Filmmaking Certificate

Four-week Filmmaking Certificate Course

Are you new to filmmaking? This intensive short course is the only one of its kind to provide the opportunity to shoot on either Super 16mm film (‘Carol’, ‘The Hurt Locker’, ‘City of God’) or the professional standard digital camera, the Arri Alexa. In four weeks, you will take a film project from script to screen, gaining a comprehensive and invaluable grounding in the essential filmmaking principles and learn the cutting edge skills that equip you for an entry-level job in film or TV.

Work hands-on with current industry professionals offering high tutor to student ratios and over 30 hours of teaching each week. All our tutors are experts in their fields and include award-winning directors and producers. (NB. Preferential 'Early Bird' rates for bookings made in advance, make this the best value 4-week filmmaking course currently available.)

Read our Google Reviews

“The Certificate course is absolutely brilliant!  Experienced and knowledgeable teachers, very nice technical background and amazing support from the team. I got a month of real hands on experience and felt that everything I learnt will be useful in the industry...” Kornélia Kiss


Duration: 4 weeks, full-time
Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 (plus additional hours incl. evenings and weekends)

Get a practical, industry-relevant introduction to filmmaking and make your own film using a professional standard Digital camera (Arri Alexa) or on Super 16mm film in just four weeks.

Ideal for people new to filmmaking, this intensive and inspiring short course offers students a broad and invaluable grounding in the basic filmmaking principles. You will learn a range of industry relevant skills from working film and TV professionals and get the opportunity to take a project from script to shooting to finished film.
Working in small groups, you will produce a number of non-sync short films, shooting on Arriflex Super 16mm camera equipment, or digitally (Arri Alexa). No other four-week film course in London gives you the opportunity to learn using this equipment.
The Arri Alexa camera has been used to shoot films such as 'Wolf of Wall Street', 'Rush', 'Paddington', 'Skyfall' & 'World War Z'.

Films shot on super 16mm film include, ‘Carol’, ‘City of God’, ‘The Hurt Locker’, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ and ‘Black Swan’.

Our course tutors have extensive industry experience and include award-winning directors and producers.

Small class sizes mean that all students get the opportunity to pose questions to tutors, seek advice about the industry and build an understanding of their best route into filmmaking.

Filmmaking Certificate students are introduced to essential filmmaking disciplines including:

  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Screenwriting (Storyboarding)
  • Cinematography
  • Post-Production Sound
  • Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro X)

Practical exercises will demonstrate:

  • Key Lighting Techniques
  • Casting and Directing professional actors
  • Handling either Super 16mm or Digital Film Equipment

Your finished films are showcased in the LFA cinema and you will given a direct link to view the HD video when you graduate.

Course Goals

  • Experience of a variety of on-set roles on student films under tutor supervision
  • Understand the entire filmmaking process by working collaboratively to make a film using either Arriflex Super 16mm or Arri Alexa 

Want to devote more time to learning in depth?

Students who successfully complete our Filmmaking Certificate receive fast-track entry onto our intensive Filmmaking Diploma along with other benefits and reductions on course fees – please contact us for more information.

  • All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Minimum age 18


For in depth Visa information please visit our Visa page.



To apply online please click on the course date below.