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A course is a unit of study in a specific area of knowledge, usually within a broader disciplinary field. They are typically focused on professionals dedicated to gaining expertise and qualifications in their careers but are also taken by those simply interested in increasing their knowledge.  What is a course in directing? These courses can help aspiring directors learn the fundamentals of d… Read more

A course is a unit of study in a specific area of knowledge, usually within a broader disciplinary field. They are typically focused on professionals dedicated to gaining expertise and qualifications in their careers but are also taken by those simply interested in increasing their knowledge. 

What is a course in directing? These courses can help aspiring directors learn the fundamentals of directing, from preproduction to the shoot itself. Topics may include effective leadership, motivational strategies for actors, working in collaboration with other film professionals, production limits, and meeting the needs of the client. From learning the basic structure of films to developing advanced narrative-visual techniques, students can acquire the tools they need to succeed in the exciting world of motion pictures.

Students may learn how to explore their creative vision and then develop, write and direct a script. Directing courses often give students the skills to balance the many conflicting demands on their time and resources. Students may also be given hands-on opportunities to hone techniques for working with and leading a team.

The cost of a course in directing fluctuates and depends on the length of the program, as well as the particular school. Expect the course to last one to two years, but this can vary, so contact the school directly for specific information.

A course in directing may help students develop a professional portfolio, form relationships with film insiders and possibly break into the film and entertainment business. Students may work as assistant directors or in other film crew positions. Other career possibilities include production assistant, personal assistant, or manager of a film crew. Graduates may choose to write, film, and direct their own independent productions or become entertainment critics. They can also pursue additional education to become teachers in film-related classes.

A course in directing is a critical step to a professional career in film direction. They are offered at a variety of locations both locally and globally, and online options may be available. For more information, please 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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Prague Film School
Prague, Czech Republic

The advanced directing / second-year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second-year ... +

The advanced directing / second-year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second-year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial film projects. -
Courses
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 
FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Prague, Czech Republic

The One-year Program offers an intensive hands-on experience and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several art works by the end of the acad ... +

The One-year Program offers an intensive hands-on experience and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several art works by the end of the academic year. -
Courses
Full-time
Campus
 
National Theater Institute
Waterford, USA

Advanced semesters provide student and early-career artists the opportunity to hone their craft and create a solid body of work with the guidance and tutelage of master teache ... +

Advanced semesters provide student and early-career artists the opportunity to hone their craft and create a solid body of work with the guidance and tutelage of master teachers. -
Courses
English
Campus
 

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Moscow Film School
Moscow, Russia

This is a two year diploma program with the primary purpose of developing a professional portfolio and the skills needed for working in film industry. Film art directors colla ... +

This is a two year diploma program with the primary purpose of developing a professional portfolio and the skills needed for working in film industry. Film art directors collaborate with other participants to produce the overall look and feel of a film. The training program is aimed at training a professional who can work with a screenwriter, director, operator, VFX supervisor in order to achieve an agreed visual effect. -
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Part-time
2 years
Campus
 
Central Film School
London, United Kingdom

This programme is for anyone who has a background in film or media production wishing to develop their skills as a director. By engaging with the conflicting demands of the fi ... +

This programme is for anyone who has a background in film or media production wishing to develop their skills as a director. By engaging with the conflicting demands of the filmmaking process, students will address the creative goals as well as the technical and leadership challenges inherent in the role. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus