Course in Film

Top Course Studies in Film

Film

Universities around the world offer accredited film courses for current or returning students with a personal or professional interest in film. Film courses tend to fall within a defined area of specialization: where some work with primarily technical subjects, others focus more on the creative process. Video Production, Scriptwriting, Post Production, Costume Design, Acting, Audio Description and Documentary Filmmaking are some of the areas of specialization available within film courses.

Film courses are available for students to study on a full time or part time basis. Offered at universities and academic institutions in Europe, Asia, North America and around the world, film courses can range in duration from a week to a year or more. With such a high level of diversity in both the scheduling of the courses and the subject of specification, there are film courses to suit any student's needs. Professionals in many different business sectors may find the lessons learned in film courses, such as creative thinking, communication, teamwork and technical skills, useful for concrete applications in their field.

If you are ready to learn more about how you can enhance your qualifications in film by enrolling in a film course at university, simply scroll down and click to read more about any of these programs, today! 

Read More

Film Foundation Programme

European Film College
Campus Full time 8 - 9 months August 2017 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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Film 2017. 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 The film foundation course consists of the following: 1 intro week 1 week of "The Five Obstructions" 3 basic 5-week courses in 3 different... [-]

ONE YEAR FILMMAKING PROGRAM

ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Campus Full time October 2017 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. This intensive program gives the student a global vision of the different jobs needed to achieve a film, to be able to choose one of them and to be more comfortable and professional for his personal projects. This year includes an optional French language program. The graduates with a good level of French will be able to enroll directly in the second year of the 3-year program in Brussels or Nice. Eligibility This program accepts students from all over the world, they have to be 18+ to be eligible and to have achieved the application process. Housing/Accommodation Apartment / Flat Hostel The school doesn’t offer housing but has different partnerships with real estate agencies and will help students find their housing. Program Costs 11 000 euros Costs Include: The cost includes tuition fees no housing or food included. Dates First session... [-]

Professional Curriculum Photography (2 Years)

GrisArt Escuela Superior de Fotografía
Campus 2 years October 2017 Spain Barcelona

Formed by General Professional Course and one of the two paths of image to choose. [+]

Formed by General Professional Course and one of the two paths of image to choose.

First year:

- PROFESSIONAL COURSE GENERAL General Professional Course is the first of the curriculum two years and is intended to start studying photography and looking for a solid foundation, both theoretical and practical. It consists of twelve specialized modules means technical and other reflection that, combined with activities give students the security and autonomy necessary for entry into professional courses. It is a daily dip into the world of the picture, a continued effort to study, practice and review. Same students will become familiar with the photographic activity of town attending exhibitions and conferences, meetings with photographers, curators and art center managers; visiting galleries, foundations, museums, publishers, laboratories, studios, and so on. The good use of all this allows each assess what field of photography you are related to them and direct his own steps. ... [-]


The Colorist & Color Grading - Module 8

HandsOn International School of Filmmakers
Campus Part time 81 hours August 2017 Malta Sliema

Ideal for all filmmakers who are looking to improve their color skills this course examines the conventions of color grading by analyzing different genre film clips. Through practical exercises, participants develop skills in navigating the software interface, performing color grading and texturing tasks. [+]

Course Overview Color grading is an umbrella term used to describe the finishing stage of film to look its best from the format used. It is during this stage that a colorist works the magic to create visual continuity from shot to shot, fix or adjust exposure and shape the overall look and mood of the film (which is often done in collaboration with the Cinematographer). Ideal for all filmmakers who are looking to improve their color skills this course examines the conventions of color grading by analyzing different genre film clips. Through practical exercises, participants develop skills in navigating the software interface, performing color grading and texturing tasks. The Colorist & Color Grading – 3 Weeks Introduction to the Color Grading Color Grading History Color Science & Theory Color Management & Calibration Create Projects & Compositions Cinematic use of Color & Contrast Primary & Secondary Color Correction Creating Looks & Styles Creating Emotions through colors Popular Iconic Looks & Styles Black & White, Day for Night & Color Isolation Final Render Courseware is a mix of classroom lessons, coloring work, assignments & a final course project. The Colorist & Color Grading – Course Hours Breakdown: School Hours: 10 Hrs. Contact (Theoretical – with Tutor) 26 Hrs. HandsOn (Practical – with Tutor) Extra Hours: 15 Hrs. Self Study (Assignments) 30 Hrs. Assessment (Course Project) 81 Hrs. Total Course Hours Classes: 4 Days/Week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Time: 10:00-13:00 Entry Requirements Open to anyone 18yrs + and courses are... [-]

