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Top 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 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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23 Results in Film Studies

Plató de Cinema

During the Cinema Diploma, El Plató de Cinema will guide the student in a process of learning and discovering cinema, both from a technical and artistic perspective; all ... [+]

Give a 360º Tour

During the Cinema Diploma, El Plató de Cinema will guide the student in a process of learning and discovering cinema, both from a technical and artistic perspective; all this from the hand of active professionals in the film industry.

In these three courses the subjects are common for all the students, making this way that our students leave with the highest technical and narrative level possible and with a high degree of autonomy, in order to be able to face different types of productions and adapt better to the demands on the part of the market.

The training offered by the school is theoretical and practical. Understanding that only once it is carried out, the student will assimilate the knowledge seen in class.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
London Film Academy

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 ... [+]

INTRODUCTION

Do you want to become a world class, versatile filmmaker?

Get ready to kick-start your career in film or television with our 1-year Filmmaking Diploma. It gives you hands-on, practical training in all aspects of filmmaking as it equips you with the skills and knowledge, and provides the on-going support you need, to excel in your chosen field.

Our diploma is designed to teach you the absolute must-have skills for becoming a collaborative filmmaker in the 21st Century. You will have not only a supportive network of established film professionals guiding you, but also access to state-of-the-art digital equipment including ARRI ALEXA, as well as S16mm film to work with. You and a team of ambitious students will be creating work as you build your extensive film portfolio - not to mention your own little black book of professional industry contacts that you’ll leave with.... [-]

United Kingdom London
May 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

This is a two-year course, designed to provide students with the knowledge & skills to progress to degree level study & thereafter employment in the animation, fi ... [+]

About

This is a two-year course, designed to provide students with the knowledge & skills to progress to degree level study & thereafter employment in the animation, film & games industries.

Through focused classes & personalised tuition, each student will develop the following:

An awareness of different perspectives and approaches within the media sector. Research, analyse and evaluate relevant information and ideas in order to develop creative solutions. Understand, adapt and safely use appropriate and practical methods and skills for creative production. Critically review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions and results. Use evaluative and reflective skills in order to take responsibility for own learning, development and decision making. Take responsibility for the research, planning, time management and actions to access progression opportunities. Effectively present themselves and their work to appropriate audiences. Learn the initial principles of HTML coding through classes. An awareness of health and safety rules through workshops. ... [-]
United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2019
2 years
Campus
Sault College

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, ... [+]

Digital Film Production (1097) 2 Years - 4 Semesters Ontario College Diploma Program Overview 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. The film and television industry in Canada and on an international level is thriving with a growing number of major feature films shot in the Sault Ste. Marie area including on the Sault College campus! With so many entertainment and new media outlets, the global appetite for fresh and original content is virtually insatiable. Our goal is to train the digital storytellers of today and tomorrow who can produce these film projects. This is a field in the fine arts that values both creative and technical skills and is based on strong teamwork, smart business sensibilities, and unique ideas. Maybe this is exactly what you are looking for! Our unique program will cover the entire filmmaking process from idea development and scripting, through production into post-production and distribution. Students will focus on Producing, Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Editing, and Sound work. They will graduate with a portfolio of high quality, story-driven projects including short films, PSAs/commercials, and a factual television pilot. Classes will cover both... [-]

Canada Sault Ste. Marie
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Sunway University

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

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.

The lecturers are dynamic individuals who are artistic and professional people known in film, television, media and theatre. They not only provide the guidance but also are the links to the industry for students’ future work contacts.... [-]

Malaysia Shah Alam
January 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Centre for Arts and Technology

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 Cana ... [+]

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. If you’ve always loved movies, and the idea of telling stories through the magic of filmmaking keeps you up at night, then the Centre for Arts and Technology digital film school is right for you. You know that a successful film production relies on much more than the director and talent under the spotlight. You understand that every crewmember, from grips to set decorators, plays an important role in the final product that hits the screen. Are you ready to dive into one of these exciting roles and say “Action!” to your career in film? Graduates of the Digital Filmmaking program from one of the leading digital film schools in Canada go on to careers locally and all around the world. You could launch your career as a:... [-]

Canada Kelowna
September 2019
Full-time
18 months
Campus
Confederation College

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.... [-]

Canada Thunder Bay
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
LaSalle College Vancouver

The VFX for Film & Television diploma program at LaSalle College Vancouver is designed to provide graduates with the relevant skills necessary to seek entry-level emp ... [+]

The VFX for Film & Television diploma program at LaSalle College Vancouver is designed to provide graduates with the relevant skills necessary to seek entry-level employment in the post-production industry for film and television as VFX artists and technicians, as well as the game and animation industries. This goal is achieved by building a foundation of traditional artistic skill, a solid knowledge base in film and VFX theories and principles, and by then providing students with hands on training in various modern applications and tools including compositing and digital film production techniques.

