List Of Film Schools In South Africa

A film school is any educational institution dedicated to teaching aspects of filmmaking, including such subjects as film production, film theory, digital media production, and screenwriting.

Film Schools In South Africa

There are several Film Schools in South Africa. Below are some of the most popular film schools in South Africa;

 AFDA The South African School of Motion Picture Medium

Auteur School of Independent Filmmaking (Cape Town, Western Cape)

AVEA (Johannesburg)

Beyond Borders Film School (Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape)

Boston Business College Media Studies

Cape Peninsula University of Technology Film School

 CityVarsity Film School

Dadla Art and Media (Johannesburg, Gauteng)

Dreamboy Rural Mobile Digital Film School (Thohoyandou, Limpopo)

Dunamis Creative Arts School (Germiston, Gauteng)

Durban Institute of Technology Film School

Dynamic Creative Arts School (Germiston, Gautenge)

Dzhatsha Films Academy (Thohoyandou, Limpopo)

FSA College (Somerset West, Western Cape)

Jintek Media Institute

Movietech Film & Television College (Durban, Kwazulu Natal)

Mpumalanga Creative Academy (Belfast, Mpumalanga)

Natal Technikon (Durban, Kwazulu Natal)

National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (Johannesburg, Gauteng)

New York City College (Witbank, Mpumalanga)

Newtown Film & Video School (Newtown)

Peninsula Technikon (Belville)

Potchefstroom University (Potchefstroom, Limpopo)

Reel Edge Film Academy (Johannesburg, gauteng)

Rhodes University (Grahamstown, Eastern Cape)

SA Film Academy (Durban)

Scrawl (Johannesburg)

Technikon Natal (Durban)

Technikon Pretoria (Pretoria, Pretoria)

The Excellent Film School (Johannesburg, Gauteng)

Tshwane University of Technology (Pretoria)

University of Cape Town (Western Cape)

University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg)

Walter Sisulu University for Technology (East London, Eastern Cape)

Wildlife Film Academy

What was the first film school?

Conceived of in conjunction with the budding Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which was quick to realize the prestige an educational element would lend its industry, America’s first film school was founded and staffed by early Hollywood icons like D.W. Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks.

Is cinematography a good career?

Although certain cinematography skills can be learned by watching award winning movies and experienced professionals at work, most successful cinematographers choose to earn relevant degrees. A two or four year degree in film can be an excellent way to start a cinematography career.

Can you get into film school with no experience?

So it’s absolutely possible to go to film school with no experience, and do well out of it.

What happens in film school?

Technical training may include instruction in the use and operation of cameras, lighting equipment, film or video editing equipment and software, and other relevant equipment. Film schools may also include courses and training in such subjects as television production, broadcasting, audio engineering, and animation.

How much does film school cost?

Earning a master’s degree costs, on average, $7,600 – $26,000 per year (tuition and fees only). Attending a top film school (such as one of these) can be much more expensive, with some costing $40,000+ per year. Learning film editing at a non-traditional film school might cost $4,000 to $9,000 or more.

What should I study for film production?

Movie producers should have a bachelor’s degree in film, acting, journalism, communication or another related field. 1-5 years of industry experience is common and internships are available. Key Skills include skills in critical thinking, writing, decision-making, time management, monitoring and active listening.

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