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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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Toronto Film School
Toronto, Canada

The Film Production Diploma program offers an intensive, behind-the-scenes education that covers all areas of filmmaking. You will experience every phase of pre-production, pr ... +

The Film Production Diploma program offers an intensive, behind-the-scenes education that covers all areas of filmmaking. You will experience every phase of pre-production, production, and post-production, including writing and analyzing screenplays, developing storyboards, creating shot lists and preparing budgets and schedules. You will learn to shoot, direct, block, light scenes and capture audio, as well as assemble, cut and manipulate footage. -
Diploma
Full-time
18 months
English
Campus
 
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
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
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
Campus
 

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Prague Film Institute
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Film Institute is a professional film school in Prague founded by filmmakers. The school is situated in a building with award-winning directors, film equipment rental-h ... +

Prague Film Institute is a professional film school in Prague founded by filmmakers. The school is situated in a building with award-winning directors, film equipment rental-house, and post-production facilities. Two Years Filmmaking Degree Course at Prague Film Institute is an intensive hands-on programme designed to deepen your filmmaking skills in your chosen specialisation, shoot festival-worthy films, strengthen connections in the industry by filmmaking internships and receive a foundation degree BTEC HND. Students may opt to specialise in 5 different areas according to their interest: Production, Directing, Cinematography (Camera), Scriptwriting or Editing. -
Diploma
Full-time
20 months
English
05 Sep 2022
30 Apr 2022
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
Campus
 
SAIT - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Calgary, Canada

The Film and video industry entertains, challenges, impacts our understanding of current events, heightens our awareness of social issues, and even influences our buying decis ... +

The Film and video industry entertains, challenges, impacts our understanding of current events, heightens our awareness of social issues, and even influences our buying decisions. Be a part of this cultural phenomenon, and enroll in the Film and Video Production (FVP) program. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
09 May 2022
01 Apr 2022
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
2 years
English
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
Campus
 
RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

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
 
GeniusQuest Film Academy
Ko Samui, Thailand

This 6-month, full-time program offers concentrated explorations into the processes of filmmaking as students learn to write, direct, produce, shoot and edit a MOS film, a Syn ... +

This 6-month, full-time program offers concentrated explorations into the processes of filmmaking as students learn to write, direct, produce, shoot and edit a MOS film, a Sync-Dialogue film, and a music video. -
Diploma
Full-time
6 months
English
Campus
 
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
Campus
 
South African Business & Technology Institute
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of this qualification is to equip entry level persons in the advertising industry with the competence required to supply support services in an advertising environ ... +

The purpose of this qualification is to equip entry level persons in the advertising industry with the competence required to supply support services in an advertising environment. On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a Certificate in Film & Television. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Feb 2022
Campus
 
CLCF Conservatoire Libre Du Cinéma Français
Île-de-France, France

Foolproof versatility, adaptability and excellent interpersonal skills are essential to flourish in this profession. Indeed, from technical logistics and personnel management, ... +

Foolproof versatility, adaptability and excellent interpersonal skills are essential to flourish in this profession. Indeed, from technical logistics and personnel management, including legal and financial aspects, the Production Director works on all fronts to carry out his film or television projects. -
Graduate Diploma
French
 
Pixel Blue College Inc
Edmonton, Canada

Pixel Blue College's Digital Audio Production Program is designed to educate students in modern audio production techniques. Students will learn the fundamentals of audio theo ... +

Pixel Blue College's Digital Audio Production Program is designed to educate students in modern audio production techniques. Students will learn the fundamentals of audio theory and then quickly proceed to hands-on interaction with the hardware and software tools commonly used in the industry. Students must display exceptional work ethic and be passionate in their commitment to learning. An intensive classroom environment is created with emphasis on Real World Education. While musical expertise is an asset, it is not essential for the student to be accepted into the program. No prior knowledge is assumed. -
Diploma
English (Canada)
Campus
 
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella School Of Business
Belgrano, Argentina

The Film Program proposes a space for creation and reflection for filmmakers, visual artists, photographers, playwrights, writers, and researchers interested in embarking on a ... +

The Film Program proposes a space for creation and reflection for filmmakers, visual artists, photographers, playwrights, writers, and researchers interested in embarking on an intense production experience for a year. -
Diploma
Spanish (Argentina)
Feb 2022
Campus