Certificate Program in Film Studies

Top Certificate Programs in Film Studies

Film Studies

A certificate can be obtained by students in order to concurrently pursue a higher education and a job related to their field of study. This document signifies that the individual has completed specific requirements in education to put them ahead in their skill set.

Film is one of the world's most popular storytelling mediums and is the subject of serious academic study at many different institutions. This field is an excellent way to learn more about film theory, history, and criticism.

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Screenwriting Certificate

London Film Academy
Campus Full time 2 weeks February 2019 United Kingdom London

Our Screenwriting Certificate is the perfect platform for aspiring writers or writer-directors who have lots of ideas and are looking to make a film. Through a series of practical writing exercises, you learn how to stimulate your creativity and develop your own technique, voice and style. [+]

Ever dreamt of becoming a writer, but you don’t know where to start? Gain an intensive overview of the art of writing for the screen on our two-week Screenwriting Certificate.

Our Screenwriting Certificate is the perfect platform for aspiring writers or writer-directors who have lots of ideas and are looking to make a film. Through a series of practical writing exercises, you learn how to stimulate your creativity and develop your own technique, voice and style.

Overview Duration: 2 weeks, full-time Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 (plus additional hours incl. evenings and weekends) Course Fees: £895

Ever dreamt of becoming a writer, but you don’t know where to start? Gain an intensive overview of the art of writing for the screen on our two-week Screenwriting Certificate.... [-]


Producing Certificate

London Film Academy
Campus Full time 5 days February 2019 United Kingdom London

Are you a filmmaker looking to produce and possibly direct or write your first feature or a more ambitious short film? If so, this is the course for you. Gain a firm grounding in the realities of producing for the film and TV industry in practical sessions delivered in an interactive environment by experienced producers and guest speakers who are experts in their fields. [+]

Are you a filmmaker looking to produce and possibly direct or write your first feature or a more ambitious short film? If so, this is the course for you. Gain a firm grounding in the realities of producing for the film and TV industry in practical sessions delivered in an interactive environment by experienced producers and guest speakers who are experts in their fields.

SPECIAL OFFER: LFA Producing Package – 10 days for just £995!

Benefit from 10 days of hands-on training and save £245! (Total £995 instead of £1,240). To get this offer, simply apply for each of the following courses separately via the links below:

Producing Certificate (5 Days) Producing: Movie Magic Budgeting & Scheduling and Producing (4 Days) Producing: Production Management (1 Day) ... [-]

Filmmaking Certificate

London Film Academy
Campus Full time 4 weeks August 2018 United Kingdom London

Are you new to filmmaking? This intensive short course is the only one of its kind to provide the opportunity to shoot on either Super 16mm film (‘Carol’, ‘The Hurt Locker’, ‘City of God’) or the professional standard digital camera, the Arri Alexa. In four weeks, you will take a film project from script to screen, gaining a comprehensive and invaluable grounding in the essential filmmaking principles and learn the cutting-edge skills that equip you for an entry-level job in film or TV. [+]

Four-week Filmmaking Certificate Course

Are you new to filmmaking? This intensive short course is the only one of its kind to provide the opportunity to shoot on either Super 16mm film (‘Carol’, ‘The Hurt Locker’, ‘City of God’) or the professional standard digital camera, the Arri Alexa. In four weeks, you will take a film project from script to screen, gaining a comprehensive and invaluable grounding in the essential filmmaking principles and learn the cutting-edge skills that equip you for an entry-level job in film or TV.

Work hands-on with current industry professionals offering high tutor to student ratios and over 30 hours of teaching each week. All our tutors are experts in their fields and include award-winning directors and producers. (NB. Preferential 'Early Bird' rates for bookings made in advance, making this the best value 4-week filmmaking course currently available.)... [-]


Certificate in Video Production

Polk State College
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters September 2018 USA Bartow Lake Wales Lakeland Winter Haven + 3 more

The Video Production Certificate Program provides students with a strong foundation in digital media that empowers them to adapt and respond to changing trends in audiovisual communications. [+]

The Video Production Certificate Program provides students with a strong foundation in digital media that empowers them to adapt and respond to changing trends in audiovisual communications. This program allows students to engage in practical, hands-on, realistic projects using the latest technologies, software, and equipment to produce cutting-edge projects that communicate effectively and persuasively.

