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, ... Read more

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... Read less
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01 September 2020
Full-time
English
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
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02 September 2020
Full-time
10 months
English
Campus
 
ESRA
Paris, France + 3 More

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 ... Read more

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. Read less
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01 September 2020
Full-time
French
Campus
 
Roma Film Academy
Rome, Italy

The Production course is a two-year course and covers all the industrial and business topics related to the production department. The course typically requires around 950 hou ... Read more

The Production course is a two-year course and covers all the industrial and business topics related to the production department. The course typically requires around 950 hours, varying according to the expected production. Read less
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01 October 2020
Full-time
2 years
30 September 2018
Italian
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
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01 September 2020
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. Read less
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04 November 2019
Full-time
Part-time
English, 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 ... Read more

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. Read less
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01 September 2020
Full-time
English
Campus
 
FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Prague, Czech Republic

The directing course is built on the system of mentor-led workshops providing small groups of students (six or less) intensive guidance on how to transform a creative idea int ... Read more

The directing course is built on the system of mentor-led workshops providing small groups of students (six or less) intensive guidance on how to transform a creative idea into a fully realized short film. Read less
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01 September 2020
Full-time
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
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08 April 2020
Full-time
05 April 2019
English
Campus
 
IES Abroad
Chicago, USA + 35 More

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 ... Read more

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. Read less
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21 June 2020
Full-time
14 February 2020
English
Campus
 
VanArts
Vancouver, Canada

Enrolling in the diploma program at the William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study at VanArts means you’ll be mentored by some of the best actors you’ve watched on screen, and com ... Read more

Enrolling in the diploma program at the William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study at VanArts means you’ll be mentored by some of the best actors you’ve watched on screen, and come to respect Read less
Courses
01 September 2020
Full-time
Campus
 
Central Film School
London, United Kingdom

This one-year MA in documentary practice engages in creating social impact through film. It recognizes the unique role that documentaries play in society and the power of high ... Read more

This one-year MA in documentary practice engages in creating social impact through film. It recognizes the unique role that documentaries play in society and the power of high quality storytelling. The goal is to provide graduates with the tools and the confidence to become effective members of the social impact community. Read less
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03 October 2020
Full-time
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 ... Read 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 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. Read less
Courses
01 September 2020
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The Film Connection
Marina del Rey, USA + 30 More

Learn the ins and outs of filmmaking, on-the-job and on the set! With locations across the country, the Film Connection Film School can place you as an apprentice (extern) in ... Read more

Learn the ins and outs of filmmaking, on-the-job and on the set! With locations across the country, the Film Connection Film School can place you as an apprentice (extern) in an established film production company near where you live. You'll be paired with a seasoned film professional who will mentor you one-on-one on all the aspects of directing, producing, editing, cinematography and more. By learning on-the-job, you'll not only get the hands-on experience you need, but you'll also have the chance to make connections and form important working industry relationships you'd never be able to achieve in a classroom. We are the school that gives you the training, the job experience and the insider access you need in order to break into the business. Read less
Courses
01 September 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Prague Film Insitute
Prague 5, Czech Republic

The Post-production program will introduce you to the complete workflow of any commercial or feature film. During both semesters, you will learn not only the practical skills ... Read more

The Post-production program will introduce you to the complete workflow of any commercial or feature film. During both semesters, you will learn not only the practical skills of post-production, but also how to implement these techniques effectively in order to build a story. Read less
Courses
02 September 2020
Full-time
10 months
English
Campus