Liberal arts courses cover many areas of study. While some can be taken as a one-time course, many are part of a course of study that spans weeks or years. What is a course in filmmaking? Whether watching a film at home, on the go or in a theatre, the scenes that simply unfold are actually quite complicated. Filmmaking begins with an idea that turns into a story. Students taking these courses lear… Read more

Liberal arts courses cover many areas of study. While some can be taken as a one-time course, many are part of a course of study that spans weeks or years.

What is a course in filmmaking? Whether watching a film at home, on the go or in a theatre, the scenes that simply unfold are actually quite complicated. Filmmaking begins with an idea that turns into a story. Students taking these courses learn how to transform their written stories into visual art. Initial courses delve into the fundamentals of filmmaking, such as screenwriting, directing, production and cinematography. As students advance in courses, they will learn film theory and the technical and business aspects of the process. Many programs end with a student creating their own film.

Organization is a key component to many facets of life and imbedded in the craft of filmmaking. Since the process of making a film involves many people, students will also hone their communication and listening skills.

Since there are many options available for these types of courses, such as a six-week or two-year program, costs will depend on the length of the courses. Different programs means different schools, so costs also differ between institutions.

The production of a film requires significant planning, production time, post-production efforts and people. Screenwriters are needed to write the screenplay, casting directors find the right actors and directors bring it all together. During filming, the director of photography and sound mixers are a few sought-after careers. Once filming is completed, editors work to ensure the flow and quality of the scenes. For students with a head for business, filmmaking offers numerous career paths such as a post-production coordinator, public relations or events manager, and distributor.

Most filmmaking courses require on-site learning. In the current digital age, there are some programs available online. 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 - 24 months
English
Campus
 
Prague Film School
Prague, Czech Republic

The advanced / second year Prague Film School cinematography program aims to deepen skills developed in the year course through hands-on workshops and shooting commercials and ... +

The advanced / second year Prague Film School cinematography program aims to deepen skills developed in the year course through hands-on workshops and shooting commercials and film projects with professional DPs. The school is international. Instruction is in English. -
Courses
Full-time
Sep 2020
Campus
 
ESRA
Paris, France

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 instruc ... +

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. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 
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
 
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
 
Moscow Film School
Moscow, Russia

This 1-year practice-oriented program focuses on the montage workflow within the production chain and different stages of postproduction.

This 1-year practice-oriented program focuses on the montage workflow within the production chain and different stages of postproduction. -
Courses
Part-time
2 years
Campus
 
CPA Online
Zaragoza, Spain

The camera operator plays a vital role in any recording process. Therefore, the image quality is essential for exceptional audiovisual product. Looking for the best course of ... +

The camera operator plays a vital role in any recording process. Therefore, the image quality is essential for exceptional audiovisual product. Looking for the best course of camera operator? You've already found. In CPA Online we have it! -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
300 hours
Sep 2020
Online
 
Oxford Royale Academy
Yarnton, United Kingdom

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

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

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. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas
Pinheiros, Brazil

The course program aims to form true editors, not just edit software operators. Ideal for professionals already working in the audiovisual sector and need to deepen their know ... +

The course program aims to form true editors, not just edit software operators. Ideal for professionals already working in the audiovisual sector and need to deepen their knowledge and skills, or for students interested in a high quality training and who are finishing a graduation in correlata area. -
Courses
Full-time
Portuguese, English
Campus
 
European School of Economics
London, United Kingdom +4 More

With all its lights and shadows, the film industry remains one of the strongest sectors worldwide, and it is arguably the most influential. Not only by means of its complex ra ... +

With all its lights and shadows, the film industry remains one of the strongest sectors worldwide, and it is arguably the most influential. Not only by means of its complex ramifications, but also because of something much more important: it has a direct effect upon the consciousness of people; that is, on the way they feel, think and dream. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
3 months
English
Campus
 
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 ... +

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. -
Courses
Full-time
10 - 24 months
English
Campus