The curriculum required for the Video Production Certificate may be completed in one or two semesters and is composed of four three-credit courses.

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Motion Picture/Television

College of du Page
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Glen Ellyn

The best film, TV, animation, or audio programs start as dreams. Through the use of art, craft and technology, these dreams are turned into moving images and sound. The Motion Picture/Television (MPTV) program at College of DuPage is dedicated to helping students learn the art, craft and technology behind the media of moving images, and to transform dreams into work that moves. [+]

The best film, TV, animation, or audio programs start as dreams. Through the use of art, craft and technology, these dreams are turned into moving images and sound. The Motion Picture/Television (MPTV) program at College of DuPage is dedicated to helping students learn the art, craft and technology behind the media of moving images, and to transform dreams into work that moves.

Here are some of the many reasons to choose the MPTV program:

Passionate faculty with award-winning, national production credits, and degrees from top programs (USC, UCLA, Northwestern) Smaller classes with hands-on work Film and television studio with multi-camera control room, lighting grid, chromakey screen, green room, and more. Computer labs with the latest professional, cross-platform software Audio studios with computers, professional software, mixers, and professional microphones Individual computer editing suites for advanced students Professional HD/SD digital video cameras and extensive support equipment Internship and employment opportunities with a broad range of employers in Chicago and the suburbs Career Opportunities ... [-]

Six-Month Independent Filmmaking

Central Film School
Campus Full time 6 months April 2019 United Kingdom London

Designed for the independent filmmaker, this course is ideal for individuals wishing to write, direct and produce their own films, but with little or no prior experience in filmmaking. While developing your skills in these key areas on your own film projects, you will also gain valuable hands-on experience working on-set as crew members for your fellow classmates. [+]

Designed for the independent filmmaker, this course is ideal for individuals wishing to write, direct and produce their own films, but with little or no prior experience in filmmaking. While developing your skills in these key areas on your own film projects, you will also gain valuable hands-on experience working on-set as crew members for your fellow classmates. In doing so, you will gain practical skills and knowledge in assistant directing, production management, production design, cinematography and sound recording. In order to finish your films, you will also learn how to edit picture and sound and gain a thorough appreciation of all aspects of postproduction.

By the end of this course you will be able to:... [-]


One Month Filmmaking Certificate

Central Film School
Campus Full time 1 month January 2019 United Kingdom London

During this one-month intensive filmmaking course, you will get hands-on training in professional filmmaking working under the guidance of internationally respected filmmakers and tutors, often including directing Master Tutor, Patrick Tucker. [+]

During this one-month intensive filmmaking course, you will get hands-on training in professional filmmaking working under the guidance of internationally respected filmmakers and tutors, often including directing Master Tutor, Patrick Tucker.

From the first day you arrive at the school in the heart of central London there are practical workshops and training exercises that provide a well-balanced introduction to the technical craft of filmmaking and the art of visual storytelling.

The quality of the final work speaks for itself and we always encourage prospective students to go online and compare the quality of this work with that of other short courses anywhere in the world.... [-]


Writing Successful Drama and Comedy for TV

iStudy
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

Dear Fellow Writer, You’d have to agree that television is one of the miracles of our modern technological age. TV units and comforts us all. The small screen inspires, informs and entertains, transforming our lives since its invention last century in a myriad of incalculable ways. Let’s face it – you love it! But have you ever asked yourself: [+]

Could I Write For TV?

The fact is, someone has to – because the TV networks need a constant and never-ending supply of new shows…

Okay, so your next question will most likely be:

Can I Get In On Writing For TV?

And the answer is: of course you can, if you sign up NOW for my latest Academy writing course:

Writing Successful Drama and Comedy for TV Networks!

