Film Production

Film Production Diploma

18 months
Film Production Diploma
Course Durations
18 months
Start Date(s)
March and September 2024
Film Production Diploma
Start Dates
  • March and September 2024

Film Production Diploma
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Entry Requirements
Film Production Diploma
Domestic Entry Requirements
Domestic Entry Requirements
High School Diploma / Technical High School Diploma.
Alternatively: Minimum age 17 years and intermediate level of education.
Alternatively Minimum age 17 years and intermediate level of education
Prior Knowledge Our diploma courses start from scratch, so you don't need to have any prior technical knowledge.
Film Production Diploma
International Entry Requirements
International Entry Requirement
High School Diploma / Technical High School Diploma.
Alternatively: Minimum age 17 years and intermediate level of education.
Language Qualification English language proficiency certificate (Level CEFR-B2)
Visa Requirements To be able to study in Amsterdam, you need a residence permit for the entire duration of your studies.
valid Visa for the Netherlands or EEA area
EEA Citizenship
For over 47 years, the SAE Diploma has been the direct ticket to the media industry. With a focused hands-on practical approach, the diploma provides you with the technical and craft skills for a successful career start.

On this page, you will get a detailed insight into the course content of the Film Production Diploma. You will find out everything you need to know to get started straight away.

Course Structure

Semester 1
Develop the essential technical film skills and knowledge required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals.
This module aims to introduce students to a range of fundamental practices and processes within film production, gaining an overview of the film industry and its workflows. They will develop knowledge and skills across several core competencies through theoretical and practical instruction.
This module aims to enable students to explore the various creative and organisational elements that must be completed before being able to advance into the next phase of the production process. The development of a film concept, and the planning associated with communicating a narrative, is essential in ensuring the production has the best opportunity to succeed.
Semester 2
Throughout the second semester, you will broaden your scope to work on more complex multidisciplinary projects with industry-standard practices.
In this module, you will produce the material (pre-production + production) for a short film based on your chosen script. This submission is individual work, but one person from your course has to be engaged as camera operator (camera + light) and another person as sound assistant, so that all of them are responsible once for the direction, once for the camera, and once for the sound during the module.
Module learning outcomes will be achieved by completing post-production for a film including editing, compositing, motion graphics, colour grading, and writing a research paper.
Semester 3
Semester 3 introduces you to a professional working environment where you will undertake several project briefs using a project-based ‘creative studio’ approach. Creative Studios provide a practically focused approach to your education, through the engagement with authentic assessment activities that reflect industry practises.
This module aims to enable students to utilise complex and industry-relevant workflows for producing media projects in a simulated workplace setting. They will explore best-practice project planning, production techniques, and project execution methods as they complete studio work.

Throughout this module, students will be encouraged to engage in self-reflective processes to improve their creative and collaborative work practices and to build the core skills necessary for a successful career in the creative industries. With the guidance of studio facilitators, students will complete a set of project briefs designed to build on the foundation skills acquired and to further enhance their competencies within their discipline area.

The Film Production Diploma Course includes:

Cinematography Script Writting Production Planning Camera Operation Editing, Colourgrading Overview of the Film Industry

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Audio students get the chance to collaborate with other disciplines, there are many opportunities and requirements to collaborate with students from other degrees throughout the course.

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