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Online summer courses are offered by the overwhelming majority of post-secondary institutions. Online learning allows students to take courses from virtually anywhere in the world. Students looking for a nontraditional classroom experience should consider taking online summer courses.

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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SOAS Summer School

This course examines the rapid developments in cinematic content in Asia in the representation of diverse sexualities and genders. The course will draw on mainstream film ... [+]

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This course examines the rapid developments in cinematic content in Asia in the representation of diverse sexualities and genders. The course will draw on mainstream film, independent film, mixed media and web series to investigate the complex issues at stake in discussing the notion of queer cinema in Asia. Film examples watched during the course will all come from across Asia, while secondary sources, both theoretical and examples of film analysis, will draw on Asian and Western contexts. While knowledge of one or more Asian languages is, of course, useful, it is by no means essential, and all key films will be subtitled. Any unsubtitled clips screened during lectures will be accompanied by detailed viewing notes.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
CEEA European Sreenwriting School Of Paris

If you love films and TV series and want to write scripts (or already do) ; if you wish to practice your skills in a friendly yet demanding atmosphere, in the heart of on ... [+]

CEEA International Summer Class Program

If you love films and TV series and want to write scripts (or already do) ; if you wish to practice your skills in a friendly yet demanding atmosphere, in the heart of one of the world’s most inspiring and beautiful cities... this course is for you !

Our summer class is an intensive 3-week workshop in one of the most prestigious and selective screenwriting schools in France : the Conservatoire Européen d’écriture audiovisuelle (CEEA, European Writing School).

This summer workshop offers a high-quality, hands-on approach to the art of scriptwriting… in a unique learning environment.

The school is located in the stunning 18th century Hôtel de Massa, in the 14th arrondissement. It is right next to the Observatory and just a few streets away from the iconic Luxembourg Gardens, lively Montparnasse area and the Latin Quarter where so many writers, filmmakers and artists have lived, worked and studied.... [-]

France Paris
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Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Prague Film School

Covering screenwriting, directing, camera, editing, and sound, the four-week summer workshops at Prague Film School are designed to lead the student from story idea to fi ... [+]

SUMMER 2020

June Workshop: May 31 – June 27

July Workshop: June 28 – July 25

August Workshop: July 26 – Aug. 25

Each participant shoots his or her own film.

Covering screenwriting, directing, camera, editing, and sound, the four-week summer workshops at Prague Film School are designed to lead the student from story idea to finished short film.

The first two weeks of the program are classroom-based – introducing the fundamentals of directing, screenwriting, editing, cinematography, and sound while also prepping students for their end-of- workshop short film. Each student writes and directs his or her own short while also working on other student productions in various crew capacities.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
Open Enrollment
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Arts University Bournemouth - Summer Courses

The UK film industry continues to be one of the world’s greatest providers of cinematic entertainment and asks for passion, creativity, technical ability, vision, researc ... [+]

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21st July - 7th August 2020 (3 weeks)

From scriptwriting to finished film, a chance to learn about the fundamentals of filmmaking.

Course highlights include:

Create a short film from initial idea through to post-production Learn the fundamentals of filmmaking Storyboard Development: Narrative Techniques Script Writing and Developing Drafts Production Design Casting and Rehearsals The Art of Directing; Working with Actors Lighting a Scene Camera Angles and Shot Selection 2 – 3 Days Live Film Shooting Editing and Post Production techniques Sound Editing Film screening with a group critique

The UK film industry continues to be one of the world’s greatest providers of cinematic entertainment and asks for passion, creativity, technical ability, vision, research and commitment. Ideal for those with an interest in pursuing film or media-related studies, this intense and fast-paced course will give you the chance to explore a variety of roles within the filmmaking process and develop an understanding of both the creative and technical aspects of making a film.... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
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Part-time
3 weeks
Campus
ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle

This program introduces students to directing, shooting, and editing a short movie (3 to 5 minutes long). ... [+]

Our summer programs offer eligible students from all the world the opportunity to engage in challenging academic work in the company of peers who share their exceptional abilities and love of learning. All faculty at ESRA are recognized teachers and working professionals. Our focus is on rigorous academics and learning but also on the social experience that results from bringing international students together. This program introduces students to directing, shooting, and editing a short movie (3 to 5 minutes long). Students learn to write their scripts, how to use digital filmmaking equipment during workshop sessions and go into production. It introduces students to every step from the creative idea to the finalization of a short movie project. During the first two weeks of the program, courses cover the theoretical approach of storytelling and narrative structure, visual grammar, light, and image and students develop their own script during workshop sessions. During the last two weeks of the program, students direct, shoot and edit a three to the five-minute short movie. This program features lectures, screenings, and discussion of classic movies, practical workshops, and field experience. The program lasts 4 weeks and can be divided into two parts of 2 weeks that can be taken individually during the month of July.It is available in Paris and Nice in France and in Brussels Belgium. ... [-]

France Paris Nice Belgium Brussels  + 1 More
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Full-time
Part-time
4 weeks
Campus
Prague Film Insitute

Prague Film Institute offers summer courses every year. They are shorter courses during which our teachers give you the very fundamentals from the world of film: screenwr ... [+]

Prague Film Institute offers summer courses every year. They are shorter courses during which our teachers give you the very fundamentals from the world of film: screenwriting, cinematography, editing and computer game design. Choose a topic that is closest to your heart and that interests you the most. Upgrade your education during your holidays and take advantage of the Prague Film Institute summer courses. Get inspired by experienced lecturers and learn practical skills from the best filmmakers.

Have you traveled abroad and done nothing for too long? Come take part in our Prague Film Institute summer courses. Start your career in directing, production or animation. Get inspired by world-renowned filmmakers. Every year we prepare specialized courses for you during the summer where you can improve your knowledge in a particular area. Whether it is theme, screenwriting, camera, editing or directing, there is something for everyone at our film school.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague 5
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Full-time
8 weeks
Campus
ISSOS - International Summer Schools For 13-18 Year Olds‎

Students of all abilities have the unique opportunity to discover the fascinating world of film-making and to let their imaginations run free. Expert tutors who are profe ... [+]

Film summer course

Students of all abilities have the unique opportunity to discover the fascinating world of film-making and to let their imaginations run free. Expert tutors who are professionals in the film industry, lead this practical course through interactive seminars, technical training and hands-on experience behind the camera.

The course covers script writing, directing, production management, cinematography, editing, location scouting and set design. Students also learn how to use top of the range Cannon HD digital cameras and edit using industry spec editing software. Working in small production crews, students write, direct, produce, edit and create their own unique films.... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Andrews USA New Haven
July 2020
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus