During this one-month intensive filmmaking course, you will get hands-on training in professional filmmaking working under the guidance of internationally respected filmmakers and tutors, often including directing Master Tutor, Patrick Tucker.
From the first day you arrive at the school in the heart of central London there are practical workshops and training exercises that provide a well-balanced introduction to the technical craft of filmmaking and the art of visual storytelling.
The quality of the final work speaks for itself and we always encourage prospective students to go online and compare the quality of this work with that of other short courses anywhere in the world.
Unlike some other short courses, the Certificate course at Central introduces students to ALL of the main aspects of contemporary filmmaking, including professional sound recording, casting and producing.
This course is designed for those with little or no experience of professional filmmaking. The course is designed to provide training in professional practice at an introductory level. The age of students who have taken the course ranges from 18-55, with students travelling from all over the world. Students on the one month course are actively invited to attend social networking events during their time on the course to help build up a list of contacts for future projects.
On the course you will have the opportunity to write, direct or crew on a high quality short film with professional actors and receive one-to-one support from working film industry experts.
Students who have completed this course have gone on to make their own independent short films using the training and guidance they have received or gone on to apply for one of our full-time training programmes.
- Practical tuition from working film industry professionals
- Learn to shoot on film & professional high definition digital formats
- Shooting on location in and around London
- Smallest class sizes of any film school in London
- Learn to write and direct as well as working on your own short film
- Meet high-profile working industry professionals who tutor on the course
- Free access to equipment and facilities outside of class times
The next course with available places begins on 11th of January 2016. Places on summer short courses always fill up so it is essential to book well in advance. The next start dates for the One-Month Certificate course are:
- 11th of January 2016
- 4th of April 2016
- 9th of May 2016
- 20th of June 2016
- 15th of August 2016
Our main requirement is that students are willing to commit whole-heartedly to the four week course as it is a highly intensive and requires passion and dedication.
You will have a great time in an exciting and unique part of London, but this is not a holiday. It is a chance to experience real filmmaking with industry leading tutors and facilities, and we welcome applications for this course from anybody ready to get their hands dirty and begin their adventure in cinema.