Six-Month Practical Filmmaking

Six-Month Practical Filmmaking

Six-Month Practical Filmmaking is designed for those wanting a fast-track into a career as a screen creative. It offers an intensive and highly practical immersion in the skills required to work in the moving image industry. 

Taught by industry professionals, Six-Month Practical Filmmaking provides students with the confidence to enter employment in the creative industries, instilling a foundation in the core elements of filmmaking. They will learn how to write a screenplay, direct scenes and how to produce their own filmed content. On completion of the course, students will graduate with a showreel of their work.

The six-month programme consists of three terms.  During Terms 1 and 2, students will be trained in all key aspects of filmmaking through a combination of intensive practical workshops and a series of creative exercises, escalating in scale as they go through the programme. Following the learning from the foundation programme in Term 1, students learn the advanced skills in screenwriting, cinematography and sound, fiction directing and producing, documentary production, editing and postproduction across Term 2. In Term 3, students will make their own film and perform key roles on set on other students’ films.


Why Take The Course

  • Learn how to interpret a script and create a storyboard
  • Operate a professional digital camera and light a scene confidently
  • Be able to record sound and use it creatively to tell a story
  • Be able to cast a film and direct actors
  • Manage a small crew and direct using the correct on-set procedures
  • Be able to use professional editing software and understand the key postproduction elements of film finishing

Start Dates & Prices

  • 8 May 2017 — 20 October 2017
  • Price


    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: Our Practical Filmmaking course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact

    Due to visa requirements, this course is only available to EU and Swiss nationals, including those from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

    Duration: Six-Months, Full-Time