Begin your Film career

Explore the full range of filmmaking careers. Whether you’re interested in cinematography, art direction or something else entirely, we have a course to suit you. Learn with top universities, industry organisations and world-leading filmmakers.

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Explore careers in film with these free online courses

  • Discover more

    Whether you’re interested in a film industry career, want to improve your technical skills or just love film, this collection of free online filmmaking courses is for you.

  • Get ‘behind the scenes’

    Want to know what really takes place behind the scenes? These courses demystify the entire filmmaking process. All the way from the initial script, to fundraising, principal photography and eventual release.

  • Explore your options

    There’s a huge range of opportunities in filmmaking, these courses will help you explore them. From animation and VFX, to directing or dialogue editing, you’ll interact with people working at every level and specialism in the film business - allowing you to explore where a film career could take you.

  • Make the right connections

    Many of these courses provide the opportunity to learn directly from award-winning filmmakers, who pass on their wisdom, influences and industry insights. You’ll also study alongside fellow film devotees and filmmakers from all over the world - sharing your passion and insights through enjoyable social learning.

Develop your skills with a filmmaking course online with FutureLearn

What do people say about FutureLearn’s filmmaking courses?

A clear, concise and beautifully structured course. The video content is informative and lively, and the screenwriters are refreshingly down to earth in the way they talk about their processes. I am going to write a beat sheet, plough through a first draft without spending hours polishing each scene and I'm going to use some of the resources the course suggests. Thanks very much.

Mychaela S
Learner on An Introduction to Screenwriting course

Why take an online filmmaking course with FutureLearn?

Learn online, whenever and wherever you like

Take a short, online filmmaking course and develop practical skills, wherever you are. You can start learning for free - on desktop, tablet or mobile.

Upgrade for tests and Certificates

Upgrade your chosen course to get unlimited access, take tests and prove what you’ve learnt with a Certificate of Achievement.

Meet and study with professional filmmakers

Learn from experts all over the globe, including some of the world’s leading filmmakers and cinematic organisations.