Writing Scripts 101

Gotham Writers Workshop
Campus or Online Full time 6 weeks Open Enrollment USA USA Online

Do you dream of seeing your work performed, up there, somewhere? A spellbinding movie. An addictive TV show. A gripping play. [+]

Best Course Studies in Film 2017. Writing Scripts 101 For more information about the Writing Scripts 101 course, please check our website. Do you dream of seeing your work performed, up there, somewhere? A spellbinding movie. An addictive TV show. A gripping play. The thrill of dramatic writing is that, if you’re lucky, you get to see your work soar to life once all the elements—the work of directors, designers, cast, crew—are added to the vision of your script. Here you will gain an introduction to writing for movies, TV, and plays, and you’ll also learn techniques fundamental to all forms of dramatic writing. It’s a sampler platter, with no pressure to work on a specific project or settle on which type of dramatic writing you prefer. If you’re eager to enter the excitement of writing scripts, the show begins right here. Notes This course includes screenwriting, TV writing, and playwriting. The 101 courses do not include workshopping of student projects, but students write and receive feedback on writing exercises and assignments. “Its a great class to get you started developing your first story and script!” Elosi Ikharo marketing Writing Scripts 101 | Level I 6-WEEK CLASS Online info, tuition: $299 NYC info, tuition: $315 Registration fee $25, paid once per term One-on-One tuition: $995 Request consultation For more information about our school and programs, please check our website. [-]

Documentary - Year program

Prague Film School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The PFS Documentary Film Program creates professional documentary filmmakers both technically skilled in the crafts of camera, lighting, sound and editing, and trained in the art of truthful story telling. [+]

The documentary film production program at Prague Film School aims at developing students' story-telling abilities through both intensive practical work and theory and analysis. Narrative techniques are honed through dramaturgy, directing and documentary script development curricula, drawing upon a rich pool of international and historical documentaries crossing themes and genres. Aesthetic, technical and craft skills are inculcated through practical courses covering lighting, cinematography, editing and sound. In the first semester Documentary Production course, students complete numerous shooting assignments designed to develop fluency in film grammar, camera technique, and editing ideology and practice. Lectures, demonstrations, screenings, and analytical exercises provide the foundation for the fieldwork. Topics covered include - Documentary camera and coverage techniques - Interviewing techniques - Research - Preproduction - Documentary themes and genres - Documentary story structure and analysis - Standard production practices and organization - Documentary Ethics - Authorship/Voice in Documentary Exercises are shot both in and out of class on almost a weekly basis. Each student will also produce and direct a 7-minute documentary short film on a subject of his/her own choosing. Specialized courses in Editing and Cinematography are the other key components of the program. Students learn to edit on Avid Xpress HD, and learn shooting and lighting theory across a range of formats, including Canon 5D, Sony HD and RED. Supplementing the practical component of the course, the documentary program will draw upon a rich pool of international and historical documentaries crossing themes and genres providing the student with a varied palette of... [-]

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. Theorical and practical lessons. [+]

Best Course Studies in Film 2017. 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 Course prices and duration: 2 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week , 150 € 6 lessons, 3 days a week, 180 € 4 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week, 100 € 6 lessons, 3 days a week, 180 € 6 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week 100 € 4 lessons, 2 days a week 120 € (private) Film Directing Course Learn how to become a film director. Theorical and practical lessons. Film-directing course features : Programme: Film directing basic rules, direction of the actors and organization of a set 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. Course prices and duration: 2 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week,180 € 6 lessons, 3 days a week, 200 € 4 Months Course: 4 lessons,... [-]

