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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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.... [-]


Course One Year Filmmaking Program

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

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. [+]

Quick Look Location: Paris, Nice, Brussels Language of Instruction: English Overview

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.

This program is designed to give an extensive hand on technical equipment used in the film industry but also a strong theoretical background on film. The students will have the opportunity to practice during workshop sessions, have more experience through internships and of course to write, direct and shoot their own short movies for a deeper appreciation and knowledge of the filmmaking industry.... [-]


Course Of Documentary Photography And Photojournalism

GrisArt Escuela Superior de Fotografía
Campus Part time 7 months October 2018 Spain Barcelona

Communicate, excite, surprise and synthesized: these are the challenges for any photographer dedicated to communication, regardless of the medium (newspaper, journals, archives, publishers ...) and the support (paper, video, television or Internet) which published their work. [+]

Communicate, excite, surprise and synthesized: these are the challenges for any photographer dedicated to communication, regardless of the medium (newspaper, journals, archives, publishers ...) and the support (paper, video, television or Internet) which published their work. With this Course Documentary Photography and Photo Story, GrisArt enables the acquisition of theoretical, expressive, editing, critical and historical knowledge to develop this powerful overall solvency communicative resource. While focusing on key issues such as the photo essay and fotonoticia, the course delves into specific genres (travel report, anthropological, social and conflict, sports or nature), offered by various photographers specialists. Within this field, increasingly, professional specialist must be able to reinvent itself and adapt to new technologies if they do not want to be marginalized in a rapidly changing profession. To do so is to consider the following: - The photographic still image is no longer the only graphic resource. The new photographer to master and take advantage of the video, any current camera features. This implies control their narrative codes and technical possibilities. - The traditional camera is not the only tool able to provide a good result. Electronic devices, such as mobile phone, may be suitable means to resolve specific situations. The captured image can be complemented with instant editing and digital processing. - Photographers should control the quality of your images and to tackle them in order to improve its expressiveness. This required knowledge of digital processing, allowing them to act on the ground quickly and be able to disseminate their... [-]


Young Filmmakers' Academy Easter course

London Film Academy
Campus 1 week April 2018 United Kingdom London

This Easter, join us for a five-day filmmaking course to learn the essential skills of visual storytelling. Shoot, direct and edit your first short film working with seasoned actors and guided by industry professionals. [+]

This Easter, join us for a five-day filmmaking course to learn the essential skills of visual storytelling. Shoot, direct and edit your first short film working with seasoned actors and guided by industry professionals.

Our Easter Young Filmmakers’ Academy offers 13 to 17-year-olds a comprehensive introduction to the world of filmmaking. Over five days, our young filmmakers work with experienced industry professionals to understand the key disciplines of the craft from script to screen, covering scriptwriting, cinematography, directing, sound and editing. This is an intensive but fun-filled introduction to the realities of working in film and TV and provides students with the grounding they need to start working creatively on their own films and making informed decisions about further training or a future career.... [-]


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... [-]

Auckland Summer Direct Enrollment – University of Auckland Film Production

IES Abroad
Campus Full time Part time June 2018 New Zealand Auckland Hong Kong + 1 more

You will directly enroll in the University of Auckland's four-week practical program for emerging filmmakers. Discover first-hand what draws the global film industry to New Zealand and create your own short drama episode. [+]

Why Auckland?

The 2015 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland third in the world for quality of life. With beautiful volcanoes and lava flows, a dynamic mixture of European, Asian, and Pacific influences, friendly residents, and breathtaking coastal views, you’ll fall for Auckland’s unique charm. With Auckland as your home, you’re in the perfect place from which to experience both the cultural and natural wonders of New Zealand.

What You'll Study

You will directly enroll in the University of Auckland's four-week practical program for emerging filmmakers. Discover first-hand what draws the global film industry to New Zealand and create your own short drama episode. Structured around a practical production process based on professional television industry practice, this program is a hands-on experience designed to set you up with the tools you need to launch your career in film, television and digital media industries. Due to the small size and intensive nature of the program, admission is highly selective.... [-]


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.... [-]


Film Business Management, Deal-making, Marketing & Sales

European School of Economics
Campus Full time Open Enrollment Italy Rome

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 ... [-]

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 ... [-]

Script Itinerary Course

Escuela de Escritores
Campus or Online Part time 2 years October 2018 Spain Spain Online Madrid + 1 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Film and Television Year

New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA New York

Advancement into the Film and Television year is by invitation only and is based on teacher evaluations, academic standing and final performances reviewed. [+]

Film and Television

Advancement into the Film and Television year is by invitation only and is based on teacher evaluations, academic standing and final performances reviewed by the Academic Committee.The Film and Television year brings the young actor to the world of the camera. Learning to integrate technique with understanding and accommodating the requirements of the camera are the objectives of this year. It is grounded in Scene Study for the Camera, and Acting Process for the Camera. Actors expand their on-camera craft with Auditioning for Film and Television, Commercials and Daytime Drama. Actor’s Comedy Workshop, Monologues and the Voice-over workshop continue to support actors in their growth.Actors in the final semester begin to be introduced to the industry. To prepare them, students take a Business of the Business workshop. They are invited to do monologues for a jury of professional casting directors and agents. A six-week workshop run by casting directors gives actors the opportunity to meet and work with these professionals. The film and television year work culminates with a unit devoted to shooting a final project.In your final semester:... [-]


Future Filmmakers Gap Year Programme (for ages 17-19)

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 10 - 10 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom Yarnton

Take your film idea from "script to screen" in just 10 weeks under the personal supervision of award-winning film producer Bruce Windwood. [+]

Fuel your passion for Film

Oxford Royale Academy’s Future Filmmakers Programme is a dynamic and creative course, designed to take students from “concept to screen” over a period of ten weeks.

An immersive introduction to the practicalities of Filmmaking, this course is a suitable for students keen to take their first steps in the business, as well as those looking to build or expand an existing portfolio.

In general, the course suits students who demonstrate a strong desire to work in the industry through their personal portfolio, film-related education or previous employment. However, no prior Film experience is required.

The Future Filmmakers Programme is a 10-week residential course centred around the production of a short film. Yarnton Manor is a ready-made film set teeming with creative inspiration: ORA students have the unique opportunity to live and shoot their film in the historic Jacobean Estate.... [-]