We have set out to create the most incredible 3 year programme. You will be immersed in filmmaking from the day your arrive. The course is uniquely designed to launch your career before you've even graduated. Indeed, some of our first year students have done their first paying jobs already! If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch.
At Screenology we have designed this course to cultivate success. We aim to tailor your experience to your ambitions and aspirations; whilst inspiring further exploration into your particular areas of passion.
We are designing the delivery of the course so that every single tutor is firmly embedded in the film, TV and video industry. It is important for us and for you that they are all abreast of the latest developments and technologies.
You will get lots of opportunities within the course and as extra-curricular activity to work on real productions... from short film productions and online TV work right through to placements in TV studios and on feature film sets. All tailored to your particular interests.
You will have more access to the very latest digital film equipment than any other course. Our philosophy is one of practice, practice, practice! Some film schools expect you to have produced 3 films by the end of your 3 years of study... we expect you to do that in your first month!
You should see the shopping list we have for this summer. If you've got any special requests, let us know!
This course has been designed from the ground up; as such, we have focussed solely on modules that are vital for a fulfilling career in film. We mix loads of practical work with the academic underpinning necessary to give you the tools to succeed!
The primary tool of the film-maker is the camera. In the 21st Century that camera could be a phone, a domestic video, a DSLR, right up to a fully-fledged 35mm cine camera. But no matter what is being used to capture image… the master storyteller must have a profound understanding of light, composition, movement and mise-en-scene. In our cinematography modules you will explore them all in depth.
When sound entered the movie industry it changed everything. Even today, most filmmakers would describe the audio and soundtrack as being 50% of a movie. In the sound modules you will explore the art and mechanics of recording and editing sound. From microphone choices, through to audio special effects and from music composition to producing the final mix.
Underpinning virtually every piece of screen content, whether it’s a 60 sec commercial, an hour-long TV documentary or full length feature film, is a narrative - a beginning, middle and end. You will deconstruct the structures of story, exploring the power of moving images to engage and stir emotion in the viewer. This will be in the context of both fiction and the essential narrative of documentary and commercial production.
Immerse yourself in the precision and power of post-production. You will explore the language and techniques of the edit, look at the technical and psychological aspects of sound design and experiment with visual effects and motion graphics.
Great film-makers combine their can-do pragmatic approach with an astute intellect. In our contextual studies modules we support you in honing your critical analysis and understanding of the structures of film. Whilst primarily academic, you will be constantly applying your learning in real world practical projects. These studies will dive in to the history of cinema to explore the birth and development of conventions that are widely used across all media.
To become a successful, independent film-maker requires a number of essential business tools. We will explore what it is to build a brand as a film-maker, to becoming competent in using digital media and social networking as a marketing tool, and to build confidence in pitching. We will uncover the mechanics of traditional distribution, agents and film festivals… whilst also looking at self-publishing and distribution in the internet-age. You will have the chance to learn essential networking skills, how to search for and create opportunities and present your own portfolio of work. You can expect to line-up exciting and relevant industry placements during your time on the course.
Most film-makers agree that the best way to learn is by making stuff, lots of stuff! There is no substitute for learning from experience. This is at the heart of our educational philosophy at Screenology. Literally from day one, you will be encouraged to make numerous different films, covering all aspects of film-making. Although not a definitive list (and some projects may vary) this gives you an idea of what you'll get up to:
In your final year you will have the opportunity to really focus. Possible projects might include: