the Hipatia Accommodation complex, both of the RESA company and very close to the school.
Or, look for a rental apartment with shared rooms in the area, it is full and Casa Bauman can inform you.
The Student Support service, aimed at both future students and students, is formed by the coordinators of the studies and aims to advise and guide students throughout the training period through interviews and personalized attention adjusted to the circumstances, needs and characteristics of each student.
Defender of the Student
If there is any doubt, complaint or query about the academic-administrative functioning of the center, the student may request an interview with the Student Advocate. This figure, in case of not being able to attend or resolve the matter, will refer the case to the Head of Studies, who has the power to raise it before the competent bodies established by the Internal Regulations of the center.
Defender of the Student: Juanjo Caballero ext. 108. Location: ground floor building 2
The students of the ESCAC, with the objective of looking after their interests and as stated in its Internal Regulations, are duly represented within the following four organizations:
- The Academic Board of the ESCAC
- The Student Assembly
- The Disciplinary Commission
- The Quality Commission
The competences, attributions and functions of the same can be also consulted in the Regulation of Internal Regime and under follow-up of the Quality Commission of the Center.