Short Courses

Film, Media and Contemporary Cultures

From an ‘Introduction to Film Studies’ to ‘Documentary Filmmaking’ or ‘Freelance Journalism’, our courses will develop your understanding of film and media cultures, and introduce you to a wide range of theoretical and practical skills in film analysis, screenwriting, filmmaking or writing for publication.

Courses marked as (credit) are open to everyone. As a credit student, you will matriculate as a student at the University of Edinburgh as part of the registration process for these courses. For more information, please visit the Studying for Credit pages.

Studying for Credit

 

Booking Deadline

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!

Term 1 Courses (Starting September 2018)

Daytime

Adaptation for Film 
Travels in Film with Graham Greene

Evening

Director Focus: Otto Preminger
Gothic Cinema: from Caligari to the present 
Introduction to Film Studies (Credit) 
Screenwriting 1: An Introduction to Writing for Film and Television (Credit) 
Unsung Heroes of European Cinema
Writing for Publication: Freelance Journalism (Credit) 
Introduction to Filmmaking

Term 2 Courses (Starting January 2019)

Daytime

Writing for Publication: Freelance Journalism (Credit)
Screenwriting 1: An Introduction to Writing for Film and Television (Credit)
French Cinema

Through Oscar's Eyes: American Values in Academy Awards

Evening

Cinema and Modern Fiction
Forgotten Gems of World Cinema
Italian Cinema

New Hollywood: American Films of the Seventies (Credit)

Screenwriting 2: Script Development (Credit)
The Cinema of the Cold War
Introduction to Filmmaking

Term 3 Courses (Starting April 2019)

Daytime

Writing for Publication: Freelance Journalism (Credit)
Screenwriting 2: Script Development (Credit)

Evening

Female Filmmakers in Focus
How Do They Do That? Understanding Film Techniques
The Sound of Film (Credit)
Screenwriting 3: From Page to Screen
Talking Pictures

 

For all general enquiries relating to the course, such as places available or location, please contact COL by phoning +44(0)131 650 4400 or emailing COL@ed.ac.uk.

Our Course Organisers can help you with enquiries about the academic content of courses.

Martine Pierquin

  • Programmes: Creative Writing; Film, Media & Contemporary Cultures

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