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The Complete Filmmaking Course

  • Ages: 18+
  • Term: Autumn
  • Length: 15 weeks


This new and extended filmmaking course is perfect if you wish develop the essential skills needed to take a film project from concept to screen, in as little as 15 weeks!

To book your place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for short course updates.

What you need to know

Autumn term 2024

Monday 7 October – 25 November 2024 (8 Mondays, 18.00-21.00)

Saturday 30 November (09.00-16.00)

Saturday 14 December (09.00-16.00)

Continuation in spring term 2025

Monday 13, 20, 27 January 2025 (3 Mondays, 18.00-21.00)


Suitable for adults aged 18+.


Beginners or anyone with some experience who want to refresh or develop their skills further.

Experience or qualifications required

None – this is an introductory course. We have no formal academic entry requirements for our short courses.

If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: or 01202 363222.


Any additional costs

You'll need to provide some basic study equipment. This'll incur an additional cost if you need to purchase it for the course. See the 'What to bring to class' section below for full details.

Any additional materials and resources will be provided by AUB and is included in your course fee.

  • Notebook and pens/pencils to make notes
  • USB flash drive (at least 64GB)
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About this course

Aimed at aspiring filmmakers with little or no previous film making experience, this new 15-week course offers a hands-on practical introduction to writing, shooting, directing, and editing your own films. You’ll master the essential skills and get to grips with every aspect of filmmaking under the expert guidance of practising university and industry professionals.

Across 15 weeks, our specialist film tutors will guide you through the essential aspects of film making. Each week you’ll take part in practical workshops, talks, and demonstrations that cover different aspects of filmmaking, as well as specialist editing sessions, to equip you with the skills to produce highly polished and professional films, from concept to final cut.

This includes pre-filming elements such as story, script development, planning, shot lists, and storyboarding. Equally you’ll cover aspects of being on set, including directing, technical lighting, health and safety considerations, and camera work.

You’ll work in small groups throughout the course to develop an original story concept. Through an introduction to scriptwriting, you’ll develop your own original script and create a storyboard to prepare for shooting your film.

As a group, you'll enjoy a full day on set/location where you'll shoot your film ahead of beginning the editing stage. Whilst on location you’ll cover the technical use of professional film and sound equipment. You'll develop a working understanding of the importance of editing,

Following your shoot, you’ll work individually to edit your own unique cut using Adobe Premiere Pro. You’ll learn about the importance of editing, the language and terminology, cutting styles, continuity editing parameters and editing to music.

  • Overview of film genres
  • Short film screening and analysis
  • Key roles in film production
  • Writing a brief
  • Scriptwriting
  • Storyboarding and visualisation
  • Directing
  • Cinematography
  • The process of actors
  • Filming equipment
  • Health and safety considerations and risk assessments on-location
  • Camera and lighting techniques
  • Sound recording
  • Editing techniques using Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Final review

At the end of the course you'll:

  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of the components, roles and processes involved in filmmaking
  • Have a clear overview of the film industry, its expectations and how to progress within it, along with the necessary understanding to start filmmaking in earnest
  • Be able to shoot and edit your own film with confidence
  • Be able to use professional filmmaking equipment and editing software
  • Have a clear overview of the film industry, its expectations and how to progress within it
  • Possess improved artistic abilities
  • Have a series of completed film edits to add to your personal portfolio
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your achievements, providing you've a 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm your name and the title of course you've completed

Will I be assessed?

No, there is no formal assessment. As the course progresses your tutor will measure your overall performance and offer essential guidance and feedback, so you know how you're getting on.

Meet your tutors

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Celeste Joy-Engel

Celeste Engel studied Theatre and Drama at Australia’s La Trobe University before embarking on a career in the Melbourne Fringe theatre.

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Tereza Tzelepaki

FAD and IFD Technician Demonstrator

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This could just be the start of your creative journey! After this course, you could further your film skills with another short course or look to the future and explore our creative qualifications that can prepare you to further your current career, enable you to retrain to an alternative career path or prepare you for future creative arts studies.

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Why choose AUB for your short course?

We're a first-choice provider of art and design short courses for anyone wishing to engage in art and design subjects in their spare time.

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How to book

Looking to book onto one of our Evening and Saturday courses? You’ll find everything you need to book your place here.

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