One-Month Practical Filmmaking Certificate

During this one-month intensive course, you will get hands-on training in professional filmmaking working under the guidance of respected filmmakers and tutors.

From the first day you arrive at the school in the heart of central London there are practical workshops and training exercises that provide a well-balanced introduction to the technical craft of filmmaking and the art of visual storytelling.

Find out more

If you'd like us to give you a call to talk about this course in more detail, fill out the form below and we will contact you.

Unlike some other short courses, the Certificate course at Central introduces students to ALL of the main aspects of contemporary filmmaking, including professional sound recording, casting and producing.

On the course you will have the opportunity to write, direct or crew on a high quality short film with professional actors and receive one-to-one support from working film industry experts.

Students who have completed this course have gone on to make their own independent short films using the training and guidance they have received or have developed their skills on one of our full-time training programmes.

Course Highlights

"I had no prior film making experience and was apprehensive about committing money to a one-month course. By day three, my fears had gone. It really felt as though I was working on a film as a job for a month rather than being trained. For the money and experience gained there is no better course that I am aware of. I came along with the intention of learning how to use a camera and how to edit, but ended up getting totally sucked in by the entire film making process and will now go on to work with fellow students to make some more shorts."
John Masters, One Month Practical Filmmaking, 2015

  • Practical tuition from working film industry professionals
  • Learn to shoot on film & professional high definition digital formats
  • Shooting on location in and around London
  • Smallest class sizes of any film school in London
  • Learn to write and direct as well as working on your own short film
  • Meet high-profile working industry professionals who tutor on the course
  • Free access to equipment and facilities outside of class times

Upcoming Courses

Places on summer short courses always fill up so it is essential to book well in advance.  The next start dates for the One-Month Certificate course are:

  • 7th November 2016
  • 9th January 2017


The One-Month Certificate is for students aged 18+. We require a whole-hearted commitment to the four week course as it is a highly intensive and requires passion and dedication. It is a chance to experience real filmmaking with industry leading tutors and facilities, and we welcome applications for this course from anybody ready to get their hands dirty and begin their adventure in cinema.

Fees & Booking

For our One-Month Certificate course the total cost of tuition, including all materials and filming budgets, is £2,095. All courses include 20 days of teaching and hands-on filmmaking.

Fill out our form today and we will be in touch shortly to confirm your place and organise payment.  The One-Month Certificate runs in small cohorts so it is important that you reserve your place as soon as possible.  A deposit of £500 is required to secure your place on the course.