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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… Read more

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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FutureLearn
Norwich, United Kingdom

This online course explores the key concepts and fundamental principles involved in the process of screenwriting.

This online course explores the key concepts and fundamental principles involved in the process of screenwriting. -
Courses
Part-time
2 weeks
English
Online
 
EICAR
Paris, France

The One-year Filmmaking program is an introduction to the essentials of filmmaking. Students are introduced to the fundamentals – directing, production, cinematography, ... +

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... -
Courses
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Paris, France

During this year, the students are taught the fundamental aspects of the aesthetic and technical parameters of frame, sound and new media with more than 1 110 hours of instruc ... +

During this year, the students are taught the fundamental aspects of the aesthetic and technical parameters of frame, sound and new media with more than 1 110 hours of instruction, including eight weeks of internship. -
Courses
Full-time
English
30 Sep 2022
Campus
 

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OTOXO Productions
Barcelona, Spain

Each year, 14 individuals are given the opportunity to co-direct a 30 minute documentary with OTOXO Productions to be screened on BTV. Simultaneously, participants are provide ... +

Each year, 14 individuals are given the opportunity to co-direct a 30 minute documentary with OTOXO Productions to be screened on BTV. Simultaneously, participants are provided with an intensive nine-month training course covering all elements of documentary studies and production. Following this, the participants are given three months of training focused on becoming film industry professionals, whilst at the same time they follow these steps and become film industry professionals in their own right. -
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Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Prague Film Institute
Prague, Czech Republic

At this full-time one-year filmmaking course you will learn practically to develop your filmmaking skills. We will teach you everything to kick off your career in the professi ... +

At this full-time one-year filmmaking course you will learn practically to develop your filmmaking skills. We will teach you everything to kick off your career in the professional film industry. -
Courses
Full-time
10 months
English
05 Sep 2022
30 Apr 2022
Campus
 
Storyutbildningen
Fårösund, Sweden

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. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Online
 
IES Abroad
Rome, Italy

Designed to take you inside Italian cinema, our Film & Media Studies Program makes Rome the set of your study abroad adventure. It’s here you will connect your passion to ... +

Designed to take you inside Italian cinema, our Film & Media Studies Program makes Rome the set of your study abroad adventure. It’s here you will connect your passion to your studies while enrolling in courses that allow you to create your own documentary, explore the ethics of storytelling, and more. An Italian language course rounds out your film studies focus. You also have the opportunity to take Italian- or English-taught courses in the Humanities, Religious Studies, and Social Sciences at the prestigious Università degli Studi Roma Tre, the second-largest university in Rome. -
Courses
Full-time
English, Italian
Campus
 
Prague Film School
Prague, Czech Republic

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 internat ... +

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. -
Courses
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 
College of MultiMedia in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nowadays video is much more than the footage shot with a camera. A strong visual story with maximum impact often uses advanced animation and moving graphics.

Nowadays video is much more than the footage shot with a camera. A strong visual story with maximum impact often uses advanced animation and moving graphics. -
Courses
Dutch
Campus
 
Makkers School
Madrid, Spain

WHAT DOES THE COURSE CONSIST OF? Knowing how the film market works, what type of projects are sought, how to retouch yours and make it known ... these are questions that this ... +

WHAT DOES THE COURSE CONSIST OF? Knowing how the film market works, what type of projects are sought, how to retouch yours and make it known ... these are questions that this course will be able to answer by knowing the trends of the different markets to integrate them from the creativity of the project and develop an artistic identity own. -
Courses
Spanish
Campus
 
Unmanned Vehicle University
Phoenix, USA

UVU’s Aerial Cinematography Training course is designed for Drone Operators who have their FAA certificate, looking to advance their skills and technique as it relates to aeri ... +

UVU’s Aerial Cinematography Training course is designed for Drone Operators who have their FAA certificate, looking to advance their skills and technique as it relates to aerial cinematography. -
Courses
English
 
International Film Institute
New York, USA

This new 8-week program will focus on storytelling and developing the skill sets necessary to translate the written page onto the screen.

This new 8-week program will focus on storytelling and developing the skill sets necessary to translate the written page onto the screen. -
Courses
English
Online
 
New York University Global (Paris campus)
New York, USA

Sam Azulys has a doctorate in Philosophy from the Sorbonne (University of Paris I); he teaches cinema at NYU Paris and at the INSEEC Business School and lectures regularly on ... +

Sam Azulys has a doctorate in Philosophy from the Sorbonne (University of Paris I); he teaches cinema at NYU Paris and at the INSEEC Business School and lectures regularly on cinema and visual culture. His publications include a book on Stanley Kubrick (Stanley Kubrick, une odyssée philosophique, Editions de la Transparence, 2011) and another on the series "Game of Thrones," Philosopher avec Game of Thrones (Editions Ellipses, 2016). Azulys is also a filmmaker and playwright. His play Récréation was performed at the Avignon Theatre Festival in 2018. -
Courses
English
Campus
 
European School of Economics
London, United Kingdom +4 More

With all its lights and shadows, the film industry remains one of the strongest sectors worldwide, and it is arguably the most influential. Not only by means of its complex ra ... +

With all its lights and shadows, the film industry remains one of the strongest sectors worldwide, and it is arguably the most influential. Not only by means of its complex ramifications, but also because of something much more important: it has a direct effect upon the consciousness of people; that is, on the way they feel, think and dream. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
3 months
English
Campus
 
Recording Connection Audio School
Los Angeles, USA +44 More

At the Recording Connection, you’ll receive our exclusive one-on-one mentoring as you learn hands-on, working alongside top professionals in your field of interest. We partner ... +

At the Recording Connection, you’ll receive our exclusive one-on-one mentoring as you learn hands-on, working alongside top professionals in your field of interest. We partner with award-winning sound designers, mixers, and composers who have contributed to films like Black Hawk Down and We Were Soldiers, as well as top video games like Batman: Arkham Asylum and Guild Wars 2. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus