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Certificate Programs in Film Studies

A certificate is designed to either help a student qualify for a degree program or become more professionally marketable by adding to his or her skill set. This program usually takes from two weeks to one year to complete. Students who receive a certificate have an added advantage in the professional marketplace. What is a certificate in film studies? This credential can provide students with spec… Read more

A certificate is designed to either help a student qualify for a degree program or become more professionally marketable by adding to his or her skill set. This program usually takes from two weeks to one year to complete. Students who receive a certificate have an added advantage in the professional marketplace.

What is a certificate in film studies? This credential can provide students with specialized training in the different aspects of filmmaking. It can also teach the latest technology and trends that are being used in the industry. Students may focus on topics like film criticism, theory and analysis. Others may study screenwriting, directing, digital animation or how to operate equipment during film production. Some programs offer instruction by an experienced filmmaker who shares his or her skills with students.

Students who earn this certificate have an opportunity to learn how to develop or fine-tune their writing skills, break down a film for discussion by applying critical analysis skills and enhance their ability to communicate effectively. These abilities can help advance a career in film or in other fields.

The cost of a certificate program varies. It depends on tuition rates and other fees at the school of choice.

Students who successfully complete this certificate program have a range of jobs to choose from and can bring a wide range of skills from the training they receive. The types of jobs available include production assistant, runner, video editor, film critic or script consultant. A certificate program sometimes offers opportunities to network with members of the filmmaking industry, which is an added advantage for students seeking jobs that match their skills and interest.

A certificate in film studies is offered at institutions worldwide. For those who want more flexibility and prefer to study remotely, there are many online options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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London Film Academy
London , United Kingdom

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 pract ... +

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. -
Certificate Certificate
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
Online
 
Fanshawe College
London , Canada

Advanced Filmmaking is a graduate certificate program that will build upon your prior technical, theoretical and creative knowledge, and introduce you to the wide range of pos ... +

Advanced Filmmaking is a graduate certificate program that will build upon your prior technical, theoretical and creative knowledge, and introduce you to the wide range of possibilities available when working as a part of a filmmaking crew. You will be guided through the technical and artistic aspects of documentary and narrative filmmaking by industry professionals. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
AFDA
Johannesburg , South Africa +4 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 under ... +

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. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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Central Film School
London , United Kingdom

During this one-month intensive filmmaking course, you will get hands-on training in professional filmmaking working under the guidance of internationally respected filmmakers ... +

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. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Temple University School of Theater, Film and Media Arts
Philadelphia , USA

Explore the fundamentals of filmmaking with the Undergraduate Certificate in Film at Temple’s School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. This 14-credit undergraduate program incl ... +

Explore the fundamentals of filmmaking with the Undergraduate Certificate in Film at Temple’s School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. This 14-credit undergraduate program includes courses in film and video analysis, media arts, and media culture to help expand and inform your interest in filmmaking. -
Certificate
English
Sep 2021
 
London Film Academy
London , United Kingdom

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 ... +

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 sessions delivered in an interactive environment by experienced producers and guest speakers who are experts in their fields. -
Certificate Certificate
Full-time
5 days
English
Campus
Online
 
London Film Academy
London , United Kingdom

If you have an idea for a documentary and want to turn your dream into reality, this intensive, 6-week course will provide the grounding you need to transform your initial con ... +

If you have an idea for a documentary and want to turn your dream into reality, this intensive, 6-week course will provide the grounding you need to transform your initial concept into a gripping factual film. With hands-on training from practising documentary professionals, you will gain all the skills you need and make your own collaborative documentary ready to pitch and package to the industry. -
Certificate
Full-time
6 weeks
English
Campus
 
London Film Academy
London , United Kingdom

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’, ‘ ... +

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. -
Certificate
Full-time
4 weeks
English
Campus
 
Central Film School
London , United Kingdom

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 fi ... +

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. -
Certificate
Full-time
6 months
English
Campus
 

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