Diploma in Film Studies

Top Diploma Programs in Film Studies

Film Studies

Diplomas are given to those who complete a program of study at a technical school or community college. A specialized topic must be studied in order to earn a diploma. Most students go onto better jobs and higher education once they earn their diploma.

Film is one of the world's most popular storytelling mediums and is the subject of serious academic study at many different institutions. This field is an excellent way to learn more about film theory, history, and criticism.

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Diploma of Screen and Media

Melbourne Polytechnic
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Australia Melbourne

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Diploma in Digital Film & Video

LaSalle College Vancouver
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

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. [+]

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. With the guidance of industry professionals students will explore the skills and organizational thinking necessary for a creative and productive experience, accessing and executing their own ideas and vision via hands-on learning opportunities and practical field exercises.

Whether you’re watching a movie screen, TV monitor, or your smartphone, you’re looking at the work of a team of writers, producers, directors, camera operators, lighting technicians, video editors, and digital video effects designers. If you want to join them, the place to start is our Digital Film & Video program. We’ll guide your learning as you work with digital video cameras, editing and graphics software, and other technologies. You’ll explore how to create everything from broadcast news to motion pictures as you get ready to write and direct the story of your future. 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*. You’ll work harder than you thought you could. But it can pay off in a future where you do what you love.... [-]


Diploma in VFX for Film & Television

LaSalle College Vancouver
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada 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 employment in the post-production industry for film and television as VFX artists and technicians, as well as the game and animation industries. [+]

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.... [-]


Degree In Film Sound Design

Escola de Cinema de Barcelona
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Diploma in cinematic sound design aims to provide essential knowledge for creating the soundtrack of a film work, from the preliminary analysis of sound in the script to mixtures and final post-production. Means an intensive theoretical and practical approach to the world of sound in cinema through learning essential techniques, [+]

The Diploma in cinematic sound design aims to provide essential knowledge for creating the soundtrack of a film work, from the preliminary analysis of sound in the script to mixtures and final post-production. Means an intensive theoretical and practical approach to the world of sound in cinema through learning essential techniques, methodology and professional teams surrounding the profession sound manager. To consolidate the acquired knowledge, the student is actively involved in short films and documentaries Diplomas filmmaking and animation, and the International Masters in documentary.

To whom it is addressed

A national and international from 17 years with or without experience in media studies students and film lovers who wish to acquire practical training on the role of director of sound in cinema, through its direct participation in short films and documentaries professional format.... [-]


Diploma in Digital Film Production

Sault College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Canada Sault Sainte 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... [-]


Diploma in Digital Media Production

Confederation College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Canada Thunder Bay

Confederation College’s Digital Media Production program will teach you how to be effective in today’s ever-changing digital media world. You will learn how to connect with users through blogs, vlogs, and live interactive shows. The program covers the basics of marketing, branding, and promotions that are often intertwined with today’s content creation. Students will also explore social journalism, bringing grass-root stories to new media platforms. You’ll discover that the same key principles apply: be engaging, be responsive and understand the ethics and responsibilities attached to becoming a media-based influencer. [+]

Digital Media Production

Applications are now being accepted for September 2018 intake.

(formerly known as Broadcast - Television Production).

Learn How to Become a Digital Influencer

How we tell our stories is changing. Media today must adapt to our content devices: our smartphones, our iPads, and our other connected gadgets. That means that today’s digital storytellers need to use a variety of tools to create content through linear, non-linear, and live interactive productions delivered to a multitude of screens. Although the medium has changed, the basics of good storytelling have not. The best content creators still need to grab attention to get their messages across demonstrating good cinematography and post-production skills.... [-]


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.... [-]


Diploma in Film Making

SAE Institute New Zealand
Campus Full time 12 months March 2018 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 ... [-]

Screenwriting/Directing

Icelandic Film School
Campus Full time 4 semesters August 2018 Iceland Reykjavik

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.... [-]


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

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Practical Filmmaking Diploma

METFilm - Berlin
Campus Full time 16 months September 2018 Germany Berlin

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? Met Film School is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting edge, practical learning experience. The Practical Filmmaking Diploma is an intensive course for those who already have a degree or work experience in a non-film related discipline, but who want to transition into the screen industries with a qualification. [+]

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? Met Film School is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting edge, practical learning experience.

KEY FACTS PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DIPLOMA Fourteen-month intensive practical course. Ideal for students looking to upskill their practical and technical knowledge of the screen arts and transfer into the screen industries from another profession. Develop a portfolio which includes short form, factual and episodic content. DipHE provides the option to continue onto the BA (Hons) courses to build more in-depth practical knowledge.

WHY TAKE THE COURSE ... [-]

Diploma in Film Production

Confederation College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Canada Thunder Bay

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.... [-]


Diploma in Digital Filmmaking

Centre for Arts and Technology
Campus Full time 18 months October 2018 Canada Kelowna

LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR UP TO $3000 ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. APPLY TODAY. Ever thought about making a career out of your love for the film? Our Digital Filmmaking professional diploma program offers 18 months of intense film training, preparing you for a variety of roles in the growing film industry across Canada. The program combines both traditional film studies.

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LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR UP TO $3000 ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. APPLY TODAY.

Ever thought about making a career out of your love for the film? Our Digital Filmmaking professional diploma program offers 18 months of intense film training, preparing you for a variety of roles in the growing film industry across Canada. The program combines both traditional film studies – such as the filmmaking process and the history of film and cinematography – with solid hands-on technical and artistic training in a studio environment to prepare students for careers in film.

FILM SCHOOL TRAINING

As a student in our Digital Filmmaking program, you will be immersed in a real movie studio setting, learning film production techniques, including the equipment, skills, and protocols necessary to work as a crew member on film, video or TV location shoots.... [-]