Some people see things as they are, and want to make them more interesting, more exciting, more memorable. And a few of them manage to work their way into film and television production houses and design firms, making their living combining images, space, movement, sounds, and imagination to communicate and entertain. If you think you have the talent and commitment to join them, the place to start is with our VFX for Film & Television program. Here, you’ll work with professional-grade HD video technology and computer equipment as you have the opportunity to learn to grab the attention of an audience that’s growing more sophisticated every day. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty* who are dedicated to helping you succeed.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Melbourne Polytechnic

Become one of tomorrow’s media makers at Melbourne Polytechnic. Enrol in the Diploma of Screen and Media and develop your production skills, creativity, resourcefulness a ... [+]

Become one of tomorrow’s media makers at Melbourne Polytechnic. Enrol in the Diploma of Screen and Media and develop your production skills, creativity, resourcefulness and resilience as an internet film producer.

Develop a folio and promote your personal brand in the digital workplace

As part of the Diploma of Screen and Media course, you will write webisodes and micro-blogs, keep active blogs, develop resources, scrapbooks and working tools, to help you define your working methods and brand. You will develop small business resilience and a creative versatility that will be an excellent resource for future freelance or entrepreneurial work.

In this practice led course you will be engaged in cycles of rapid development, production and publication of short media works. There is a strong emphasis on designing animation and digital effects, creating digital effects and shooting material for screen productions.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
South African Business & Technology Institute

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 en ... [+]

The purpose of this qualification is to allow Supervisors to progress towards a Junior Farm Manager position with specific reference to Animal Production.

Course Outline Semester 01 Semester 02 Care for Customers Production Assisting Project Management Film Television and Video Production Identify expertise and Resources Project (Practical) Career Prospects Radio Producer TV Producer Photographer Radio/TV Technician Certification

On successful completion of the program, the student will receive a Certificate in Film & Television.

Fees Payable

*The following fees are payable per level and may increase in terms of SABTI Finance Policies

Registration Fee: R500 Deposit: ... [-]
South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
John Academy

This course will teach you appropriate methods and skills expected to become a proficient filmmaker. It covers the visual effects, motion design, and activities. The exer ... [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Film Studies 2019. Who is the course for? Professionals who have an experience in Movie Making. Beginners who have an interest in learning how to make a movie. Entry Requirement: This course is available to all learners, from all academic backgrounds. However, although an educational background and experience in film and movie making is an advantage. Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course. Assessment: At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. Before sitting for your final exam you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam. Certification: After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy at a cost of £39 or in PDF format at a cost of £24. Why choose us? Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials; Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts; Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform; Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result; The UK & internationally recognised accredited qualification; Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime; The benefit of applying for NUS Extra Discount Card;... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
iStudy

Updated – Now includes footage, images & music to download for editing practice Get started with Adobe Premiere Pro today and learn how to video edit! This course is ... [+]

What Will I Learn? Complete a video editing project from start to finish. Use Premiere Pro and its many different panel windows Create custom sequence presets for different resolutions Pick footage ‘selects’ for organized editing Edit footage and audio together Create titles Work with audio to adjust volume levels at specific times Create lower third titles Understand the basics of colour correction and colour grading Organize media with colour labels like a professional Video Editor Understand various resolutions and editing workflows Use keyboard shortcuts to edit more efficiently Finalize media using custom export presets Requirements Download and install a free 30 day trial of Adobe ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

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

What? Technical Directing (TD) is a two‐year postgraduate course; graduates qualify as Technical Directors for animation and VFX‐projects. Technical Directors are responsible for the technical supervision of film projects, meaning that they manage the technical aspects of the production. By joining a production team, TD‐students at the Institute of Animation learn to solve problems and handle pipelines. Among others, they develop plugins and applications, define workflows and production requirements and engage in current research projects.

Why? Career opportunities for Technical Directors are very good. For instance, alumni find work in the large Animation Studios of Hollywood like Pixar or Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). The mix between technical precision and artistic creativity makes working as a Technical Director varied and appealing.... [-]

Germany Ludwigsburg
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Drury University

The multimedia production and journalism major is designed to expose undergraduates to an array of media and message shaping for those media, through a mix of theory and ... [+]

Today’s media creators are expected to do it all: Photography, writing, videography, graphic design, web development. Drury Students do it all.

With this training, our graduates pursue careers in: filmmaking, news and sports reporting, video production, web development, public relations, and social-media management.

Our majors choose from one of two emphases:

Production Emphasis Journalism Emphasis

The multimedia production and journalism major is designed to expose undergraduates to an array of media and message shaping for those media, through a mix of theory and practice. As a part of a liberal arts university, ours is a program with a distinct focus on critical analysis, ethical standards, reporting and writing for print, broadcast and online media platforms. Students will also learn radio and TV production and programming as well as Internet communication.... [-]

USA Springfield
September 2019
Campus
Nashville Film Institute

Our Cinema Production Program totally immerses you in the filmmaking process. For nine months NFI students live, eat, and breathe film and how films get made. ... [+]

NFI’s Signature Filmmaking Diploma

Our Cinema Production Program totally immerses you in the filmmaking process. For nine months NFI students live, eat, and breathe film and how films get made.

Our philosophy is to have students learn all the stages and roles involved in making a film. The best way to achieve that is by actually making films. Throughout this diploma program, students collaborate on various projects to create their own films. By the end of the program, students gain the necessary skills, invaluable connections, and the content for their very own professional demo reel.

Program Modules

During our nine-month program, our course consists of four modules. Each module runs for 9 weeks and includes key production deliverables. Each student receives their grades at the conclusion of each module.... [-]

USA Nashville
September 2019
Full-time
9 months
Campus