Diploma Programs in Film Studies

Earning a diploma signals to employers that you have what it takes to study a subject for a prolonged period. Diploma programs may provide broad overviews or in-depth studies, and subjects range from technical to artistic and from theoretical to applicable. What is a diploma in film studies? This course of study may focus on any aspect of filmmaking from forming a script to selling the finished pr… Read more

Earning a diploma signals to employers that you have what it takes to study a subject for a prolonged period. Diploma programs may provide broad overviews or in-depth studies, and subjects range from technical to artistic and from theoretical to applicable.

What is a diploma in film studies? This course of study may focus on any aspect of filmmaking from forming a script to selling the finished product. You could also learn about the history and cultural impact of film in the world. Your studies could be online, in a classroom or on an actual film set. There are rarely any prerequisites for a film studies diploma, and you may be able to start a program right after high school or secondary school.

A film studies diploma can teach you various life skills, such as attention to detail, social sensitivity and listening comprehension. Noticing and being sensitive to details in a social situation can help you avoid conflict and form stronger friendships. Listening comprehension is helpful in social settings but can also be used when making business connections.

There are multiple costs associated with earning a diploma, such as registration and course fees, books, supplies and transportation. Online courses with e-books are sometimes cheaper, and you can also save money by getting used materials.

With a film studies diploma, you can look for jobs relating to many aspects of film production. If you studied history and cultural influences, you could qualify as a film critic or studio manager. If your diploma focused on handling equipment, you may apply to be a crew member or post-production editor. Other job titles you could apply for include costumer, film sales agent, production coordinator, projectionist and storyboard artist.

Diplomas in film studies are found at art schools across the world with some courses offered 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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London Film Academy
London, United Kingdom

Join our supportive network of film professionals and hone your craft in a small group within the nurturing environment of London’s best-loved film school. Our Filmmaking Dipl ... +

Join our supportive network of film professionals and hone your craft in a small group within the nurturing environment of London’s best-loved film school. Our Filmmaking Diploma is the only fully comprehensive course of its kind, where you will learn your skills from practising Film and TV industry experts and be fully immersed in the production of your own films. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
05 May 2020
03 Apr 2020
Campus
 
CSVPA
Cambridge, United Kingdom

In the first year you will explore a range of creative subject areas including 3D Design, Textiles, Fine Art, Graphics and Illustration, Photography and Moving image supported ... +

In the first year you will explore a range of creative subject areas including 3D Design, Textiles, Fine Art, Graphics and Illustration, Photography and Moving image supported by Life drawing and Visual studies. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
CEV - Escuela Superior de Comunicación, Imagen y Sonido
Madrid, Spain

The HND in Creative Media Production Professional Film Course is what you are looking for if you want to become a celluloid professional. You will learn everything about techn ... +

The HND in Creative Media Production Professional Film Course is what you are looking for if you want to become a celluloid professional. You will learn everything about technical and artistic knowledge to work in a professional manner in the realization, production and postproduction of the different film and audiovisual formats. You will learn the different techniques to operate with cameras and lighting equipment as well as familiarize yourself with the different supports. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
Spanish
Campus
 
AFDA
Johannesburg, South Africa +4 More

The AFDA Postgraduate school is focused on developing innovative research, origination, production and distribution of entertainment concepts for both local and international ... +

The AFDA Postgraduate school is focused on developing innovative research, origination, production and distribution of entertainment concepts for both local and international markets. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Full-time
English
03 Feb 2020
Campus
 
RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Want to forge a career in screen or interactive digital media? This program is delivered as part of a sequence, beginning with the Diploma of Screen and Media or the Diploma o ... +

Want to forge a career in screen or interactive digital media? This program is delivered as part of a sequence, beginning with the Diploma of Screen and Media or the Diploma of Digital Media Technologies. Upon satisfactory completion of the Diploma, you will progress to the Advanced Diploma. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Toronto Film School
Toronto, Canada

Our Writing for Film and TV Associate Diploma offers an intensive, behind-the-scenes education across all area of screenwriting. The program is designed to replicate the proce ... +

