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You can usually take higher education courses if you’re 18 or older. They’re regularly taught in universities, colleges and professional institutions such as art schools or agricultural colleges - nearly all of which have their own websites. You can get a wide range of skills, for example, diplomas, bachelor degrees, foundation degrees and post-graduate degrees.

You could work on the set of the next significant blockbuster movie. A master's program in this area will provide you with the skills necessary to direct, edit or release thought provoking films.

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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. [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 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. [-]

Film Production

Confederation College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Canada Thunder Bay

The two-year Film Production program is an intensive, hands-on introduction to the art and craft of filmmaking, shaped by the practical needs of the film industry. [+]

Film Production The two-year Film Production program is an intensive, hands-on introduction to the art and craft of filmmaking, shaped by the practical needs of the film industry. As a student in the program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the film production process from beginning to end, starting with location scouting, scriptwriting and storyboards and continuing through to editing, production design, film business and photography. In addition, you will learn all of what falls in between, including directing, producing, physical and special effects, wardrobe, lights, camera, grip equipment, sound recording and mixing, cinematography, art direction and more. Our state of the art facility is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You will be required to research, prepare, write and produce a number of film projects including short dramas, documentaries (personal and industrial) and TV commercials. Experimentation is encouraged. Courses in film history, communications, photography, the humanities and social sciences will help support and supplement your creative and aesthetic development. [-]

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! [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. 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! [-]

Advanced Digital Filmmaking Conservatory

Digital Film Academy and Code Immersives
Campus Full time 1 year May 2017 USA Hell's Kitchen

Now that you have mastered the foundation technical and artistic elements of digital film making, it is time to take your skills and vision to the next level— a professional production and artistic level. Students learn the latest advanced techniques and industry software. Students will also be taught never shown before methods on how to engage the audience and making sure that they are not passive observers. This is a vital artistic technique developed exclusively by DFA’s Director to help you transform the viewer from just ‘the audience’ to ‘your audience’. [+]

Now that you have mastered the foundation technical and artistic elements of digital film making, it is time to take your skills and vision to the next level— a professional production and artistic level. Students learn the latest advanced techniques and industry software. Students will also be taught never shown before methods on how to engage the audience and making sure that they are not passive observers. This is a vital artistic technique developed exclusively by DFA’s Director to help you transform the viewer from just ‘the audience’ to ‘your audience’. Also In this program, students will learn cinematography using RED Cinema cameras. Students will also further their directing skills by learning advanced techniques aimed at effectively manipulating the audience. Filmmakers complete their own film projects from conception to screening. Students receive a Professional Certificate in Advanced Digital Filmmaking. 24-30 hours per week (instruction + labs). Full Time, 900 hours / 50 total credits Prerequisite: Completion of One Year Program or equivalent experience. In order to demonstrate your current experience level, contact our Admissions Department to request a portfolio form which you can complete and return to us for review. Why DFA? Digital Film Academy: On the Leading Edge of Education DFA continues to be innovative and lead the way in digital film and media education. That is why Digital Film Academy is often copied, but never equaled. One-Year Production Membership for Graduates DFA graduates receive a One-Year Production Membership after completing a digital filmmaking program. What does this mean?... [-]

One Year Digital Filmmaking Conservatory

Digital Film Academy and Code Immersives
Campus Full time 1 year May 2017 USA Hell's Kitchen

The One Year Digital Filmmaking Conservatory Program combines practical, hands-on training with the critical theory and foundation that enables beginning level film students to develop into professional filmmakers. Students not only learn the technical elements of film and media production, but as with any conservatory program, a strong emphasis is placed on artistic representation and delivery. Specifically the development of disciplines such as emotional clarity, physical representation and storytelling. Experience level: no filmmaking experience necessary. [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. The One Year Digital Filmmaking Conservatory Program combines practical, hands-on training with the critical theory and foundation that enables beginning level film students to develop into professional filmmakers. Students not only learn the technical elements of film and media production, but as with any conservatory program, a strong emphasis is placed on artistic representation and delivery. Specifically the development of disciplines such as emotional clarity, physical representation and storytelling. Experience level: no filmmaking experience necessary. FREE EQUIPMENT ACCESS AFTER GRADUATION DFA graduates are granted a membership - full access to our facilities, equipment and resources all for FREE! Why DFA? Digital Film Academy: On the Leading Edge of Education DFA continues to be innovative and lead the way in digital film and media education. That is why Digital Film Academy is often copied, but never equaled. One-Year Production Membership for Graduates DFA graduates receive a One-Year Production Membership after completing a digital filmmaking program. What does this mean? Continued access to DFA equipment and the facility free of charge! The Membership has been used by alumni to continue their training, shoot their next projects, and begin earning money as independent filmmakers! With the Membership, DFA graduates have a full production company at their fingertips! For more information on the Membership, visit DFA online at www.digitalfilmacademy.com and click on “Membership.” Specializing in Digital Media – 21st Century Technology DFA is the only film school in New York that specializes in 100% digital film... [-]

