Course in Film Studies

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Film Studies

A course is a higher education class open to students who have a minimum of a high school diploma. They are usually taught at universities or institutions where higher degrees are offered and come in many different formats, including short-term and study abroad options.

What are courses in film studies? These are classes that focus on the artistic and technical skills required to produce both long-form and short-form films. Some classes also cover the history of film and its impact on society, as opposed to the art of creating films. There are also specialized courses that focus on one aspect of film creation, such as screenwriting or acting for movies. Some courses may offer exciting options for internships to further practice and hone burgeoning skills.

Students enrolled in a course in film studies often learn several important skills, including set design, camera operation and teamwork. These can give them a solid foundation with which to enter the film industry and also benefit everyday life.

Courses in film studies are available worldwide and in many different formats. Some are study abroad, some are year-long, some are short-term. Because of this diversity of availability, costs for a program will vary greatly. Students should do thorough research before selecting a course.

The film industry has many different career paths, all of which can benefit from courses in film studies. A graduate with this course experience may find employment opportunities as a film critic, a director or a casting agent. Someone more interested in being in front of the camera than behind it could use this education to further their acting career, while a writer could develop specific skills and knowledge to become a screenwriter.

Film studies hold international appeal, and courses can be found at many institutions around the world. 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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Story Academy - A MasterClass in Screenwriting

Storyutbildningen
Online Full time 1 year August 2018 Sweden Fårösund

A one-year, full-time distance course in scriptwriting for commercial feature films and drama series. [+]

A one-year, full-time distance course in scriptwriting for commercial feature films and drama series.

MasterClass Story is an exclusive one-year, full-time distance course for you with proven knowledge and professional experience as a scriptwriter. It provides unique opportunities, knowledge, inspiration, tools and techniques to sharpen your storytelling and advance your screenwriting career, with lectures and personal tutoring from some of the foremost and most renowned teachers in the American film industry (Hollywood).

The course encompasses:

Lectures and personal tutoring by acclaimed Hollywood teachers In-depth studies of concept and character development Tools and techniques that enhance the narrative and boost your efficiency Building your platform as a professional screenwriter Promote and pitch your script and ideas using professional sales argumentation Three multi-day meetings – where course management, students and teachers convene for workshops and seminars ... [-]

Filmmaking - Year Program

Prague Film School
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Prague Film School is one of Europe’s leading schools providing practical training in the core disciplines of filmmaking. The school's accelerated programs, its international faculty, and world-class facilities draw students from all over the globe bent on converting a long-held passion for film into a lifetime profession.

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September 7, 2018 - May 25, 2019

Films made in the course of the year program reflect a gradual progression from the basics of filmmaking to the successful completion of a well-crafted film. Each stage of the process is developed under the supervision of the faculty whose courses cover theoretical and technical topics aimed at deepening knowledge and honing technical skills.

The year program is divided into two semesters. First semester, each student completes foundation courses in screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing. Students also enroll in two elective courses while receiving additional training in sound, lighting, camera movement and grip.

Practical exercises are integrated into the curriculum and each student directs 4 films while working on another 16 to 20 productions in some crew capacity.... [-]


Course In Cinematographic Costume

Roma Film Academy
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Rome

The Cinematographic Costume is a two-year course, which covers all industrial and business topics related to the costume department. The course typically requires around 950 hours, varying according to the expected production. [+]

The Cinematographic Costume is a two-year course, which covers all industrial and business topics related to the costume department. The course typically requires around 950 hours, varying according to the expected production.

I Year - History and Techniques

The cinematographic costume is a fundamental element of the creation and construction of the characters and the story, as well as the look and the way a movie is filmed. As for people, the costume can never be generic, as it is the result of reality; this is why the work of the costume designer can be assimilated to that of an anthropologist. The first year, therefore, focuses on the basic elements and foundations of the history of the cinematographic costume, the organization of the department, the manual skills and the tailoring techniques, parallel to the literacy of the cinematographic language of all departments and basic computer science.... [-]


One Year Filmmaking Program

EICAR
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

The One-year Filmmaking program is an introduction to the essentials of filmmaking. Students are introduced to the fundamentals – directing, production, cinematography, screenwriting or editing – of the art and craft of film production in a predominately hands-on-film curriculum with complimentary theoretical and film culture classes. In addition to the workshops and one-on-one tutoring, One year...