Our Writing for Film and TV Associate Diploma offers an intensive, behind-the-scenes education across all area of screenwriting. The program is designed to replicate the process and environment of the film and television industry. The online classrooms are styled after industry writing rooms with collaborative story sessions. You will learn how to pitch, write and produce for all formats of film and television, including sitcoms,one-hour dramas, feature films, new media, broadcast news, commercials, and PSAs, and factual entertainment. -
Advanced Diploma
Part-time
24 months
English
Oct 2020
Online
 
Centre for Arts and Technology
Kelowna, Canada

Learn everything there is to know about digital filmmaking from the Centre for Arts and Technology digital film school. At one of the leading digital film schools in Canada, o ... +

Learn everything there is to know about digital filmmaking from the Centre for Arts and Technology digital film school. At one of the leading digital film schools in Canada, our digital filmmaking program has established the reputation as “the filmmaker’s film school” allowing students to work with our industry pros while gaining valuable knowledge and industry insights. -
Diploma
Full-time
18 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

The program has the distinction of covering two disciplines – theatre & film; it gives the students an interdisciplinary curriculum rarely found in other programs. Student ... +

The program has the distinction of covering two disciplines – theatre & film; it gives the students an interdisciplinary curriculum rarely found in other programs. Students who select this program will be surrounded and supported by like-minded and equally passionate classmates, lecturers and staff, with whom you will collaborate and learn from. Apart from lectures, you will be introduced to a variety of other learning methods, such as demonstrations, practical sessions, tutorials, viewings, discussions, performances and field trips. -
Diploma
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
LaSalle College Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

Expanding digital markets continue to present new challenges for the workforce. With this in mind, the Digital Film & Video program offers students a curriculum which is d ... +

Expanding digital markets continue to present new challenges for the workforce. With this in mind, the Digital Film & Video program offers students a curriculum which is designed to prepare them to meet the needs of industry. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Artidi Escuela Superior
Barcelona, Spain

The audiovisual product is today one of the most used media and artistic expression. The audiovisual sector grows in TV, advertising and cinema and there is a technical and cr ... +

The audiovisual product is today one of the most used media and artistic expression. The audiovisual sector grows in TV, advertising and cinema and there is a technical and creative need for the staging of the content. The figure of the audiovisual art director allows to create visual quality products, with an aesthetic sense and treating the result as a whole. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Part-time
10 months
Spanish
Campus
 
South and City College Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Come and study this fun and exciting course at our Digbeth campus in the heart of Birmingham's Digital media hub. The course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding a ... +

Come and study this fun and exciting course at our Digbeth campus in the heart of Birmingham's Digital media hub. The course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment in the media industries or for progression into higher education. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
SAE Institute New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand

The Diploma in Film Making focuses on intensive theoretical and practical training in all aspects of film and TV production. Digital film and animated element creation is exam ... +

The Diploma in Film Making focuses on intensive theoretical and practical training in all aspects of film and TV production. Digital film and animated element creation is examined and construction techniques are explored in depth. -
Diploma
Full-time
12 months
English
Campus
 
Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Ludwigsburg, Germany

Technical Directing (TD) is a two‐year postgraduate course; graduates qualify as Technical Directors for animation and VFX‐projects.

Technical Directing (TD) is a two‐year postgraduate course; graduates qualify as Technical Directors for animation and VFX‐projects. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English, German
Campus
 
New York Film Academy Australia
Southport, Australia

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized training program CUA60615 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media with chosen coursework focusing on filmmaki ... +

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized training program CUA60615 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media with chosen coursework focusing on filmmaking. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 semesters
English, English
Campus
 
Sault College
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

If you want to explore an incredibly exciting field, consider this 2-year diploma program. It is the perfect fit for anyone who is passionate about movies and television, has ... +

If you want to explore an incredibly exciting field, consider this 2-year diploma program. It is the perfect fit for anyone who is passionate about movies and television, has always dreamed of being a filmmaker, loves storytelling, enjoys working with advanced technology or just wants to embrace their creativity. The program is also a marketable complement to any existing degree or diploma as the opportunities in this field are numerous and varied. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus