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Working with the Film Camera


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Our Working with the Film Camera short course will teach you to combine practical work and critical thinking in your experience and understanding of filmmaking. You will learn to combine rigorous academic study of key aspects of the filmmaking process with hands-on practical projects and study the history of the film camera and of the professional roles and working methods of the people behind the camera.

You will also explore some of the key stylistic figures of framing and visual composition and analyse film examples in class and write about them. You will then take a series of practical filmmaking workshops in which you work on a focused and clearly defined practical exercise, which will help you to explore the historical and theoretical elements covered in the seminars.

Assessment of this short course is via a 2000-word essay (40%) and a 5-10-minute practical filmmaking exercise (40%) with a 1000-word critical reflection (20%).

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.