Diploma Programs in Filmmaking

A diploma program usually takes one to two years to complete and offers graduates both practical skills and up-to-date knowledge in a specific specialty. Diploma programs are available through institutions including technical schools, community colleges and universities. Programs can be completed for entry-level positions and career enhancement and as a precursor to further study. What is a diplom… Read more

A diploma program usually takes one to two years to complete and offers graduates both practical skills and up-to-date knowledge in a specific specialty. Diploma programs are available through institutions including technical schools, community colleges and universities. Programs can be completed for entry-level positions and career enhancement and as a precursor to further study.

What is a diploma in filmmaking? This program often involves comprehensive study of aspects of filmmaking including directing, running cameras and coordinating lights and sound. Pre-production work may be another focus, with training in location scouting and writing scripts and storyboards. Other aspects of a filmmaking program could include study of art direction, casting, wardrobe, makeup, stunts and special effects. Post-production skills such as editing and sound mixing are other possible areas of study.

A wide-ranging understanding of the art and science of filmmaking can be broadly applied. Collaboration with other professionals is a highly sought-after and transferrable skill in most careers. Communication skills and expertise in technology are nearly universal demands in today’s employment marketplace.

Finding the right program is the first step toward committing to a course of study. Investigating the requirements of the program to make sure they align with your timeframe, location, budget and interest are vital in making the best choice. The reputation of the institution and its ability to help you successfully network are important considerations.

A diploma in filmmaking may open doors to a professional career as an independent film or video maker. Others with this credential can find work with marketing firms or any industry that produces video to market itself. The list of specialists on television and movie sets is extensive, ranging from boom operators, gaffers, grips, camera operators and set designers to directors and producers.

Opportunities to study for a diploma in filmmaking are found around the world and online from any location. 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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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
07 Sep 2020
15 Jul 2020
Campus
 
London Film Academy
London, United Kingdom

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 Dipl ... +

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. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
05 May 2020
03 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Centre for Arts and Technology
Kelowna, Canada

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, o ... +

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. -
Diploma
Full-time
18 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
South and City College Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Come and study this fun and exciting course at our Digbeth campus in the heart of Birmingham's Digital media hub. The course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding a ... +

Come and study this fun and exciting course at our Digbeth campus in the heart of Birmingham's Digital media hub. The course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment in the media industries or for progression into higher education. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
New York Film Academy Australia
Southport, Australia

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized training program CUA60615 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media with chosen coursework focusing on filmmaki ... +

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized training program CUA60615 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media with chosen coursework focusing on filmmaking. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 semesters
English, English
Campus
 
Nashville Film Institute
Nashville, USA

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 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. -
Diploma
Full-time
9 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
GeniusQuest Film Academy
Ko Samui, Thailand

This 16­ month diploma film program provides aspiring filmmakers with the whole range of visual literacy and filmmaking experiences as they learn to write, direct, produce, sh ... +

This 16­ month diploma film program provides aspiring filmmakers with the whole range of visual literacy and filmmaking experiences as they learn to write, direct, produce, shoot and edit several groups and individual short film/video projects, including MOS Films, Sync Dialogue Films, Music Videos, Promotional Videos, Television Shows and Documentary Shorts. -
Diploma
Full-time
16 months
English
07 Sep 2020
15 Jul 2020
Campus
 
New York Film Academy Australia
Southport, 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. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
 

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