FILM EDITING PROGRAM

The Film Connection
Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2017 USA Muscle Shoals Anchorage Fairbanks North Star Juneau Jonesboro Little Rock Bakersfield Eureka Los Angeles Palm Springs San Diego San Francisco San Jose Santa Barbara Boulder Denver Hartford New Haven Norwalk District of Columbia Fort Myers Jacksonville Miami Orlando Panama City Pensacola Tallahassee Tampa West Palm Beach Daytona Beach Alla + 29 more

From a certain point of view, the film editor may be the most misunderstood of all film professionals. Often thought of as just a technician, a good film editor is actually more of an artist. It is the job of the editor to sort through many hours of footage provided by the director, and somehow piece together the shots that will best tell the story the director is trying to tell. A good film editor doesn't just find the best shots: he/she knows how to create artistic sequences that keep the audience guessing and wanting more. Needless to say, film editing can make or break a film, which is why good film editors are highly respected in the industry, and even more in high demand. [+]

From a certain point of view, the film editor may be the most misunderstood of all film professionals. Often thought of as just a technician, a good film editor is actually more of an artist. It is the job of the editor to sort through many hours of footage provided by the director, and somehow piece together the shots that will best tell the story the director is trying to tell. A good film editor doesn't just find the best shots: he/she knows how to create artistic sequences that keep the audience guessing and wanting more. Needless to say, film editing can make or break a film, which is why good film editors are highly respected in the industry, and even more in high demand. In the Film Connection film editing program, you'll learn both the technical aspect and the storytelling aspect of film editing. As an apprentice (extern), you'll be mentored by a professional editor in a real post-production facility as you learn to use Final Cut Pro and other professional editing software programs, and with our structured course curriculum, you'll also learn how to use those technical skills to tell a good story. THE FILM CONNECTION IS THE REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO LEARN FILMMAKING AND LAUNCH YOUR FILM CAREER WITHOUT TAKING ON CRUSHING AMOUNTS OF DEBT... WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AS AN APPRENTICE OF THIS PROGRAM: LESSON ONE: GETTING STARTED LESSON TWO: THE STORY LESSON ONE: GETTING STARTED LESSON TWO: THE STORY LESSON THREE: THE THREE ACT STRUCTURE AND... [-]

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCREENWRITER PROGRAM

The Film Connection
Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2017 USA Muscle Shoals Anchorage Fairbanks North Star Juneau Jonesboro Little Rock Bakersfield Eureka Los Angeles Palm Springs San Diego San Francisco San Jose Santa Barbara Boulder Denver Hartford New Haven Norwalk District of Columbia Fort Myers Jacksonville Miami Orlando Panama City Pensacola Tallahassee Tampa West Palm Beach Daytona Beach Alla + 29 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. [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCREENWRITER PROGRAM 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. TURN YOUR BEST MOVIE IDEA INTO A TREATMENT, PITCH OR SCREENPLAY! Do you have a brilliant idea for a film or hit TV show, but you have no idea how to go about getting it made? If so, you've come to the right place! With our revolutionary director/producer/screenwriting program, the Film Connection doesn't just teach you the rudiments of working in film—we teach you take your creative ideas and turn them into reality. In addition to your local mentor who teaches you on the set, the Film Connection also pairs you with an established film screenwriter, director, or producer—someone with actual film credits, someone who's been part of movies you know and love. This industry legend... [-]

CINEMATOGRAPHY PROGRAM

The Film Connection
Campus Part time September 2017 USA Muscle Shoals Anchorage Fairbanks North Star Juneau Jonesboro Little Rock Bakersfield Eureka Los Angeles Palm Springs San Diego San Francisco San Jose Santa Barbara Boulder Denver Hartford New Haven Norwalk District of Columbia Fort Myers Jacksonville Miami Orlando Panama City Pensacola Tallahassee Tampa West Palm Beach Daytona Beach Alla + 29 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 lighting techniques with the artistic sensibility to compose the best shots for the film. [+]

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. Working side-by-side with the director from concept to completion, the DP serves as the director's right hand as a partner, confidant and ally through the entire process of the shoot. The director relies on a good cinematographer to help come up with outstanding shots and direct the camera/lighting crew to make every image the best it can be. Needless to say, this job is full of creative possibilities. It is also a position that can make or break a film. As an apprentice (extern) in the Film Connection cinematography program, you will be paired with a working DP who will mentor you one-on-one, teaching you not only the basics of the job, but also the tricks and techniques that come with years of experience. You'll not only learn to work the gear—you'll learn to trust your own artistic eye under the guidance of your mentor. Best of all, by learning on the set, you'll gain the hands-on experience that is absolutely essential to becoming a successful DP. 
 THE FILM CONNECTION OFFERS A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO LEARN FILMMAKING AND BREAK INTO THE BUSINESS WITHOUT TAKING ON TONS OF STUDENT DEBT. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AS AN APPRENTICE OF THIS PROGRAM: Here’s an overview of the curriculum you will be studying... [-]