First off, let’s see if you have what’s needed to write for TV:

Do you have…

A fertile imagination A need to communicate in writing to the masses The ability to tell a compelling story (I can teach you that!) Information on how to pitch to Networks & TV Producers (I got that covered for you too!) Expert knowledge about the ‘rules’ of TV writing… ... [-]

Higher Certificate in Film, Television & Entertainment

AFDA
Campus Full time 1 year March 2019 South Africa Johannesburg Cape Town Durban + 2 more

The Higher Certificate (HC) Courses serve a dual function. First and foremost it is a one-year foundation course designed to offer students access into the first year of undergraduate degree studies at AFDA. In addition, it is an exit level higher certificate equipping students with skills allowing them to be placed in the entertainment (film/ tv/ radio/ events/ theatre etc.) industry in assistant-type positions to key crew. [+]

Overview

The Higher Certificate (HC) Courses serve a dual function. First and foremost it is a one-year foundation course designed to offer students access into the first year of undergraduate degree studies at AFDA. In addition, it is an exit level higher certificate equipping students with skills allowing them to be placed in the entertainment (film/ tv/ radio/ events/ theatre etc.) industry in assistant-type positions to key crew.

BENEFITS OF THE COURSE:

Gives you access to the AFDA Undergraduate degree programme as well as enhancing your access to other tertiary learning institutions. Learn to collaborate, build your social skills, learning capacity and self-confidence. Gain insight into the various disciplines and career options in the entertainment arts. Discover and test your aptitude for a potential career in the entertainment arts. Prepare yourself for the rigors of tertiary degree experience ... [-]

National Certificate in Film and Television Production

The Open Window Institute for Arts and Digital Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Pretoria

The National Certificate course in Film and Television Production is aimed at providing a solid foundation for intrepid independent filmmakers looking to gain the knowledge to initiate their own film projects as well as those looking for a skill-set with which to enter the film industry in a practical capacity. You will acquire the skills necessary to handle DSLR camera equipment, solve basic lighting, sound, production and post-production processes, and gain the experience to realise basic ideas on screen. [+]

The National Certificate course in Film and Television Production is aimed at providing a solid foundation for intrepid independent filmmakers looking to gain the knowledge to initiate their own film projects as well as those looking for a skill-set with which to enter the film industry in a practical capacity. You will acquire the skills necessary to handle DSLR camera equipment, solve basic lighting, sound, production and post-production processes, and gain the experience to realise basic ideas on screen.

Minimum entry requirements: Pass on National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) and basic computer literacy

DSLR Cinematography Since DSLR cameras have been established as viable alternatives to expensive and inaccessible high-end film (video) cameras for creating and capturing beautiful images on screen, very specific techniques and approaches have developed in order to get the most out of this type of equipment – this course will look at the considerations necessary for creating an awareness of the DSLR filmmaking process and the specific approach relevant to it.... [-]


Certificate in Introduction to Filmmaking

afilm International Film Workshops
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Sitges

The Introduction to Filmmaking Programme is a film training course exploring all aspects of filmmaking, designed for individuals who wish to embark on a viable career in visual storytelling, with an emphasis in film. [+]

The Introduction to Filmmaking Programme is a film training course exploring all aspects of filmmaking, designed for individuals who wish to embark on a viable career in visual storytelling, with an emphasis in film. This introduction programme is designed for individuals with passion, creativity, determination and a real commitment to initiating a lasting career as a professional in the film industry. It provides you with a unique opportunity to gain first hand experience by creating a series of individual short films, as well as crewing on a feature film.

For the next eight months you will join a tight-knit group of like-minded artists all working towards discovering their voices as visual storytellers. A group of working filmmakers will guide you, encouraging and leading a small group of passionate and specially selected students dedicated to professionally crafting stories about the human condition. You will be part of an international team that is taken on a journey writing, directing, and editing three short films each, while crewing on all other afilm productions, all gaining experience, and confidence with all the tools of our trade.... [-]