Diploma in Film Studies

Top Diploma Programs in Film Studies

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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Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Campus 2 years January 2019 United Kingdom Cambridge

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. [+]

Overview

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 & personalized tuition, each student will develop the following

• An awareness of different perspectives and approaches within the media sector.• Research, analyze 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.... [-]


Diploma in Cinema Production

Nashville Film Institute
Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 USA Nashville

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.... [-]


Diploma in Performing Arts

Sunway University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Malaysia Shah Alam

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 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.... [-]


Technical Directing

Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Germany Ludwigsburg

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.... [-]


Diploma in Movie Making - CPD & IAO Accredited

John Academy
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

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 exercises in this course are conveyed in a non-specialized and well-ordered way and are perfect for the individuals who need to pick up and comprehensive learning of media improvement devices and who need to upgrade their profession prospects all the while. You will also learn how to use the right media maker; will be more mindful when utilizing it and how to troubleshoot. This course will help you to adequately arrange video film, import media and how to save your project. You will pick up decent information of utilising the course of events to include, move, erase and alter media, and create a video. You will figure out how to utilise the zoom, trimming and part settings to make the ideal video. You will be more mindful of how you can utilise moves, impacts, sounds, sound, portrayal, and titles to make your video look successful and proficient. You will know how to distribute your motion picture to YouTube and to a DVD. You will obviously comprehend the significance of angle proportion issues that can happen while making your video in this course. [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Film Studies 2018/2019. 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;... [-]

Multimedia Production & Journalism Major

Drury University
Campus September 2018 USA Springfield

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Filmmaking Diploma

London Film Academy
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom London

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. [+]

Get ready to kick-start your career in film or TV. Our one-year diploma gives you hands-on practical training in all aspects of filmmaking and equips you with the skills, knowledge and on-going support to excel in your chosen field.

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.

You’ll leave as a versatile filmmaker with an extensive showreel and a network of professional contacts. 95% of all LFA students start working in the film industry within three months of graduating – why not be one of them?... [-]


Filmmaking Diploma

dBs Film Berlin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Germany Berlin

To give you a real head-start to your filmmaking career, we’ve designed our Filmmaking Diploma around the idea that learning is doing. This means you won’t find any ‘traditional’ classrooms in this dBs Film programme. Instead, participants will spend a year making films non-stop. No lectures, no homework, no tests: just filmmaking! [+]

Develop your creative vision and hone your craft through practice.

To give you a real head-start to your filmmaking career, we’ve designed our Filmmaking Diploma around the idea that learning is doing. This means you won’t find any ‘traditional’ classrooms in this dBs Film programme. Instead, participants will spend a year making films non-stop. No lectures, no homework, no tests: just filmmaking!

Over the year you will produce thirty film projects! You’ll receive instruction and support for each of these through a 3-part combination of roundtable discussions, training workshops and consultations. Every project is designed to hone the basic tenets of storytelling while simultaneously encouraging you to follow what excites and interests you. Your films can take the form of fiction shorts, documentaries, commercials, music videos... whatever you like. Genre and format aren’t important; telling a story is.... [-]


Screenwriting/Directing

Icelandic Film School
Campus Full time 4 semesters August 2019 Iceland Reykjavík

This department offers a versatile and creative course of study in the fields of writing and directing for the screen. You'll learn various methods for developing your ideas and writing scripts for feature films, shorts, television and other visual media. You'll also receive extensive training in directing your own scripts as well as those of others... [+]

This department offers a versatile and creative course of study in the fields of writing and directing for the screen. You'll learn various methods for developing your ideas and writing scripts for feature films, shorts, television and other visual media. You'll also receive extensive training in directing your own scripts as well as those of others.

The curriculum lays the necessary foundation for you to become an author in the field of filmmaking. Graduating students from the department receive a diploma with the title "Filmmaker – With Special Concentration in Writing and Directing". With this training and knowledge our alumni are prepared for jobs with film production companies, television broadcasters, advertising agencies and publishing companies, among others.... [-]


Extended Diploma in Video Creation - CPD Certified & IAO Approved

iStudy
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

Create your own customized video just like a pro Videos are part of the digital world that we live in. Everyday enhancements are being made to improve the quality of the video by improving the quality of the camera or video recorder. However, these enhancements will only get you so far. Learn everything about video creation through this course to take the best quality videos. Videos are created for entertainment, information dissemination, and even for marketing. Producing videos for marketing will be effective if it could capture the attention of your target market. To do this, you need to learn the basics in video creation and learn how to produce web video. You can also edit your videos the way you want by removing or adding different parts of the clip while also adding pictures to the mix. There are many reasons to edit a video and your editing approach will depend on the desired outcome. Learn how to create your own video through this course. All of these skills related to video creation will be taught in this advanced diploma course. Get started right away. [+]

Course Highlights

Extended Diploma in Video Creation is an award-winning and the best selling course that has been given the CPD Certification & CiQ GOLD accreditation. It is the most suitable course anyone looking to work in this or relevant sector.