3-Week Screenwriting & Filmmaking Intensive

TheFilmSchool
Campus 3 weeks July 2017 USA Seattle

The 3-Week Screenwriting & Filmmaking Intensive teaches the principles and mechanisms of structure and character, as well as the courage of personal storytelling, through five distinct approaches. [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. The 3-Week Screenwriting & Filmmaking Intensive is a journey of self-discovery–taught by current industry leaders. This program is designed to help you unleash your unique storytelling voice and give you the tools to take your script from page to screen. A tour de force in screenwriting and directing. Course Description To be a successful in the digital age, writers and filmmakers must not only write exceptional stories, but also understand how to get their story from script to screen.You will experience a deeper connection to the creative part of you as this fast paced diversified program immerses you in character development, story structure, “on your feet” directing and acting, comedy improvisational writing, and the business of the business. At the end of 3 intense weeks you will emerge with a practical understanding of screenwriting, filmmaking, what is necessary to get your story from script to screen and a network of professionals at your fingertips. COURSE DETAILS Many sessions are taught by award winning faculty that are active in the film and television industry. The cost of each session is $2,995. There is a $50 fee to apply. 3-Weeks, 6-days/week. Partial Tuition Assistance is available for those who demonstrate a need. After you are accepted, a $500 deposit will be required to hold your seat. To be a successful in the digital age, writers and filmmakers must not only write exceptional stories, but also understand how to get their story from script to... [-]

Course - Writing for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Canada Vancouver

To make it as a professional screenwriter, you must have an absolute command of the craft of storytelling and a deep understanding of the world of film and television. What you [+]

To make it as a professional screenwriter, you must have an absolute command of the craft of storytelling and a deep understanding of the world of film and television. What you will learn during the single most intense year of your writing career will transform you from an aspiring writer to a proven writer, ready to compete in today's industry. What You Will Learn Your year in Writing for Film & Television will have you writing everything from feature screenplays and episodic television to sketch comedy, short films, and documentary treatments. What you will learn will allow you build a portfolio of production-ready work and gain the industry savviness needed to launch a career as a professional screenwriter. After Graduation A writing life is just like The Hero's Journey: it's an uphill battle, there are no easy shortcuts, and there are a whole lot of obstacles along the way. But for writers, the story is what matters and the journey is part of the fun. The Writing program at VFS prepares you to hit the ground running: you'll graduate ready for any number of career paths to life as a professional screenwriter. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 - May 4, 2015 - August 31, 2015 Program Requirements Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program - OR - A 1-page (maximum) synopsis of a feature film or television project that you are passionate about making. Provide the film genre and utilize references to other movies to... [-]

Course - Makeup Design for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Canada Vancouver

Under the guidance of Stan Edmonds, a respected industry makeup artist, Vancouver Film School's one-year Makeup Design program is truly unparalleled in its approach to the art of light [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. Under the guidance of Stan Edmonds, a respected industry makeup artist, Vancouver Film School's one-year Makeup Design program is truly unparalleled in its approach to the art of light and colour in storytelling. From big dreams to big realities - VFS offers the only Makeup Design program in the world that combines every aspect of the discipline in one amazingly intense year. Through an immersive study of all facets of makeup including stage makeup, fashion makeup, film and television makeup, and makeup effects, to script breakdown, on-set protocol and digital character design, one year at VFS prepares you to join any production team, day or night. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Limited Seats Available - May 4, 2015 - August 31, 2015 Program Requirements Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program - OR - A maximum 500 word letter of intent. Successful applicants will be chosen based on their expression of passion, talent (whether it be proven or potential), and commitment. Be encouraged to communicate what you feel best conveys your background, your potential, and why you have a profound desire to attend VFS. - AND - A portfolio that consists of sketches and/or photographs that best illustrate your artistic vision in makeup design (maximum 12 pieces). This can be in the form of a CD, DVD, colour photocopies, sketches, or photographs. Please note that all submissions cannot be returned. Guidelines for letter of intent The VFS... [-]

Course - Film Production

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 Canada Vancouver

To launch a successful film career, you need technique, experience, and a professional network, and Film Production at Vancouver Film School is dedicated to giving you exactly [+]