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One Year Filmmaking Program

The One-year Filmmaking program is an introduction to the essentials of filmmaking Students are introduced to the fundamentals – directing, production, cinematography, screenwriting or editing – of the art and craft of film production in a predominately hands-on-film curriculum with complimentary theoretical and film culture classes. In addition to the workshops and one-on-one tutoring, One-year filmmaking program students can choose up to 60 credits of courses from the EICAR English language BFA film curriculum. The program also includes 4 months of “on the set” student film production where One-year program students have the opportunity to work in the various posts of cinema production along with students from the Bachelor and Master programs. The program serves as a powerful springboard for students looking to begin their film education.... [-]


Ableton Live And Push Course

DJ Productor
Campus Full time 1 month September 2018 Spain Madrid

The production course at Ableton Live and Push has been created by a certified Ableton instructor, in this course you will discover the creative tools and techniques of musical production regardless of gender or style. [+]

The Ableton Live and Push production course Has been created by a certified Ableton instructor, in this course you will discover the creative tools and techniques of musical production regardless of gender or style. Introduction to synthesis, sampling and tools to play live. Our personalized method and permanent practices will make your step by DJ Producer a complete musical experience.

DJ Productor is the first and only Ableton Certified Training Center in Madrid, with which you will have exclusive support and a specialized study program.

As a student of DJ Productor, you can purchase an educational license from Ableton with a significant discount.

Hours: 2 Hours per class 3 days per week Start of classes: From the 1st to the 10th of each month Hours for mornings: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Opening times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 19:30 to 21:30 Intensive Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: School of Musical Production "DJ Productor" - Calle Virgen del Portillo 55, Madrid Capital Agenda Each class lasts 120 minutes Warping and Scenes: First track Simpler: The sound base of electronic music Beat Making I Introduction to Synthesis with Analog Beat Making II Audio Effects and Racks Creative Music - MIDI Effects Structuring, deconstruction and more techniques to put our songs together Automation and Modulation: Creativity to the brim! Treatment of loops: "The truth is out there" Creating a Remix Advanced release of clips and scenes Terms Maximum 5 seats per course. Registration fee of... [-]

DHEC Scenario / Production

ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Campus Full time September 2018 France Paris

The Hautes Etudes Cinematic Scenario aims to train professionals capable of meeting the expectations of the program industries on all issues that affect the writing of content. During their two years of training, students learn to scénariser any type of work or audiovisual genre, whether it is film (fiction and documentary), television or media in their various formats and content specific. [+]

OBJECTIVES The Hautes Etudes Cinematic Scenario aims to train professionals capable of meeting the expectations of the program industries on all issues that affect the writing of content. During their two years of training, students learn to scénariser any type of work or audiovisual genre, whether it is film (fiction and documentary), television or media in their various formats and content specific.

At the end of their studies, students are finalizing a 90-minute fiction scenario. This work is the subject of an educational follow throughout the year and gives rise to a defense.

In this work adds a dissertation on a topic related to the training received.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Enable students who wish to make writing the main focus of their work, whether fictional scenarios in live-action or animation, documentary or cartoon scenarios, gain the necessary competence to practice the profession of writer. Allow students who intend to filmmaking master the art of storytelling and the mechanisms of playwriting while having the skills to deal with the staging, the direction of actor and filmmaking in its technical components whether the cutting of the film shooting, editing or mixing in post-production. The skills acquired during the training allow students to apply for positions in the following areas: Generalist and thematic channels of television (reader, literary direction) Sofica. finance companies (player) Production Companies ... [-]

Script Itinerary Course

Escuela de Escritores
Online Campus Part time 2 years October 2018 Spain Spain Online Madrid + 2 more

The Screenplay Itinerary (Cinema, Television and New Media) is a two-level syllabus - distributed over two academic years - specifically designed for the training of screenwriters. [+]

How to Write a Screenplay

The Screenplay Itinerary (Cinema, Television and New Media) is a two-level syllabus - distributed over two academic years - specifically designed for the training of screenwriters.

