Six-Month Independent Filmmaking

The Six Month Independent Filmmaking course is designed to provide students with hands- on, practical experience as an independent filmmaker.

Students learn how to develop their own voice and style, whilst learning the key aspects of collaborative filmmaking, and the role of the Writer/Director. The emphasis is on ‘learning by doing’ and while there are no formal assessments on the programme, the exchange of feedback between tutor and student on each module is critical for student development throughout the course.

Programme Overview

Designed for the independent filmmaker, this short course is ideal for individuals wishing to write, direct and produce their own films, but with little or no prior experience in filmmaking.

  • Gain practical skills in all major departments of filmmaking
  • Small class sizes
  • Work alongside a Professional Director and DOP on your first film project
  • Learn to shoot on Professional High Digital format
  • Write, direct, produce and learn key crew roles on 4+ films during the course
  • Learn the schedule and workflow required to make a high quality narrative short film.
  • Access to equipment and facilities outside of class time

Programme Facts

DURATION:
24 weeks

START DATES:
30th March, 5th October 2020

AGE:
18+

FEES:
£7,500
+ £500 REGISTRATION FEE

Student Story

Mary Pattison

It’s probably the best course that I have done. I love how fast the course is and how diverse it is like, working on different films every day, and you are able to work in a number of roles and you can learn different aspects of filmmaking. Everyone is trying new things here every day.

Mary Pattison,

Six Month Independent Filmmaking student

Entry Requirements

Minimum age: 18
Minimum English Language level: Upper-Intermediate
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.

Visa Requirements (for Short Courses)

If you are a student outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, you will need a Short-term study visa to study on a course which is of 6 months duration or less.  A short-term study visa is different from a student visa and the school will provide the student with necessary documentations once the student is accepted on the course and payment has been made.  For more details, please visit the government website or our admission office.

Fees

  • Tuition fees cover
    Actors costs, shooting kit and Production budgets for module exercises.
  • Additional costs:
    You will also need a Production hard drive for your work and travel expenses.
Tuition Fee

£7,500

+ £500 REGISTRATION FEe

Are you ready to Tell Your Story?

Student Work

Our Tutors

Francisco Cruzat

Francisco graduated from the University of Arts London with a BA Hons in Film Photography and Television. Soon after graduating he did his first feature film project for Channel 4, a Chilean-Bulgarian Channel 4 co-production. For the last 10 years he has worked as a producer in London, setting up a branch of Streetwise Films, a Dubai based commercial company and has produced adverts for British Airways and Huawei. For the past three years Francisco has worked on Short and Feature films in London and was Producer on a Feature Film shot in 2018 that is soon to be released and has a number of projects that will be shot in the second half of 2020.

Francisco Cruzat,

Six Month Independent Filmmaking Tutor