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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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22 Results in Film Studies

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
New York Film Academy Australia

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on screenwriting. ... [+]

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on screenwriting.New York Film Academy Australia recognizes the critical role writers play in the creation of every film and television show. Yet, writing talent alone is not enough to create successful work in these mediums. Screenwriting is a learned craft, and a writer must write every day to train for the demands of this field and to truly understand the elements that make a screenplay or teleplay functional, as well as engaging.In addition to learning the conventions of the writing craft, students are given the support and structure to write and meet deadlines. Students write intensively throughout the course and complete several projects with the assistance of constructive critique from instructors, as well as peers.... [-]

Australia Southport
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Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
New York Film Academy Australia

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on acting. Our programs ... [+]

CUA5101 - Diploma Of Screen And Media - Acting For Film: Acting School Overview

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on acting. Our programs are unlike any other actor training programs in the world: cutting-edge explorations into the art and practice of acting for the screen.The acting program runs on a 28-week calendar, divided into two 14-week semesters. Each of the 14-week semesters includes hands-on instruction and requires a complete commitment on the part of the student.A standard week of study involves additional time in the evenings and on weekends, as needed, for classes, rehearsals, and shoots.... [-]

Australia Southport
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Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
New York Film Academy Australia

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on filmmaking. ... [+]

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on filmmaking. The Academy's CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media - Filmmaking program gives students all of the fundamental skills necessary to make their own films. The film school program is divided into two semesters with two-weeks of a break in between. The curriculum integrates intensive study in all the major filmmaking disciplines including cinematography, directing, screenwriting, and editing. During their time at the New York Film Academy Australia, filmmaking students write, shoot, direct, and edit their own unique HD short films and exercises, while also crewing for their classmates. All projects are edited digitally.Students complete this Diploma of Screen and Media program with skills in all the filmmaking crafts; gaining valuable hands-on production experience and an expanded awareness of themselves and the influence of their work. Students' final films are celebrated in a screening open to cast, crew, friends, family, and invited guests.... [-]

Australia Southport
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Full-time
2 semesters
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Nimbus School of Recording & Media

As a Nimbus video production student, you will be immersed in all aspects of digital video production including: writing, directing, casting, location scouting, producing ... [+]

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.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
8 months
Campus
SAE Institute New Zealand

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 ... [+]

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 ... [-]
New Zealand Auckland
March 2020
Full-time
12 months
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
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
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Full-time
2 years
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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
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
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Full-time
1 year
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
LaSalle College 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 ... [+]

The Craft of Filmmaking

LaSalle College Vancouver’s Digital Film and Video Diploma program prepares students for a rewarding career behind the camera. Students learn about every aspect of film and video production including digital video cameras, editing and graphics software. Students explore everything from how to create everything from broadcast news to motion pictures as they learn to write and direct the story of their future. Students learn all areas of pre-production, such as screenwriting, scripting, production, location scouting and casting. They also go behind the camera to study production in camera operations, directing, producing, and post-production in editing, digital finishing and media management.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
October 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 find your juris doctor
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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 Magic of Visual Effects

The VFX for Film and Television Diploma program at LaSalle College Vancouver prepares students for employment in the post-production industry for film and television as VFX artists and technicians, as well as in the game and animation industries. Our students build a foundation of traditional artistic skill, a solid knowledge base in film and VFX theories and principles through hands-on training in multiple applications and tools, including compositing and digital film production techniques.

Course Objectives

Each 3 month quarter of the program is comprised of tightly integrated, cohesive courses which are designed to help students meet specific, industry driven competencies and outcomes. The curriculum is structured to facilitate portfolio outcomes culminating in the development of a professional “demo reel” and other marketing pieces.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
October 2019
Full-time
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
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