Although the natural name of the script is cinematic, the truth is that it would be absurd to pretend that, in 2016, the Internet or television does not exist. And although it is true that both share a common basis with the grandfather of celluloid, so it is that they assume the appearance of new conditions, new opportunities and, therefore, require the scriptwriter a certain ability to adapt and mutate their work.

Objectives of the Itinerary

The goal of Guion's Itinerary is for the student to acquire the technical and narrative tools of the scriptwriter, as well as a structured method to tackle projects more or less complex and a basic knowledge with which to defend themselves in the vast and emerging audiovisual market.... [-]


Film Business Management, Deal-making, Marketing & Sales

European School of Economics
Campus Full time Open Enrollment Italy Rome United Kingdom London + 2 more

With all its lights and shadows, the film industry remains one of the strongest sectors worldwide, and it is arguably the most influential. The aim of the course is to equip students with the fundaments of filmmaking and will accomplish a solid foundation upon which you may grow in any direction. Once there, the course will help you choose your area of interest and will provide you with the proper tools to specialize. [+]

In terms of raw figures, the film industry is one of the biggest sources of income for the US, and film studies are offered in hundreds of colleges and universities around the world. Our Short Course provides the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to enter the Film Business, along with the benefits of studying in an international environment. All that plus the experience of spending 3 months in the Eternal City.

Start living "La dolce vita" now!

The Programme comprises 4 modules and 1 workshop. Each module entails one 3-Hrs session per week over 10 weeks, plus an optional 3-month internship programme upon completion of all modules. The modules we are offering are:

The Movie Business: Strategy & Management Introduction to Accounting & Finance International Marketing International Strategic Management Legal and Film Business Contracts workshop ... [-]

Creative Media Production Course

Cardiff and Vale College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This Creative Media Production course provides industry-relevant education and training for those who are intending to work, or who already work in the creative media sector. [+]

Qualifications:

90 Credit Diploma in Creative Media Full-Time Level 3 - Year 1 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Level 3 in Year 2 Essential Skills Wales 6 Qualifications over the 2 years as well as a BTEC Work Skills Qualification

Course overview:

This Creative Media Production course provides industry-relevant education and training for those who are intending to work, or who already work in the creative media sector.

The course will give you the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised level 3 vocational qualification, which will allow you to either enter employment in the creative media sector or to progress to higher education. The qualification will give you the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to the media industries. It also gives the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques essential for successful performance in working life.... [-]


Acting and Film Directing Course

In Florence Academy
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 6 months Open Enrollment Italy Florence + 1 more

Learn how to become an actor with a step-by-step acting experience and training in screen acting. Learn how to become a film director. Theoretical and practical lessons. [+]

Acting Course

Learn how to become an actor with a step-by-step acting experience and training in screen acting.

Acting course features: Programme: Acting for films, audition techniques, film craft, voice and movement, study of scenes, monologues, Meisner method. At the end of the workshop, each student receives a cd-rom containing the works done, a participation certificate, and the opportunity of taking an audition in the famous agency "La Bottega degli attori" in Rome. English available 1 lesson = 50 minutes Film Directing Course

Learn how to become a film director. Theoretical and practical lessons.

Film-directing course features :

Programme: Film directing basic rules, direction of the actors and organization of a set (how to interact with members of the crew, learning to coordinate them). Simulations of a set with the actors of the school. Film directing tips for every different cinema category ( advertising spots, commercials or music video, live shooting). Film discussion.... [-]


Continuing Professional Development - Editing and Post Production (EPP)

London South Bank University
Campus Full time 12 weeks September 2018 United Kingdom London

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Editing and Post Production modules are aimed at filmmakers and industry professionals looking to improve skills they already have and learn new skills within the chosen topic. [+]

Continued Professional Development (CPD) Editing and Post Production modules are aimed at filmmakers and industry professionals who are looking to improve skills they already use and learn new skills to develop their professional practice.