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 Internship: Available; Students must be considered eligible for taking an internship (submit a resume, [-]

One Year Filmmaking Program

EICAR
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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... [+]

Best Course Studies in Film 2017. 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. English language Hands-On-Film program in the cinema capital of the world Complete “learning by doing” curriculum in the fundamentals of filmmaking Extensive one-on-one tutoring with film professionals Faculty and tutors – A-list film professionals Screenings, workshops & seminars in partnership with La Cinémathèque Française (French National Film Museum) This is a non-degree program, however, students who successfully complete the program have the opportunity to enter the EICAR Bachelor program (or Master program if they qualify) with 60 credits [-]

Interactive Media Development

Confederation College
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Canada Thunder Bay

The Interactive Media Development program will prepare you for a fascinating and challenging career where your artistic creativity and logic merge to produce compelling digital experiences for an exciting new world of devices. If you are a creative individual and computer skills come easily to you, consider the Interactive Media Development program. Enrol in this exciting program at Confederation College and you can open doors worldwide! [+]

Interactive Media Development Our world is moving towards a digital renaissance where art and logic converge to produce revolutionary interactive experiences on a host of new devices. The Internet has completely changed the way we consume media and this program will help you learn how to create exciting interactive media. Over three years, you will explore the art of Interactive Design, strengthen your 2D and 3D design skills, see your art move with animation and motion graphics and publish your work to the Internet and a host of other digital formats. During your fourth and fifth semesters, you will focus on the creation of a professional portfolio designed to ensure employ ability and prepare you for a full fifteen-week job placement in Canada. You will receive intensive hands-on training in our 4,300 square foot media complex and the small teacher-to-student ratio guarantees that you will not get lost in the crowd. We invite you to study with us! [-]

3 Month Special Production Course (SPC)

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time 3 months September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The aim of this program is for advanced filmmakers to complete a film or video project suitable for festival and/or professional presentation. [+]

Best Course Studies in Film 2017. Do you want to develop and shoot and finalize your own short film under tutorship, skilled supervision and technical support? Here you are. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION During a three-month period (September-December) selected and highly qualified applicants may create a film or video project within FAMU International’s Special Productions Program. The aim of this program is for advanced filmmakers to complete a film or video project suitable for festival and/or professional presentation. To this end, Special Productions participants work with an individual project supervisor as well as with various mentors from the FAMU faculty. FOR WHOM IS THE PROGRAM DESIGNED? Preference is given to applicants who have already successfully completed any coursework at FAMU, but all students with appropriate educational or professional experience are encouraged to apply. PRODUCTION CONTEXT 
 All projects are produced under the auspices of the FAMU Studio, and include the involvement of a Production Manager provided by FAMU International. Depending on the needs of the student and the project, a skilled Director of Photography, Sound Designer and Editor are also available to assist or collaborate on the project. The budget of the project is included within the course fee. 

 TYPE OF PROJECTS 
Program participants apply directly for the project of their intention: Short Narrative Film Development and Production (16mm film) Participants write and direct a 16mm film, 7 to 12 minutes in length, with Sync sound, shot on location. The project is not limited regarding style, however we particularly welcome contemporary narrative fiction... [-]

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

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 10 - 12 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

Take your film idea from "script to screen" in just 12 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 twelve 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 three-month 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. This is an intensely practical course designed for the scriptwriters, producers, and directors of tomorrow. The Principal Photography aspect of the course utilises industry standard equipment and allows students to work alongside professional actors and film crews. Students are guided throughout by experts in the field, covering every aspect of the ‘script-to-screen’ process alongside more practical elements of the film business. As well as creative direction, students are encouraged to consider the full life cycle of a commercial release, from distribution to marketing to contractual negotiations around film sales. The Future Filmmakers Programme aims to provide students with the first steps to a successful film career:... [-]

Part Time Producing

Met Film School
Campus Part time 12 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London Germany Berlin Region Berlin Warwickshire Warwick + 5 more

Part-Time Producing is a unique course that has been developed for those who wish to forge a career as a film producer, or who wish to gain an understanding of the film business. This is the perfect course for students who have a feature film project in mind or who have transferable business skills that can be applied to a filmmaking context. [+]