It is considered one of the perfect courses in the UK that can help students/learners to get familiar with the topic and gain necessary skills to perform well in this field. We have packed Extended Diploma in Video Creation into several modules for teaching you everything you need to become successful in this profession.

To provide you ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 20/30 hours and it is also possible to study at your own pace.... [-]


Video Production Diploma

Nimbus School of Recording & Media
Campus Full time 8 months September 2018 Canada Vancouver

As a Nimbus video production student, you will be immersed in all aspects of digital video production including: writing, directing, casting, location scouting, producing, shooting, editing, lighting, and audio mixing. Plus, learn the ins and outs of video live streaming and webcasts! [+]

Whether you want to create music videos, commercials, short films or film live webcasts, we’ll give you the skills and confidence you need to step into any production role and create professional video content for any medium. As a Nimbus video production student, you will be immersed in all aspects of digital video production including: writing, directing, casting, location scouting, producing, shooting, editing, lighting, and audio mixing. Plus, learn the ins and outs of video live streaming and webcasts! We will teach you well-established video production techniques and new, up-to-the-minute skills necessary to put yourself at the forefront of the ever-evolving media landscape. Build your production portfolio by working in real world scenarios and networking within the video production and music industries.... [-]


Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Learn Video Editing In Premiere Pro - CPD & IAO Accredited

iStudy
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

**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 an introduction to video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro CC. It will take you from the very beginning of opening Premiere Pro CC and learning the various panel windows to editing clips together, audio work, colour correction, creating sequence presets, titles, keyboard shortcuts, exporting and much more!Your instructor for this course is Will Bartlett. He has been professionally editing since 2004. He is the founder of an established video production company in Toronto and has edited well over 1000 projects.Our team will be available to answer any questions as well as help you with any issues you may come across while making your way through the course. Even if you don’t have Adobe Premiere Pro CC you can still take advantage of this course by downloading a free 30-day trial from Adobe, on their website. All you need to do is create a free account with them, it only takes a minute and you will then be able to start downloading Premiere Pro. Get started now with Adobe’s video editing program today to create engaging visual and audio stories! [+]

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 Premiere Pro off of Adobe’s website, or purchase a license from Adobe Who is the target audience? This Premiere Pro video editing course is meant for beginners who want to learn how to edit. No prior video editing knowledge is required. This course is also for people who may be already familiar with editing, but want to make the switch to Premiere Pro. This course is NOT for a professional Video Editor who already knows how to use Premiere Pro. [-]

Diploma in Film Making

SAE Institute New Zealand
Campus Full time 12 months March 2019 New Zealand Auckland

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. [+]

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. Students use individual computer workstations in our Film Lab and utilise our Film Post Production Studio in developing their creative and technical skills using various industry software and control surfaces.

Who should take this programme? Anyone wanting a solid grounding in the theory and practice of creative design and film making Individuals interested in working professionally in television or film Enthusiasts and hobby film makers wishing to become professionals Anyone wanting to stay competitive and enhance their employability in a rapidly changing job market SKILLS AND OUTCOMES Develop storylines and treatments Plan and shoot a wide range of content Integrate live-action footage and elements of 3D annimation Manage media assets Create titles and credits for screen productions Collaborate in a creative process Ensure a safe workplace Record sound on location Apply special effects CAREER OPTIONS Camera Operator Video Editor Special Effects Artist Scriptwriter Videographer Visual Designer2D or 3D Animator Video Producer Video Post Production Engineer Lighting Technician Performer/Actor Advertising/Marketing/Promotions ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ... [-]

Professional Course on Youtube Video Making - CPD Certified & IAO Approved

iStudy
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

Become an internet phenomenon with your Videos on YouTube Everyone knows about youtube. There are millions of videos that you can find a lot of different topics. But do you know how to make your own video? This course will teach you how to make good quality videos for you to upload to youtube. Many popular YouTube videos are home-made clips and comic shorts shot on mobile phones. The most important thing is that the subject matter you capture is interesting or funny. If you have great videos and/or photos, you can perfect and edit them quickly and easily. Nowadays people are making thousands and millions of dollars simply by having their own youtube channel and uploading their own popular videos. As long as your video is funny, interesting and catches the peoples attention, you may even make a living out of it. If making youtube videos sounds interesting to you, then this course is perfectly suited for you. Find out what you have to do to make good videos and how to upload them to youtube. With this guide, you will be a youtube expert in no time. [+]

Course Highlights

Professional Course on Youtube Video Making is an award-winning and the best selling course that has been given the CPD Certification & CiQ GOLD accreditation. It is the most suitable course anyone looking to work in this or relevant sector.

It is considered one of the perfect courses in the UK that can help students/learners to get familiar with the topic and gain necessary skills to perform well in this field. We have packed Professional Course on Youtube Video Making into several modules for teaching you everything you need to become successful in this profession.

To provide you ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 20/30 hours and it is also possible to study at your own pace.... [-]


Diploma in Digital Film Production

Sault College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Canada Sault Ste. Marie

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. [+]

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... [-]