The CPD modules will enable you to develop advanced knowledge, understanding, and skills within the module subject area. You'll be prepared for future career development and advance filmmaking techniques. The teaching is delivered by industry professionals and it emphasizes professional collaborative workflows and the roles of all personnel in the Editing Department in the context of digital film production. Subjects covered include: working with digital cinema camera recording formats (e.g. Arri’s Log C format), color grading, audio post production and delivery platforms.... [-]


London Direct Enrollment - Queen Mary

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 United Kingdom London

This is your chance to live and learn alongside students from the UK and around the world by directly enrolling in a London university. With seven prestigious institutions to choose from, you’ll find a partner school and program that matches your needs. [+]

Overview

There is something irresistible about London. Maybe it’s the sights like Big Ben or the Tower Bridge that already feel familiar. Or the international character that is evident in every neighborhood, where people of different cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds live and work together. Whatever it is that has drawn you to London, don’t look back now—London awaits!

This is your chance to live and learn alongside students from the UK and around the world by directly enrolling in a London university. With seven prestigious institutions to choose from, you’ll find a partner school and program that matches your needs.

IES Abroad London is dedicated to enhancing your study abroad experience with superior student services and opportunities to fully experience life in London. Our staff in London will help you make the most of your experience abroad.... [-]


Creative Documentary and Photojournalism by Magnum Photos & Speos

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

Magnum Photos and Speos Photo School are partnering to create a new and unique one-year master class for Creative Documentary & Photojournalism in Paris. [+]

The Creative Documentary & Photojournalism program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in documentary photography and/or photojournalism, in the Magnum Photos tradition of visual storytelling.

The course equips students with the historical and contextual framework required to develop and engage in critical thinking about documentary photography, as well as providing technical guidance and tutorial support to develop students’ individual documentary practice. Students have unique access to Magnum’s photographers and its experienced staff, with elements of the course taught at the Magnum Photos office in central Paris.

The formal program is delivered by Speos and its appointed teachers and supplemented by Magnum photographers and staff.... [-]


Course : The Business of Film

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Explore the intriguing world of film production and find out about the complexities of development, distribution, and finance. [+]

Making a film is a creative exploit, but just like any other business, the aim is also to make money.

The Business of Film has been created by The Open University, in association with Pinewood Studios – the leading provider of studio services to the global screen-based industries. The studios are where Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and the 24th James Bond film Spectre were recently filmed.

Using the value chain concept and important independent film case studies, the course provides a practical and in-depth exploration of the key business decisions.

Why do films fail? Why are intellectual property and copyright important? Why do films get public funding? What is the relationship between marketing, box office returns, and overall film success?... [-]


Film Foundation Programme

European Film College
Campus Full time 8 - 9 months August 2018 Denmark Ebeltoft

The 8½-month programme at the European Film College is a place of opportunity. Opportunity to explore and develop your ideas, your talent and yourself. Opportunity to take chances and make mistakes and to do it in a safe, encouraging and inspiring environment. [+]

THE 8,5-MONTH PROGRAMME : FIND YOUR SKILLS - DISCOVER YOUR VOICE

The 8½-month programme at the European Film College is a place of opportunity. Opportunity to explore and develop your ideas, your talent and yourself. Opportunity to take chances and make mistakes and to do it in a safe, encouraging and inspiring environment. Join the programme and get the chance to produce, live and breathe film for almost a year. Work and live in a place where your fellow students, your teachers, the films you see and the professional filmmakers you meet will come from all corners of the world.

During the 8½-month film foundation programme you get the opportunity to:

Immerse yourself in hands-on filmmaking Develop your special creative skills under the guidance of professionals from the film industry, working in the Danish folk high school tradition Get massive hands-on experience combined with common lectures and screenings Be part of an intense film environment where you and your fellow students will produce over 170 films in 34 weeks, using state of the art film equipment Learn about all aspects of the film world, including how to work in real film crews Start an international network with fellow students and filmmakers from all over the world The next 8 1/2 months programme starts 28 August 2017. Elements in the programme ... [-]