Best Course Studies in Film 2017. This course runs every Tuesday and Wednesday evening, from 7pm- 10pm. Part-Time Producing is a unique course that has been developed for those who wish to forge a career as a film producer, or who wish to gain an understanding of the film business. This is the perfect course for students who have a feature film project in mind or who have transferable business skills that can be applied to a filmmaking context. On this comprehensive course students will learn how films are created, financed and sold. In addition, they will gain valuable practical experience by developing feature film projects in class. In one-to-one sessions with the instructor, students will budget, schedule and package a feature film and come up with a marketing strategy. LEARNING GOALS Know how the global film industry, and particularly the UK film industry, operates Understand the roles of different types of producer (creative, line, and financial producer) Know how the production process works Know how to utilise digital technologies and the internet Understand how to survive as an independent producer Time: Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings (7pm-10pm) Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: The Part-Time Producing course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Four-Week Directing - Berlin

The Met Film - Berlin
Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2017 Germany Berlin

Four-Week Directing offers a comprehensive range of screen creative skills, allowing students to explore the processes of visual storytelling whilst working with actors, interpreting scripts, devising narrative storylines and developing a deeper understanding of the technical aspects of film production. [+]

Have you always dreamed of bringing your story to the screen and directing your own work? At Met Film School, we train the future screen creatives, inspiring creative vision and establishing the technical and managerial skills to implement your vision dynamically. Directing at Met Film will teach you how to put theory into practice. Learn the language, visualise a script and practice the craft. ABOUT THE COURSE Four-Week Directing offers a comprehensive range of screen creative skills, allowing students to explore the processes of visual storytelling whilst working with actors, interpreting scripts, devising narrative storylines and developing a deeper understanding of the technical aspects of film production. Students will be introduced to the professional skills needed to work within cinematography, sound design and editing and will focus on honing their directing skills, equipping themselves with an independent approach to the technical aspects of film production. Through a series of practical, technical and directing exercises students will become confident practitioners in all areas of production and develop an insight into professional working practices. Industry professional tutors will acts as mentors throughout and students will also be given vital support and guidance on how to establish themselves in this vibrant and competitive industry. BY THE END OF THE COURSE STUDENTS WILL: Be able to tell a dynamic narrative story on-screen Know how to use a professional, industry-standard camera Understand how to ‘shoot for the edit’ and edit a dramatic scene Know how to manage a crew and direct using correct on-set protocol... [-]

Preparatory Course - Moscow Film School

Moscow Film School
Campus Part time 1 semester October 2017 Russia Moscow

Regardless of any future filmmaker specialization is important to understand the basics of filmmaking. Preparatory [+]

Best Course Studies in Film 2017. Regardless of any future filmmaker specialization is important to understand the basics of filmmaking. Preparatory course lays the necessary foundation for further development of the film industry. Is a preparatory course for admission to long-term programs of the Moscow Film School and is aimed at practical mastery of all phases of filmmaking: pre-production, post-production and Prodakshen. What you will learn (software modules of the course) Kinoteoriya Cinema as art direction. The film and the script: types, genres, fiction and non-fiction differences, genre and film copyright.  Kinoprotsess Basic processes, technologies and methods of filmmaking: preproduction, production, postproduction.  Acting skills Acting techniques. Methods for image transfer. Studies and exercises.  Fundamentals of Carrier Art Methods of impact on the viewer using angles, camera angles, camera movement, framing, depth of space, etc.  Fundamentals of artistic productions Translation script in visual range of the plastic of the future film.  Fundamentals of computer graphics Study of the possibilities of computer graphics in the movie. Kinds of graphics.  Work on the set How and by whom is administered by the filming process? What to consider when planning and conducting surveys?  Theory mounting Study of the concepts and principles of installation. Mounting thinking.  Storyboard Storyboard depends on the quality of the artistic quality of the film, the efficiency of the team and the budget of the future picture.  Screenwriting Dramatic structure. Scenarios of different genres. Mastering the Treatment skill development, application scenario and... [-]