Explore careers in film with these free online courses
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.
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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 or buy Unlimited for extra benefits
Upgrade your course for ongoing access to the course content, tests, and the chance to gain a Certificate of Achievement. Buy Unlimited for access to hundreds of short courses in a year and the ability to keep access to courses you gain a certificate on.
Meet and study with professional filmmakers
Learn from experts all over the globe, including some of the world’s leading filmmakers and cinematic organisations.
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