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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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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
 
Toronto Film School
Toronto, Canada

The 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-produc ... +

The 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 while learning from industry-active filmmakers with projects such as Beauty and the Beast, Black Panther, The Shape of Water and Star Trek Beyond to their credit. The program covers various aspects of filmmaking, 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
 
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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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
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Ecole Brassart
Bordeaux, France

Le BTS Métiers de l'audiovisuel option Montage / Postproduction, permet d'acquérir les compétences techniques et les savoir-faire artistiques pour réaliser le montage et la po ... +

Le BTS Métiers de l'audiovisuel option Montage / Postproduction, permet d'acquérir les compétences techniques et les savoir-faire artistiques pour réaliser le montage et la postproduction d'une œuvre ou d'un produit audiovisuel : clip, court métrage, long métrage, publicité, etc. L'étudiant apprend à s'approprier les différentes techniques d'assemblage, à sélectionner les prises de vues réalisées lors du tournage d'une œuvre audiovisuelle et à maîtriser les supports spécifiques au montage final. L'étudiant apprend également l'étalonnage de l'image ainsi que le motion design permettant l'habillage animé de produits audiovisuels. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Full-time
2 years
French
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Musitechnic
Montreal, Canada

Our Attestation of Collegial Studies (A.C.S.) - Recording and Sound Design is taught only by active industry professionals and has a strong practical focus. The program is div ... +

Our Attestation of Collegial Studies (A.C.S.) - Recording and Sound Design is taught only by active industry professionals and has a strong practical focus. The program is divided into 4 sessions, spread over 16 months. -
Diploma
Full-time
16 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
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
Campus
 
Raindance Film School
Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates +2 More

Raindance gives you the opportunity to attend world-class courses delivered by industry professionals. With an internationally-recognised HND you have the option of progressin ... +

Raindance gives you the opportunity to attend world-class courses delivered by industry professionals. With an internationally-recognised HND you have the option of progressing to the Top-up BA, or you can take the plunge and go straight into exciting job prospects in the film or Performing Arts industries. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
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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
 
George Brown College
Toronto, Canada

With media shifting away from traditional models of broadcasting toward new and innovative methods, a broader skillset is required. George Brown College’s Video Design & P ... +

With media shifting away from traditional models of broadcasting toward new and innovative methods, a broader skillset is required. George Brown College’s Video Design & Production diploma program will expose you to traditional and emerging film techniques. -
Diploma
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2 years
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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