To launch a successful film career, you need technique, experience, and a professional network, and Film Production at Vancouver Film School is dedicated to giving you exactly that. At VFS, you learn from the experts while living and breathing filmmaking for one amazingly intense year. You collaborate, broaden your creative horizons, and zero in on your career. You arrive at VFS as someone who likes to make films - you graduate a filmmaker. One Year of Making Films At VFS, you're immersed in production throughout your year. Right out of the gate, you're leading and crewing films that incorporate increasingly advanced technical demands, and sophisticated short film projects that form the heart of your professional reel. Along with regular workshops and on-set intensives, these films combine to create a body of experience - and a way to apply everything you learn in Film Production. What You Will Learn Nowadays, anybody can get a camera, make a movie, and find a modest audience – it's a great first step. VFS is about taking it to the next level: What you will learn will enable you to be a confident creative professional, an independent filmmaker with the knowledge to prove it. By exploring and then specializing in filmmaking's key creative disciplines, you're ultimately able to step onto any film set and make a difference. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Wait-list - March 2, 2015 - May 4, 2015 - June 29, 2015 - August 31, 2015 - October 26, 2015 Program... [-]

Course - Entertainment Business Management

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Canada Vancouver

Our EBM program produced outstanding graduates and outstanding results. The intensive one-year education enabled students to create award-winning projects, such as Compendium's "Little [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. Our EBM program produced outstanding graduates and outstanding results. The intensive one-year education enabled students to create award-winning projects, such as Compendium's "Little Mermaid" and “Jabberwock.” The program’s leading-edge business courses meant entry for graduates into the industries of film, television, and game production; marketing and social media; and high-tech business. Yet for graduates of other VFS programs and those already working in industry, leaving a career to pursue a year-long, full-time education in Entertainment Business Management just isn’t a possibility. And this is a source of frustration for many. The entertainment arts industry is changing rapidly—many need to acquire new business and marketing skills quickly to advance careers, launch projects, and start businesses without sacrifice to career, job, or home. A full-time EBM program does not address these needs. In response, VFS will be investigating a brand-new, compressed delivery model of EBM, designed to enable those who need a creative business education to get it, without compromise to their existing careers. This will be the first time in recent years that VFS has considered alternatives to the one-year intensive model. This will be a huge undertaking and we are dedicated to taking the time necessary to create a new model that is of the same high caliber of other VFS programming. Our top priority is, and always will be, our students and making sure that they get the very best educational experience. This means we will be limiting enrolment in the... [-]

Course - Acting for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Canada Vancouver

Acting for the camera requires a unique set of skills. What you will learn in VFS acting classes emphasizes the fundamentals of cinematic naturalism, the style you'll be expected to achieve [+]

Acting for the camera requires a unique set of skills. What you will learn in VFS acting classes emphasizes the fundamentals of cinematic naturalism, the style you'll be expected to achieve most often when you're on set. From your very first week in school until the last, you'll be on camera. What You Will Learn Acting is an art of self-discovery. Your craft is based on a close study of relationships, emotions, and actions, and your talent is seen in every gesture you make and every word you speak in front of the camera. Here are some of the highlights from your year of acting classes at VFS: Your Physical Instrument Every day in Acting starts with a routine physical warm-up that includes exercises, stretches, voice and body work, and improvisation games. Your Relationship with Yourself Your first lessons allow you to shed inhibitions and build your courage to tackle everything from visual effects action stunts to intimate scenes. Your Relationship with Other People Expect your biggest creative breakthroughs to come during this intense and challenging few months full of Film and TV workshops. You, Your Craft & The Business You've got the talent and the know-how - so where's the audition? Your year is completed by the preparation of a professional portfolio as well as a Final Project "Location Shoot". Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Wait-list - March 2, 2015 Limited Seats Available - May 4, 2015 Program Requirements Successful completion of VFS Acting Essentials program and an... [-]

Course - Digital Character Animation

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Canada Vancouver

Digital Character Animation is an advanced six-month production program for experienced 3D and classical animators looking to refine their skills in character animation as they create their [+]

Course Studies in Film in North America 2017. Digital Character Animation is an advanced six-month production program for experienced 3D and classical animators looking to refine their skills in character animation as they create their own character-based film. What You Will Learn From concept development to character modeling and animation to production and post-production, what you will learn in this rigorous program will allow you to create your film in just six months. You will learn on Maya - the industry standard software - and will have the opportunity to work with Pixar's Renderman. Character Animation You will spend the majority of the program animating your own film, with face-to-face mentorship from animation industry mentors. Concept Development It all starts with your idea. Modeling Create your 3D character from the skeleton out. Character Setup Rig your character's skeleton, skin, and facial expressions. Rendering Create refined images using Pixar's Renderman. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 - June 29, 2015 Program Requirements: - A visual art portfolio of your work that includes life (preferred), or character drawings and 3D computer work (maximum 12 pieces). As this is an advanced program, your 3D work must prove that you currently have sufficient skills to excel in the program. or - Successful completion of the VFS Classical Animation program. You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Digital Character Animation. - A mastered demo reel of your final project. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]