Semester Study Abroad courses are for students and professionals who wish to spend time abroad, developing their creative skills and gaining credits towards their university degree, but do not necessarily want to spend 2-3 years in another country.
Students are fully integrated with our BA (Hons) students in an exciting, creative University environment.
This Semester Study Abroad Film Production course provides practical experience of the many aspects of filmmaking, both in drama productions and documentaries. Based around production projects and exercises, students gain a contextual understanding of the process of film production and the relationship between all its constituent roles and departments including designing, editing, sound, cinematography, production and direction.
This course will be an intensive introduction to the fundamentals of film production and theoretical concepts, and will provide a thorough grounding in technical skills, disciplines and knowledge.
Working on a range of short films and in specialist workshops, you will gain hands-on experience in the wide-ranging specialism and craft skills inherent to film production. You will explore the history of film style and the importance film technology has had in its development, paying particularly attention to fiction.
You will be shown how to operate basic film equipment, including cameras, light meters, simple lighting setups and sound mixers, in order to complete short film exercises. When actively participating in a variety of film production roles you will gain hands-on experience of both film and digital media.
You will broaden your horizons, encouraging experimentation and development in a specialist pathway. There will be less direct teaching and more independent learning. You will drive this process by exploring all aspects of film and push the boundaries of your discipline. You will look at all the elements, which make up a film narrative in both feature films and shorts.
Your films will be based on defined themes, giving the opportunity to work either in the studio or on location. The ideas for the films will be selected through a pitching process, which is a key way to articulate ideas to an audience and crucial to the way contemporary films are defined and produced.
Portfolios are required from all prospective candidates who wish to do a Semester Study Abroad course at the Arts University. The portfolio’s purpose is to show us how you communicate and translate ideas visually. Your portfolio will be reviewed by the course leader and a panel who will determine the most appropriate year of study in the course for each candidate.
Other type of programmes, such as bespoke courses are also available. For more information or to apply for a course contact us on +44 1202 853624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org