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Summer Study Abroad -  Filmmaking
College
London College of Communication
Level
Open to all levels

You will learn how to produce your own short film, shot here in London. You will go from the basics of filmmaking to producing and editing on an intensive, hands-on course. It is suitable for those who want to learn either dramatic or documentary filmmaking.

This course is ideal if you want to experience one of our renowned subjects for 3 weeks in London and:

you are 18+ and a student, or you want to apply to university

or

you work, or aspire to work in a creative industry

or

you have an interest in art and design

and

you want to study and live in London for 3 weeks.

Next start dates:

Our next date for this course will be in Summer 2022. Register for updates.

Why choose Filmmaking?

    During this intensive three-week course you will:

  • experience a taster of the undergraduate Filmmaking programme here at London College of Communication.
  • learn from tutors who are practicing artists, designers and communicators; benefit from access to specialist facilities at one of UAL’s six Colleges.
  • meet like-minded individuals from around the world!
  • get involved in UAL life through social events and activities.
  • All courses are assessed and you'll receive a record of study at the end of the programme if you wish to request credit from your home institution.
  • At the end of the course you will present your work at an exhibition alongside photography, graphics and film students.

Entry requirements

English requirements

You should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and make presentations. As a guideline we would expect you to have an English language level equivalent to IELTS score of 6.0 (list of language equivalencies). The Language Centre at University of the Arts London offers English courses for overseas students who wish to improve their English language skills.

Academic requirements

You should have some prior study in design and drawing skills, Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator skills is essential but do not need to have studied animation before.

This course is perfect for you if you are thinking of further study or professional development in animation. If you have questions about your academic background, please contact the UAL Study Abroad team.

Course details

You will study in intensive workshops, with your own tutor and you will work in teams to make your films. You will assume a variety of roles: writer, producer, director, editor and performer In each area you will be supported and taught by experts. This is an intensive course and you will be expected to work with your team in the evenings and at the weekends.

Most of all the film will be fun. You will come together with like-minded people, sharing the adventure of filmmaking with all its challenges and thrills and you will leave us with a fully-produced short film.

Course Aims

  • Give you a specialised study experience in the creative and technical aspects of digital film production.
  • Promote collaboration and team-working to enable the production of original works of fiction and documentary film
  • Enable you to understand the role of the moving image as a force for communication

Learning Outcomes

  • An ability to research ideas that can be developed into fiction or documentary films
  • Apply skills in communication, problem solving, critical evaluation and teamwork by creating films as member of a team
  • Apply a range of specialist creative technical and key skills, producing informed and considered solutions to specific problems in film production & criticism.

Course Credits

On completion of this course you will receive a Record of Study.

If you need any additional supporting documentation to convert this into credit for your home university we can provide that for you. This summer school is based on classes from BA Filmmaking courses at London College of Communication.

Tutor information

Archie Sinclair

Archie Sinclair is a cinematographer and filmmaker. For the past four years he has run Grey Moth Ltd, a production company that shooting commercials, music videos, short narrative film, art film and documentary.

As well as conventional shooting, the company specialises in long-term time-lapse and aerial work with drones. He has worked in the film industry for over 10 years.

Chuckie McEwan

Chuckie is a filmmaker and producer with experience in documentary, commercials, multi-platform, feature film and animation. Notably, Chuckie worked on Superbob, a British feature film, and The Pixelarity, an animated kids series for Maker studios, Disney. Chuckie lectures production on MA Film, and BA Film & Television.

Dates and fees

Course Dates

Date: Dates to be scheduled for 2022. Register for updates.

Cost: To be confirmed

Total class hours: 120 hours

Non-class hours: 120 hours

Credit value: 12 credits

Level: Beginners

Location:  London College of Communication

Materials

You will have access to a kit-room stocked with Canon XA10 camcorders, booms and lighting rigs. Once you have finished filming, you can edit your films in our edit suites installed with industry-standard editing software: Avid, Apple Final Cut Pro and Logic, Adobe Creative Cloud Premiere and After Effects.

Summer Study Abroad Scholarship

We offer a Summer Study Abroad Scholarship for all of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses.

Find out how to apply

To be eligible, you must be 18 years or older, hold an offer to join one of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses, and be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme outside the UK.

  • The scholarships cover the tuition-fee only and depend on you successfully enrolling for the course. Our cancellation policy still applies.
  • Scholarship winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities to promote Summer Study Abroad and the scholarship scheme.

Course handbook

Download an example Handbook - Filmmaking PDF (360KB).

Each year the content, dates and tutors vary slightly.

Feedback

"The course was really good and the tutors were amazing. Made the class very engaging while allowing the knowledge of filmmaking to be presented and being very hands on. Overall it was an incredible experience that I would recommend to anyone interested in learning the basics of filmmaking while creating a film in the process."

"I really enjoyed the course. The tutors were very patient with all of us and taught us a lot of things from the entire process of filmmaking. The team I worked with was very interested in the project and we work efficiently as a team."

"The course was so worth it. It was very intensive and I can't believe I can learn so much in 3 weeks. It was so helpful and very practical which I really appreciated. The tutors were very easy to approach. I definitely felt guided by them."

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