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Portfolio Preparation for Filmmaking

This 3-week course is perfect for students aged 15+ with a passion for filmmaking and/or an interest in pursuing film or media-related studies.

To book your place today, simply click 'book now' to be taken to AUB's secure online store where you can complete your booking.

About this course

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.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore a variety of roles within the filmmaking process – from scriptwriting to the finished film – and will develop an understanding of both the creative and technical aspects of making a film.

Plus, you'll have the chance to work with live actors on set and learn the art of directing. Finished films will be screened at the end of the course for group critique and you'll be able to add it to your showreel.

Working in small groups you will develop a screenplay, including shooting script and storyboard for a short fiction film. You’ll then also take part in pre-production tasks such as casting and developing a narrative, before beginning the live film shoot and post-production sessions.

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 group critique

Your course tutors will offer guidance and support you with your creative applications, as well as feedback on your artwork and offer advice for your future creative studies.

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official Summer Course Certificate detailing course contents and study hours.

Course dates

Full-time 3-week course: 25 July-12 August 2022

Course fees

When you book this course today you have the opportunity to experience life as a university student by opting for the residential package, which aims to give our Summer students a taste of life as a full-time #AUBMAKER.

Course fee: £1,995

Course fee including optional residential package: £3,495

Plus, you can secure your place on the course today with just a £795 deposit!

Residential package

Residential package includes:

  • Half-board catering – breakfast and lunch
  • Single study bedroom with private en-suite bathroom in AUB Halls of Residence
  • Halls of Residence Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour on-site security staff and live-in AUB residential staff – help is available 24/7
  • Social activities
  • Optional airport taxi transfer

Take a look at AUB’s Halls of Residence, just click on the Campus Halls option.

If you wish to include accommodation and/or a taxi transfer from the airport in your Summer Course booking, simply select the residential option when you book your place.

All course materials and resources are included in the course fee including your sketchbook and A3 portfolio folder.

You’ll be taught in state-of-the-art industry-standard art and design studios and digital suites, with access to AUB’s library and online resources.

Resources available include:

  • Sony FS 7 cameras, digital recording kits with flashcards, full range of microphones, booms and stands.
  • A wide range of studio and location lighting, fluorescent soft lighting, stands, reflectors, C-stands, arms and knuckles.
  • Post-production and digital resources using Avid – the industry-standard program.

Plus, you’ll leave the course with a physical A3 art portfolio and digital portfolio containing your finished film that can be added to your showreel for interview submission or future development.

During your course we'll arrange for you to attend a talk with our friendly team here at AUB where you’ll have all your burning questions about how to progress to study full-time at AUB answered.

Whilst studying your Summer Course you are guaranteed to receive a pre-application interview and portfolio review for the course(s) of your choice. If you're made an offer to continue your studies at AUB we'll handle your application, so you don’t have to, therefore completely removing the stress of applying to university!

Course(s) that you may be interested in include:

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Why choose a Summer Course?

We're a first-choice provider of residential and online courses for students wishing to engage in a creative course experience

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Entry requirements for Summer Courses, including English Language requirements

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Continue studying at AUB after you've completed a Summer Course. Progress onto a full-time Foundation or BA (Hons) Degree course.

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