Courses in 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… 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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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 2020
Campus
 
Prague Film Insitute
Prague 5, Czech Republic

If you are interested in filmmaking, you probably already have an idea of what it entails. It, of course, includes directing and production, but also the camera, sound, lighti ... +

If you are interested in filmmaking, you probably already have an idea of what it entails. It, of course, includes directing and production, but also the camera, sound, lighting, and the whole scene, along with ensuring the necessary effects, stuntmen, and post-production. Filmmaking at the Prague film academy will guide you through the entire filmmaking process. -
Courses
Full-time
10 months
English
Campus
 
Prague Film School
Prague, Czech Republic

Documentary film is a powerful tool to communicate truths about the world we live in, the people we live with and the forces that mediate both of the above. Documentaries have ... +

Documentary film is a powerful tool to communicate truths about the world we live in, the people we live with and the forces that mediate both of the above. Documentaries have great potential to inspire action and generate awareness. For the creatively vigilant, the discipline offers an immensely rewarding vocation. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 
ESRA
Paris, France

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 ... +

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. -
Courses
Full-time
French
Campus
 
Roma Film Academy
Rome, Italy

The Production department is one of the most complex in the world of audio-visual production, as it deals with all the organizational, logistic, administrative and promotion a ... +

The Production department is one of the most complex in the world of audio-visual production, as it deals with all the organizational, logistic, administrative and promotion aspects of an audio-visual work, as well as its distribution. It requires a methodical and systemic approach, but also creativity and initiative. It is particularly suitable for those with an aptitude for organizing and managing a project. It is a key department, fundamental both during the realization of the work and after the final cut, given that it deals with the promotion of the product, an aspect that often makes the difference in order to be successful on the market. -
Courses
Full-time
2 years
Italian
Campus
 
OTOXO Productions
Barcelona, Spain

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

Each year, twelve 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 six-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. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 
In Florence Academy
Florence, Italy

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.

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. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
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
 
FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Prague, Czech Republic

Are you detail-oriented? As an editor, you will have an unquestionable impact on how the final results will look like. You will learn the basics of storytelling and how to bri ... +

Are you detail-oriented? As an editor, you will have an unquestionable impact on how the final results will look like. You will learn the basics of storytelling and how to bring the director's vision to life in the digital realm. -
Courses
Full-time
Sep 2020
Campus
 
London Film Academy
London, United Kingdom

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 ... +

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. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 
IES Abroad
Auckland, New Zealand

Lights, camera, action-It's time to put your directing, producing, or writing skills to the test! Discover first-hand what draws the global film industry to New Zealand with t ... +

Lights, camera, action-It's time to put your directing, producing, or writing skills to the test! Discover first-hand what draws the global film industry to New Zealand with this exciting program at the University of Auckland. Receive an immersive experience in a production process based on practice in the professional television industry. -
Courses
Full-time
English
21 Jun 2020
14 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Moscow Film School
Moscow, Russia

The role of the writer in the film project becomes increasingly important - despite the abundance of new technologies that have attracted a modern audience in the movie, based ... +

The role of the writer in the film project becomes increasingly important - despite the abundance of new technologies that have attracted a modern audience in the movie, based on a successful project -
Courses
Part-time
2 years
Campus
 
The Film Connection
Marina del Rey, USA +30 More

Also called the Director of Photography (or DP, for short), the cinematographer is the person who brings the “magic” behind the camera, blending his/her technical knowledge of ... +

Also called the Director of Photography (or DP, for short), the cinematographer is the person who brings the “magic” behind the camera, blending his/her technical knowledge of lighting techniques with the artistic sensibility to compose the best shots for the film. -
Courses
Part-time
English
Campus
 
European Film College
Ebeltoft, Denmark

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 cha ... +

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. -
Courses
Full-time
8 months
English
Campus
 
Oakfields College
Lynnwood Ridge, South Africa +2 More

During this course, your projects include making music videos, documentaries, mockumentaries, advertisements and a short film.

During this course, your projects include making music videos, documentaries, mockumentaries, advertisements and a short film. -
Courses
Full-time
2 years
English
Feb 2020
Campus