Course Summary

The Certificate in Practical Filmmaking course is designed for people with little or no filmmaking experience, and offers students an opportunity to work through a full production cycle on a short film- from script development through to post-production.

Course Highlights

  • 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

Student Films

Course Timeline



The first week of the course is all about the theory and practice of filmmaking, focussing on the key elements of the filmmaking process. Subjects covered include script structure and development, directing and visual storytelling.

WEEK 2 - Practical Training & The Shoot

During the second week of the course students receive a more intensive series of practical workshops on several aspects of film production, including producing, cinematography, sound, editing and casting. The shoot takes place by the end of the week, under the supervision of a tutor.

WEEK 3 - Post Production & Screening

In the final week after the shoot wraps, students enter the post-production phase of their course. Students learn about logging rushes, post- production sound and picture editing. On the final day students are invited to bring their family and friends to the première screening of their film.

Entry Requirements

The Certificate in Practical Filmmaking course is for students aged 18+. We require a whole-hearted commitment to the three 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.

Course Fees

Home / EU - £1,595
Registration Fee - £100

Duration: 3 weeks
Start date: 7 Jan 19 / 8 April 19 / 8 July 19 / 05 Aug 2019

You will also need Production hard drive for your work and travel expenses.  The School will cover Actors costs, shooting kit and Production costs for the programme.