Documentary Filmmaking

Students using a camera in a studio
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 9 July 2018
  • Course duration: Two weeks

What you'll study

Have you ever wanted to produce your own documentary film?

On this course you will have the opportunity to learn and apply the skills of the documentary film maker. You will be introduced to the latest industry standard software used in the current television and film production industry, and taken through the documentary production process using industry standard production equipment including digital video cameras, audio recording equipment and professional lighting. At the end of the course will have created a documentary film that can be used in your portfolio of work.

You will study at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in our Creative Quarter Campus which is a tech-heads dream with cutting-edge facilities.

You will gain experience in the following aspects of documentary film production:

  • Small crew roles and responsibilities
  • Cinema Verite
  • Constructing reality
  • Capturing sound
  • Lighting effectively
  • Writing and recording for documentary
  • Which approach is best?
  • Objectivity and subjectivity
  • Rule of thirds
  • Editing techniques for documentary
  • Creating titles and lower thirds
  • Observing a conversation
  • Eye contact and eye lines
  • The camera in relation to action

Upon completing this course you will be able to produce high quality visual and audio content for your documentary film, and use postproduction software effectively. You will present your work to an audience explaining the use and application of theory and evaluate the effectiveness of applied technologies during the production process.

This course is a part of NTU Global Summer School, a programme of 2 – 4 week courses and social activities running in July and August 2018.

Tuition fee: £1,100

Credit information

On successful completion of this course you'll get 10 NTU credits (5 ECTS).

Entry requirements

You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies and, as this is technology/software focused, have a basic understanding of IT. You should also have the required English language skills.

Please email us if you have any further questions about your course.

How to apply

Step 1

Download the application form and email it to us.

Please read the guidance notes or contact the global summer school team if you have any questions.

Step 2

The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).

Step 3

If you need a short study visa we will give you an invitation letter. Please read these guidance notes about how to apply for a short term study visa.

Step 4

You’ll receive an email with the instructions on how to enrol when we've received your payment and confirmed your place on the course.

Complete your enrolment online.

Step 5

Your timetable and instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.

English language requirements

As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. For most courses you should be equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 level.

Please check the full list of English language requirements for the global summer school.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.

Please email us if you have missed this deadline.

Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.

Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Step 1

Download the application form and email it to us.

Please read the guidance notes or contact the global summer school team if you have any questions.

Step 2

The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).

Step 3

If you need a short study visa we will give you an invitation letter. Please read these guidance notes about how to apply for a short term study visa.

Step 4

You’ll receive an email with the instructions on how to enrol when we've received your payment and confirmed your place on the course.

Complete your enrolment online.

Step 5

Your timetable and instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.

English language requirements

As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. For most courses you should be equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 level.

Please check the full list of English language requirements for the global summer school.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.

Please email us if you have missed this deadline.

Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.

Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Tuition fee: £1,100

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